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Huskies take seventh in Rio Verde

By Tom Burton | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s golf team tallied a seventh place finish Sunday at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational after falling to 12th place after the first round of play Friday.The Huskies shot a disappointing 316 in round one, as they were forced to...

NIU Athletics searching for naming rights partner

By Eddie Garcia | February 15, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is declaring a Request for Proposal in search of potential business partners for the naming rights to the Convocation Center. This is the first time any school has done something like this in the state of Illinois.Sean T. Frazier, associate...

Huskies battle for second place finish

By Tom Burton | February 14, 2018

Playing in the No. 1 slot for the Huskies, junior Kelly Anderson paced the women’s golf team with a third place overall finish Tuesday in the Battle at Boulder Creek.The Huskies finished second overall in the tournament behind four top-20 finishes,...

Redshirt junior forward Renee Sladek shoots the ball over her defender in a Jan. 14, 2017, game against Toledo. Sladek will not play again for the Huskies.

Sladek ends injury-plagued career

By Tom Burton | February 8, 2018

Redshirt junior forward Renee Sladek shoots the ball over her defender in a Jan. 14, 2017, game against Toledo. Sladek will not play again for the Huskies.

Women’s golf takes third in spring opener

By Tom Burton | February 7, 2018

DeKalb — An undefeated showing from freshmen Lauren Ingle and Sofia Gomez Enriquez Riart led the women’s golf team to a third place finish Monday and Tuesday.The Huskies opened their season in a 12-team field at the Mid-American Conference Match Play...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks with wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola before a game Dec. 3. The Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to meet in 2018 Super Bowl 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis. 

2018 Super Bowl Predictions

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 2, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks with wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola before a game Dec. 3. The Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to meet in 2018 Super Bowl 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis. 

Toledo defeats hobbled Huskies

By Tom Burton | January 15, 2018

DeKalb — A turnaround, game-winning floater in the paint from senior forward Kelly Smith curled off the rim, and the women’s basketball team fell 63-60 Saturday against the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference)...

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Top 5 athletes – Nov. 1 to Dec. 9

By Tom Burton | December 11, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose dribbles against Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder in their Nov. 5 game. Rose has played in seven of 19 games this season. 

Rose’s basketball career still alive

By Tom Burton | November 27, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose dribbles against Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder in their Nov. 5 game. Rose has played in seven of 19 games this season. 

Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Childers gets ready to throw in the Huskies 35-31 victory Wednesday over Western Michigan. Childers has started the last six games for NIU

Huskies set for season finale

By Tom Burton | November 21, 2017

Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Childers gets ready to throw in the Huskies' 35-31 victory Wednesday over Western Michigan. Childers has started the last six games for NIU

Football begins two-game homestand

By Tom Burton | November 9, 2017

DeKALB — The football team prepares for its 10th game of the season, as it looks to rebound from its first conference loss of the season in a 27-17 loss Thursday at Toledo.The Huskies (6-3, 4-1 MAC) host Ball State at home Thursday and only have three...