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Globetrotter Dazzle Kidoń does tricks with a basketball Thursday during the Harlem Globetrotters game at the Convocation Center.

Globetrotters energize the Convo

By Mattieu Kotters | February 2, 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters visited the Convocation Center Thursday, delighting families with equal parts variety and athleticism in a family-friendly show that honored their time-tested legacy. The Globetrotters took to the court to begin the show, followed...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Pass/Fail: Freeman stands against hatred, SA needs to update policies

By Lucas Skye | March 22, 2018

PassActing President Lisa Freeman re-affirms stance against hatred.Acting President Lisa Freeman publically denounced the unauthorized posting of white supremacist propaganda on March 18.“We cannot give into that ignorance,” said Freeman in a Facebook...