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On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.

Northern Star Press Box feat. Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod

By Northern Star Staff | April 3, 2017

On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.

Women’s golf finishes 6th

By Tom Burton | March 29, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s golf team finished sixth out of 13 teams in the Little Rock-Arkansas State Invitational on Monday and Tuesday in Mumelle, Arkansas.The Huskies (297-311-318 — 926) were never able to get over the hump and into the top five as...

Men’s golf has big Sunday

By Tom Burton | March 26, 2017

Senior has highest finish in his careerDeKALB — The Huskies shot a final round of 285 to earn a fifth-place finish, out of 13 teams, at the Florida Atlantic University Autism Invitational.NIU (298-306-285 — 889) had the second lowest score in the...

Releasing guards may affect recruiting

By Tom Burton | March 23, 2017

NIU will find itself struggling to replace its five players they lost this season, three to graduation and two to dismissal.Forward Aaric Armstead and centers Sean Damaska and Marin Maric, all seniors, played their last game as Huskies in a 72-69 March...

You can feel the passion with which mens basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery leads his team. Hes often on the court just as much as his players and incessantly paces the floor in front of the bench to get the best view of the next play. Hes currently in his third season as the programs 27th head coach.

Coach’s seat gets warmer

By Tom Burton | March 9, 2017

You can feel the passion with which men's basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery leads his team. He's often on the court just as much as his players and incessantly paces the floor in front of the bench to get the best view of the next play. He's currently in his third season as the program's 27th head coach.

Former sophomore guard Marshawn Wilson shoots from distance in a 2015 game. Wilson and Head Coach Mark Montgomery came to a mutual agreement for Wilson to have a fresh start elsewhere before Tuesdays game against Ball State University at the Convocation Center.

Guard and coach reach ‘mutual’ agreement

By Tom Burton | February 20, 2017

Former sophomore guard Marshawn Wilson shoots from distance in a 2015 game. Wilson and Head Coach Mark Montgomery came to a 'mutual' agreement for Wilson to have a fresh start elsewhere before Tuesday's game against Ball State University at the Convocation Center.

Mens basketball unable to maintain late lead

Men’s basketball unable to maintain late lead

By Tom Burton | February 15, 2017

Senior forward Aaric Armstead throws down a dunk Tuesday against Ball State University at the Convocation Center. NIU lost 81-72 in overtime.

Q&A: Mens senior forward

Q&A: Men’s senior forward

By Tom Burton | February 9, 2017

DeKALB | Aaric Armstead, men’s basketball senior forward, is looking to build on his successful past season when he was one of only two Huskies to start in every game.This season, Armstead is averaging 10 points and six rebounds while averaging over...

Senior forward Aaric Armstead looks for an open lane in Tuesday’s game against University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. The Huskies lost the game 65-45 despite a double-double from Armstead. 

Inconsistent play leads to men’s basketball loss

By Tom Burton | February 8, 2017

Senior forward Aaric Armstead looks for an open lane in Tuesday’s game against University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. The Huskies lost the game 65-45 despite a double-double from Armstead. 

Football signs 22 players for upcoming season

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — The football program announced Wednesday it has brought in 22 recruits to join the 2017-18 roster. Head Coach Rod Carey recruited 20 of 22 players from the Midwest and 10 from Illinois schools.Wide receiver Cole Tucker, of DeKalb High School,...

Men’s basketball stumbles in 2nd half

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — Men’s basketball (13-9, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) squandered its 14-point halftime lead against the University of Akron Zips (19-3, 9-0 MAC) at the halftime break, and lost, 76-73 Tuesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies 12-second...

Players get hyped up during pre-game routines March 4 of last season against Ball State. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak.

NIU preps for Bobcats

By Tom Burton | January 19, 2017

Players get hyped up during pre-game routines March 4 of last season against Ball State. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak.