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A graphic shows senior guard Jayden Marable as the Huskie of the Week. Marable scored a career-high 26 points Saturday en route to her second Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023-2024 season. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Marable clutches Huskie of the Week with career-high scoring performance

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 12, 2024

DeKALB – Senior guard Jayden Marable earned her second Huskie of the Week honor and the third for women’s basketball in the 2023-24 season. Marable shot 10-for-17 from the field and scored a career-high 26 points in the Huskies’ (11-11, 4-6 MAC)...

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sadie McGill jumps to save a Miami University shot attempt on Sunday. McGill was named the MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday (Scott Walstrom | NIU Athletics)

McGill earns MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | October 10, 2023

DeKALB – Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sadie McGill was named the MAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after leading the Huskies to two clean sheet victories. McGill has recorded seven saves, two shutout victories, and zero allowed goals in...

NIU senior guard Kaleb Thornton (3) jukes past Ball State senior guard Demarius Jacobs (1) on Jan. 30. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Huskies best Broncos in balanced performance

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | January 31, 2023

A complete game from the Huskies on both sides of the ball helped NIU defeat Western Michigan University in a road conference victory. While NIU only compiled three double-digit scoring efforts from its starters, role players contributed to the Huskies’...

Men’s basketball sophomore guard David Coit is the first NIU student-athlete to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week for two weeks in a row. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Coit nets second straight Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore guard David Coit has become the first NIU student-athlete to gather back-to-back Northern Star Huskie of the Week honors. Coit led the Huskies with 32 points in the Jan. 24 win over the top seeded team in the Mid-American Conference,...

Beam team boosts NIU to second home win

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

DeKALB – NIU’s quartet of personal-best balance beam routines highlighted NIU gymnastics’ outing at Sunday’s tri-meet as the Huskies tumbled to their third win of the season. NIU outscored its visitors, Illinois State University and Winona State...

Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Evans, Huskies smother Drury on senior night

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | January 29, 2023
NIU hockey secured its first series sweep of the season, routing Drury on a night of celebration for the Huskies' seven seniors.
Junior forward Matt Martin (left) exits the ice with energy as senior forward Rodahn Evans continues down the ice near the end of the second period on Saturday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Seniors shine in home clash with Drury

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | January 28, 2023

WEST DUNDEE – In their final home series, NIU hockey seniors took center stage with an explosive offensive showing in the team's 6-4 win over Drury University on Friday. Senior forward Rodahn Evans tallied a hat trick plus an assist for NIU, with...

Then-sophomore gymnast Kendall George completes her beam attempt during a dual meet against Illinois State University on Feb. 13 at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Ill. (Northern Star File Photo)

Huskies collar three top finishes, first road win at ISU

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | January 27, 2023

Upperclassmen paved the way for NIU gymnastics as juniors Kendall George, Isabelle West and senior Natalie Hamp earned first place finishes in Sunday's dual meet NIU edged Illinois State University in a 195.075-194.275 decision at CEFCU Arena in Bloomington-Normal....

Mission III, the newest addition to the Huskie pack, walking around and meeting the NIU community for the first time on Friday at the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Continuing the Mission legacy with Mission III

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | January 27, 2023

DeKALB – Say hello to the newest member of our pack, Mission III. Mission III’s introduction was met with awe from the crowd as he said hello with some energetic barks.  This three-month-old pup was introduced to the public at noon Friday in the...

Then-freshman guard Chelby Koker brings the ball up the court in the Huskies Jan. 15 loss to Kent State University at the Convocation Center in 2020. (Araya Venegas/Northern Star)

Koker snags second MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s basketball senior guard Chelby Koker earned her second Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week of the 2022-23 season Wednesday following her pair of game performances this past week. Koker previously earned the honor...

Junior forward Matt Martin skates during the Huskies season-opening matchup against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Power play bites Huskies in Midland matchup

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | January 26, 2023

Struggles on the power play cost NIU hockey game one of its two-game road series against the Midland University Warriors (4-17, 4-5 MCH), who snuck past the Huskies by a final score of 4-3 Friday in Fremont, Nebraska. The loss extended NIU’s (2-21,...

Middle blocker Savanah Brandt joins NIU volleyball as its first addition under new head coach Sondra Parys (Courtesy Belmont Athletics)

NIU volleyball adds Belmont transfer Savanah Brandt

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 25, 2023

DeKALB – Sondra Parys, the newly-hired head coach of NIU volleyball, has made her first addition to the team’s roster as the program announced the signing of Savanah Brandt on Tuesday. Brandt, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, will join the Huskies as...