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Junior Emily Dato pitches during the Huskies first game against Bradley University softball in Sept. 2022. This game was a double header, and the teams fifth game of the fall season. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

Huskies split opening day of San Diego State Tournament

By Ethan Gonzales and Alex Crowe | February 13, 2023

DeKALB – The Huskies softball team traveled to San Diego, California, for its first weekend tournament of the year and split its first two games against the University of Memphis and No. 22 Arizona State University. NIU was led by freshman left fielder...

Black Male Initiative to host basketball tournament

By Northern Star staff | September 9, 2016

Black Male Initiative is bringing excitement to the courts by hosting their annual basketball tournament 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stevenson basketball courts.Teams are allowed eight players and the games will be five on five. Registration is...

Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell

By Dante Ward | February 9, 2015

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew...

Men’s golf finishes third to last at Purdue Invite

By Sam Bauman | April 21, 2013

The men’s golf team competed at the Boilermaker Invitational at Purdue University this weekend. The Huskies had a disappointing tournament, finishing in 16th place out of 18 after shooting 70 over par for the weekend. The main reason for the disappointing...

Men’s golf finishes second to last in Jim West tournament

By Sam Bauman | April 10, 2013

Even though NIU only finished 10 out of 11 at the Jim West Intercollegiate tournament in McKinney, Texas, it was still a big day for senior Bryce Emory. Emory, who finished regular play with an even par score of 216, won the tournament on the third playoff...

Sophomore Amanda Stepp strikes a pose during her floor routine at the meet against Eastern Michigan University on March 1.

Women’s gymnastics finish fourth at Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | March 24, 2013

The women’s gymnastics team concluded its season in Western Michigan on a high note, but missed out on opportunities to walk away on top. The Huskies (4-5, 2-5 MAC) finished in fourth place out of seven at their conference championship event. Central...

Women’s golf headed to Saluki Invitational

By Sam Bauman | March 20, 2013

After finishing in sixth place last week in Las Vegas, the Huskies will look to continue their success at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale this weekend. The tournament will tee off 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The par 72 course is very open with a few...

Women’s golf finishes strong in back to back tournaments over break

By Sam Bauman | March 18, 2013

Over the break, women’s golf traveled to Rio Verde, Ariz., and to Las Vegas to compete. The Huskies finished strong in both tournaments, finishing 12 out of 17 at the Rio Verde Invitational and sixth out of 13 at the Lady Bison Spring Classic. The Huskies...

Sophomore forward Jada Buggs attacks the basket during the Huskies game against the Akron Zips.

Women’s basketball set for Western Michigan

By Bob Kreider | March 5, 2013

Women’s basketball will have its last regular season game on the road against Western Michigan today in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Huskies will look to set the tone for a MAC tournament run starting on March 10. “We would take any win and it would be a...

NIU softball to participate in SIUC tournament

By Katelyn Connery | February 27, 2013

The softball team (5-5) will participate in the Southern Illinois tournament in Carbondale this weekend. This tournament will include three games against in-state rival teams Western Illinois University and Southern Illinois University, along with Butler...

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Graduate student Bobby Saghafi throws down  scissors during a rock, paper, scissors tournament Wednesday night at the NIU Rec Center.

Rock, paper, scissors champ thinks one step ahead

By Alex Fiore | April 6, 2011

Rock, paper, scissors, shoot! That phrase could be heard echoing the halls of the Campus Recreation Center Wednesday night during Recreation Services ' first ever Rock, Paper, Scissors contest. Twelve people participated in the single-elimination tournament,...