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Pass/Fail: Day after Valentine’s Day best time for cheap candy; NIU Athletics too indecisive

By Kaylyn Zielisnki | February 15, 2016

Pass:Day after Valentine's Day best time for cheap candyValentine’s Day is a great holiday, not only for those in relationships but also everyone else. Valentine’s Day itself is not the best part of the Hallmark holiday, actually the days following...

Mission 6 86-student reward too expensive

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 15, 2016

The Editorial Board feels it would have been more cost-effective if NIU Athletics gave one student free tuition for the spring 2016 semester rather than rewarding 86 students who met the Mission 6 initiative requirements.The Mission 6 prize-eligible students...

A picture of Jim Bradley taken by Heinz Kluetmeier.

Athletics to salute late basketball legend Jim Bradley

By Chris Loggins | February 11, 2016

NIU Athletics will pay homage to the late Jim Bradley, legendary men’s basketball star, this Saturday in honor of his Sports Illustrated feature in 1971.NIU plans to unveil more images taken in the photoshoot in a multi-layered display. The photos were...

A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Athletics to award Huskie Bowl tickets, $100 to Mission 6 eligible students

By Alexander Chettiath | February 11, 2016

A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Men’s tennis goes 2-1 over weekend

By Patrick Smith | February 11, 2016

Then sophomore Simon Formont hits a ball back against Toledo April 12, 2014, in DeKalb. Men’s tennis (5-3) played three games over the weekend, starting with a 4-3 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday but moving on to finish the weekend 2-1 with wins against Chicago State University on Friday and Saint Louis University on Saturday.

Athletics to reward 86 students $100, Huskie Bowl tickets for Mission 6 initiative

By Northern Star staff | February 10, 2016

Update: The students who were eligible have been invited to the Huskie Bowl on April 22 where they will be seated in the Yordon Terrace, in the north end zone, and food will be provided by NIU Athletics. Students will also receive two free football season...

Letter to the editor: 6K requirement asks too much of NIU students

By Ryan Pumroy | February 8, 2016

I want to comment on a few quotes in the Feb. 4 edition of the Northern Star attributed to Morris White, assistant athletic director for marketing and game experience.White seems to blame students for why Athletics’ promotional campaign offering students...

Mission 6 initiative misleading to students

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 8, 2016

NIU Athletics should look at its free tuition initiative failure as an example of what needs to be improved rather than put the blame on students.No student could be awarded the free tuition waiver promised by NIU Athletics’ Mission 6 initiative because...

Letter to the editor: Placing blame on students bad marketing from NIU Athletics

By Michael Hollander | February 8, 2016

I was reading Thursday’s Northern Star article, “Free tuition initiative fails,” and felt disappointed about the cancellation of the free tuition raffle.I am a user of NIU’s Red-Black Rewards app and am currently listed number one on the app for...

NIU continues attendance promotions with $10K raffle

By Ashley Morse | January 19, 2016

NIU Athletics Department hopes to continue their promotions for increased attendance through a $10,000 raffle, courtesy of Mason Properties, at home basketball games, despite no winner being announced for the Mission 6 initiative.Mission 6 debuted for...

NIU head coach Ray Gooden (right) speaks with junior outside hitter T’ara Austin and junior defensive specialist Malia Gabel on Saturday at Victor E. Court. NIU went winless in the Huskie Invitational after losing three consecutive games.

Volleyball’s Gooden wins MAC Coach of the Year for fourth time

By Northern Star staff | November 24, 2015

Volleyball head coach Ray Gooden has been named the MAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career.The honor comes after the Huskies lost to Ohio in the MAC Championship on Sunday despite winning their regular season championship and going 19-11...

Alumnus Mike Korcek (left) speaks with Phil Kadner in 2009.

Alumnus reflects on NIU Athletics

By Chris Loggins | October 19, 2015

Mike Korcek, NIU alumnus and retired sports information director, has been around to see it all — or at least five decades worth of historic moments in NIU Athletics.Korcek worked as a Sports Editor for the Northern Star before getting his career started...