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Brothers build wrestling legacy at NIU

Brothers build wrestling legacy at NIU

By Rick Green | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — Competing with an older sibling is not a simple thing to do, especially when the older brother accomplished over 80 wins through his collegiate career.Redshirt junior wrestler Andrew Scott is the younger brother of Shawn Scott, former Huskie...

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...

Wrestler notches win No. 100

By Danielle Brown | February 23, 2017

Wrestler notches win No. 100DeKALB — Redshirt senior Shawn Scott earned his 100th win as a Huskie Feb. 4 when he took down University at Buffalo’s Nate Rose in overtime for a 4-2 decision and is beginning to prepare for life after NIU.The wrestler...

Press Box Podcast with Shawn Scott

By Scott Nicol | February 21, 2017

Northern Star presents, "Press Box Podcasts" with host, and Sports Editor, Scott Nicol along with Vinny Barra, Ad Manager and sports marketing intern, and our special guest for the week senior wrestler Shawn Scott. Listen to Shawn discuss his 100th career...

Wrestlers make their mark with successful season

By Christopher Loggins | March 24, 2016

Wrestling went just 6-10 on the season but put together a very successful postseason run, giving the team its best finish in some time.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher made history for the Huskies in the MAC Championships, becoming the team’s first player...

Wrestlers earn national championship bids

By Northern Star staff | March 7, 2016

Four wrestlers secured berths to the NCAA Championships at the 2016 MAC Championships on Sunday, according to an NIU Athletics news release.Redshirt freshman Austin Eicher won an individual MAC title Sunday and ended the tournament as the No. 4 seed.Redshirt...

Wrestling takes loss in first home contest

By Raven Boyd | December 7, 2015

Wrestling (2-3, 0-1 MAC) took a loss against undefeated Central Michigan (3-0, 1-0 MAC) in its home opener Thursday.Redshirt senior Shawn Scott, ranked 16th in the nation, brought home the Huskies’ only win of the night. Scott secured his 10th win of...

Wrestling prepares for battle with Central Michigan

By Raven Boyd | December 3, 2015

Wrestling (2-2, 0-0 MAC) is preparing to battle against Central Michigan tonight after having nine members of the team place at the Michigan State Open and another six at the Lindenwood Open last month.Redshirt senior Arthur Bunce will return after winning...

Top 10 athletes | No. 6: Shawn Scott goes to NCAAs for 1st time

By Frank Gogola | April 27, 2015

Redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott wrestles through the bracket to No. 6 in Sports’ list of top 10 athletes.Scott, wrestling in the 197-pound weight class, went 23-13 overall and 14-5 in dual matches en route to the NCAA National Championships. He went...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott goes 0-2 at NCAA National Championships

By Frank Gogola | March 23, 2015

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Shawn Scott was never able to establish his footing at the NCAA National Championships.Scott, who couldn’t be reached for comment, went winless in two matches Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. He never held a...

NIU Wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA National Championships

By Frank Gogola | March 19, 2015

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott is healthy and ready to go for his first appearance at the NCAA National Championships this weekend.Scott will partake in the 197-pound weight class at the national tournament starting 11 a.m. today and running...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA championships

By Northern Star staff | March 10, 2015

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships on March 19-21 this weekend.Scott took fourth place in the loaded 197-pounded weight class in the double-elimination tournament. He opened Friday with a 4-3 win over...