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Then-junior guard Kaleb Thornton searches for a passing lane during Wednesdays matchup against the Toledo Rockets. Thornton was NIUs second-best scorer in the contest with 18 points as the Huskies lost 100-72 to their Mid-American Conference Rivals in DeKalb.

Senior guards post career days in loss to Toledo

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | January 15, 2023

DeKALB – Career-best scoring performances by NIU senior guards Darweshi Hunter and Kaleb Thornton were not enough to defend home court in Tuesday’s MAC battle against the University of Toledo. Both players led the box score as the Rockets handed...

University of Toledo senior middle blocker/opposite hitter Olivia Vance goes up for a block against NIU sophomore middle blocker Charli Atiemos attack during Fridays match between the Huskies and Rockets at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. (Evan Procaccini | Toledo Athletics)

Huskies burned by Rockets in straight-set sweep

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | October 21, 2022
NIU's volleyball team fell to the University of Toledo Rockets in a 3-0 defeat on Friday evening.
Contributor Jack Baudoin stands June 2013 in Toledo, Spain

That time I visited historical locations in Spain

By Jack Baudoin | February 3, 2020

I’ve always enjoyed history. Learning about how old certain things are has always interested me. When I went on a choir trip to Spain in high school, I got to see a whole lot of old.Every couple of years, the Neuqua Valley High School choir department...

First-year forward Austin Walny (left) and senior forward Brad Krauser run a puck down the ice Nov. 8 against McKendree University.

Toledo win grants Rockets a sweep against Huskies in two-game weekend

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team took a loss Saturday in a physical game at the Team Toledo Ice House against the University of Toledo.After a tough 8-3 loss Friday, the Huskies dropped game two to the Rockets, 5-3. Head Coach Mike Rucinski said the effort...

First-year defenseman Drake Gieseke prepares for a pass Nov. 9 during a home loss to McKendree University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Seven goals in two periods by Toledo enough to silence Huskies

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team went down early and never recovered in its loss Friday to the University of Toledo.NIU dropped game one of a two-game set by a score of 8-3 at the Team Toledo Ice House. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Rockets.In...

Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Five-minute penalty cripples Huskies in hockey’s loss to Illinois State

By Matt Boecker | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Hockey was unable to complete the two-game sweep Saturday against Midwest College Hockey rival Illinois State University.After taking game one on Friday, the Huskies weren’t able to keep their foot on the gas to win consecutive games for...

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

By James Krause | November 13, 2019

DeKALB — The football team has benefited from several explosive plays, allowing it to hold a 14-7 halftime lead over the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies are averaging 7.6 yards per rush, with a 40-yard touchdown run making the difference.Redshirt...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies take break to ramp up intensity in preparation for Toledo

By James Krause | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The football team is trying to make the most of its three additional days of preparation for the Wednesday night road matchup against the University of Toledo Rockets.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said he wasn’t prepared for the physicality of...

Huskies lose twice at home, see losing streak extend

By Marcel Carrasco | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team has struggled this season and its record is clear evidence.The Huskies have picked up five victories in the Mid-American Conference this season and sit at third place in the West division with a 5-9 record.The Huskies first...

COURTNEY WOODSSophomore and junior guard

NIU defeats rivalry

By Danielle Brown | January 15, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team (12-4, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) is off to its best start since 1993-94 after defeating the University of Toledo Rockets (12-4,3-2 MAC), 77-73.The Huskies nearly squandered a 17-point lead, but held on to seal...

No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University and No. 3 seed Ohio University advanced to the semifinal round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Saturday.

Underdogs get knocked out of MAC Tournament

By Northern Star staff | November 19, 2016

After a first round upset by the Broncos, No. 8 seed Western Michigan University could not hold on against No. 4 seed Bowling Green State University Falcons in the second round of the MAC volleyball Tournament Friday at Victor E. Court in DeKalb.Bowling...