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2021 was the year of Huskie Football. We took home the MAC 2021 Championship trophy after snatching a 41-23 victory over Kent State.


By Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor | January 16, 2022

2021 began as a year of compromise but soon caught steam towards the end of the summer. NIU athletics and student engagement on campus shined through the Fall. Here is a gallery with some of the highlights of 2021!  

Women’s tennis continues losing steak, falls twice over weekend

By Thomas Hiley | April 14, 2013

It was another tough weekend for the women’s tennis team (14-8, 0-6 MAC), as it comes off two losses from the Toledo Rockets (8-11, 2-4 MAC) and Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-12, 3-3 MAC) to make it the Huskies’ sixth straight loss in conference play....

Members of the NIU gymnastics team congratulate each other after posting high scores at the meet against Eastern Michigan University on March 1.

Women’s gymnastics can continue success next season

By Matt Hopkinson | March 25, 2013

With the culmination of the gymnastics season Saturday at Western Michigan, there are factors that are good and bad for the future of the NIU squad. Obviously, the first problem is NIU losing two seniors. Marisa Liptak is one of the highest scoring members...

RS Junior Antone Christian drives into the lane in the game on March 2 against Central Michigan University.

Men’s basketball season recap

By Brian Earle | March 19, 2013

Men’s basketball did not have the kind of season it would have liked to. The Huskies (5-25, 3-13 MAC) won the same number of games they did last season overall and in conference play. After managing to advance to the second round of the MAC tournament...

Women’s basketball season recap

By Jacob Onak | March 19, 2013

There is no question that it was a tough season for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, but the women’s basketball team really had its back against the wall at the end of the season. The Huskies ended the season with a 7-23 overall record...

Women’s gymnastics season wraps on a sour note

By Matt Hopkinson | March 18, 2013

The women’s gymnastics did not end the regular season in the fashion it would have liked. The Huskies had been on a run of four consecutive 194 scores, but came up with back-to-back 192s to finish the regular meet schedule. All that awaits the team...

Men’s basketball puts an end to a tough season

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2013

Year one of the Mark Montgomery era as NIU men’s basketball’s head coach didn’t get off to a good start, and year two was no different. The Huskies (5-25, 3-13 MAC) suffered their seventh consecutive 20-loss season. This is their second 20-loss...