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A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

By Jarrett Huff | November 13, 2019

Head Coach Julie Colhoff has a word with sophomore defender Jenna Lewey Sept. 15, 2019, during NIU's 2-1 loss against Loyola University – Chicago at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.   

Freshman guard Eugene German (middle) drives the ball to the paint Saturday against University at Illinois at Chicago as part of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies won this game 92-81.

NIU slips by single digits

By Krystal Ward | November 28, 2016

Freshman guard Eugene German (middle) drives the ball to the paint Saturday against University at Illinois at Chicago as part of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies won this game 92-81.

Mark Montgomery Head Coach

Inconsistency results in loss

By Krystal Ward | November 21, 2016

Mark Montgomery Head Coach

Baseball takes second place in MAC West

By Christopher Loggins | April 28, 2016

Baseball (15-25, 9-6 MAC) won its third straight contest Tuesday with an 11-6 win over the University of Illinois at Chicago, giving the team its eighth road victory.NIU shot ahead early in the game, putting four runs on the board in the first inning...

Women’s tennis back over .500 after big win

By Danielle Brown | February 22, 2016

Women’s tennis (4-3) picked up a 6-1 win against Chicago State University (0-8) on Saturday, its largest road win of the season.The Huskies won five of their six matches from singles and the rest from doubles. It was the second straight win for the...

Short-handed men’s tennis splits games

By Patrick Smith | February 1, 2016

Men’s tennis (3-2) split its games over the weekend, losing to University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday and bouncing back with a win over Eastern Illinois University on Saturday.Head coach Patrick Fisher was proud of how the Huskies were able to...

Students have mixed feelings about universities’ use of slogans

By Linze Griebenow | November 21, 2011

Amanda Owens, senior sociology major at Northeastern Illinois University, said she forgot colleges have slogans. "Can you tell me what [the university slogan] is?" Owens said. Northeastern's slogan is "Learn in the City, Lead in the World." Recently,...

Illinois Universities see decline in enrollment

Illinois Universities see decline in enrollment

By Jessica Sabbah | May 2, 2011

Since fall 2006, NIU has seen a decline in enrollment by about 5.8 percent. Although NIU is not the only four-year Illinois public institution to suffer a dip in enrollment between fall 2006 and fall 2010, other schools have grown over the past four years....

Lauren Wicinski (12) earned MVP honors at the UIC Invitational with four aces, 21 kills and 10 digs to push NIU to 8-0.

NIU volleyball move to 8-0 record

By Katie Leb | September 6, 2010

NIU volleyball has reached uncharted territory. For the first time in program history, the Huskies have started a season 8-0. Over the weekend the Huskies won the UIC Invitational in impressive fashion, winning matches 3-0 against Kennesaw State, Memphis...