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Juniors Mackenzie Callahan and Ashley Tutt start their engines Sept. 6, 2019 during the Huskie Challenge at the North 40 Course on NIU campus.

Huskies compete against top national programs at Under Armour Pre Nationals

By Maddie Barrett | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Junior Ashley Tutt claimed 17th place Saturday when the cross country team competed in the Under Armour Pre Nationals at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.The Huskies placed 27th overall, the highest...

Lawrence Nassar (center) was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Huskies speak out on Michigan State scandal

By Khobi Price | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — Collegiate athletics are in a muddled state because of a Michigan State University ongoing investigation.The NCAA opened an investigation Jan. 23 regarding how the university handled the sex crimes case of Lawrence Nassar, former USA Gymnastics...


The Somewhat Answers to Motivation

By Samantha Manahan | October 19, 2017

Motivating yourself can be hard, especially when the weather has turned cold and all you want to do is lie under your covers for the extra five minutes you have to spare. However, when our lives seem unendurable, like there is not enough hours in a day,...

Students study on Sunday in the New Residence Hall West cluster 207 . Currently, only incoming freshman can choose to live in the new community for the fall 2017 semester. 

Fitness-themed living to open

By Clarissa Hinshaw | April 10, 2017

A living-learning community is opening up in the fall 2017 semester for students who enjoy fitness and crave adventure.The Sport, Recreation and Wellness Community will be located on the ninth floor of the Stevenson Residence Hall A Tower. There are 15...

Top 10 athletes: #9

By Ed Rietveld | April 24, 2013

Coming in at number nine on the top 10 list of NIU athletes in 2013 is women’s soccer goalkeeper Amy Carr. Carr, a junior native of Hemel Hempstead, England, was a key factor in the Huskies’ turnaround in fall 2012 when they won eight games compared...

Women’s tennis continues losing steak, falls twice over weekend

By Thomas Hiley | April 14, 2013

It was another tough weekend for the women’s tennis team (14-8, 0-6 MAC), as it comes off two losses from the Toledo Rockets (8-11, 2-4 MAC) and Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-12, 3-3 MAC) to make it the Huskies’ sixth straight loss in conference play....