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Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers stands in the pocket Saturday after throwing to a receiver during an eventual 27-24 loss against Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Mallory Cup stays in Oxford as Huskies fall to Miami–Ohio

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

Huskie defends waits for the RedHawks’ snap Saturday during an eventual 27-24  loss to Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Lisa CarlsenHead Coach

Guards provide spark in Huskies win

By Eddie Garcia | January 22, 2017

Lisa Carlsen

Head Coach

Ray GoodenHead Coach

Volleyball loses 1st match since September

By Danielle Brown | October 31, 2016

Volleyball splits weekend matchesOXFORD, Ohio | The Huskies suffered their first loss since Sept. 10 on Saturday against the Miami University RedHawks.NIU had won 14 consecutive matches, including a 11-0 start to Mid-American Conference play, but both...

Then-junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay dives into the endzone for a touchdown on Saturday against Ball State. Golladay leads all Huskies in receiving, catching 34 passes for 529 yards and three touchdowns. (Northern Star File Photo)

Football back on the road to face Miami (Ohio)

By Patrick Smith | October 15, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) will face off against Miami (Ohio) (1-5) after winning its first game in four weeks last weekend against Ball State.The Huskies remain winless on the road through six games this year, posing an 0-3 record thus far. All three of...

Miami (Ohio) Breakdown

By Thomas Hiley | October 15, 2015

Sports writer Thomas Hiley breaks down the key players for the Redhawks as they face off against the Huskies at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio. NIU won the last matchup between the teams in 2014, taking home a 51-41 win.QuarterbackRedshirt senior...

Freshman forward Kate Sanfilippo hops over a defender in an Oct. 9 game against Akron. The Zips went on to win the game 2-1, giving the Huskies a four-game losing streak.

Women’s soccer still fighting

By Raven Boyd | October 15, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11, 1-5 MAC) will face off against MAC-leading Ball State (10-2-2, 6-0 MAC) and Miami (Ohio) (9-4, 5-1 MAC) this weekend.Ball StateThe Cardinals are 6-0 in conference play for the first time in program history and will enter this weekend...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies face Big Ten, MAC opponents at Boilermaker Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 17, 2015

Men's golf will try to get momentum in its last tournament before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will get their shot in the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette,...

Mens Basketball

Men’s Basketball

By Gavin Weaver | November 25, 2014

Sophomore guard Aaric Armstead (23) goes up for a dunk Thursday at the Convocation Center in the game against the Idaho Vandals. The Huskies hit the road for the first time this season when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes, of the Big Ten, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa.

Football redeemed at home

By Ryan Simpson | October 19, 2014

Football’s offense emerged from its three-game hibernation, posting its second-high offensive output of the season at its weekend game.The Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC) defeated the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (1-7, 1-3 MAC), 51-41, Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The...

Women’s basketball loses to the Redhawks

By Bob Kreider | February 3, 2013

The Miami Redhawks’ seniors proved to be too much for the NIU women’s basketball team, leading to a 51-65 loss at the Convocation Center on Sunday. NIU (5-16, 0-8 MAC) lost its ninth straight game to a Miami (14-7, 6-2 MAC) team that has a starting...

Women’s soccer to play last home games against Miami (Ohio), Ball State

By Ed Reitveld | October 11, 2012

NIU women’s soccer concludes the home portion of its regular-season schedule with a pair of games against Miami (Ohio) and Ball State this weekend. The Huskies (6-5-2, 2-2-2 MAC) are coming off a weekend split against Bowling Green and Central Michigan....

 Singles #1 - April 27, 2012 vs. Akron

Women’s tennis fails to advance past first round of MAC Championships

By Mike Romor | April 29, 2012

NIU hosted the women’s tennis MAC Championships over the weekend, but the Huskies failed to advance past the first round. Going up against the eventual winners of the tournament, Akron, NIU lost 4-0. NIU came into the season trying to rebound from a...