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Hare wins weekly MAC honor

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare was awarded MAC honor this week for his record-setting performance against Ball State on Saturday.The conference named Hare the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after obtaining the highest passing completion...

Students can enter a drawing to win free tuition for the spring 2016 semester by attending and staying at all six home football games and checking in through the Red Black Rewards app.

Students can win free tuition by attending all home games

By Northern Star staff | September 3, 2015

Students who attend and stay for the entire duration of all six home football games can get a chance to win a semester of free tuition.In order to be eligible for the drawing, students must download the Red Black Rewards app and use it to check in and...

Editorial: Athletics plan needs clear goals

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 22, 2014

Athletics looks to be headed in the right direction during the first year of Sean Frazier’s tenure as Athletics director. His strategy to improve Athletics and the school as a whole through renovations to Huskie Stadium are well-intentioned but vague.The...

Frazier no rookie to university athletics

By Jacob Onak | July 29, 2013

A new era is about to start in NIU athletics: the Sean Frazier era.Frazier was named the new athletic director on July 16 and is starting to get settled into DeKalb and NIU athletics.Frazier takes over from Jeff Compher, who stepped down on March 6 to...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Huskies Achieve success on and off the field

By Northern Star Staff | June 18, 2012

Not only did Huskie athletics succeed on the field and court this season, they also succeeded in the classroom. The NIU football and women’s outdoor track and field teams both earned a Public Recognition Award for their academic performance in the classroom....

Huskie Stadium to host IHSA football championships come 2013

By Northern Star Staff | June 18, 2012

DeKalb | Starting in 2013, Huskie Stadium will be the home of the IHSA football finals every odd-numbered year until 2021. “This is a great day for our university, the DeKalb-Sycamore community and our entire Northern Illinois region,” said NIU Associate...

New Huskie in charge

By Brian Thomas | June 18, 2012

DeKALB | The Huskies ended their search for a head softball coach on Monday, when they hired the former assistant coach at Miami University, Christina Sutcliffe. “I’m very excited to welcome Christina Sutcliffe to the Huskie family,” said NIU Athletic...

Players leaving NIU raises major concerns

By Jimmy Johnson | April 3, 2012

Two years ago, NIU football was hit with a major loss when then coach Jerry Kill bolted for Minnesota. It was a decision that left many bitter, upset and questioned what went into Kill’s choice to leave. Soon after the Kill departed, Jeff Compher, NIU...

Editorial: Keeping free aid doesn’t teach life lessons

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 5, 2012

NIU athletics is adamant on stressing the importance of its student athletes. Beyond being athletes in their respective sports, they’re students in our university’s classrooms. Some athletes come to NIU on a scholarship to continue their athletic...

Northern Star File Photo - NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher takes the podium at the NIU Basketball Media Day last fall.

Compher discusses Toler, Wicinski scholarships

By Jimmy Johnson | March 5, 2012

Within three months, five NIU athletes have either asked for their release from the program or have been removed from their team. On Feb. 27, in an exclusive interview the Northern Star, Lauren Wicinski said she, Cheyenne Dawson, Jessica Lubic and Haley...

Mitchell Johnson (left), 13, and Bud Weinstock, 66, of Sycamore,
pose for a picture with NIU championship trophies before the mens
basketball game Wednesday night at the Convocation Center. NIU
Media Services took pictures of the fans and later posted them
online for fans to download.

Fans celebrate NIU fall sports season

By James Cantagallo | February 19, 2012

Fans of all ages came out to celebrate one the most successful NIU fall sports season in recent history Wednesday prior to the men's basketball game at the Convocation Center.The football teams' MAC Championship and Bowl trophies were on display....