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David Coit (11) shoots against Ball State sophomore forward Basheer Jihad (11) and redshirt sophomore forward Mickey Pearson Jr. (3) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Jan. 28 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU defeats Bowling Green for fourth straight road win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 5, 2023

NIU took down Bowling Green State University 86-78 Saturday afternoon for its fifth win over the last six games. The Huskies earned their fourth straight road win, NIU’s longest such streak since the 2002-2003 season.  “This is a journey and these...

Junior forward AJah Davis shoots from the free throw line during a game on Jan. 15 against the University of Toledo Rockets. The Huskies fell 73-52 as Davis led all NIU scorers with 24 points. (Summer Fitzgerald/ Northern Star)

Huskies snap five-game losing streak

By DeOndre Saunders and Eddie Miller | February 5, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team ends its five-game losing streak as they pick up a win on the road in Buffalo, New York, against the University at Buffalo Bulls, 72-62. SECOND DAY OUT Senior forward A’Jah Davis had a great second game back after...

Sophomore guard Keshawn WIlliams attempts a layup during Saturdays game against the University of Toledo Rockets. Williams finished as NIUs leading scorer with 19 points in the 100-72 loss at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (NIU Athletics)

Huskie guards shine as NIU wallops Eastern Illinois

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | December 1, 2022

NIU’s dominant guard play led the way for the Huskies as they got back into the win column with a 90-70 victory over Eastern Illinois University. The Huskies’ backcourt dominated the Panthers’ defense, as they combined for 49 points in the dominant...

Junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi throws a pass in practice on Aug. 20. Lombardi transfers in from Michigan State University, where he threw eight touchdowns and nine interceptions last season.

NIU snaps five-game losing streak, Rocky Lombardi returns

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | October 15, 2022

YPSILANTI, Mi – NIU football ended its five-game skid against Eastern Michigan University in a 39-10 victory on Saturday.  Good news came for the Huskies on Saturday after redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi made his return under center....

Sophomore Nelle Youel returns a serve during a tennis match against the University of Akron last season.

Sophomore contributes to women’s tennis success

By Thomas Hiley III | March 4, 2013

Women’s tennis has a 12-1 record and someone that has contributed to that success is No. 1 player Nelle Youel. Youel is a sophomore pre-physical therapy major from Crystal Lake. She attended Crystal Lake Central High School. Youel decided to go to NIU...

Cori Frankenberg plays a key role in women’s soccer

By Ed Rietveld | September 24, 2012

The women’s soccer team has seen an offensive resurgence so far this season. With their 10 goals already this season, the Huskies have surpassed last year’s total of seven. One player’s performance has led the way with the new and improved offense....

Offense finds their stride in women’s soccer

By Ed Rietveld | September 24, 2012

One area of the game that has been key early on in the season to help NIU’s women’s soccer team get off to a 4-4-1, 0-1-1 start has been the offense. Through nine games the Huskies have already scored 10 goals this season, which surpasses their season...

NIU follows yellow brick road to win over Kansas

By Matt Hopkinson | September 23, 2012

NIU football improved its home winning streak to 17 Saturday by defeating Kansas 30-23. NIU (3-1) found success through timely, stifling defense, as well as a balanced attack on offense that wore down the defense of Kansas (1-3). “To get back and play...

NIU head coach Dave Doeren accepts the Bowl trophy
Sunday in Mobile, Ala.

Huskies win Bowl 38-20

By Northern Star Staff | January 9, 2012

<div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">After a 36-day hiatus, all NIU did for an encorewas come back from 13 points down to beat Arkansas State 38-20 towin the...