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Huskies impress at MSU Open

By Marcel Carrasco | November 7, 2018

The wrestling team grappled its way to a good showing Saturday afternoon at the MSU Open.“I was pleased,” Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said. “I thought we competed with a lot of fire and lot of vigor. We scrapped, and we hustled. I walked away with a...

Then-freshman Christina Alvarez returns a serve on March 29, 2013 in a doubles match versus Bowling Green University at the Huskie Tennis Courts as then-sophomore Stephanie McDonald stands ready for the volley.

Women’s tennis picks up first win of season

By Danielle Brown | January 21, 2016

Women’s tennis (1-1) went toe-to-toe with North Dakota (0-2) on Monday, downing the Hawks with a 6-1 score line.The Huskies dominated in singles matches for the day, winning five of the six matches. The No. 1 singles match featured NIU junior Adey Osabuohien...

Golladay making immediate impact

By Thomas Hiley | October 1, 2015

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay took a big risk when he made the decision to redshirt for NIU after two successful years of Division I college football, but he’s already putting up big numbers through just four games with the Huskies.Golladay is...

Football ready to take next step after close fight

By Christopher Loggins | September 21, 2015

Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 1 Ohio State, many questioned whether football could compete with the national champions, but the Huskies proved to be ready for any challenge thrown their way.PredictionsLeading up to game day, I battled all...

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...

NIU football found their swagger against North Dakota

By Jerry Burnes | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | There was a pulse in Huskie Stadium on Saturday night against North Dakota- the NIU football team, for the most part, found its swagger. The final score didn't tell the whole story, but the fact NIU posted 510 yards of total offense is a far...

NIU running back Chad Spann broke off a 79-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage in Saturdays 23-17 win.

Huskies are victorious in home opener against North Dakota

By Jimmy Johnson | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | It appeared NIU was going to have its way with North Dakota Saturday night after its first play from scrimmage. Huskies running back Chad Spann bumped off multiple Fighting Sioux defenders and rolled his way 79 yards to the end zone and all signs...

NIU football looks for redemption in home opener

By Jimmy Johnson | September 9, 2010

After dropping its season opener 27-10 to Iowa State, NIU football is looking to capture its first victory of the season against North Dakota Saturday night. While North Dakota football may not be a household name, NIU head coach Jerry Kill and his squad...