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Football loses tough battle

By Patrick Smith | October 17, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies are still winless at home this season after losing to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 34-28 in triple overtime after not capitalizing on two missed field goals by Central late in regulation and overtime.This is only the...

Head Coach Rod Carey

Football falls behind after halftime

By Patrick Smith | October 10, 2016

KALAMAZOO | P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan University Broncos head coach and 2004 NIU Alumnus, notched his first win against his alma mater Saturday as the Broncos defeated NIU 45-30 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The Huskies (1-5, 1-1 Mid-American Conference)...

Senior quarterback looks to lead Huskies

By Patrick Smith | October 10, 2016

DeKALB | Football(1-5, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) has endured its worse five game start to the season since 2007 when they began the season 1-4. This puts the Huskies bowl game bid in jeopardy, but the ray of hope for reaching a bowl game lies in the...

In Focus: Who will win the Super Bowl?

By Northern Star staff | February 5, 2016

The Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Here are the Northern Star staff's predictions for Sunday's big game:Photo Editor Nick BosshartWinner: Carolina Panthers. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton had a dominant season...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...

Breaking Down Ohio

By Patrick Smith | November 19, 2015

Sports writer Patrick Smith breaks down Ohio’s impact players before they face off against the Huskies at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Huskie Stadium. NIU hasn’t lost the last game of a regular season since the 2009-10 season.Quarterback:Senior quarterback...

Breaking down Buffalo

By Patrick Smith | November 5, 2015

Sports writer Patrick Smith breaks down Buffalo’s stand-out players as they prepare for a battle with NIU at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Buffalo, N.Y. The teams last faced off in 2012 when the Huskies defeated the Bulls 45-3.Quarterback:Senior quarterback Joe...

Shane Wimann (35) celebrates a touchdown with fellow receivers Clayton Glasper (81) and Aregeros Turner (22). The Huskies caught four touchdowns in their 49-21 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Huskies gain 3-win streak at Homecoming

By Patrick Smith | October 26, 2015

Football (5-3, 3-1 MAC) throttled Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC) 49-21 in front of 17,000 fans Saturday, earning its third straight victory heading into the last stretch of the season.The Huskies started the game with a five-minute touchdown drive after...

Eastern Michigan Breakdown

By Patrick Smith | October 22, 2015

Sports writer Patrick Smith breaks down key players for the Eagles, who will take on the Huskies at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium. NIU defeated EMU 28-17 when the teams met in 2014 and have beaten them seven straight times.Quarterback:Sophomore...

Huskies take down UNLV 38-30

By Patrick Smith | September 8, 2015

Football (1-0, 0-0 MAC) opened the season Saturday with a win over UNLV (0-1, 0-0 MWC), rallying in the second half of the game to defeat the Rebels 38-30.UNLV opened the game with an immediate strike, scoring on a 64-yard pass from senior quarterback...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies can’t clear final hurdle — again

By Patrick Smith | May 4, 2015

Men’s tennis once again lost in the MAC tournament after winning the regular season championship three times in four years.The Huskies (18-6, 4-1 MAC) were the No. 1 seed in the tournament. They hosted the Buffalo Bulls on April 24 at the West Tennis...

NIU women’s golf: Huskies finish 5th at MAC Championship

By Patrick Smith | April 27, 2015

Women’s golf placed fifth out of 10 teams at the MAC Championship to close out its season.The conference tournament was Friday to Sunday at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. The Huskies finished fifth place (946) at 28 strokes behind the MAC...