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Miller departs men’s basketball team

By Brian Thomas | April 12, 2012

Since last June, NIU basketball has seen seven of its players leave the program. Recently, things have been stirring up again in the men’s basketball program, as freshman Zach Miller has decided to leave the team. Zach’s father, Scott Miller, head...

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Grading our men’s basketball freshmen

By Brian Belford | February 27, 2012

Barring any success in the MAC tournament, the NIU men’s basketball season is coming to a close. With that in mind, it’s time to grade coach Mark Montgomery’s first recruiting class of seven freshmen. Stian Berg, Guard Berg became the team’s starting...

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Nader pushes through hard times

By Brian Belford | February 6, 2012

Abdel Nader has a lot that he could be unhappy about.NIU men's basketball's has only won two games out of the 21 that they have played so far this season. The Huskies' second leading scorer, Tim Toler, was dismissed from the team. Starting point guard...

Christian’s spark off the bench not enough to help Huskies win

By Brian Thomas | February 2, 2012

In need of a second scoring option, Antone Christian answered the bell for NIU men's basketball against Ohio Wednesday. Christian came in off the bench and scored a season-high 15 points against the Bobcats, 10 of which came in the first half. The Huskies...

Zach Miller may be out for season with knee injury

By Brian Belford | January 31, 2012

Zach Miller may be out for the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus cartilage in his knee. According to, the meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, and a torn meniscus can prevent your knee from working right....

Huskies still searching for starting point guard

Huskies still searching for starting point guard

By Brian Belford | January 24, 2012

The importance of the point guard in basketball is paramount to the success any team has while playing the sport. The athlete who plays this position will, for the most part, touch the ball on every possession, set up a play and control the flow of the...

NIU to battle Iowa, Purdue in 2011

By Ed Rietveld | June 10, 2011

DeKALB | Northern Illinois University has a new man in charge of taking the Huskies to the top of the MAC West: Mark Montgomery. Montgomery comes to NIU after spending the last ten years as an assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State. Montgomery hopes...

Zach Miller signing to NIU basketball gives NIU a passing threat

By Chris Dertz | November 29, 2010

Though the 2010 basketball season is barely under way, NIU head coach Ricardo Patton and his staff have already begun looking forward to 2011. At the beginning of November, the Huskies signed two players early on in 6-foot-4-inch wing DeAndre Barnette...