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Athletes across different sports doing signature actions for their sports. NIU student-athletes did an amazing job this year. (Amber Siegel | Northern Star)

Editorial: NIU student-athletes excelled this year

Editor’s note: Joey Trella, opinion editor and NIU student-athlete, was not a part of writing this editorial.  Participating in collegiate athletics at the Division I level is a dream that only a select few can accomplish. An even fewer number of...

NIU to host sports festival

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | April 20, 2023

Children ages 2-13 are invited to play games and meet with NIU student-athletes across multiple sports during Victor E’s Sports Fest. Parents, alumni and fans of all ages can check out the Gear Sale inside the Chessick Practice Center.  Both activities...

This Week in Huskie Sports is highlighted by baseball and softballs weekend series. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Baseball, softball highlight week of Huskie sports

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU Athletics kicks off another full slate of sports this week, headlined by baseball’s trip to Northwestern and softball’s home series with Central Michigan.  BASEBALL Tuesday, March 28: at Northwestern University, 3:30 p.m. Evanston,...

This week in Huskie sports graphic featuring various NIU sports in action from the spring season. This weeks events include NIU hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and wrestling. (Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

This Week in Huskie Sports: Feb. 6, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 3, 2023

DeKALB – NIU sports kicks off a busy week, headlined by home events from hockey, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and wrestling. HOCKEY Friday, Feb. 10: vs Waldorf University, 7 p.m. Albert Lea, Minn.    Saturday,...

Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

By GREG BEACHAM | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a packed memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles.Speaking...

Men hire lawyers over alleged abuse by U. of Michigan doctor


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Several men alleging sexual abuse by a deceased University of Michigan doctor have retained law firms that are representing accusers who sued Michigan State University and Ohio State University in similar cases, attorneys said...

The Latest: Kobe Bryant service ends with Oscar-winning film

February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):12:45 p.m.A selection from the short film “Dear Basketball” that won Kobe Bryant an Academy Award played on the...

Former U of Texas tennis coach gets 6 months in college scam

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | February 24, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam.Michael Center collapsed into his chair and sobbed...

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY | February 24, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed...

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

By BRIAN MELLEY | February 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public ceremony.The...

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

February 24, 2020

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium.Wakfield did just that during a promotional segment...

Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public...