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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...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

After a two-season pause as rivals, the Huskies will face Milwaukee in Wisconsin

By Marcel Carrasco | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Three years have passed since the last time the women’s basketball team faced the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.On Nov. 16, 2016, the Huskies and Panthers went back and forth at the Convocation Center. The game lasted four quarters...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods follows through on a free-throw attempt Nov. 5 against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Coyotes shoot lights out in women’s basketball loss to South Dakota

By Quentin Wilson | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — The second day of the Huskies’ back-to-back games at the South Point Shootout was nowhere near as graceful as the first. The women’s basketball team suffered from a 91-48 loss Saturday to the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes had...

Football head coach Thomas Hammock is among the 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.

Hammock is an exemplary choice

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 23, 2019

The Northern Star Editorial Board would like to congratulate Head Football Coach Thomas Hammock and NIU for finding a perfect marriage. In sports, loyalty is never easy to come by, and Hammock exemplifies the Huskies’ “hard way.”Hammock played football...

New coffee vendor gets SA approval

By Morgan Fink | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A Just Brew is opening up shop on the main level of the Holmes Student Center today and will serve craft-brewed coffee to students on a budget.Its mission is to serve quality coffee on campuses at donation-based prices. This means that if a...

MARK MONTGOMERYHead Coach

Guard excels in freshman season

By Tom Burton | January 17, 2017

DeKALB — Justin Thomas, men’s basketball freshman guard, knew he wanted to play collegiate basketball ever since the glory days of playing in his driveway with his older brothers.“My older brothers led the way for me and pushed me to get where I...

Mens tennis gets on track with W

Men’s tennis gets on track with W

By Patrick Smith | January 25, 2016

Men’s tennis opened its season against the University of Wisconsin on Friday, taking a 5-2 loss and dropping a second consecutive season opener.The Huskies weren’t able to get any momentum going from the beginning, falling behind early and making...

Huskies finish 3rd in weekend track meet

By Ed Rietveld | April 7, 2013

For the second straight weekend an NIU track athlete broke a school record. This time it was junior heptathlon competitor Natalie Tarter. Tarter won the seven-event competition Chicagoland Championships. Tarter, a University of Wisconsin transfer, tallied...

NIU Police Department will have 14 unarmed security guards. These security personnel will operate as foot-patrol security guards for the NIU campus and in the immediate vicinity where many students live.

Serious crime concerns are not unique to NIU campus

By David Matz, Kyla Gardner, and Alex Fiore | November 17, 2010

In the weeks since the disappearance and murder investigation of NIU freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller, campus safety and security has been a concern for NIU students and the surrounding community. In a letter sent home to parents and family members of...