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At 8 p.m. Friday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will be host to Gaelic Storm, a Celtic style band. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gaelic Storm band play Egyptian Theatre Friday

By Daniel Massa, Lifestlye Writer | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – At 8:00 p.m. Friday, the Celtic band Gaelic Storm, well-known for their music in the 1997 “Titanic” film, will be performing live at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band founded in 1996 by Patrick Murphy...

Men’s golf: Huskies head to MAC Championships in Ohio

By Steve Shonder | May 1, 2015

Men's golf has had a lot of practice beating MAC teams in the spring season; now that success gets put to the test.The Huskies are headed to the MAC Championships Friday at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club in Chardon, Ohio. They'll play 36 holes Friday and...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies head to Liberty Spring Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 10, 2015

Men’s golf will take a shot at a third-straight top-five finish this weekend, going up against big-name schools.The Huskies will be competing in the Liberty Spring Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Amherst, Va. They’ll face off with the Liberty...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies head to FAU Slomin Autism Invitational

By Steve Shonder | March 27, 2015

Men’s golf is taking its talent to Florida where it will try to nail down another top-five finish.The Huskies will take part in the FAU Slomin Autism Invitational beginning Friday and ending Sunday at Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla. They’ll...

Junior men’s golfer Jordan Wetsch lines up a putt during the Northern Intercollegiate in September. Wetsch notched his best finish of the season Tuesday at the Sagamore Fall Preview, securing a tied-for-fifth-place finish out of 74 golfers.

Men’s golf closes out strong

By Steve Shonder | October 14, 2014

Men’s golf saved its best for last, wrapping up fall play with its first top-three finish since it picked up second place Feb. 23, 2013, at the Forest Hills Intercollegiate.The Huskies (289, 301, 590) finished third out of 14 teams Tuesday at the Sagamore...

Men’s golf preps for final fall tourney

By Steve Shonder | October 12, 2014

Men’s golf is looking to wrap up the fall season by picking up more momentum.The Huskies will travel to the Sagamore Fall Preview Monday and Tuesday in Noblesville, Ind. MAC rival Ball State hosts the tournament at the Sagamore Golf Club, which will...

Men’s golf posts 9th-place finish

By Steve Shonder | October 7, 2014

Men’s golf got the best ninth-place finish it could hope for thanks to strong second-round performances Monday.The Huskies (314, 291, 299, 904) finished the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Erin, Wis., in ninth place Tuesday. They were just one stroke...

Men’s golf finishes in last

By Steve Shonder | September 21, 2014

Men’s golf failed to stay out of last place for the second tournament in a row.Over the weekend, the Huskies (314, 320, 315, 949) finished 15th out of 15 teams at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind. No. 6 Illinois (285, 287, 287, 859) won...

5 minutes with… Patrick Murphy

By Steve Shonder | September 16, 2014

Men’s golf freshman Patrick Murphy is learning the nuances of the collegiate golf game on the fly after being a three-time state qualifier at Oak Park and River Forest High School.At the Northern Intercollegiate Sept. 5 to 7, Murphy finished 24 strokes...

Head coach Tom Porten (left) and freshman golfer Patrick Murphy (right) survey a hole at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove over the weekend. The Huskies finished in last place at the Northern Intercollegiate, and Murphy carded an (80, 75, 85, 240) in the three-day tournament.

Men’s golf finishes last in opener

By Steve Shonder | September 7, 2014

Men’s golf’s season got off to a rough start as the team landed in last place at the Northern Intercollegiate.The Huskies’ (315, 314, 317, 946) poor first round left them in too deep a hole to climb out of at the tournament, which was held Friday-Sunday...

More experienced roster to carry men’s golf

By Steve Shonder | September 3, 2014

Men’s golf is ready to kick off its season with a challenging tournament on its home course.The Huskies will host the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove starting with a practice round today before continuing with tournament...