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A new asset to NIU women’s basketball

By Jimmy Johnson | November 18, 2010

Kathi Bennett had to do some late recruiting for the NIU women's basketball team this summer. The Huskies' first-year head coach started searching for players after freshman forward Jenna Thorp tore her ACL in late July. "I was just asking anybody around...

Trends show NIU season ticket sales down

By Katie Leb | November 17, 2010

For almost 20 years, Charlene Riefler and Jim Leslie have sat in the same seats, at the same sports, cheering for the same school-Northern Illinois University. As season ticket holders for women's basketball, the friends have attended hundreds of games;...

Women’s basketball splits on weekend

By Jimmy Johnson | November 14, 2010

NIU women's head basketball coach Kathi Bennett experienced her first win and loss all in one weekend. The Huskies (1-1) placed third at the Minnesota Best Buy Classic, and it didn't take long for Bennett's defensive philosophy to rub off on her team....

Basketball teams face holes in line-ups

By Andrew Singer and Jimmy Johnson | November 11, 2010

Both the NIU women's and men's basketball teams will head into the 2010-11 season with holes left by players no longer with the teams. Kathi Bennett, entering her first year as women's head coach, has to deal with the departure of forward Mauvolyene Adams....

Brown gets her lyrical groove on

By Jimmy Johnson | October 13, 2010

Some people just know Bianca Brown as a member of the NIU women's basketball team. But there's another passionate persona of the senior guard. That other side is her rapping personality, "Lyric." Brown took the form of her hip-hop alter ego Tuesday night...

Huskie Briefs: September 28

By Andrew Singer | September 28, 2010

The NIU women's basketball team is looking for some male NIU students to practice with the team. Practice players must be full time students and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Anyone interested should contact assistant women's basketball coach E.C. Hill at...

After three seasons at NIU, forward Mauvolyene Adams has decided not to return citing health problems.

Adams’ departure caused by recurring back injury

By Jimmy Johnson | August 25, 2010

Mauvolyene Adams decided to start playing basketball when she was 6 years old. Fast forward many years later, the NIU women's basketball forward has made the difficult choice to close the book on her athletic career and the game she fell in love with...

NIU guard Marke Freeman plays defense last season. New head coach Kathi Bennett is installing a new defensive scheme before the 2010 season.

Bennett installs new defensive scheme

By Jimmy Johnson | August 25, 2010

Trust is the foundation of every relationship. Whether it's with someone new or a long-time friend, without that human assurance any bond will certainly fail. NIU women's point guard Marke Freeman and her fellow Huskie teammates don't know much about...

Adams walks away from NIU basketball

By Jimmy Johnson | August 23, 2010

DeKALB | Mauvolyene Adams will not be playing for the NIU women's basketball team this season. Kathi Bennett, first year head coach said due to conflicting views and theories, the 6-foot forward who started 28 games for NIU last season isn't going to...