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NIU men’s soccer team begins regular season with 2-1 victory

By Brian Thomas | August 28, 2011

Battling St. Louis on the road in front of about 2,000-plus fans, the NIU men's soccer team opened up its regular season with a 2-1 victory. It was an intense environment for the Huskies (1-0-0) to handle, with Billiken fans being loud and intimidating,...

Jordan Godsey

Top 10 Huskies of 2010-11 #6 Jordan Godsey

By Brian Thomas | May 3, 2011

Sophomore goal-keeper Jordan Godsey had a great year for the men's soccer team, which is why he was named the Northern Star's No. 6 athlete of the year. Godsey started and played in 15 games this year for the Huskies and posted a 7-3-2 record. "To be...

Redshirt senior Kyle Knotek was able to retain the Lewang Cup in his final season as a Huskies. The NIU mens soccer team ended their season and didnt have a good enough record to participate in the conference tournament.

Men’s soccer ends season without conference tornament

By Mike Buda | November 8, 2010

DeKALB | This season brought disappointment for the NIU men’s soccer team, but the Huskies finished strong with momentum heading into the spring. NIU posted a 9-6-2 record while going 2-4-0 in the Mid-American Conference and missed the conference tournament...

Both NIU teams deserve your time this weekend

By Chris Dertz | October 7, 2010

Saturday is a big day for NIU athletics, for more reasons than may be readily apparent. Chances are that most people are aware of the implications that the football team's game against Temple will have on the look of the MAC this season. I shouldn't have...

Halftime adjustments: How do they work?

By Andrew Singer | September 20, 2010

Even in an age where coaches study game tape like scripture, no bench boss knows exactly what they’re going to see until game day. Any number of things can change once the game clock starts ticking. An injury can occur, the weather can change or a team...

NIU athletes travel from far and wide to get to DeKalb

By Katie Leb | September 14, 2010

While many NIU athletes have grown up in Illinois, not every player call this state home. In fact, Huskie athletes come from as far as Kericho, Kenya. Sophomore cross country runner Nancy Maritim traveled over 8,000 miles to be a student athlete at NIU....

BLOG: Could upcoming World Cups say ‘sweet home Chicago’?

By Mike Buda | September 12, 2010

2010 World Cup, I am over you and you are dead to me.We are eight and even 12 years away from the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and I couldn't be more excited and depressed at the same time.FIFA officials are using their time this week to inspect the U.S....

Barker focuses on character

By Andrew Singer | September 7, 2010

When recruiting players, coaches often regard good character as an ancillary trait. To Carrie Barker though, nothing could be more essential. Barker, NIU women's soccer team head coach, has always looked for players interested in developing as people...

Huskies split win and loss on road trip

By Mike Buda | September 6, 2010

Looking to continue its success from the undefeated offseason, the NIU men's soccer team took a minor stumble out of the starting gate of the 2010 campaign. As the dust settled on opening weekend, the Huskies left Oregon without a win after a scoreless...

Huskies begin youth movement after rough 2009 campaign

By Andrew Singer | August 23, 2010

  No matter what the sport, building a tradition of winning is at the top of any college coach's to-do list. Entering her third year as the head coach of NIU head women's soccer, Carrie Barker continues on her quest to build a tradition at NIU. Barker...

Luzzi knows bar has been raised

By Jimmy Johnson | August 19, 2010

Excited would be an understatement on Eric Luzzi, NIU men's soccer head coach, feels about the 2010-2011 season. Luzzi, who signed a contract extension which will keep him as the Huskies head coach until 2014, declared three specific reasons why he is...