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New leaders ensure consistency

By Morgan Fink | January 17, 2017

DeKALB — Leaders of the Division of Student Affairs will oversee the department as the search continues for a permanent replacement of former Vice President Eric Weldy.Weldy, who left NIU Jan. 1 after accepting the position of vice chancellor of student...

Four wrestlers get on podium at Michigan State Open

By Danny Albers | November 3, 2014

Wrestling’s freshmen and sophomore competitors, as well as the upperclassmen, showed a lot of promise Sunday at the Michigan State Open.In an open that holds a tournament for both upperclassmen and freshmen and sophomores, the Huskies placed four wrestlers...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Huskies topple Big Ten’s Purdue, 55-24

By Brian Earle | September 30, 2013

With its dominating victory over the Boilermakers (1-4), the Huskies (4-0) earned their second dog bone of the season and became the first team in MAC history to defeat two Big 10 teams in the same regular season.Football put together its best all-around...

NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher has scheduled many non-conference games, including NIUs 2009 upset victory over the Purdue Boilermakers.

Breaking down Purdue

By Brian Earle | September 25, 2013

For the first time in NIU history, the Huskies (3-0) will look to add two dog bones to the boneyard when they take on Purdue (1-3) Saturday.The Huskies’ first dog bone came in the first week of the season when they defeated Iowa. This is the Huskies’...

Women’s tennis to face Chicago State Cougars

By Thomas Hiley III | February 20, 2013

After being away for five straight matches, the women’s tennis teams will be returning home this weekend with the Chicago State Cougars (3-8) coming into town. The Huskies are coming off a fantastic 3-0 weekend with victories coming against Indiana...

Division II Parkside UW defeats NIU

By Katie Leb | November 11, 2010

It took a re-jump to get the season started, but the NIU Huskie women have officially begun their 2010-11 campaign. Though Ebony Ellis won the tip off, the Huskies would lose to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Wednesday night in their only exhibition...