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Men’s basketball looks to end losing streak in rematch against CMU

By Jarrett Huff | February 19, 2020

DeKALB — After dropping both games on its road trip, the men’s basketball team returns home to the Convocation Center for a rematch against the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies lost the first game of their road trip against the Ball...

Junior Chris Johnson prepares to take a free throw Jan. 28 during NIUs 61-59 win over Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

McCarty comes up in the clutch again for the Huskies against Ohio University

By Mike Knapp | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — When a game reaches crunch time, it doesn’t hurt to get the basketball in the hands of someone who has been there a few times before.Senior forward Noah McCarty fits that description.When it came time to deliver against the Ohio University...

Then-freshman guard Chelby Koker brings the ball up the court in the Huskies Jan. 15 loss to Kent State University at the Convocation Center in 2020. (Araya Venegas/Northern Star)

Women’s basketball out for revenge against Ohio University Bobcats

By Mattieu Koetters | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball will host the Ohio University Bobcats 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Convocation Center.Coming off a five-point comeback victory Saturday against Akron, which marked its first winning effort in six games, NIU seeks to avenge its...

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

The Huskies gather in a huddle during the October 5th loss to Ball State, 27-20.

Winless since week one, the Huskies look to snap their longest losing streak since 2016

By Maddie Barrett | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Thomas Hammock and his team have had some time to reflect on Saturday's defeat. He said it’s all about taking accountability for the loss and evaluating as a team to be better in the future.“The great thing about football is...

Women’s soccer prepares for Friday’s conference opener against Ohio, Kent State on Sunday

By Jarrett Huff | September 25, 2019

DeKALB — Mid-American Conference play begins 7 p.m. Friday for women’s soccer, starting with a match against Ohio University at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field Complex.FridayThe match is the first of a two-game homestead weekend for the Huskies.In...

Members of the women’s basketball team celebrate a win Feb. 4 against Western Michigan University. The team will face Western Michigan 10 a.m. Friday for a chance at playing for the MAC Championship. 

Women’s hoops survive; advance

By Danielle Brown | March 8, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team completed its largest comeback in program history Wednesday when it erased a 22-point deficit in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.NIU (20-11, 12-6 MAC) defeated the Ohio University Bobcats,...

Players get hyped up during pre-game routines March 4 of last season against Ball State. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak.

NIU preps for Bobcats

By Tom Burton | January 19, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team looks to continue its four-game winning streak in a matchup with the Ohio University Bobcats. The Bobcats (11-5, 3-2 MAC) currently sit second place overall in the Mid-American Conference, but have lost their previous...

No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University and No. 3 seed Ohio University advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Underdogs get knocked out of MAC Tournament

By Northern Star staff | November 19, 2016

After a first round upset by the Broncos, No. 8 seed Western Michigan University could not hold on against No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University Falcons in the second round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Friday at Victor E. Court in DeKalb.Bowling...

Consecutive wins: 13

By Danielle Brown | October 27, 2016

Volleyball sustains its historical playDeKALB | The women’s volleyball team looks to extend its 13-match win streak this weekend when it travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Oxford, Ohio, to continue its Mid-American Conference matches.The Huskies (18-4,...

Senior middle blocker Jenna Radtke celebrates a point during a Oct. 14 match against University at Buffalo on Victor. E Court.

Streak reaches 12

By Danielle Brown | October 24, 2016

Volleyball leads MAC conferenceDeKALB | The Huskies traveled to Ohio this weekend to take on two Mid-American Conference opponents: Ohio University Bobcats and Kent State University Golden Flashes.The team defeated both opponents in five sets, earning...

Womens soccer improves record

Women’s soccer improves record

By Krystal Ward | October 6, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (4-5-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) will take on the Miami University Redhawks (5-5-1, 2-1-1 MAC) 3 p.m. today at Miami Soccer Field in Oxford, Ohio.NIU trails the all-time series 3-12-3, but played the Redhawks to a 0-0 double-overtime...