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Baseball sets season highs over weekend against Buffalo

By Christopher Loggins | April 25, 2016

Baseball went 2-1 over the weekend, defeating the University at Buffalo in a three-game series to move to 14-25 on the season and 9-6 in the MAC.The Huskies got the weekend off to a bad start Friday, losing 7-2 after the Bears took over the game late....

Baseball ready for Western Michigan matchup

By Thomas Hiley III | April 15, 2016

Baseball (10-22, 5-4 MAC) will have a chance to embark on a 5-2 win against the University of Illinois at Chicago on Tuesday when it takes on Western Michigan University (8-21, MAC 1-5 MAC) in a three-game series starting today.The Huskies didn’t wait...

Baseball continues solid start to MAC play

By Thomas Hiley III | April 11, 2016

Baseball (9-21, 5-4 MAC) went 2-1 in a three-game series against Central Michigan University (7-26, 2-4 MAC) over the weekend, winning the final game with a walk-off hit in extra innings.Game 1The Huskies won the first matchup of the series Friday by...

Men’s tennis looks to beat UIC for second straight season

By Patrick Smith | January 29, 2016

Men’s tennis (2-1) will look to increase its win streak to three games as it takes on an in-state opponent in UIC at 4 p.m. today at 4 p.m.The Huskies defeated the Flames 5-2 in the last meeting between the two teams. NIU head coach Patrick Fisher said...

Sophomore Louis-Philippe Hamel in action this season for the Huskies. Hamel has helped lead NIU to a 2-1 record this season, going 2-1 in both singles and doubles matches to bring his career totals to 22-10 and 15-15.

Hamel takes on leadership role

By Patrick Smith | January 28, 2016

Men’s tennis is up to 2-1 after winning two games this past weekend, and is looking to improve with the leadership of players such as sophomore Louis-Philippe Hamel.Hamel leads five sophomores on this year’s team. He had a strong freshman campaign,...

Mens tennis gets on track with W

Men’s tennis gets on track with W

By Patrick Smith | January 25, 2016

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Baseball prepares for Ohio matchup

By Brian Earle | April 17, 2013

Following a midweek 19-0 loss to Bradley on Tuesday and a rainout with UIC on Wednesday, baseball will return to MAC action this weekend. The Huskies will take on Ohio in Athens for a three-game series. The key for the Huskies (14-20, 9-3 MAC) will be...

Sophomore Ben Neumann pitches at a baseball game last season.

Baseball meets Kent State at UIC

By Brian Earle | March 21, 2013

NIU baseball will face a strong test this weekend as it will do battle against Kent State in a three-game series at UIC. The Huskies (4-15) are coming off an 8-2 win over Belmont and will look to continue their strong play against Kent State. The Golden...

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

Gymnastics drops final meets of the regular season

By Matt Hopkinson | March 17, 2013

The women’s gymnastics team finished its regular season on a lower note than anticipated, dropping its final two meets. The Huskies (4-6, 2-4 MAC) traveled to Western Michigan on March 10 and were one event away from putting together a status quo score...

Women’s tennis lose winning streak over break

By Thomas Hiley III | March 17, 2013

The women’s tennis team’s unbeaten streak of nine games came to a close over spring break by the hands of a 6-1 loss to University of Illinois-Chicago. The Huskies bounced back with wins against Missouri-Kansas City, 6-1, and Emporia State, 7-0, to...

Women’s tennis set for triple-header this weekend

By Thomas Hiley III | March 6, 2013

Women’s tennis will finish its non-conference matchups this upcoming weekend against UIC (6-1), Missouri-Kansas City (3-9), and Emporia State (6-0) before starting conference play. Huskies head coach Ryun Ferrell knows a lot about these upcoming teams...

Men’s basketball hopes to find its stride against UIC tonight

By Brian Earle | November 27, 2012

Coming off a defeat at the hands of Loyola in its home opener, NIU men’s basketball looks to earn its first home victory against the University of Illinois at Chicago tonight. The Huskies (1-3) will also look to bounce back against the Flames (4-1),...