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FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Huskies remember Kobe “the Mamba” Bryant

By Jarrett Huff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — Kobe Bryant impacted an entire generation. While he was trying to “be like Mike,” the kids watching were trying to be like Kobe. Some of those kids have continued to play the game he loved beyond their childhood years, and Bryant remains...

Sophomore guard Trendon Hankerson pulls up for a 3-point shot attempt during the Huskies´ home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Six-match win streak ends with a mens basketball loss to the Gaels

By Mike Knapp | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team headed to the west coast for the first time since 1997 for a two-game California swing, but they won’t be bringing back an extension of their six-game winning streak with them.The Huskies first game on the trip...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Senior guard Myia Starks awaits at the top of the key Nov. 5 during NIUs home loss to Harvard at the Convocation Center.

Huskies struggle in third quarter after halftime lead, fall to Purdue on the road

By Quentin Wilson | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s basketball fell short of an upset Sunday against Purdue University, losing 68-63. The Boilermakers scored 21 points in the third quarter to gain control of the game after a halftime lead by the Huskies.NIU was led by redshirt senior...

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, wins the edge on a run Tuesday during NIUs home loss against Eastern Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison crosses 1,000-yard mark on the season, 84-yards behind Hammock in all-time rushing list

By Mike Knapp | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — It’s been a mix of good days and bad days for the football team this season.An inconsistent 2019 saw another check mark go into the ‘bad days’ column Tuesday when the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan University by a score of 45-17.The...

Sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket Monday during NIUs 65-48 victory against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

Defense and depth key to men’s basketball’s success this season

By Jarrett Huff | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball has been on a tear lately, winning its last three games in four days, against Coppin State University, Rockford University and Longwood University. The team’s defense and depth have been the brightest over the three-game...

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIUs exhibition match against Drake University.

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

By Jarrett Huff | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team,...

Blizzard announces new video games including ‘Overwatch 2’

By Jacob Roushia | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – Activison-Blizzard announced several video games at their annual Blizzcon convention Nov. 1 and 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Blizzard was celebrating a few milestones this year because it’s the 25th and 15th...

Chess should be a core subject in schools

By Anthony Parlogean | October 6, 2019

“Chess is engaging, challenging and it stimulates [the] brain,” associate professor of counseling Scott Wickman said. “In addition to that, chess is a parallel to life.”Chess is more than a game – it is a valuable tool that can be used in life,...

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