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First-year forward Austin Walny (left) and senior forward Brad Krauser run a puck down the ice Nov. 8 against McKendree University.

Toledo win grants Rockets a sweep against Huskies in two-game weekend

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team took a loss Saturday in a physical game at the Team Toledo Ice House against the University of Toledo.After a tough 8-3 loss Friday, the Huskies dropped game two to the Rockets, 5-3. Head Coach Mike Rucinski said the effort...

First-year defenseman Drake Gieseke prepares for a pass Nov. 9 during a home loss to McKendree University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Seven goals in two periods by Toledo enough to silence Huskies

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team went down early and never recovered in its loss Friday to the University of Toledo.NIU dropped game one of a two-game set by a score of 8-3 at the Team Toledo Ice House. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Rockets.In...

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....

Five-minute penalty cripples Huskies in hockey’s loss to Illinois State

By Matt Boecker | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Hockey was unable to complete the two-game sweep Saturday against Midwest College Hockey rival Illinois State University.After taking game one on Friday, the Huskies weren’t able to keep their foot on the gas to win consecutive games for...

Volleyball set to host Western Michigan in last home game

By Kyle Mathas | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team will host the Western Michigan University Broncos in its last home match of the season Thursday.Heading into the matchup, the Huskies have a chance at leveling their home record this season. NIU is currently 5-6 at Victor...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl jump sets junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace Aug. 30 in a 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Volleyball wins first road game, levels 2-2 in conference play

By Justin Kelley | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — Inconsistency continues to weigh down the volleyball team, as the Huskies were blanked Friday against Ball State University, losing 3-0, but bounced back Saturday with a dominant 3-1 victory over University of Toledo.Match OneBall State came...

Men’s basketball sparks comeback, falter in overtime

By Krystal Ward | February 19, 2017

DeKALB — Men’s basketball was unable to complete the comeback against the University of Toledo Rockets and fell in overtime, 88-80. The Huskies are 14-13 overall and 6-8 in the Mid-American Conference. NIU travels to Mount Pleasant, Michigan to take...

Huskies set for city

By Scott Nicol | November 7, 2016

Football plays at home of White SoxDeKALB | NIU’s football team is set to play the first ever non-baseball sporting event in the 25-year lifespan of the home of the Chicago White Sox in the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown.Newly renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”,...

Center midfielder Emilie Haugen takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State University.

Women’s soccer aims for win

By Krystal Ward | October 27, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (4-9-4, 3-5-2 Mid-American Conference) takes on the Western Michigan University Broncos (11-6-1, 5-4-1 MAC) 2 p.m. today in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is the team’s last regular season match before the MAC quarterfinals Sunday.The...

Baseball ends winning streak

By Scott Nicol | May 9, 2016

After winning seven in a row, NIU baseball was swept over the weekend in a three-game series against the University of Toledo after losing 11-2 on Sunday.The Huskies were outscored 25-10 in the series, and only scored a total of two runs in the contests...

Sophomore Tom Hjertonsson returns a volley in a match against Eastern Illinois University on Jan. 30. Hjertonsson won his singles match on Saturday, but the Huskies lost to Ball State overall by a score of 4-3.

Men’s tennis to face Toledo in conference matchup

By Patrick Smith | April 7, 2016

Men’s tennis (14-7, 2-2 MAC) will look to defeat the University of Toledo (7-14, 0-4 MAC) as the teams face off in a conference matchup Sunday.The Huskies are riding a two-game losing streak — their longest streak since 2014. They are 10-4 at home...

Junior forward Cassidy Glenn makes a layup off the breakaway. Glenn scored 17 points but missed two crucial freethrows during overtime. The Huskies fell in an overtime loss against Toledo 89-83 on Saturday.

Women’s basketball falls again in conference play

By Joren Apiquian | February 29, 2016

A late rally in the fourth quarter wasn’t enough for women’s basketball (11-15, 4-12 MAC), which fell to the University of Toledo (16-11, 11-5 MAC) 83-89 on Saturday.Toledo controlled the majority of the game, outscoring the Huskies in both the first...