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NIU wrestling: MAC Championships to be a ‘mental game’ for Huskies

By Frank Gogola | March 5, 2015

Head coach Ryan Ludwig doesn’t put much stock into where his wrestlers are pre-seeded for the 2015 MAC Championships.The highest-ranked Huskie for the MAC Championships, a double-elimination tournament which starts 2 p.m. Saturday and continues noon...

NIU wrestling: Huskies take 8th in final MAC rankings

By Northern Star staff | February 24, 2015

Wrestling was ranked eighth out of nine MAC teams in the final conference rankings, the MAC announced today.The teams were ranked by the league’s head coaches in an open forum. A first-place vote earned a team four points; a second-place vote was worth...

NIU wrestling: Huskies bounce Buffalo Bulls on Senior Night

By Frank Gogola | February 21, 2015

What happenedThe Huskies (10-11, 2-5 MAC) beat the Buffalo Bulls (5-14, 0-8 MAC), 26-10, Friday at Victor E. Court on Senior Night.How it happenedThe Huskies won six of the final seven matches after dropping two of the first three matches to open the...

NIU wrestling: Huskies close regular season with 2 home duals

By Frank Gogola | February 20, 2015

What’s happeningWrestling will close out its regular season with a pair of home duals this weekend.The Huskies (9-11, 1-5 MAC) host the Buffalo Bulls (5-13, 0-7 MAC) 7 p.m. Friday at Victor E. Court for Senior Night. They then face off with the Old...

NIU wrestling: Huskies need ‘total team effort’ against Kent State

By Frank Gogola | February 13, 2015

What’s happeningWrestling (9-10, 1-4 MAC) will look to string together wins for the first time since a 3-0 day Nov. 29 when it takes on the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-12, 3-4 MAC) 6 p.m. Friday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.BreakdownThe Huskies...

Junior Andrew Morse (157) looks for an opening to shoot in on Eastern Michigan’s Brandon Zeerip during Friday’s dual at Victor E. Court. Morse lost by a 3-2 decision, but the Huskies beat the Eagles, 21-12.

NIU wrestling: Huskies surge to 1st MAC win

By Frank Gogola | February 9, 2015

What happenedWrestling (9-10, 1-4 MAC) notched its first conference victory of the season Friday with a 21-12 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-9, 0-4 MAC) at the Convocation Center.How it happenedComing out of intermission knotted 9-9, the Huskies...

NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott ranked 3rd in MAC’s 197 weight class

By Northern Star staff | January 23, 2015

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Shawn Scott is ranked third in the 197-pound weight class in the MAC’s second January wrestling rankings, released today.Scott is ranked behind Missouri Tigers sophomore J’Den Cox and Ohio Bobcats junior Phil Wellington,...

NIU wrestling: Huskies set for ‘huge’ weekend

By Frank Gogola | January 22, 2015

There’s no “just another dual” mindset for wrestling this weekend. The pair of conference duals are big for several reasons, and the team knows it.The Huskies (8-8, 0-2 MAC) return home for the first time since Dec. 5 when they host the Ohio Bobcats...

Wrestling dropped by Michigan State

By Northern Star Staff | December 7, 2014

Wrestling failed to find a rhythm Friday against the Michigan State Spartans, dropping eight of its 10 matches.The Huskies (7-6) fell to the Spartans, 27-6, at the Chick Evans Field House.Senior Tyler Argue (141) and redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott (197)...

Wrestling hosts Michigan State

By Danny Albers | December 3, 2014

Wrestling hosts its first home solo dual of the season when the Michigan State Spartans come to DeKalb this weekend.The Huskies (7-5) take on the Spartans (2-3) 7 p.m. Friday. The matchup will be held in the Chick Evans Field House due to scheduling conflicts...

Wrestling wins trio of duals on road

By Danny Albers | November 30, 2014

Wrestling swept away its competition at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals to move above .500 for the first time this season.The Huskies (7-5) defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers (0-4), 18-17, the Binghamton Bearcats (1-5), 27-13, and the Sacred...

Wrestling picks up 1st win, splits four matches

By Danny Albers | November 16, 2014

Redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott was the lone NIU wrestler to win all four of his matches as wrestling earned a split at the EMU Duals.The Huskies (2-5) beat the Olivet Comets (0-3) and the Clarion Golden Eagles (0-4) and lost to the Edinboro Fighting Scots...