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Volleyball set to spike into action on Friday

By Mike Romor | August 29, 2013

After a season filled with ups and downs, volleyball is ready to kick off what might be another roller coaster ride.Ending on a disappointing loss in last season’s MAC Championship match, NIU looks to start out strong at home against some of the toughest...

Volleyball defeats Bowling Green on Senior Night

By Mike Romor | November 11, 2012

After a loss Thursday on the road against Western Michigan, NIU volleyball knew it had to end its weekend strong against the top team from the MAC East. NIU (19-13, 10-6 MAC) did just that, defeating Bowling Green (18-10, 13-3) on Senior Night in front...

Volleyball ends conference season this weekend

By Mike Romor | November 7, 2012

A trying conference season for NIU volleyball ends this weekend with two of the toughest matches of the year. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) sit in second place in the MAC West behind only Western Michigan (18-9, 11-3), who they face off against in Kalamazoo,...

Volleyball splits weekend play, fall to Eastern Michigan, destroy Central Michigan

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2012

Heading into the weekend after a pair of disappointing road losses, NIU volleyball wanted to get back on track at home against a couple of its biggest MAC rivals. The Huskies (16-2, 7-5 MAC) opened the weekend with a loss for the second time this season...

Volleyball splits weekend matches against W. Michigan, Miami-Ohio

By Mike Romor | October 7, 2012

After sweeping its MAC matches last weekend, NIU volleyball hoped for a repeat performance. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) ended up splitting the pair of matches, losing at home before winning on the road. The Huskies hosted Western Michigan (11-7, 4-2 MAC)...

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NIU women’s volleyball invitational to showcase ‘top talent’ in the nation

By Mike Romor | August 25, 2011

After an off-season filled with fervor and anticipation, NIU women's volleyball is set to host the NIU Invitational to kick off its season. The Huskies have won six straight matches in the invite after sweeping the event last year. NIU's last loss in...

NIU volleyball looks to fill hole left by libero

By Katie Leb | April 6, 2011

For a moment, it looked like Maddie Hughes was still on the NIU volleyball team. Walking into the Campus Recreation Center for the first spring tournament on March 26, the No. 9 grey libero jersey was out on the court making digs. But it was not Hughes...