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Freshman Saul Berdullas throws up a serve against Omaha on March 2. Berdullas was the lone Huskie to win a singles match in a  5-2 loss to Western Michigan University. (Norther Star File Photo)

Men’s tennis falls to Western Michigan, ends winning streak at 9

March 11, 2024

Losing to Western Michigan University (10-3, 2-0 MAC), NIU men’s tennis’ (11-3, 1-1 MAC) winning streak has ended at nine matches.  The Huskies won two matches to clinch the doubles point, before losing all but one of the singles matches.  Seniors...

Senior guard Jayden Marable (3) ducks under Western Michigan senior guard Gabi Saxman (10) in a drive to the basket. Marable contributed 11 points in the Huskies loss on Wednesday. (Katherine Follmer | Northern Star)

No shot for women’s basketball against Western Michigan

By Lucas Didier, Sports Editor | February 14, 2024

DeKALB – Poor shooting plagued NIU women’s basketball (11-12, 4-7 MAC) as the Huskies were thwarted by the Western Michigan University Broncos (10-12, 5-6 MAC) by a score of 65-47. The Huskies shot just 34% from the field and went 1-for-15 from...

NIU senior opposite/outside hitter Emily Dykes (12) and sophomore middle blocker Savanah Brandt (18) team up to block over the net against the University of Akron on Oct. 27. The Huskies ended their season with a 3-0 loss to Western Michigan on Wednesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Volleyball routed by Broncos in home finale

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 16, 2023

DeKALB – Eighty-two days after the 2023 campaign got its start, the NIU volleyball team completed the season’s final act Wednesday. Cheers and whistles from the 625-person crowd permeated through Victor E. Court as two squads in very different...

NIU senior setter Ella Mihacevich (15) jumps to serve the ball during NIU volleyballs match against the University of Akron on Oct. 27. The Huskies are preparing to close out their season against first-place Western Michigan on Wednesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Volleyball to finish season against regular season champs

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2023

The Huskies are at the finish line. After 29 matches, 112 sets and 4,867 rallies worth of volleyball, NIU’s regular season finale is here. Days removed from having its postseason aspirations fizzle out, the NIU volleyball team is back home to...

Senior midfielder Camilo Estrada receives a pass in mens soccers match against Loyola-Chicago on Sept. 26. The Huskies dropped their match against Western Michigan University by a final score of 3-1. (Scott Walstrom | NIU Athletics)

Sing’s 2 goals lift Western Michigan over men’s soccer

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | October 18, 2023

One goal from junior forward Taisei Arima was not enough for the NIU men’s soccer team (4-7-1, 1-3-1 MVC) to defeat the Western Michigan University Broncos (10-1-3, 4-0-1 MVC). Despite the loss, NIU holds on to the sixth spot in MVC standings.  The...

Graduate student outside hitter Katie Erdmann taps the ball over two Western Michigan University defenders. The Huskies were swept by the Broncos on Tuesday 3-0. (Courtesy WMU Athletics | Ashley Huss)

Huskies throttled by Broncos in MACtion duel

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 17, 2023

Tuesday promised a heavy-hitting MACtion showdown featuring NIU volleyball and its stout defense against Western Michigan University and its high-powered offense. By night’s end, the Huskies’ aspirations of upsetting the MAC front-runner on the...

NIU junior right side hitter Emily Dykes attacks the ball over the net during Wednedays Mid-American Confernec matchup between NIU and Western Michigan University at University Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dykes totaled 10 kills in the match as NIU lost in five sets, ending their chances of playing in the 2022 Mid-American Conference Tournament. (Courtesy WMU Athletics)

NIU’s playoff hopes spoiled by Broncos in regular season finale

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | November 16, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball’s 2022 season is officially in the books after losing its chance to play in the postseason thanks to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Western Michigan University Broncos on Wednesday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Huskies entered...

Sophomore quarterback Justin Lynch races for 15-yard touchdown during the 115th Homecoming Game against the University of Toledo Rockets on Oct. 8 at Huskie Stadium. Lynch ran into the end zone for the deciding score in NIU’s conference matchup with Western Michigan University on Wednesday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Injury-riddled Huskies escape Kalamazoo with second MAC victory

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | November 10, 2022
The NIU football team, short its top tailbacks, pulled out a 24-21 victory over Western Michigan in a midweek MACtion showdown in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Maddie scrambles out of the pocket against Ball State Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana. Maddie would finish the game with 298 yards through the air and 160 yards on the ground to go along with one rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns.

Football gears up for MAC opponent

By Scott Nicol | October 6, 2016

Redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Maddie scrambles out of the pocket against Ball State Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana. Maddie would finish the game with 298 yards through the air and 160 yards on the ground to go along with one rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns.

Quarterback wins first career start

By Keelen Holcomb | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | Redshirt senior Anthony Maddie’s first career start for the Huskies showed promise, as he led the Huskies (1-4) to their first win of the season 31-24 against the Ball State Cardinals (3-2) Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.Coming...

MAC Breakdown: Toledo, Kent State, NIU top dogs

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2012

Kent State: Perhaps the biggest headline in the MAC East has been the play of the Golden Flashes. Riding a seven-game winning streak, they have gone unbeaten within the conference this season. Kent State features two running backs who each have more than...

Lynch leads Huskies to win over Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | October 28, 2012

Despite giving up more points than in its last three games combined, NIU came from behind to defeat Western Michigan on the road Saturday. NIU (8-1, 5-0 MAC) has now won eight straight games this season, and with its 48-34 victory over the Broncos (3-6,...