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Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

Paulina Castro

Top 5 athletes – Nov. 1 to Dec. 9

By Tom Burton | December 11, 2017

The stats are based on games, meets and matches that occurred from Nov. 1 to Dec. 9. If you feel there are student athletes left off or who deserve to be on the list or included in upcoming weeks, tweet us @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.5. Paulina Castro,...

Huskies cruise past Eastern Illinois

By Eddie Garcia | November 13, 2017

DeKALB — It was a memorable start for the women’s basketball team, as the Huskies began their season with a 93-64 win Friday over Eastern Illinois University.The Huskies shot 53.8 percent from the field, as they continued their fast-paced offense...

Huskies dominate Benedictine in Exhibition

By Eddie Garcia | November 6, 2017
Freshman guard Gabby Nikitinaite (right) dribbles past Eagles junior guard Casey Williams (left) in the Huskies’ 96-28 win Saturday against Benedictine. NIU will open its season 6 p.m. Friday against Eastern Illinois.
On right: Senior guard Ally Lehman hugs freshman guard Paulina Castro after a recent game. Castro was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma over winter break and her team and coaches have shown great support for her. 

Shaven heads and purple ribbons: How a team is rallying behind a friend in need

By Eddie Garcia | January 17, 2017

DeKALB — Rather than being able to focus on her time with friends and family, the holiday break marked the beginning of something bigger for Paulina Castro, women’s freshman guard.Prior to break, Castro was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form...