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Wrestlers from NIU and Ohio University grapple during Fridays dual meet in Mount in Athens, Ohio. (Courtesy Ohio Athletics)

Lightweight match momentum propels Huskies over Ohio

By Skyler Kisellus and Adrien De La Peña | January 21, 2023
A speedy 18-0 lead built by NIU wrestling during Friday's road dual meet served as the foundation for the Huskies' triumph over MAC-unbeaten foe Ohio.
NIU wins 6-3 over the Ohio Bobcats on Friday.

Baseball wins against Ohio after loss to Ball State

By James Krause | May 25, 2019

DeKALB — After being sent to the loser’s bracket following a loss to Ball State Thursday, the baseball team kept their conference title hopes alive with a comeback victory over Ohio on Friday.The Huskies were sent to the loser’s bracket with a...

MAC Breakdown: Toledo, Kent State, NIU top dogs

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2012

Kent State: Perhaps the biggest headline in the MAC East has been the play of the Golden Flashes. Riding a seven-game winning streak, they have gone unbeaten within the conference this season. Kent State features two running backs who each have more than...

Huskies, Rockets jump in ranking polls

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2012

With the Huskies dominating victory over MAC bottom-feeder Massachusetts, 63-0, they saw a noticeable increase in votes from the polls this week. After receiving 12 votes in The Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received the most of...

MAC football deserves respect

By Brian Thomas | November 6, 2012

This season the Mid-American Conference has shown the rest of college football it is worthy of some respect and recognition. Already, this season, the MAC has six bowl-eligible teams; Kent State, Ohio and Bowling Green from the East Division; Northern...

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...

Huskies set to trample the Minutemen

By Matt Hopkinson | October 30, 2012

NIU football has a bye week Nov. 10, its first of the season. In effect, however, the Huskies’ upcoming game against MAC newcomers Massachusetts is an off-day. All NIU has to do is show up and it will win. I know, this has all the makings of the ultimate...

MAC teams earning national attention

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2012

While NIU football continues to streak, earning its eighth straight victory, it also continues to receive votes in the polls. After receiving five votes in the Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received 12 votes this week. In the USA...

Toledo poses biggest threat to Huskies

By Brian Thomas | October 22, 2012

Although the Huskies are still slated to play four more guaranteed games this season, I only see one game that sticks out. The game I am keying in on is the Huskies’ Nov. 14 showdown with Toledo at home, which will be shown on ESPN. Both teams are currently...

Western Michigan University mid-fielder Lauren Fearday unsuccessfully tries to steal the ball from Northern Illinois University mid-fielder Sara Spaulding on September 23, 2012 at the NIU track/soccer field complex in DeKalb.

Women’s soccer beat Kent State, fall to Ohio

By Ed Rietveld | October 21, 2012

Over the weekend, NIU women’s soccer split the first two games of its three-game Ohio road trip to finish MAC play. It picked up a win at Kent State and lost to Ohio. Two streaks ended in the Friday match between NIU and Kent State. The Huskies (7-8-2,...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

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Story of the year for NIU sports

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Scott Wedige said it was a moment of disbelief. After kicker Mathew Sims nailed a 33-yard game winning field goal, the long road back to Detroit for NIU football was over: the Huskies had clinched their first MAC Championship in nearly 30 years. “The...