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Huskies fall to Indiana Wesleyan at home

By Abbe Barton | November 9, 2011

With the start of the regular season approaching, NIU women's basketball had its lone exhibition Tuesday evening against Indiana Wesleyan.However, the result wasn't what the Huskies were looking for as they fell 61-52."We take every game seriously, exhibition...

Women’s basketball to host Indiana Wesleyan tonight

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2011

After only being able to play against each other, NIU women's basketball is starting to get a little cooped up.At 7 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center, the Huskies will play their first and only exhibition game of the season against Indiana Wesleyan."We've...

Women’s guards will feature former backups handling the ball

By Matt Hopkinson | October 31, 2011

NIU women’s basketball has six new players, but realistically, only one will be a member of the backcourt. Amanda Corral is a freshman, brand new to the system and game of collegiate ball.Satavia Taylor is a transfer from Loyola who plays guard on the...

NIU hall of famer takes Arizona assistant job

By Tony Osborne | June 27, 2011

E.C. Hill, former NIU women's basketball assistant coach, said though she enjoys the hot weather in Arizona, leaving NIU was not easy."You never forget where you come from," Hill said. "Northern is a special place."Hill, who is also a former Huskie player,...

Top 10 Huskies: #9 Marke Freeman

By Jimmy Johnson | May 1, 2011

She might only stand at 5'5", but Marke Freeman packs quite the punch. In her final season as a Huskie, the point guard took the MAC by storm. Freeman ranked in the Top 10 in scoring (eighth, 15.9 ppg), rebounding (ninth, 7.4 rpg), steals (first, 2.5...

NIU guard Danielle Pulliam plays defense in a game earlier this season. Pulliam and the Huskies were knocked out of the MAC Tournament on Sunday night by Ohio.

Women’s basketball season is all wraped-up

By Jimmy Johnson | March 8, 2011

Before the season started, NIU head women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett said that building the program would be a process. Years from now, Bennett may look back at this season as a missed opportunity for a talented senior class. The Huskies' (13-17...

Women’s basketball loses at home in MAC Tourney

By Jimmy Johnson | March 7, 2011

A run in the MAC Tournament was not in store for the NIU women's basketball team. The Huskies (13-17, 7-10 MAC) dropped their first-round matchup against Ohio (9-21, 5-12 MAC), 72-56. An early exit by NIU was an upset, seeding-wise, being the seventh...

Seniors underperform in final game

By Katie Leb | March 7, 2011

In every season, a final game is imminent. And while most players for NIU can look forward to next year, Ebony Ellis and Marke Freeman are not among them, as the two leading seniors could not help the Huskies overcome the shooting of Ohio (9-21 overall,...

NIU women’s basketball seals victory against Ball State

March 3, 2011

Looking to close out the regular season with momentum, the NIU women's basketball team sealed a 49-46 victory against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. on Wednesday night. With the win, the Huskies (13-16 overall, 7-8 MAC) locked themselves into a home game...

Five minutes with: Brittney Callahan, women’s basketball player

By Katie Leb | March 1, 2011

As a Pickerington, Ohio native, Brittney Callahan gets to travel to her home state quite often during the basketball season. The sophomore guard, known for her three-point shot, took five minutes after practice to talk to the Northern Star about an advantage...

Commentary: Changing the perception of women’s basketball

By Katie Leb | February 28, 2011

While flipping through the television channels on Feb. 19, I stumbled upon the NBA dunk contest just in time to see the flashbulbs go off. As has been the case in the NBA, attention has been paid to what is flashy, showy, ostentatious or whatever synonym...

Huskie Sports Briefs: March 1

By Jimmy Johnson | February 28, 2011

Volleyball assistant honored with award NIU volleyball assistant coach Coley Pawlikowski is being recognized for her work with the team. Pawlikowski was one as one of the up-and-coming assistant coaches that was named by the American Volleyball Coaches...