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Research Rookies seek to understand perspectives on football games

Research Rookies seek to understand perspectives on football games

By Lauren Dielman | February 14, 2012

The NIU Athletics Department will gain a better understanding of students' perspectives surrounding football games thanks to Ben Clark, freshman business administration major, and Timothy Aurand, professor of marketing.Clark and Aurand, his mentor in...

‘It’s like Christmas’: NIU Athletics announces official launch of indoor practice facility

By Brian Belford | October 16, 2011

The NIU Athletics Office announced Saturday the official launch and campaign details of the NIU Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Facility.Things are moving quickly to make the building of the facility reality."This came together faster than any fundraiser...

Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Sarah Angelos goes for a kill
during a Sept. 16 match against UIC.

NIU volleyball sweeps Redhawks

By Abbe Barton | October 9, 2011

Victor E. Court was full of champions Saturday night. Many NIU volleyball alumnae players were present for Alumni Night, in which Nikki Kozak (1990-93) along with the 1993 team were inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. "After last night, we got...

Justin McCareins inducted into NIU Athletics Hall of Fame

By Brian Belford | October 9, 2011

At halftime of Saturday's game against Kent State, NIU announced the induction of four individuals, a team and a family into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame.Among those inducted was NIU's all-time leading receiver, Justin McCareins, who played for the...

Putting your money where your mouth is

By Matt Hopkinson | September 19, 2011

There's a lot of things somebody can do with three million dollars.In NIU's case, it has decided to take its $3 million donation and turn it into a new indoor training facility.Mainly the football team will use the new facility, but other sports programs...

After going 35-83 at NIU, Ricardo Patton will not be returning as the Huskies head coach next season.

That’s that, Pat: Basketball coach Patton fired

By Andrew Singer | March 9, 2011

Ricardo Patton received his walking papers from NIU on Wednesday, four seasons and 83 losses after being hired as the men's head basketball coach. NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher confirmed through that Patton will not return next season....

Huskie Briefs: Oct. 19

By Andrew Singer | October 19, 2010

On Monday, <a href="">JimmieWard of the NIU football team was named MAC West Special TeamsPlayer of the Week for the second time this season. He garnered thedistinction after blocking...

It’s up to Red Riot to bring interest to NIU soccer

By Mike Buda | September 14, 2010

Students come to college to study, get good grades and graduate. In their spare time, they usually support their school - in this case, the Huskies. Besides a football team that can bring in over 20,000 fans a game, all other NIU athletics are suffering...

Huskie Briefs: Cross country, women’s tennis and men’s golf

By Andrew Singer | September 8, 2010

Cross Country opens season, finishes sixthLast Friday, the NIU cross country team opened its 2010 regular season with a sixth place finish at the Wisconsin Badger Classic. Sophomore Courtney Oldenburg led the way for the Huskies, with an eighth place...

Freshman Firsts

By Katie Leb | August 29, 2010

College freshmen tend to go unnoticed unless they put themselves in the spotlight. Make the freshmen athletes behind all-star upperclassmen, and they may feel like no one can see them.Every week "Freshman Firsts" will be here to shine a light on those...

Spann running for Doak Walker award

Spann running for Doak Walker award

By Northern Star Staff | August 26, 2010

DeKALB | NIU senior running back Chad Spann has been named as a candidate for the 2010 Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top college running back. Spann is one of 49 backs nationwide named as a candidate by the PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Atheltic...

Luzzi adds 3 more foreign recruits to 2010 class

By Mike Buda | August 23, 2010

Bringing in international talent has been a constant for American soccer over the past few decades to improve the game in the States. The NIU men's soccer program has a history of acting similarly and has holstered top overseas recruits, which includes...