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The Huskies offensive line has a team discussion in the third quarter on Sept. 9 against Southern Illinois University. The Huskies were defeated 14-11. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Football to face NC State, Ohio State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 2, 2023

DeKALB – NIU football has announced that they will be playing at North Carolina State University in 2024 and will be playing at Ohio State University in 2028.  This will be the second time in school history that NIU will play the North Carolina...

Men’s basketball to take on Ohio in quarterfinals

By Christopher Loggins | March 10, 2016

Following its win over Western Michigan University in the first round of the MAC Tournament, men’s basketball (21-11) will face off against Ohio University (20-10) today in the quarterfinals.The Huskies received contributions from many of their players...

Head coach Mark Montgomery contests a call in a Dec. 2 game against Chicago State. Montgomery has coached the Huskies to their best start since his 2011 arrival, and the team is one win away from beating last season’s total wins.

Quick start to men’s basketball season is no fluke

By Christopher Loggins | January 18, 2016

Men’s basketball fell to 14-3 following a double-digit loss to Western Michigan over the weekend, but there is plenty to look forward to for fans of the team.Head coach Mark Montgomery said getting the Huskies to postseason play was one of his main...

Men’s basketball falls short in bout with Ohio State

By Krystal Ward | December 18, 2015

Men’s basketball (7-2, 0-0 MAC) put up a good effort, but fell short to Ohio State (5-5) 67-54 Wednesday in Columbus.The Huskies were even with the Buckeyes for most of the game despite early foul trouble. Ohio State led 33-31, at the half. Sophomore...

Men’s basketball suffers first loss

By Krystal Ward | December 7, 2015

Men’s basketball (7-1, 0-0 MAC) suffered its first defeat of the season, losing to Missouri (4-3) 78-71 on Friday.It was an unusual start for NIU as Missouri stormed out to an early 12-0 lead just four minutes into the game. The Huskies’ defense stepped...

Loggins: Volleyball will likely take MAC Tournament

By Christopher Loggins | November 19, 2015

Women’s volleyball has put a storybook season together, and I don’t expect them to slow down as the MAC Tournament approaches this weekend.The Huskies started 4-6 at the beginning of the season, and it didn’t look like a team that would end the...

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...

Loggins: No need to panic, Huskies will be just fine

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Fans of Huskie football have been spoiled for some time now, but the start of this season should humble all of us.I’ve bragged for a long time about how I felt NIU deserved to be ranked nationally and was the best college football team in all of Illinois,...

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...

Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare practices in fall camp before the start of the 2015 season. Through three games, Hare has thrown for six touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Huskies to a 2-1 record.

Five minutes with Drew Hare

By Patrick Smith | September 24, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare has made strides since becoming a full-time starter in 2014. He proved putting him on the field was a good decision by throwing 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions in his first year as a starter. He also threw for more...

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...

Football nearly upsets No. 1 Ohio St.

By Christopher Loggins | September 21, 2015

After being 34-point underdogs heading into Saturday’s game against Ohio State, football (2-1, 0-0 MAC) lost to the Buckeyes 20-13.In the first quarter, NIU struck first after junior OSU quarterback Cardale Jones threw an interception to sophomore cornerback...