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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.

Jakubicek captures MAC freshman of the year

By Matt Hopkinson | March 6, 2012

For the first time since the 2003-04 season and the second time ever, an NIU women’s basketball player received the award of being the MAC Freshman Player of the Year. Freshman forward Claire Jakubicek was named as the winner by the league Tuesday,...

Huskies heat up to heave Western home

By Mat Hopkinson | March 4, 2012

NIU women’s basketball won its first MAC tournament game since 2007, defeating Western Michigan Saturday, 68-51. The Huskies clinched the No. 7 seed with the victory and will move onto Cleveland to take on No. 6 seeded Akron at Cleveland’s Quicken...

Huskies comeback heads south against Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | February 29, 2012

NIU women’s basketball came up just short in overtime against Western Michigan, losing a hard fought contest 66-64. The Huskies didn’t knock down a single field goal until 11:46 in the first half, as they scored their first four points on free throws...

Women’s hoops to play Western Michigan in last regular season game

By Eli Gehn | February 27, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will play its last regular season matchup today against Western Michigan. The Huskies (12-15, 6-9 MAC) defeated the Broncos (7-20, 4-10 MAC) 53-41 in January, which ended a six-game losing streak. NIU is currently on a three-game...

Huskies edge Salukis at home

By Eli Gehn | November 30, 2011

It was a battle between the north and south of Illinois Tuesday night at the Convocation Center.NIU women's basketball (3-3) defeated Southern Illinois (2-3) in thrilling fashion 53-50 in a game that could've went either way."I think, importantly, it...

Tuesday night dog fight

By Matt Hopkinson | November 29, 2011

NIU women's basketball will take on Southern Illinois University tonight at the Convocation Center.Heading into this matchup, the Huskies (2-3) are coming off back-to-back losses to Bradley and Illinois State. The Salukis (2-2) are coming off back-to-back...

Erik Anderson, Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Kim Davis blows
past Temples Victoria Macaulay to go in for a lay up in a game
earlier this season.

Women’s basketball falls to Bradley, ISU

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2011

While many people were enjoying a tryptophan-induced stupor for their holiday break, NIU women's basketball had no time to laze around.Thanksgiving was bracketed by losses for the Huskies (2-3), first to Bradley (4-2) and then to Illinois State (2-2)...

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Women’s hoops looks to extend winning streak

By Matt Hopkinson | November 21, 2011

If previous performances play any part in predicting games to come, expect more excitement from NIU women's basketball. The Huskies (2-1) will take on Bradley (3-2) 7 p.m. Wednesday at the NIU Convocation Center. This game will be the third of a three...

Huskies survive double-overtime thriller

By Eli Gehn | November 17, 2011

Playing extra time in any sport shows how much tenacity a team really has. In last night's game, NIU women's basketball showed it could play with some extra spring in its step. The Huskies (1-1) defeated Western Illinois (1-2) 91-84 in double overtime...

Loyola will be Huskies’ first test

By Matt Hopkinson | November 11, 2011

For the most part, there isn't that much stock in results from exhibition games. This will have to be the case for NIU women's basketball as well.The Huskies will kick off their 2011-2012 regular season with a match-up against Loyola.NIU head coach Kathi...

Breakdown: Women’s basketball frontcourt

By Matt Hopkinson | November 10, 2011

Sometimes inexperience can be a detriment to a sports team, and other times, it can lead to success.This will be one story line sure to play out as the season for NIU women's basketball revs up. There are six new players in the system, and five of them...