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Huskies reflect on transition and level of play in college hockey

By Matt Boecker | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — NIU hockey is going through a major transitional period in its inaugural season at the D1 level.NIU’s American Collegiate Hockey Association D2 team was bumped up to D1 for the first time in program history. Only four players on the D1 team...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/16 - 9/22)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/16 – 9/22)

By Kyle Mathas | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the volleyball team will travel to Milwaukee to face the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The women’s tennis team will travel Friday to  West Lafayette for the Purdue Invitational. This week in Huskie sports (Sept. 16...

Womens soccer drops two in a row

Women’s soccer drops two in a row

By Marcel Carrasco | September 24, 2018

The Huskies lost two games in their conference play opening weekend. Unfortunately, defensive struggles and depleted rotation options off the bench handicapped the Huskies.“Friday’s match, I think we played better soccer in terms of executing our...

Kent State, NIU, Toledo in running for MAC championship

By Matt Hopkinson | October 31, 2012

Kent State: Sitting atop the MAC East, the Golden Flashes have won six games in a row and are undefeated in conference play. On top of their dominance in conference play, they have most recently defeated former nationally No. 18-ranked Rutgers squad by...

A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...