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Then-junior midfielder Eddie Knight (right) nagivates the ball against a BGSU defender during Oct, 25th, 2022 match at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Rojek shines, Huskies blanked by Irish

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | September 2, 2023

DeKALB – A phenomenal performance from senior goalkeeper Jakub Rojek wasn't enough to push NIU men’s soccer (1-2) past the Notre Dame (2-0-1) Fighting Irish, who defeated the Huskies 1-0 Friday.  Rojek had a total of 10 saves after Notre Dame...

Then-junior pitcher Delaney Ostrowski winds up a pitch during a game against Ball State University Wednesday April 6, 2022

Softball drops final three games at San Diego State Tournament

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | February 14, 2023

DeKALB – NIU softball struggled in the pitcher's circle during its final three games of the San Diego State Tournament, falling by identical final scores of 8-2 to the University of Notre Dame and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Saturday...

Womens basketball vs. Bowling Green

Huskies trounced by ranked Irish in season debut

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | November 9, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s basketball team suffered a blown out loss, 88-48 against the No. 9 University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday night in South Bend, Indiana. The Huskies did a poor job in the first half at shooting, defending and...

Huskies to move on without Hare

By Christopher Loggins | November 5, 2015

Football won bowl eligibility in a 32-27 victory against No. 20 Toledo, but lost two of its biggest offensive players in the process, placing questions around the remainder of the season.NIU lost junior quarterback Drew Hare and senior wide receiver Tommylee...

Four wrestlers get on podium at Michigan State Open

By Danny Albers | November 3, 2014

Wrestling’s freshmen and sophomore competitors, as well as the upperclassmen, showed a lot of promise Sunday at the Michigan State Open.In an open that holds a tournament for both upperclassmen and freshmen and sophomores, the Huskies placed four wrestlers...

Notre Dame professor speaks a NIU

Notre Dame professor speaks a NIU

By Terrance Bullock | March 19, 2013

Slavery’s role at the Constitutional Convention was the core subject of a Monday presentation by Michael Zuckert, a Notre Dame political science professor. “Slavery at the Constitutional Convention” focused on governmental stances on slavery prior...

Men’s Tennis holds up against Michigan State, Notre Dame

By Sean Anderson | October 7, 2012

NIU men’s tennis saw ups and downs throughout the Tom Fallon Invitational over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. The Huskies concluded day one with an overall record of 4-3. The two teams that they beat were Notre Dame and Michigan State. Coach Patrick...

Softball will try to get lucky versus the Fighting Irish

Softball will try to get lucky versus the Fighting Irish

By Brian Thomas | April 30, 2012

In its final non-conference game of the season, NIU softball will travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame. The Huskies (19-32, 7-13 MAC) have been struggling of late, as they are on a three game losing streak and have lost nine of their last 10. NIU’s...

Northern Star File Photo- Bruce Harrison is sworn in as DeKalb
fire chief in January 2009.

DeKalb Fire Chief reflects on 30 years of community service

By Olivia Willoughby | January 23, 2012

After 30 years of serving the community, DeKalb Fire Chief Bruce Harrison will leave his position to become Notre Dame's fire chief.Harrison said he will move to his new position March 1, but will leave the DeKalb County Fire Department in mid to late...

Two high-definition robotic cameras have been installed at
Huskie Stadium to eliminate the use of aerial lifts and platforms
when filming football practices.

Dual purpose high-tech installations hit Huskie Stadium

By Dave Gong | November 17, 2011

Two robotic cameras were installed at Huskie Staduim in order to improve safety and provide quality footage for NIU football coaches to use for training purposes. According to a press release, the new cameras will replace the use of aerial lifts and platforms...

Rugby starts season with alumni weekend and hockey adds a second team

By Ed Rietveld | August 23, 2011

Men's rugby ready to start season After going 6-0 last year in regular season play and 1-1 in the playoffs, the NIU men's rugby team is ready to start its 2011 season.The Huskies return 12 of 15 players from last season, giving them a chance for another...

NIU softball falls to Irish

By Brian Thomas | March 27, 2011

NIU's softball team lost to the Fighting Irish last Friday at South Bend, 4-1. The Huskies (10-12) got off to a good start, striking first to take the lead in the top of the first inning. It started off with a bunt by Nicole Gremillion, who then stole...