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NIU Gymnastics: Huskies want 1st place at MAC Championships

By Steve Shonder | March 19, 2015

Gymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) is headed to the MAC Championships in hopes of bringing home its first conference championship in the program’s history.NIU will take its shot at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kent, Ohio. The Huskies have never finished higher than third...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies knock down school scoring record

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (11-4, 4-2 MAC) set a new school record for team total score Sunday at the Convocation Center, as it scored 195.8. The previous high, 195.65, was reached at the Illinois Classic on March 23, 2003.In breaking the nearly 12-year-old...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies welcome in-state rivals for State of Illinois Classic

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

What’s happeningGymnastics (8-3, 3-2 MAC) will host the State of Illinois Classic 6 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies will compete against the No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini, the Illinois State Redbirds and the Illinois-Chicago Flames.BreakdownAfter...

NIU gymnastics: Busy weekend on horizon for Huskies

By Steve Shonder | February 12, 2015

What's happeningGymnastics (4-1, 2-1 MAC) will face off against the Yale Bulldogs and the Iowa State Cyclones in a tri-meet 7 p.m. Friday at Navy Pier in Chicago as a part of the IGI Chicago Style Meet.The Huskies will then host the Bowling Green Falcons...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies complete comeback

By Steve Shonder | January 26, 2015

What happenedGymnastics (3-0, 1-0 MAC) pulled off a comeback win against the Lindenwood Lady Lions, winning 191.95-191.275 Friday at the Convocation Center to remain undefeated this season.How it happenedThe Huskies started fast on vault as they got solid...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies content at 2-0, seek win vs. Lindenwood

By Steve Shonder | January 22, 2015

With its two-meet homestand coming to a close, gymnastics will need another strong effort to topple its third-straight opponent.The Huskies (2-0, 1-0 MAC) will face off against the Lindenwood Lady Lions (0-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center for...

Senior Meg Piepenbrink performs on the bars in the Huskies’ home opener Friday at the Convocation Center in the meet vs. the Kent State Golden Flashes. At 47.825, bars was the lowest score for the Huskies, who out-scored Kent State on vault and floor en route to a historic home victory.

NIU gymnastics: Huskies capture historic win at home

By Steve Shonder | January 20, 2015

Gymnastics pulled off a win 16 years in the making as it took down the Kent State Golden Flashes in come-from-behind fashion Friday.Heading into the fourth and final event at the Convocation Center, Kent State (0-3, 0-1 MAC) led the Huskies (2-0, 1-0...

NIU gymnastics: Huskies seek historic victory

By Steve Shonder | January 15, 2015

Gymnastics is looking to pull off an upset nearly 16 years in the making in its first meet of the season in DeKalbThe Huskies (1-0) will open the home portion of their schedule against the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-2) 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation...

Gymnastics gets ‘some jitters out’

By Nicholas Ferry | November 23, 2014

Gymnastics’ red squad edged out the black squad Saturday as the team continues building confidence heading into the season.The Huskies held their annual Black/Red Intra Squad meet at the Convocation Center as the red squad outscored the black squad,...

Gymnastics opens competition with Black/Red Intra Squad

By Nicholas Ferry | November 19, 2014

Gymnastics looks to build off its fourth-place finish in the 2014 MAC Championships as it heads into the 2015 season.NIU will host the Black/Red Intra Squad meet 6 p.m. Saturday at Victor E. Court. Head coach Sam Morreale has high expectations although...

A render of an overhauled Huskie Stadium.

NIU athletics facilities to get $138M upgrades

By Frank Gogola | November 3, 2014

Huskie Stadium and its athletic facilities will see overhauls to the tune of an estimated $138 million as part of Athletic Director Sean Frazier’s Facility Master Plan.The facilities overhauls will be privately funded through donors and supporters,...

Stepp, Gotlund falter at Regionals

By Steve Shonder | April 6, 2014

Gymnastics’ season came to an end Saturday when senior Kim Gotlund and junior Amanda Stepp failed to advance to the NCAA Championship.Gotlund was an all-around individual competitor, and Stepp was an individual competitor on floor at the Fayetteville...