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Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 3: NIU Men’s Golf Spring Preview

By Wes Sanderson and Jerome Pearles | March 3, 2022

This week, Red & Black sat down with head coach John Carlson and players Reece Nilsen and Tommy Dunsire to talk about the teams upcoming spring season, evaluation of the fall slate and the hunger in the team room for a home MAC championship...

NIU cross country Head Coach Adrian Myers talks to his team in 2019.

Cross country coach accepts director position at Tulane

By James Krause | July 6, 2021

DeKALB — Three-time Mid-American Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year Adrian Myers will leave NIU to become the Director of Cross Country at Tulane. Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen said he was impressed by Myers tenure at NIU. "I'm...

Student perspective: Australia native Courtney Woods’ family affected by bushfires

By Alma Garcia | January 22, 2020

Courtney Woods, redshirt senior forward for the women’s basketball team and Brisbane, Australia native, finds herself far from home during a national disaster. Burning since September, the Australian bushfires have destroyed approximately 27 million...

First-year forward Nicole Barham prepares to boot the ball Sept. 29 in a match against Kent State University in an eventual 1-0 loss.

Second-half struggles hold back Women’s soccer in conference loss

By Jarrett Huff | October 4, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer suffered its fourth-straight loss, its third in Mid-American Conference play, after being defeated 3-1 Friday by Eastern Michigan University.The Huskies were able to keep up with the Eagles in the first half but fell behind...

Markanich’s overtime goal pushes Huskies past Western Illinois

By Marcel Carrasco | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Another overtime victory is in the books for the men’s soccer team, extending its streak to four consecutive victories. The Huskies won 2-1 Saturday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks in Macomb.Both teams posted 14 shots,...

Spencer Tears (left), redshirt senior wide receiver, and redshirt senior safety Mykelti Williams address media Tuesday during a press conference.

Football to travel to SEC territory for a Saturday morning game

By Maddie Barrett | September 25, 2019

DeKALB — NIU heads to Southeastern Conference territory Saturday where it will face Vanderbilt University in Nashville.Vanderbilt is coming off a 66-38 loss to No. 4 Louisiana State University and is winless this season with two other losses to the...

Women’s golf places seventh at invitational

By Marcel Carrasco | September 24, 2019

DeKALB — A third round team-best score of 307 pushed the women’s golf team up two spots to finish seventh place Monday in the Mary Fossum Invitational at Michigan State University. The Huskies finished one point behind South Dakota State University,...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

By Kyle Mathas | September 9, 2019

DeKALB — This week in NIU athletics, the football team will face the University of Nebraska. The volleyball team will travel to San Antonio and women’s soccer faces Loyola University - Chicago.This week in Huskie sports (Sept. 9 - Sept. 15):FootballThe...

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 - 9/8)

This week in NIU Athletics (Week 9/3 – 9/8)

By Quintin Wilson | September 3, 2019

DeKALB — After a great opening week of Huskie athletics, here is what you have to look forward to this week:FootballAfter an impressive victory in their home opener against Illinois State, the Huskies look to keep their momentum Saturday at the University...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers eyes the left side of the field for an open receiver Saturday against Illinois State University at Huskie Stadium.

Football victory headlines opening week matches in NIU Athletics

By Matt Boecker | September 3, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletic's opening week was highlighted by the football team’s victory over Illinois State University. The cross country team dominated on the road, and volleyball won two of three matches as hosts of the NIU Invitational.FootballThomas...

Buy back process irresponsible

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 31, 2018

A 2018 NCAA audit revealed NIU Athletics bought back 56,345 football tickets totalling $273,619 for the 2017 season to comply with NCAA attendance requirements. While the Northern Star Editorial Board realizes NIU Athletics is at the mercy of the NCAA...

Task force recommends Athletics be more self-sustaining

May 2, 2016

Clarification: The program prioritization recommendation states that if Athletics cannot find a way to be more self-sustaining, "the department should consider eliminating a male, non-revenue sport," according to the task force report. Only one sport...

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