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Rugby: New players will have to step into ‘big roles’

By James Cantagallo | September 4, 2013

The men’s rugby team finished its first ever season in Division 1-AA with an impressive regular season record of 7-1 last year.The Huskies ended their season at the National Playoffs in April, finishing ranked in the top 10. This season they are looking...

NIU men’s hockey falls to Fighting Illini, Rugby overpowers Northwestern

By Ed Rietveld | October 16, 2011

NIU's Division II men's hockey dropped a pair of games against Illinois this weekend. On Friday night, the Huskies (2-3-1) lost 4-2 against the Fighting Illini (5-2-1). NIU's nine penalties were the main reason for its defeat. NIU senior captain Mike...

Rugby earns highest ranking in 43 years

By Ed Reitveld | September 27, 2011

DeKALB | NIU's Men Rugby received its highest ranking in the programs 43 year history recently.The Huskies ranked No. 24 in the nation after last season, but they've trumped that placement.NIU rugby vice president Ryan Dertinger said the team moved up...

NIU Rugby defeats Loyola 76-5

By Ed Rietveld | September 11, 2011

The NIU rugby team started its 2011 season with a 76-5 victory on the road over Loyola Saturday. Huskies rugby president Pat Kathan said it took the Huskies a little while to get going on Saturday afternoon. "It started a little slow in the beginning...

Rugby starts season with alumni weekend and hockey adds a second team

By Ed Rietveld | August 23, 2011

Men's rugby ready to start season After going 6-0 last year in regular season play and 1-1 in the playoffs, the NIU men's rugby team is ready to start its 2011 season.The Huskies return 12 of 15 players from last season, giving them a chance for another...

Without scholarships, club sports must get creative in recruiting talent

By Korey Peterson | November 11, 2010

Varsity sports on campus have it pretty easy when it comes to recruiting. When a potential student-athlete is offered a chance to play a sport that he or she loves in the NCAA and receive a college education, this is an easy decision for most graduating...

NIU rugby closes out fall season

By Korey Peterson | November 3, 2010

The NIU women’s rugby club recently finished up its Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) season.The women were 5-2 in the regular season after winning the last four. The record earned the Huskies a No. 2 seed in USA Rugby’s Midwest playoffs this...

Club teams prepare to start fall seasons

By Korey Peterson | September 9, 2010

Each week, the Northern Star will keep you updated on the latest happenings in club sports. Here are the fall season previews for some of NIU's teams that you may not know about: Waterski and Wakeboard ‘09 Result: DNQ for Regionals Next: 9/11 Hawkeye...

NIU women’s rugby looks to avenge last season’s loss

By Korey Peterson | September 1, 2010

NIU club sports will kick off this weekend as the women's rugby team heads to NIU's polar opposite, Southern Illinois University, for a tournament. After making it to the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) Cup Championship game last fall and losing...