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NIU junior outfielder and catcher Colin Summerhill (8) runs towards first base after hitting the ball off Ohio redshirt junior Jacob Tate (19) on March 24. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Huskies swept by Xavier after tightly-contested loss

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 2, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball (5-21, 2-7 MAC) dropped the final game of a three-game series against the Xavier University Musketeers (16-12) 3-2 Sunday. The Musketeers earned their sixth consecutive win en route to a series sweep over the Huskies.  The...

Senior outfielder Malik Peters jogs to the dugout during NIU baseballs home opener against Ohio on March 24. The Huskies lost the game  11-2. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Offensive explosion leads Xavier past Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | April 1, 2023

DeKALB – Junior pitcher Jacob Wilde’s solid start was spoiled thanks to a six-run sixth inning by Xavier University, who downed NIU baseball 9-4 in game two of a three-game weekend series.  Xavier (15-12, 0-0 Big East) secured a series win over...

Junior infielder and outfielder Andrew Smart (27) takes a practice swing while on-deck during NIU Baseballs home opener for the season. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Offensive struggles continue as Huskies fall to Xavier

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | March 31, 2023

DeKALB – A five-run first inning gave Xavier University all the offense it needed in its three-game series-opening victory over NIU baseball Friday by a final score of 8-3.  The Huskies (5-19, 2-7 MAC) have now lost four of their last five games...

Xavier defeats NIU 2-1

By Brian Thomas | September 18, 2011

No. 13 ranked NIU men's soccer had its undefeated season come to an end this weekend at the Northwestern Lakeside Classic.The Huskies (6-1-0) fell to Xavier on Friday, 2-1 in overtime.Sophomore Gael Rivera got the Huskies off to a fast start, scoring...

Xavier Silas stands in relaxation during a round of golf.

Ironing out the kinks

By Jimmy Johnson | October 12, 2010

Xavier Silas has been told by many people close to him that he needs to find an escape from basketball. After a summer in which he literally traveled around the world, his friends, family and peers soon realized that the NIU men's basketball forward needed...