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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...

Women’s basketball comes from behind on road

By Katie Leb | February 13, 2011

For the second time this season, the NIU women's basketball team played an additional five minutes of basketball. For the first time, the team claimed victory at the end, taming Buffalo in a decisive overtime period to take the game 61-53, snapping the...

Women’s basketball looks to bounce back against Zips

By Jimmy Johnson | February 3, 2011

Coming off its near upset over Bowling Green, which currently possesses the best overall record of the MAC competitors, the NIU women's basketball team will look to bounce back against Akron. The Huskies (9-12 overall, 3-6 MAC) will host the Zips (9-12,...

Falcons make Freeman beat them

By Jimmy Johnson | February 1, 2011

Bowling Green head coach Curt Miller had a feeling that NIU point guard Marke Freeman was going to get her baskets.Miller's prediction about Freeman would be true, as she carried her teammates in the initial moments during the first-half of the Huskies'...

Women’s basketball loses nailbiter

By Katie Leb | February 1, 2011

Severe winter weather may have cancelled classes, but NIU women's basketball took the court Tuesday night at the Convocation Center.Taking on defending MAC champions in Bowling Green, the Huskies battled to the last second, but came up shy in a 67-64...

Women’s basketball: It is now or never

By Katie Leb | February 1, 2011

At some point in all of our lives we have said "it is now or never." And even if it has not been in those exact words, there has been an occasion where we come to the realization that we either have to focus and pick it up, or give in to failure and defeat....

Women’s basketball seeks road win

By Jimmy Johnson | January 25, 2011

The NIU women's basketball team will hit the road to take on perhaps its most challenging opponent so far in Kent State. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. If NIU defeats Kent State, it will be the Huskies' first three-game MAC winning streak since 2008-09....