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Senior guard Jayden Marable (3) attempts to create space and drive past Akron junior guard Kaia Woods (0). The Huskies and Akron are scheduled to face off again March. 2 in Ohio. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Akron

By Angel Morales and Lucas Didier | January 28, 2024

DeKALB – NIU women’s basketball (9-10, 3-5 MAC) lost in dramatic fashion to the University of Akron (7-11, 2-6 MAC). The back and forth battle ended on a last-second miss from junior guard Laura Nickel that kept the score at 61-59.  The Huskies...

Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi hands the ball off to redshirt junior running back Gavin Williams in a 35-11 loss against the University of Nebraska. The Huskies travel to Central Michigan looking to stay ahead of the Chippewas in the MAC West standings. (Mark Kuhlmann | NIU Athletics)

Offensive onslaught gets football back in win column

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 7, 2023

Behind junior running back Antario Brown’s 280 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns, NIU football (2-4, 1-1 MAC) dismantled the University of Akron Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) 55-14 for its first conference victory of the season.  NIU gained a season...

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

Martin Sanchez, redshirt first-year goalkeeper, keeps the ball close while looking for an open teammate Oct. 8 during NIUs 5-1 victory against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer loses to Akron after two goal lead

By Quentin Wilson | November 4, 2019

Martin Sanchez, redshirt first-year goalkeeper, keeps the ball close while looking for an open teammate Oct. 8 during NIU's 5-1 victory against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

By James Krause | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three...

Caleb Wright, redshirt first-year defensive tackle, rushes out of the tunnel Oct. 5 before kick off against Ball State University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies intend to compete with a depleted roster, Jones-Davis, Walker done for season

By Maddie Barrett | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Injuries and suspensions have dealt a blow to the football team, but Head Coach Thomas Hammock said his team needs to perform with the players available.“That’s what it is,” Hammock said. “Nobody cares. You think [University of Akron]...

Women’s soccer continues to struggle in loss to Buffalo

By Jarrett Huff | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer was defeated in its final road game Sunday against the University of Akron at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. This makes back-to-back shutout losses for the team after losing to the University of Buffalo on Friday....

Center Midfielder Emilie Haugan takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State. The Huskies lost 2-0. 

Women’s soccer celebrates its seniors

By Krystal Ward | October 13, 2016

Center Midfielder Emilie Haugan takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State. The Huskies lost 2-0. 

Senior Cristina Alvarez serves against Toledo on April 18, 2014. Alvarez and the Huskies fell to Akron on Friday by a score of 7-0.

Women’s tennis looks to end two-game losing streak

By Danielle Brown | April 7, 2016

Senior Cristina Alvarez serves against Toledo on April 18, 2014. Alvarez and the Huskies fell to Akron on Friday by a score of 7-0.

Senior catcher Emily Naegele looks at the first base coach between pitches.

Naegele sets new home run record

By Christopher Loggins | April 7, 2016

Senior catcher Emily Naegele looks at the first base coach between pitches.

Men’s basketball to take on Ohio in quarterfinals

By Christopher Loggins | March 10, 2016

Following its win over Western Michigan University in the first round of the MAC Tournament, men’s basketball (21-11) will face off against Ohio University (20-10) today in the quarterfinals.The Huskies received contributions from many of their players...