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Junior forward AJah Davis shoots from the free throw line during a game on Jan. 15 against the University of Toledo Rockets. The Huskies fell 73-52 as Davis led all NIU scorers with 24 points. (Summer Fitzgerald/ Northern Star)

Huskies snap five-game losing streak

By DeOndre Saunders and Eddie Miller | February 5, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team ends its five-game losing streak as they pick up a win on the road in Buffalo, New York, against the University at Buffalo Bulls, 72-62. SECOND DAY OUT Senior forward A’Jah Davis had a great second game back after...

This week in Huskie sports graphic featuring various NIU sports in action from the spring season. This weeks events include NIU hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and wrestling. (Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

This Week in Huskie Sports: Feb. 6, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 3, 2023

DeKALB – NIU sports kicks off a busy week, headlined by home events from hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and wrestling. HOCKEY Friday, Feb. 10: vs Waldorf University, 7 p.m. Albert Lea, Minn.    Saturday,...

NIU sophomore guard Jayden Marable maneuvers past EMU freshman guard Kyndal Lewis during Wednesdays conference matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Marable finished the game with 12 points, the fourth-best scorer for the Huskies in the 72-65 victory over the Eagles. (Alexander Pyevich/Northern Star)

NIU dismantled by Bowling Green at home

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team extends its losing streak to four as they lose at home to the No. 1 team in the MAC, the Bowling Green Falcons, 66-50. Problems without Davis Without the Huskies’ senior forward A’Jah Davis in the lineup, who...

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...

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 23, 2023

Six NIU sports teams will be tested on the home front this week as NIU settles in for its second week of classes. All competitions on NIU's slate will be played within Illinois state boundaries. Men's and women's basketball will each host a pair Mid-American...

NIU senior forward AJah Davis goes for a layup in the second period of the Huskies Nov. 17 game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies posted 12 layups in Saturdays loss to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies suffer home upset by winless SIUE

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 18, 2022
NIU's women's basketball was stunned by SIUE at home Saturday as the winless Cougars snapped the Huskies' eight-game win streak.
A poster for the upcoming Holiday Donation Drive hosted by NIU women’s basketball in partnership with the Safe Passage Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of DeKalb. (Courtesy NIU Athletics)

Women’s basketball to host donation drive

By Northern Star Sports Staff | December 16, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s women’s basketball team is teaming up with Safe Passage Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of DeKalb to host a Holiday Donation Drive during Saturday’s home game. The Huskies and Safe Passage are requesting donations...

(From left) NIU senior guard Chelby Koker, sophomore forward Laura Nickel, a pair of Western Illinois University players and senior forward AJah Davis play during NIUs most recent home game, a 100-61 win over WIU on Nov. 17. Koker and Davis combined for 38 points in NIUs 67-56 win over Lindenwood University on Monday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Koker, Davis push Huskies to eighth straight win

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 12, 2022

NIU women’s basketball has wrapped up its five-game road trip undefeated after prevailing 67-56 in its first ever meeting with Lindenwood University Monday, pushing the Huskies to their eighth straight win. A fourth quarter offensive stall by the...

Logo for All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast (Graphic by Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast,’ Episode 6: End of the semester, hockey’s first win and more

By Northern Star Sports Staff | December 4, 2022

In the final episode of All-Star for the fall 2022 semester, Sports Editor Skyler Kisellus sits down with Multimedia Editor Sean Reed and Sports Reporter Alex Crowe to discuss NIU women’s basketball’s seven-game win streak and NIU hockey’s first...

Hockey hosts conference foe in final weekend of semester

Hockey hosts conference foe in final weekend of semester

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hockey is the only team scheduled to defend home this weekend while both of NIU’s basketball teams travel on the road. Meanwhile, NIU’s track and field season gets underway with an event hosted by the University of Notre Dame. Friday,...

Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Graduate guard Janae Poisson is the second women’s basketball player in as many weeks to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after a historic performance against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks on Thursday. Poisson...