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Volleyball upsets Western Michigan

By Tom Burton | October 26, 2017

DeKALB — The volleyball team upset the Western Michigan University Broncos 3-1 with the help of freshman outside hitter Kaylee Martin taking over with 26 kills, including five straight to close out Wednesday’s match.The Huskies (7-19, 6-5 Mid-American...

Football ready for Eastern Michigan

By Tom Burton | October 26, 2017

A short turnaround for the football team has it back in action for a weeknight home game Thursday against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.The Huskies (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) will look to stay undefeated in conference play with a game...

Men’s golf closes fall season

By Tom Burton | October 26, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s golf team closed out its fall season with a top-five finish Monday and Tuesday at the Pinetree Intercollegiate.The Huskies moved up from the first day of play where they were sixth after the first day with a 298.Head Coach Tom Porten...

Men’s soccer loses sixth of last seven

By Tom Burton | October 23, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s soccer team could not get a win on senior night for the final home game for a select group of players.Before the game, NIU honored their seniors in goalkeeper Drew Donnally, midfielder Giovanni Garcia, defender Luke Read and midfielder...

The Huskies line up against the Bowling Green State University Falcons in their home game Nov. 1, 2016. NIU won the game 45-20 on senior night.

Huskies can’t take Bowling Green lightly

By Tom Burton | October 19, 2017

The Huskies line up against the Bowling Green State University Falcons in their home game Nov. 1, 2016. NIU won the game 45-20 on senior night.

Men’s soccer gets shutout in rainy defeat

By Tom Burton | October 16, 2017

DeKALB — The No. 13 ranked Western Michigan Broncos were too much for the Huskies as NIU tallied their first conference loss of the season on a 5-0 defeat Saturday.The Huskies (3-8, 0-1-1 Mid-American Conference) were unable to deal with the high-powered...

Top 5 Athletes; Sept. 11 - Oct. 4

Top 5 Athletes; Sept. 11 – Oct. 4

By Tom Burton | October 5, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occured from Sept. 11 -to Oct. 4. If you feel there are student athletes left off or deserve to be on the list or included in upcoming weeks, tweet us @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.Top 5 status went solely...

Men’s golf struggles at Erin Hills

By Tom Burton | October 4, 2017

The men’s golf team improved in each round of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate but finished 14th overall Tuesday in Erin, Wisconsin.The Huskies (312-305-299 - 916) were unable to rebound from their rough start as they rounded out the leaderboard after...

Football players react to anthem protests

By Tom Burton | September 28, 2017

Players in the NFL are taking their disagreements to the field as some players have not been supporting the national anthem before games, whether it’s choosing not to stand or avoiding being present all together for the honoring of our country.The controversy...

Junior Thomas DeMarco hits a shot during the Northern Intercollegiate Monday. The Huskies finished sixth place overall. 

Men’s golf finishes sixth at home

By Tom Burton | September 26, 2017

Junior Thomas DeMarco hits a shot during the Northern Intercollegiate Monday. The Huskies finished sixth place overall. 

Junior Brielle Ward hits the ball during the Redbird Invitational Sept. 10. The Huskies finished first place in the event. 

Women’s golf finishes sixth at Ball State

By Tom Burton | September 21, 2017

Junior Brielle Ward hits the ball during the Redbird Invitational Sept. 10. The Huskies finished first place in the event. 

Men’s golf opens season with top-10 finish

By Tom Burton | September 21, 2017

The men’s golf team notched their first top-10 finish of the season in their first event of the season at the Inverness Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday.The Huskies (283-290 - 573) finished round one with a 283 and were in fourth place after the initial...