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First-year forward Mason Ihrke fights off an opponent for the puck Nov. 11 against McKendree University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. 

Hockey fails to keep up with Illini as Huskies lose in Champaign

By Matt Boecker | November 16, 2019

DeKALB — NIU couldn’t slow down the University of Illinois’ offense in Friday night’s loss at the University of Illinois Ice Arena.Much of the game was spent on the Huskies’ end of the ice, as the Illini offense applied pressure all game long....

Huskies impress with rotations in offensive line, Bowers Childers ‘two-headed moster’

By Mike Knapp | November 14, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — This season has certainly been a test of character for the Huskies.Between close losses and key injuries, it seems like NIU has been scratching and clawing for everything it has gotten all season long.In a must-win game Tuesday night...

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 win against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies sneak away with a win after late penalty by Toledo keeps the Rockets away from scoring

By James Krause | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team held off a comeback Wednesday from the University of Toledo Rockets with a late field-goal by John Richardson, redshirt first-year kicker, to win 31-28.The Huskies led 28-7 after three quarters, but Toledo scored three...

Volleyball holds a 2-1 lead over Kent State

By Justin Kelley | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The Kent State University Golden Flashes came out very aggressive in the first set, gaining an 8-3 early. NIU edged closer late in the set, after a monster block by first-year outside hitter Peyton Tilly and sophomore middle blocker Jasmine...

Men’s basketball to take on Ohio in quarterfinals

By Christopher Loggins | March 10, 2016

Following its win over Western Michigan University in the first round of the MAC Tournament, men’s basketball (21-11) will face off against Ohio University (20-10) today in the quarterfinals.The Huskies received contributions from many of their players...

NIU to host MAC tournament kick-off

By Krystal Ward | March 7, 2016

Men’s basketball (20-11, 9-9 MAC) will open the first round of the MAC Tournament on Monday against Western Michigan University, the first time NIU has hosted a first round MAC Tournament game since 2014.The 2016 MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament will...

Baker sets records in last year as a Huskie

By Krystal Ward | March 3, 2016

Senior guard Travon Baker is climbing the ranks of many NIU records in his final year, helping lead men’s basketball (19-10, 8-8 MAC) to its best year since Baker joined the team in 2012.Baker has led the Huskies in assists since the 2012-13 season,...

NIU football schedule set for fall

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

NIU will kick off the 2016-17 football season against the University of Wyoming on Sept. 3, in Laramie, Wyo.The 2016-17 NIU football schedule was released by NIU Athletics on Monday, showing five away games and six home games, including the game against...

Men’s basketball loss streak reaches 5

By Chris Loggins | February 11, 2016

Men’s basketball lost its fifth game in a row Tuesday, falling to Kent State University 75-74 and falling to 16-8 on the season.The Huskies trailed by seven points in the final minute but were able to come back and take the lead with less than 10 seconds...

Kane, Uremovich return to Huskie football staff

By Northern Star staff | January 6, 2016

Kevin Kane and Mike Uremovich will return to the NIU football coaching staff, according to an NIU Athletics news release Wednesday.Kane will be the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, while Uremovich will be the offensive coordinator.Kane coached...

Huskies fall 55-7 to Boise State in Poinsettia Bowl

By Northern Star staff | December 23, 2015

The Huskies ended their season with a 55-7 loss to the Boise State Broncos at the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday in San Diego.The Broncos dominated with 654 total yards and 35 first downs to NIU's 33 total yards and 7 first downs. Junior wide receiver...

Huskies lose MAC Championship 34-14

By Chris Loggins | December 4, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) fell in a dominating loss to Bowling Green on Friday, dropping the MAC Championship for the second time in three years.Bowling Green took over early in the contest, picking up a first quarter touchdown relatively quickly. The Huskies...

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