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Junior Defender, Richard Hall (#3), tries to rally the Huskies after following behind late in the second half. Northern Illinois succombed to a second half comeback by Milwaukee and would go on to lose the match 1-2 on Tuesday night.

Men’s soccer takes 2-1 loss to Milwaukee

By Christopher Loggins | October 8, 2015

Men’s soccer (6-3-0, 1-0-0 MAC) fell to Milwaukee (3-5-2) in a tight 2-1 game Tuesday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Nine minutes into the first period, the NIU struck first in the game after a goal by sophomore defender Luke Read, his...

NIU head coach Ray Gooden (right) speaks with junior outside hitter T’ara Austin and junior defensive specialist Malia Gabel on Saturday at Victor E. Court. NIU went winless in the Huskie Invitational after losing three consecutive games.

Volleyball losing streak up to four

By Danielle Brown | September 21, 2015

Volleyball (4-8) hosted the Huskie Invitational this weekend, facing off against Alabama, Northern Iowa and Western Kentucky, going winless and raising its current losing streak to four.AlabamaThe Huskies came out strong against Alabama, getting off to...

Time to take out the cats

By Brian Earle | September 19, 2013

Football may find itself in the midst of a trap game when Eastern Illinois comes into Huskie Stadium this Saturday.The Panthers (3-0) are out of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the Ohio Valley Conference and are not a team to be taken lightly...

Men’s basketball falls to Eastern

By Brian Earle | February 24, 2013

In its final non-conference matchup, men’s basketball was defeated 59-47 at the hands of Eastern Illinois on Saturday. It was a competitive first half, as the Huskies and Panthers traded the lead 11 times. The Huskies jumped out to an early 5-0 lead,...

Panthers take care of volleyball

By Mike Romor | September 12, 2012

After winning the Missouri State Invitational over the weekend, NIU volleyball headed to Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tuesday for a showdown with one of the best teams in the Midwest. The Huskies (7-6) fell short against Northern Iowa (7-4) in an up-and-down four...

Panthers thrash NIU baseball at home

By Brian Thomas | April 24, 2012

After being swept by Toledo over the weekend, NIU baseball fell at home to Milwaukee Tuesday 13-2. The Huskies (11-28, 5-10 MAC) have been struggling as of late, and have lost their last four games in-a-row. “We’re in a tough spot,” said NIU coach...

Rugby no longer eligible for national tournament

By Ed Rietveld | April 1, 2012

It was a tale of two halves in Saturday’s game between NIU’s men’s rugby and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. The Huskies got off to a good start against the Panthers, leading 22-5 at halftime. The second 45 minutes was a different...

Shortstop Alex Jones watches a grounder into his glove during Tuesdays 5-4 victory.

Hermsen allows one run, Huskies defeat UW-Milwaukee

By Matt Hopkinson | March 27, 2012

A solid start from Jake Hermsen and timely offense helped NIU men’s baseball defeat UW-Milwaukee 5-4 at Ralph McKinzie Field Tuesday. The Huskies (6-19, 0-3 MAC) were in a hole to begin the game, the Panthers scored (6-15) a run in the top of the first...

Todd Collins might want a few Tom Collins after that performance

By Korey Peterson | October 12, 2010

I will try my hardest to not bash you every week, Lovie Smith.

But why do you have to make it so easy? While the Bears won the game, no one should be proud of a victory over the hapless Panthers that had as many errors as the Bears did.

In post game interviews, Smith said the man he designated to start in place of the injured Jay Cutler, Todd Collins, was "in control early on." Lovie was right about that. I have never seen such artistic form and grace in his handoffs and pitches to Matt Forte.

Caleb Hanie should have started against Carolina. Collins ended up with four interceptions in just 16 pass attempts and a 6.2 passer rating. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz wanted a veteran quarterback to back up Cutler, but it would help if that veteran had the ability to play in the system that emphasizes timing and accuracy such as his.

And with an offensive line as atrocious as the Bears, the quarterback will have to be mobile. At least Hanie can run for his life faster than Collins could have.