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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,...

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...

A graphic featuring a photo of NIU men’s basketball playing against Central Michigan University last week on Tuesday at the NIU Convocation Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Sports between the semesters

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | January 16, 2023

Junior Lara Slisko prepares for an opponents swing at the NIU Tennis Courts.

Fall season ends for women’s tennis, Huskies stumble at Redbird Invitational

By James Krause | October 29, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team finished its fall season Sunday with the Redbird Invitational at Illinois State University where NIU failed to pick up a bracket finish better than fourth place.“This was a tough tournament for us,” Head Coach...

Junior Maria Potsi prepares to for a serve during a match at the NIU Tennis Courts.

Women’s tennis competes at ITA regional, team can compete with anyone says Coach Burns

By James Krause | October 22, 2019

DeKALB — NIU didn’t leave the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regionals in East Lansing, Michigan with any titles Monday, but it did pull off a major upset in doubles competition.Juniors Lara Slisko and Maria Potsi upset the Notre Dame...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

By Kyle Mathas | October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will...

Senior Cristina Alvarez serves against Toledo on April 18, 2014. Alvarez and the Huskies fell to Akron on Friday by a score of 7-0.

Women’s tennis looks to end two-game losing streak

By Danielle Brown | April 7, 2016

Following a tough 7-0 loss to the University of Akron on April 1, women’s tennis (6-9, 1-2 MAC) will look to break its current two-game losing streak as it matches up with the University of Toledo on Friday.NIU head coach Tanya Gombera said she’s...

8 games to go to this week

By Northern Star staff | March 28, 2016

Tennis, baseball and softball will be playing at home this week. Here are eight games and activities to catch this weekend:Friday• Women’s tennis vs. Miami University - 11 a.m. at the West Tennis Courts• Spring Sports Bash - 1-3 p.m. behind the...

Women’s tennis looks to win Bowling Green matches following losing streak

By Danielle Brown | March 24, 2016

Women’s tennis (5-7) will look to break its recent struggles as it begins conference play this week against Bowling Green State University(2-11) and Ball State University (13-2).The Huskies are currently on a three-game losing streak and have won just...

Gombera’s improved lineup leads to big win

By Danielle Brown | March 7, 2016

Women’s tennis won big Saturday, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in a 6-1 matchup and moving to 5-4 on the year.Head coach Tanya Gombera made some changes to her lineup and said she thinks it helped the Huskies in the win. She also said...

Evelyn Youel serves against Western Michigan University on April 12.

Women’s tennis looks to get back on track for Green Bay match

By Danielle Brown | March 3, 2016

Women’s tennis (4-4) will look to get back on track this week as it takes on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (0-5) in its first match since falling to the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday.Head coach Tanya Gombera said the most important...

Evelyn Youel serves against Western Michigan University on April 12.

Huskies start strong, but can’t defeat UIC

By Danielle Brown | February 29, 2016

Women’s tennis dropped to 4-4 this weekend after falling to the University of Illinois at Chicago (4-2), breaking its two-game winning streak.Senior Cristina Alvarez and junior Adey Osabuohien won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches for the Huskies,...