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Volleyball needs to improve on ‘technical things’

By Rhema Rhea | September 1, 2014

Volleyball dropped two straight games to finish its first weekend of play 1-2 after starting the season with a bang in the opener.PresbyterianFriday, the Huskies opened the 2014 season with a win against the Presbyterian Blue Hose in four sets (25-8,...

Volleyball serves up 4-team tourney

By Rhema Rhea | August 27, 2014

Volleyball will dig into the season this weekend when the Huskies host the NIU Invitational at Victor E. Court in the Convocation Center.The Huskies will host the Presbyterian Blue Hose 7 p.m. Friday, the Colorado Buffaloes noon Saturday and the Northwestern...

Cross country prepped for nighttime race

By Rhema Rhea | August 27, 2014

Cross country will hit the course for the first time Friday when it performs under the lights of the NIU Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.The two-mile race will begin at 8 p.m. with a battle between the Huskies, the Northwestern Wildcats and the DePaul...

Redshirt Mary Grace Kelly rady to spike the ball Sep. 4 against Western Illinois.

Five minutes with … Mary Grace Kelly

By Rhema Rhea | August 26, 2014

Mary Grace Kelly, volleyball sophomore outside hitter, spent her summer playing volleyball in Europe, where she worked on improving her skills to gear up for another year with the Huskies.Kelly became the 10th Huskie since 2005 to compete internationally...

Veterans to carry volleyball early on

By Rhema Rhea | August 24, 2014

Volleyball heads into the season with starters who are set to begin play.Following a 19-13 overall record, including a 10-6 record in MAC play, a season ago, the Huskies are returning 10 letter-winners and four starters.“I think on both ends our team...

Track and field seeks solid finish

By Rhema Rhea | May 4, 2014

Track and field will look to continue its record-breaking season as it winds down the year with the Wisconsin Open and the MAC Championships.While graduation ceremonies take place in DeKalb, the Huskies will compete at the Wisconsin Open in Madison, Wis....

No. 8 Athlete of the Year: Claudette Day

By Rhema Rhea | April 28, 2014

Freshman Claudette Day clocks in at Sports’ No. 8 athlete of 2013-2014 because of her record-breaking performances.Day joined track and field just weeks before classes began in January but has contributed multiple event titles and has put her name into...

Track smashes records

By Rhema Rhea | April 27, 2014

In its busiest and most competitive weekend this season, track and field put up solid marks — including record-breaking performances — across the board.Athletes were spread out Tuesday to Saturday between three meets: the Hillsdale Gina Relays in...

Track headed to 3 meets

By Rhema Rhea | April 23, 2014

Track and field will look to build on its spring success during its second-to-last tuneup before the MAC Championships.The Huskies will compete at the Penn Relays today to Saturday in Philadelphia while also sending runners to the Hillsdale GINA Relays...

Women’s golf heads to MAC Championship

By Rhema Rhea | April 23, 2014

Women’s golf is headed into the postseason as it travels to The Hawthorns Golf Club in Fishers, Ind., for the MAC Championships, hosted by Ball State.The Huskies’ regular season came to an end at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational April 12 and...

Bickham is new track star

By Rhema Rhea | April 21, 2014

Freshman thrower Tyra Bickham wanted to pursue a college basketball career, but her decision to switch to track has paid off since an appearance at the MAC Indoor Championships.During her time at Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Mo., Bickham...

Track and field finds stride over weekend

By Rhema Rhea | April 20, 2014

Track and field delivered on high expectations with multiple personal bests, nine event titles and multiple qualifiers for the MAC Outdoor Championships.The Huskies started their weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday in Walnut, Calif. Saturday, they competed...