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huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012
NIU women's track and field won 11 events at the IWU Invitational. The Huskies went on record-breaking binge as they broke six meet, five track and two program records."The ladies continue to impress me with their competitive effort," said NIU coach Connie Teaberry in a press release. "Compared to last year, we doubled our first-place finishes, which shows improvement. We are definitely heading in the right direction."For the 4x200 relay team, NIU's Janay Mitchell took part in the record setting day, as she broke her own record with a time in 7.55 in the 60 meters and took first place.Mitchell's teammate, Chanel Kellyman, finished right behind her with a time of 7.65.In the 200 meters event, Mitchell was one of the five Huskies to finish in the top six places, setting a new record time with 25.03. Following Mitchell was Kellyman (second place 25.25), Rasheta Butler (third 25.37), Roneisha Frye (fourth 25.95) and Megan Gregory (sixth 26.01).The trio of Gregory, Frye and Jenelle McCalla helped NIU finish with the top three spots in the 60 hurdles. Gregory took first place with a time of 8.77, while Frye and McCalla finished in second and third, respectively.NIU's next event will be the Iowa State Classic from Feb. 10-11. Women's tennis defeats SIU Edwardsville A doubles victory ended up being the deciding factor as NIU women's tennis defeated SIU Edwardsville 4-3.In singles play, the Huskies split with SIU Edwardsville 3-3. NIU's Sara McLaughlin took home the top spot in singles play, as she defeated Kali Donner with scores of 6-1 and 6-3.The doubles tandems of McLaughlin/Emily Rodgers and Arantza De La Torre/Mary Malkin blanked their opponents 8-0. Nelle Youel and Haley Dekkinga helped seal the victory for the Huskies with an 8-5 win over SIU Edwardsville.    
Better late than never: Harnish drafted as Mr. Irrelevant

Better late than never: Harnish drafted as Mr. Irrelevant

By Jimmy Johnson | April 29, 2012

It was an unusual homecoming in Bluffton, Ind. for Chandler Harnish this weekend. The former NIU quarterback didn’t head home for a family party, or to see an old friend. It was the NFL Draft, and Harnish wanted to spend this important moment in his...

Huskies show their stuff at NIU Pro Day

By Jerry Burnes | March 18, 2012

NIU wide receiver Nathan Palmer said what was on everyone’s mind at NIU pro day March 9. “Sign me up. Sign me up, coach,” he said after making a string of impressive catches. For Huskies looking to make their NFL dreams come true, pro day was the...

Associated Press- West quarterback Chandler Harnish, of Northern
Illinois University, runs three yards for a touchdown against the
East during the second quarter of the East-West Shrine Classic NCAA
college football game on Saturday Jan. 21, 2012, in St. Petersburg,

Five former Huskies showcase talents in post-season games

By Brian Belford | January 23, 2012

For five former NIU football players, the culmination of their college careers happened over the weekend in three different postseason college football games.Senior outside linebacker Jordan Delegal played for the North team in the Battle of Florida All...

Nine NIU football players recieve academic honors

Nine NIU football players recieve academic honors

By Tony Osborne | January 17, 2012

With MAC Championship and Bowl victories already under their belt, nine NIU football players added more to their resume by receiving All-MAC Academic honors. "Obviously to be the conference champs on the field and then to represent the MAC...

Hungry to be a Huskie

By Tony Osborne | October 26, 2011

Growing up just down the road in Geneva, Pat Schiller's desire to be a part of the NIU football program started at an early age. "He really wanted to be a Huskie," said NIU linebackers coach Tom Matukewicz. "Pat really embodies our program." Schiller's...

Key player: Pat Schiller

By Tony Osborne | October 5, 2011

It is no secret that the NIU defense has struggled so far this season.Huskies middle linebacker Pat Schiller will be looking to dominate the Kent State offense this season, spring-boarding the defense into the second half of its season.“We each have...

Delegal, Schiller look to lead linebackers

By Tony Osborne | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | With the absence of the three starting linebackers from 2010, a few seniors have stepped up to fill the positions for the 2011 football season.Former Huskie linebacker Alex Kube graduated, Tyrone Clark is sitting out the year due to personal...

Huskies summer conditioning works on all aspects of the game to prepare players for the new season

By Jasmine Willett | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | NIU football has been under construction preparing for the 2011 season, with its opener against Army only two months away."It is going to be really cool playing a service academy," said Huskie right tackle Keith Otis. "They just have a different...

NIU linebacker Pat Schiller (left) had multiple knee surgeries, and has returned to give the linebacking corps some needed depth.

Schiller finds a leg to stand on

By Andrew Singer | November 16, 2010

Sitting in his pickup truck on an April afternoon last semester, Pat Schiller stared into space, wondering when he would be able to play football again. While spring 2010 classes were finishing up, the Huskies were engaged in their annual spring practices....