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Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

Wrestling falls short of upset win against Illinois

By James Krause | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The wrestling team split its 10 matchups Friday against the University of Illinois, but two major decision losses and a forfeit in the Illini’s favor kept the Huskies from taking an upset win.Despite the loss, Head Coach Ryan Ludwig said...

The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

By Maddie Barrett | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the...

Alumna Anna Martucci performs her routine on the beam March 28 during NIUs the Beauty and the Beast competition at the Convocation Center.

Morreale says retaining MAC title, NCAA regional appearance are goals for this season

By Maddie Barrett | November 17, 2019

DeKALB — Gymnastics has an action-packed season ahead as it prepares to keep the Mid-American Conference championship trophy in DeKalb.The team is coming off a season that includes two NCAA qualifying performances.Junior Mia Lord and Alumna Anna Martucci...

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 Amanda Bartemio performs a routine Feb. 27 during The Beauty and The Beast Meet held at the Convocation Center.

Gymnastics to compete four times at home this season

By Maddie Barrett | November 7, 2019

DeKALB — Huskie gymnastics’ schedule has been set for the season and released to the public. It will be facing teams inside and outside its conference. NIU will compete against 11 teams in total with four regular season meets.“We’ve learned and...

Senior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace and Junior setter Grace Balensiefer await an opponents attack Oct. 25, 2019.

Volleyball drops two road losses, lose West division title hopes

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team fell short in two-away matches Friday and Saturday and now are out of contention to win the Mid-American Conference West division. NIU was swept in the matches, losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Central...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies beat Kent State in first of two Homecoming weekend matches, host Ohio next

By Justin Kelley | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Kaitlyn Bell, first year outside hitter, anchored the Huskies’ offense Friday in a 3-1 victory over Kent State University at Victor E. Court. Friday kicked off one of two Homecoming matches for NIU. Kent State came out very aggressive in...

Volleyball blanked in two road MAC games

By Justin Kelley | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team remains in third place in the Mid-American Conference West Division despite dropping two away games Friday and Saturday. The Huskies lost Friday in three sets to the University of Akron Zips and Saturday against the University...

The womens volleyball team waits for the beginning of a match Saturday against Niagara University in San Antonio.

Volleyball drop hard-fought match in five sets

By Justin Kelley | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — NIU volleyball fans brought the heat to Victor E. Court Saturday night against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks. Though fan involvement played a huge role in the match, Miami was able to beat NIU in five sets, 3-2.The Huskies took the...

Sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer goes up for a tip Aug. 30 during an eventual 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville at Victor E. Court in the Convocation center in DeKalb. 

Volleyball earns road MAC win in five-set match

By Justin Kelley | October 11, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team stands alone in third place in the Mid-American Conference West division after a win against the Western Michigan University Broncos. The Huskies and Broncos entered the day tied for the third place spot, as both teams had...

Women’s volleyball hosts Central Michigan for MAC opener

By Justin Kelley | September 26, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team has a chance to redeem itself after a rough start to the season with 3-11 record in non-conference play. The Huskies face off against the Central Michigan University Chippewas in their opening match of Mid-American Conference...

Chance the Rapper makes a surprise visit to NIU

By Parker Otto | September 26, 2019

Chance the Rapper surprised NIU when he made a visit to the women's volleyball team Wednesday night at Victor E. Court in the Convocation Center. The triple Grammy winner was at the center rehearsing for his upcoming concert in Chicago, according to women’s...