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Volleyball heads into ‘very big weekend’

By Rhema Rhea | October 22, 2014

Volleyball (15-7, 8-0 MAC) embarks on its final road trip of the regular season with a pair of games in Ohio this weekend.The Huskies visit the Kent State Golden Flashes 6 p.m. Friday in Kent, Ohio, and then take on the Ohio Bobcats 4 p.m. Saturday in...

Rose, Bulls to bloom in 2014-15 season

By Rhema Rhea | October 20, 2014

The Chicago Bulls seem to have found their footing with the preseason wrapping up and the regular season right around the corner.A roster that has a nice mixture of returnees and new faces may prove to be a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference....

Volleyball halfway to MAC perfection

By Rhema Rhea | October 19, 2014

Volleyball (15-7, 8-0 MAC) reached a perfect eight wins in eight tries with weekend triumphs over Akron and Buffalo.The victories increased NIU’s lead atop the MAC West standings to two games over Ball State.Friday, the Huskies took care of the Akron...

Top 3 runners shine in Peoria 6K

By Rhema Rhea | October 19, 2014

Cross country continued to get solid performances out of its top two runners and had a surprise third runner rise to the occasion over the weekend.The Huskies took 12th place out of 32 teams Friday at the Bradley Classic in Peoria.Freshman Kelsey Hildreth,...

Senior outside hitter Mackenzie Roddy (11) prepares to spike the ball Sept. 26 against the Toledo Rockets at Victor E. Court. The Huskies will face Akron and Buffalo, of the MAC East, this weekend in DeKalb.

Volleyball looks east to defend streak

By Rhema Rhea | October 15, 2014

Volleyball (13-7, 6-0 MAC) will get a second taste of the MAC East Division when it hosts Akron and Buffalo over the weekend.The Huskies will take the floor against the Akron Zips 7 p.m. Friday and will face the Buffalo Bulls 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Victor...

Cross country heads to familiar territory

By Rhema Rhea | October 15, 2014

The 6K portion of cross country’s schedule begins this weekend.The Huskies will participate in the 28th annual Bradley Classic 4 p.m. Friday in Peoria. The event, hosted by the Bradley Braves, will showcase top talent from across the country. This fall...

Women’s golf looks to finish fall ‘strong’

By Rhema Rhea | October 15, 2014

Women’s golf will close its fall schedule with its first match play tournament of the season.The Huskies will partake in the Hoosier Fall Invitational 7 a.m. Friday to Sunday in Noblesville, Ind.When NIU last saw action, Oct. 4-5 at the Diane Thomason...

5 minutes with… Lena Gautier

By Rhema Rhea | October 14, 2014

Sophomore women’s golfer Lena Gautier notched her highest finish of her Huskie career when she tied for first place out of 75 golfers Oct. 4-5 at the Diane Thomason Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.Gautier, of La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, was the first...

Hildreth explodes onto scene at NIU

By Rhema Rhea | October 13, 2014

Cross country’s Kelsey Hildreth has gotten off to a record-smashing start in her freshman campaign in DeKalb.Hildreth, born and raised 45 minutes from DeKalb in Byron, began her career at NIU in historic fashion, shattering the program’s 5K mark (18:07.81)...

Volleyball rages on in MAC

By Rhema Rhea | October 12, 2014

Volleyball has extended it conference-opening winning streak to six games, which marks NIU’s best start to MAC play since 1984.The Huskies (13-7, 6-0 MAC) won a five-set thriller against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (26-24, 25-15, 19-25, 24-26, 15-10)...

Volleyball hopes for perfect trip

By Rhema Rhea | October 8, 2014

Volleyball will put its perfect MAC record — its best start to conference play since 1997 — on the line against a pair of Michigan teams this weekend.The Huskies (11-7, 4-0 MAC) take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles (11-7, 2-2 MAC) 6 p.m. Friday in...

Austin excels with emphasis on volleyball

By Rhema Rhea | October 6, 2014

Volleyball is off to its best conference start since 1997, and sophomore outside hitter T’ara Austin’s insertion into the starting lineup has been a key piece to the team’s early MAC wins.During the Huskies’ recent three-game conference homestand,...