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NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott ranked 3rd in MAC’s 197 weight class

By Northern Star staff | January 23, 2015

Redshirt sophomore wrestler Shawn Scott is ranked third in the 197-pound weight class in the MAC’s second January wrestling rankings, released today.Scott is ranked behind Missouri Tigers sophomore J’Den Cox and Ohio Bobcats junior Phil Wellington,...

Pass/Fail: Country concert scheduled for February; Tickets for shows at Convo too expensive

By Carl Nadig | November 20, 2014

Pass: Country concert scheduled for FebruaryIt’s beneficial for students and efforts to boost university engagement when there’s a concert booked at the Convocation Center.Earlier this week, singer-songwriter Brad Paisley announced a performance to...

Four wrestlers get on podium at Michigan State Open

By Danny Albers | November 3, 2014

Wrestling’s freshmen and sophomore competitors, as well as the upperclassmen, showed a lot of promise Sunday at the Michigan State Open.In an open that holds a tournament for both upperclassmen and freshmen and sophomores, the Huskies placed four wrestlers...

Wrestling has ‘heart’ but gets 0 points

By Frank Gogola | January 27, 2014

Wrestling (6-8, 1-4 MAC) ended its latest dual the same way it started it: with zero points.The Huskies were shut out by the No. 7 Missouri Tigers (5-1, 3-1 MAC), 31-0, Saturday at Victor E. Court. The Tigers, who were the fifth Top-25 team the Huskies...

Wrestling dominates at home, 25-6

By Mike Romor | December 8, 2013

Wrestling shined under the spotlights on Victor E. Court Thursday night, winning its first home dual of the season over Cleveland State, 25-6.The win marks the first since Nov. 16 for the Huskies (3-4, 0-1 MAC), who dropped their first two home duals...

Wrestling looking at tough challenge in Cleveland State

By Mike Romor | December 4, 2013

After a pair of tough home losses, wrestling hopes to turn its season back in the right direction when it faces Cleveland State at 7 p.m. today at Victor E. Court.NIU (2-4) has had a successful run against the Vikings (1-2), winning all four previous...

Wrestler Kevin Fanta grapples with an opponent during a match.

Fanta, Argue battling for wrestling spot

By Mike Romor | December 3, 2013

For wrestling’s Kevin Fanta and Tyler Argue, practice means more than it ever has before.Redshirt senior Fanta has had his fair share of success during his five years on the NIU mats. The 141-pounder has made it to the NCAA Championships and has finished...

Coach’s Corner: John Helgerson

By Mike Romor | December 2, 2013

John Helgerson joined wrestling’s coaching staff last season after an inaugural one-year coaching stint at Wartburg. Now in his second season with the Huskies, the assistant coach continues to dedicate his time to improving a talented heavyweight class.Helgerson...

Redshirt junior Caleb Busson (right) faces off with North Dakota States Kurtis Julson Saturday in the Convocation Center.

Wrestling goes 0-2 at home

By Mike Romor | November 24, 2013

Wrestling hosted the Northern Duals, but did not reach the goals it had hoped to achieve.NIU (2-4, 0-1 MAC) dropped both of the weekend’s duals, including its matchup against No. 17 Northern Iowa.Opening against one of the best programs in the MAC,...

Wrestling ready for Northern Duals

By Mike Romor | November 20, 2013

Wrestling is coming off a test run last weekend at the EMU Duals. Now it is set to host the Northern Duals and face its first conference opponent of the season in Northern Iowa at 10 a.m. Saturday at Victor E. Court.NIU (2-2) will face the No. 17 program...

MAC wrestling challenges NIU

By Mike Romor | November 19, 2013

The MAC has always been one of the toughest conferences for college wrestling. This season, it is only getting tougher.The MAC can now consider itself among the top three conferences in the country, sitting alongside the Big Ten and Big 12. With last...

Wrestling splits duals at Eastern Michigan

By Mike Romor | November 17, 2013

Wrestling found success across the board over the weekend at the EMU Duals.NIU (2-2) won its matchups over Clarion and Findlay and dropped its two toughest duals, against No. 6 Oregon State and No. 14 Michigan.NIU lost 22-9 in its Saturday opener against...