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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

DeKALB | The Huskies will look for their seventh-consecutive victory against Mid-American Conference opponent the Western Michigan University Broncos (5-0, 1-0 MAC) 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.NIU (1-4, 1-0 MAC) is coming off its first victory...

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,...

Huskies set to take on Broncos in Kalamazoo

By Matt Hopkinson | October 24, 2012

While NIU football has posted seven straight wins on the season, it will enter unfriendly territory in Kalamazoo, where it has lost 13 of 19 games. The Huskies (7-1, 4-0 MAC) will square off against the Western Michigan Broncos (3-5, 1-3 MAC) for the...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

MAC coaches discuss coming season

By Andrew Singer | November 10, 2010

In order of predicted finish by blue ribbon forecasters East 1.) Ohio Bobcats 2009-10 record: 22-15, 7-9 MAC Head Coach: John Groce Record at school: 37-32 (Third Season) "I told my guys to pay homage to what they did last year," Groce said. "But they...

A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...