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NIU football takes on Ohio Bobcats on road

By Danny Albers | November 18, 2014

Football will need to win a pair of games on the road — including one tonight — to stay in contention for its fifth-straight MAC West title.The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) take on the Ohio Bobcats (5-5, 3-3 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Peden Stadium in Athens,...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

Men’s basketball knocks off MAC West’s best in home game

By Steve Shonder | February 26, 2014

Men’s basketball’s upset bid of the MAC’s best in the West ended with a court rush.The Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) knocked off the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, Wednesday at the Convocation Center. Coming into the game, Toledo was on a two-game...

Perez Ashford (7) takes a Wisconsin kickoff down the sidelines.

Ashford fought through injury to make comeback against Toledo

By Matt Hopkinson | November 19, 2012

The Northern Star recently caught up with senior wide receiver Perez Ashford, who returned to action in a big way in the Toledo game. Ashford has been battling injuries the last couple of weeks but caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in the...

Huskies used third quarter to power past Rockets

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

Going into halftime against Toledo with the score 14-7, NIU football trailed at the intermission for the first time this season. This didn’t phase the Huskies. In the third quarter, they went on to give one of their best offensive performances of the...

Key matchups: NIU vs. Toledo

By Matt Hopkinson | November 12, 2012

Martel Moore vs. Jermaine Robinson: Just one yard shy of setting a career high in reception yards, senior Moore has been the No. 1 receiver for NIU this season. With close to 750 yards on the season and eight touchdown receptions, Moore will have to come...

MAC Breakdown: Toledo, Kent State, NIU top dogs

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2012

Kent State: Perhaps the biggest headline in the MAC East has been the play of the Golden Flashes. Riding a seven-game winning streak, they have gone unbeaten within the conference this season. Kent State features two running backs who each have more than...

Face off: NIU to play Toledo Wednesday

By Matt Hopkinson and Brian Thomas | November 7, 2012

Matt Hopkinson: Well, Brian, with the judgement day of NIU football looming, what do you feel is going to be the biggest factor for a Huskie victory come Wednesday night? I personally feel that the key factor will be for NIU to maintain possession of...

Huskies hope to take down Rockets, move onto Detroit

By Brian Thomas | November 7, 2012

Well, the stage has been set for Tuesday’s showdown between NIU and the Toledo Rockets. While the Huskies (9-1, 6-0 MAC) were resting up on their bye week, the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 MAC) were in action Tuesday night against Ball State. With a win, the Rockets...

Huskies, Rockets jump in ranking polls

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2012

With the Huskies dominating victory over MAC bottom-feeder Massachusetts, 63-0, they saw a noticeable increase in votes from the polls this week. After receiving 12 votes in The Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received the most of...

MAC football deserves respect

By Brian Thomas | November 6, 2012

This season the Mid-American Conference has shown the rest of college football it is worthy of some respect and recognition. Already, this season, the MAC has six bowl-eligible teams; Kent State, Ohio and Bowling Green from the East Division; Northern...

Huskies use downtime to prepare for Toledo

By Matt Hopkinson | November 4, 2012

While I had opined that there was no real possible or legitimate reason for NIU football to lose to UMass, it was still huge that the Huskies won. The win served many purposes. A less important function: It keeps the Huskies’ multiple streaks (home,...

NIUs Mary Kurisch (10) goes to tip the ball over Kent States Maigan Larsen (7) as she blocks in the game Friday night.

Volleyball looks to take home a road victory in Toledo Friday

By Jacob Onak | October 31, 2012

NIU women’s volleyball will look to take on a struggling Toledo Rockets in MAC conference play, Friday in Ohio. The Huskies (16-12, 7-5 MAC) are coming off of a 3-0 win over Central Michigan, in coach Ray Gooden’s 400th career win. The Rockets (8-17,...