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Redshirt freshman Blake West earns his first Huskie of the Week award. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Blake West secures Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 13, 2023

DeKALB – Redshirt freshman Blake West’s electrifying overtime win over Northwestern University redshirt senior Michael DeAugustino netted him this week’s Huskie of the Week honor. West’s performance brought the Convocation Center crowd to its...

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...

Wrestling vs. SIUE

NIU wrestling releases 2022-23 schedule

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 12, 2022
NIU wrestling announced its 2022-23 season schedule which includes trips to Indiana and California.
Wrestling vs. SIUE

Wrestling’s season ends with second day elimination at NCAA Championships

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 21, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team wrapped up their season Friday as their three competitors in the NCAA Championships saw their runs come to a halt at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Redshirt seniors Mason Kauffman, Brit Wilson and redshirt...

Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the 2020 MAC 184-pound Champion March 8, 2020 after his win in the 2020 MAC Championship finals at the NIU Convocation Center.

Three Huskie wrestlers set to compete in NCAA Championships

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 16, 2022

DeKALB — Three members of the NIU wrestling team are NCAA Championships-bound after winning their respective weight classes at the Mid-American Conference Championships on March 4-5. Redshirt seniors Brit Wilson, Mason Kauffman and redshirt junior...

Wrestling ends season with its best record since 2004-05 season

By James Krause | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s wrestling team capped off one of its best seasons in recent memory with a dominating 35-3 win Friday over Drexel University.The Huskies allowed the fewest dual points in the win on the season, only giving up a decision win at 133 lbs.Head...

Michigan sex-misconduct claims mirror Ohio State doctor case

By KANTELE FRANKO and LARRY LAGE | February 23, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When the University of Michigan announced last week that allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct by a sports doctor were under investigation, former wrestler Mike DiSabato was stunned by the parallels to an abuse scandal...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor


ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy...

Coach Pecora becomes college wrestling’s career wins leader

February 7, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Coach Pat Pecora earned his 617th career victory on Friday night, breaking a 46-year-old record for most wins in college wrestling at any level.The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown coach passed former Oregon State coach Dale...

Auditor: More than $4M stolen from Mississippi welfare funds

By JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | February 6, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor said Thursday that investigators believe at least $4 million in federal welfare money was stolen by the former head of the state welfare agency and others in the nation's poorest state.At least $48,000...