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An NIU wrestler is taken down by a Northwestern wrestler in Fridays meet at the Convocation Center. (Mingda Wu)

Wildcats dominate Huskies on the road

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | February 13, 2023

DeKALB – An electric home dual environment wasn’t enough to push the NIU Huskies past the No.13 Northwestern University Wildcats.  NIU redshirt freshman Blake West got fans fired up at the Convocation Center after defeating Northwestern redshirt...

Women’s Soccer traveling out west

By Krystal Ward | September 8, 2016

Women’s soccer (1-2-1) heads west to Arizona to take on two schools over the weekend.The Huskies match up against the University of Arizona Wildcats (3-1-1) 8 p.m. Friday and the Arizona State University Sun Devils (3-0-1) at noon Sunday. Both games...

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....

NIU players Boomer Mays (45) and Corey Thomas (69) are congratulated after NIUs victory over Northwestern University on Saturday.

Taking Down the Big Ten: NIU knocks out Northwestern, 23-14

By Ryan Barnard | September 7, 2014

Football (2-0) discovered its offense in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2) during Saturday’s 23-15 win at Ryan Field in Evanston; however, questions remain about who will be NIU’s leader under center for the remainder of the...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 23, Northwestern 15

By Frank Gogola | September 6, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (2-0) defeated the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2), 23-15, Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston.How it happened: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare led four second-half scoring drives, propelling the NIU offense, which was held...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Football schedule sends Huskie on the road 7 times

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2014

Football’s 2014 season schedule presents some challenges, but it’s very favorable in terms of making a return trip to Detroit for the MAC Championship game.For the second year in a row, Huskie Stadium will play host to only five teams, while the Huskies...

Men’s wrestling to take on the Wildcats

By Ed Rietveld | February 6, 2013

Wrestling finishes the home portion of its schedule with a dual meet against 18th-ranked Wildcats of Northwestern University (6-7) after a week away from dual meet action. The Huskies (7-7) come into Friday night’s action having lost four duals in a...

NIU pitcher Allyson Hecht returns to the mound as Northwestern first baseman Adrienne Monka rounds third following her first of two home runs. Monka was 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs in the Cats victory over the Huskies.

Softball drops home finale

By Brian Thomas | April 25, 2012

In its final game at Mary M. Bell Field this season, NIU softball lost its sixth game in a row at the hands of Northwestern 12-3. “The team is fine,” said NIU coach Lindsay Chouinard. “I thought they came out good today. They were positive, had...

Huskies look to tame Wildcats

By Matt Hopkinson | January 25, 2012

NIU gymnastics hopes to continue to trend upward heading into its meet with New Hampshire after recording season-high scores in its previous events.Regardless of the outcome, Huskies coach Sam Morreale is always seeking more positive results and specific...

NIU softball falls to Northwestern 8-2

By Katie Leb | April 6, 2011

The NIU softball team could not keep its momentum going, falling to Northwestern 8-2 Wednesday afternoon at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. The Huskies (13-16 overall, 3-1 MAC) kicked off the five-game road trip after completing their first homestand of the...