Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

NIU redshirt senior tight end Liam Soraghan turns upfield after catching a pass from freshman quarterback Nevan Cremascoli in the first quarter of the Huskies Nov. 16 football game against the Miami University RedHawks. NIU Football has announced multiple additions to its lineup for the upcoming season. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU football releases full 2023 schedule

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – The Mid-American Conference has released NIU football’s 2023 schedule, featuring their homecoming opponent, the Ohio University Bobcats.  The Huskies’ first four games on the schedule all feature opponents outside of the MAC. NIU will...

Wrestling vs. SIUE

NIU wrestling releases 2022-23 schedule

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 12, 2022
NIU wrestling announced its 2022-23 season schedule which includes trips to Indiana and California.

Away games are crucial in tennis

By Thomas Hiley III | March 26, 2013

When it comes to playing at home and playing away, most people think the only difference is being home you have the crowd advantage, but that isn’t the only thing. When it comes to having to go to an away match there’s a lot of things that have to...

NIU’s 2013 football schedule is disappointing

By Matt Hopkinson | March 5, 2013

The football program is coming off its most successful run in school history, repeating as MAC champions and earning the first BCS game in MAC history but the 2013 season schedule seems less than desirable, especially considering what happened over winter...

There’s no place like home

By Kayla Nebel | October 1, 2012

After coughing up my weight’s worth of mucus and being curled up at home on a couch for six days, returning back to the dorm life was something I was looking forward to. I felt the warm feeling of coming home to a loving community and a fantastic room...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online classes are a necessity for some NIU students

By Kiara Herring | September 13, 2011

As of lately, I realized how ridiculously long my days are becoming. I'm on campus by 9 a.m., stuck in classes until 4 p.m., and ambushed by countless meetings and extra-curricular activities that usually keep me on campus until 9 or 10 p.m. Most days...

NIUs semester schedule works just fine

NIU’s semester schedule works just fine

By Jack Baker | April 27, 2011

There are a number of colleges that employ a trimester schedule as opposed to the semester schedule (which NIU uses). While some people may want to switch, I don't see any benefit that would come from it.Knox College in Galesburg, IL uses a trimester...