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Then-sophomore guard Keshawn Williams (0) shoots a layup over Kent State Universitys then-redshirt junior guard Sincere Carry on March 1, 2022 at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Williams announced on his Instagram Monday that he will be transferring to Colorado State University for the 2024-25 season. (Northern Star File Photo)

Keshawn Williams commits to Colorado State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | May 1, 2024

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Keshawn Williams announced his commitment to Colorado State University for the 2024-25 season via his Instagram on Monday. Williams is the third of seven 2023-24 Huskies that entered the transfer portal to commit to a new...

Redshirt sophomore guard Zion Russell passes the ball in an NIU mens basketball home game against the University at Buffalo on Feb. 13. Russell is among seven Huskies that have entered the transfer portal since the end of the 2023-24 season. (Ryanne Sandifer | Northern Star)

COLUMN: Underachieving Huskies wrecked by transfer portal

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 4, 2024

Senior guard Keshawn Williams and junior guard David Coit are the newest former Huskies to enter the transfer portal. The Huskies’ two most recent leading scorers join junior guard Zarique Nutter, redshirt sophomore guard Zion Russell, sophomore forward...

Junior guard David Coit surveys the court with Ball State junior guard Jaylin Anderson guarding him in an NIU mens basketball game on Feb. 20. Coit and senior guard Keshawn Williams both entered the transfer portal on Monday. (Northern Star File Photo)

David Coit, Keshawn Williams enter transfer portal

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | April 1, 2024

DeKALB – Junior guard David Coit and senior guard Keshawn Williams have entered a transfer portal, per multiple social media posts. Coit was NIU’s leading scorer for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons and earned All-MAC Third Team honors for both...

NIU senior opposite/outside hitter Emily Dykes attacks during the Huskies’ home conference match against Eastern Michigan University Oct. 13 at Victor E. Court. Dykes entered the transfer portal Sunday after starting 23 matches for NIU in 2023. (Scott Walstrom | NIU Athletics)

Volleyball’s Emily Dykes enters transfer portal

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 14, 2023

DeKALB — Two seasons after arriving at NIU volleyball as a transfer, senior opposite/outside hitter Emily Dykes has entered the transfer portal for the second time in her career, according to a post by College Volleyball Transfers on X, formerly known...

Anthony Crump (50) shooting a free throw as lined up players from both teams prepare to recover the shot. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Crump, Hunter enter transfer portal

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 28, 2023

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Darweshi Hunter and redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump have entered the transfer portal. Hunter entered the portal Thursday and Crump entered Monday.  Hunter and Crump are two of three NIU players to enter the transfer...

Central Michigan redshirt freshman Chandler Amaker (left) and NIU redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik battle at 165 during a dual meet Friday. (Courtesy Central Michigan Athletics)

MAC champion Olejnik enters transfer portal

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – Redshirt senior wrestler Izzak Olejnik announced that he is entering the transfer portal via his Twitter Monday. Olejnik is fresh off his second straight Mid-American Conference Championship at 165 pounds. He also finished in eighth place...

Sophomore running back Harrison Waylee runs out of bounds during NIU’s loss to the University of Toledo in the 115th Homecoming Game on Oct. 8 at Huskie Stadium. Waylee rushed for 899 yards in 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Harrison Waylee enters transfer portal

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | December 2, 2022
NIU sophomore running back Harrison Waylee announced his entrance to the NCAA transfer portal Friday. This is the second straight season that NIU will be tasked with replacing its leading rusher.
Huskie Stadium awaits the first home game of the season in the last week of August (Sean Reed | Northern Star).

Four football players enter transfer portal

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 28, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU football team has taken more hits to its roster after four players entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday via social media posts. Redshirt junior left tackle Marques Cox, redshirt defensive tackle Jeffrey Griffin Jr., sophomore...

Sophomore running back Mason Blakemore rushes during NIU’s season opener against Eastern Illinois University on Sept. 1 at Huskie Stadium. Blakemore announced his intent to transfer on Sunday. (Ivan Meza | Northern Star)

NIU loses running back depth to transfer portal

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 28, 2022
Mason Blakemore becomes the first NIU player to enter the transfer portal this offseason after NIU’s turbulent 3-9 season.
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...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...