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Wrestling takes first conference win in Purdue Duals, takes two of three matchups

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — Winning two of three matchups isn’t bad for the wrestling team, who came out of the Purdue Duals with a 4-2 overall record, and its first win in Mid-American Conference play, on Sunday.The Huskies won their conference matchup with Clarion...

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...

Women’s basketball leads Big-10 foe at the half

By Quentin Wilson | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies currently hold a 35-30 lead at halftime on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana against Purdue University.Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods leads the Huskies in points, with all nine coming from beyond the three point arc. Sophomore...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods shoots over two Harvard University opponents Nov. 5 during NIUs loss to the Crimson 59-53 at the Convocation Center.

Redbirds thaw Huskie comeback in women’s basketball loss to Illinois State

By Justin Kelley | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team came up a possession short Wednesday against Illinois State University, losing 69-66.The loss snipped NIU’s chance of keeping a three-winning streak, and now sit 2-1 in their current seven road-game stretch. NIU...

NIU freshman Kishona McCray leaping over a hurdle during the 100-meter Friday afternoon at the Huskie Classic. Isiah Jacobs | Northern Star

Track team competes at Grand Valley

By Maddie Barrett | December 10, 2018

DeKALB — The track team traveled Friday to Allendale, Michigan, to compete in the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open. Although the weather is cooling off outside, the team is heating up inside on the track.In her first meet of the season, senior...

Huskie wrestlers look strong against weekend competition, fall to ranked Purdue

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

Wrestling looked to follow up its strong performance from the Huskie Duals last weekend at the NIU Duals Saturday. This weekend, the Huskies (5-1) battled their way to a record of 2-1 against Calumet College of St. Joseph, Loras College and No. 23 nationally...

Wrestling hosts second set of duals this weekend

By Ed Rietveld | November 14, 2012

This weekend, NIU wrestling hosts its second straight weekend of meet action in the NIU duals. The Huskies (3-0) swept Tiffin University 36-3, South Dakota State University 26-12 and registered their first win over a Big Ten opponent since 2009 when they...