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Western Kentucky topples Huskies in doubleheader

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | March 5, 2023

DeKALB – Two late-inning comebacks weren’t enough for NIU baseball in its doubleheader loss to the Western Kentucky University (WKU) Hilltoppers (9-2) by final scores of 9-8 and 7-5.  Junior infielder Aaron Harper led the way for NIU (1-8) on...

NIU head coach Ray Gooden (right) speaks with junior outside hitter T’ara Austin and junior defensive specialist Malia Gabel on Saturday at Victor E. Court. NIU went winless in the Huskie Invitational after losing three consecutive games.

Volleyball losing streak up to four

By Danielle Brown | September 21, 2015

Volleyball (4-8) hosted the Huskie Invitational this weekend, facing off against Alabama, Northern Iowa and Western Kentucky, going winless and raising its current losing streak to four.AlabamaThe Huskies came out strong against Alabama, getting off to...

Volleyball prepares for three-game weekend

By Danielle Brown | September 17, 2015

Volleyball (4-5, 0-0 MAC) will host the Huskie Invitational this weekend, welcoming teams including Western Kentucky, Northern Iowa and Alabama.The games will begin on Friday when the Huskies face off against Alabama (4-6) at 7:00 p.m., and will conclude...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....