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Top 5 Athletes April 27-May 5

Top 5 Athletes April 27-May 5

By Scott A. Nicol | May 8, 2017

5. Junior softball infielder Bekah HarnishHarnish dropped out of the April 27 edition of the Top 5 Athletes after being No. 1 in the April 10 edition of Top 5.She dropped out of the Top 5, not so much because of her performance, but because other student-athletes,...

NIU announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

NIU announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

By Courtesy NIU Media Services | May 1, 2017

DeKALB — Sean T. Frazier, associate vice president and athletic director, unveiled the five former Huskie student-athletes and one coach and administrator who were inducted into the 2017 NIU Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Victor E. Ball at...

 

Top 3 4/20 friendly athletes

By Scott A. Nicol | April 20, 2017

DeKALB — Marijuana is either decriminalized or legal for medicinal use in 28 states and the District of Columbia, but the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB all have yet to acclimate to the times, and continue to ban the substance — even though they allow pain...

Men’s basketball staff sees shake up

By Scott A. Nicol | April 13, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team had three coaches leave or not have their contracts renewed as the team continues to change.Assistant Coaches Lou Dawkins and Jason Larson have left the program, Jeremy Reid, men’s basketball media services spokesperson...

Baseball loses big at home

By Scott A. Nicol | April 13, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team struggled Tuesday against the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames, as it lost 17-3.“We need to forget about this game and get ready for the weekend series against Kent State,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis, according...

Northern Star Press Box

Northern Star Press Box

By Jay Ibarra | April 11, 2017

Listen as baseball players Tommy Hook and Joe Hawks discuss playing at Camelback Ranch, the home of the Chicago White Sox spring training, helping out Southside communities, Mid-American Conference play and more.Hosted by Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol...

Top 5 Athletes

Top 5 Athletes

By Scott A. Nicol | April 10, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred after 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and before 5 p.m. Sunday. If you feel there are student-athletes left off who deserve to be on the list or in upcoming weeks, tweet us at @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.Top...

Baseball gets shut out

By Scott A. Nicol | April 5, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team was shutout for the first time in 28 games this season when it lost to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers 2-0 Tuesday.This marked the third consecutive loss for the Huskies (8-20, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) and...

On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.

Northern Star Press Box feat. Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod

By Northern Star Staff | April 3, 2017

On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.Hosts: Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol and Assistant Sports Editor Tom Burton.Produced...

Gymnastics end season at NCAA Regionals

Gymnastics end season at NCAA Regionals

By Scott A. Nicol | April 3, 2017

DeKALB — The gymnastics team ended its historic season Saturday at the NCAA Regionals in Fayetville, Arkansas with junior Ashley Potts coming .025 total points short of making it to NCAA Nationals.“Ashley had a great meet [Saturday],” said Head...

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

By Associated Press | April 2, 2017

The Chicago Cubs successfully ended the longest championship drought — 108 years — in any major sport this past season.They have looked strong during spring training with the likes of prospects Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, Jr. coming on strong and giving...

MLB season preview

MLB season preview

By Scott A. Nicol | March 30, 2017

Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol predicts who will win each division in baseball, the wild card winners and the World Series matchup. Predictions are based on offseason moves, current roster talent and possible trades. It’s the most wonderful time of the...

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