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Women’s soccer drops fifth straight game, falling to 2-11

By Raven Boyd | October 12, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11-0, 1-5-0 MAC) dropped games to both Akron and Buffalo last weekend, bringing its current losing streak to five games.AkronThe Huskies set the pace early in the game but weren’t able to capitalize as the Zips scored the go-ahead...

Women’s soccer prepping for weekend of MAC play

By Raven Boyd | October 8, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9-0, 1-3 MAC) will go toe-to-toe against Akron University on Friday at home and will finish the weekend on Sunday with a game against Buffalo.The Zips (4-7-1, 1-3 MAC) are looking to recover from their first shutout of the season....

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies face crucial weekend

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

Women's tennis can secure a berth in the MAC Championships for the first time since 2012 with a pair of wins this weekend.The Huskies (11-7, 2-4 MAC) take on the Akron Zips (10-11, 2-5 MAC) 1 p.m. Friday and the Buffalo Bulls (6-10, 2-4 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday...

NIU baseball: Huskies have 9-game losing streak after meeting with Zips

By Steve Shonder | April 13, 2015

Baseball (13-21, 4-8 MAC) extended its losing streak to nine games when it was swept by the Akron Zips (16-16, 8-4 MAC) over the weekend.The Huskies continued to struggle at the plate during their losing streak. They hit .162 over the series, totaling...

NIU softball: Huskies sweeps Saturday doubleheader against Akron Zips

By Chris Loggins | March 30, 2015

Softball swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Akron Zips after a scheduled Friday doubleheader against the Ohio Bobcats was canceled due to poor weather conditions.The Huskies (15-13, 2-0 MAC) beat the Zips (12-13, 0-2 MAC), 9-1, in six innings in...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies fall to Zips in 1st round of MAC Tournament

March 10, 2015

What happenedThe No. 10 seed men's basketball (13-15, 8-10 MAC) ended its season with a first round loss to the No. 7 seed Akron Zips (18-13, 9-9 MAC), 76-52, Monday in Akron, Ohio. The loss snapped a four-game win streak, which was the Huskies' largest...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies extend streak to 4 as they cut down Akron Zips

By Walter Douglas | February 9, 2015

Women’s basketball (10-10, 6-4 MAC) picked up its fourth-straight win as it beat the Akron Zips (17-5, 7-4 MAC), Saturday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedThe Huskies trailed by as many as 15 points, 51-36, with 8:38 to play before they began...

Huskies continue their winning ways, zip right past Akron

By Matt Hopkinson | October 21, 2012

NIU rolled Akron Saturday for its seventh straight win, with strong, dominating play on both sides of the ball. Akron (1-7, 0-4 MAC) had its offense kept in check all game long with the play of the Huskies (7-1, 4-0 MAC), as they held the running game...

Men’s soccer hope to zip past the Zips

By Jacob Onak | October 11, 2012

Coming off of its 1-0 loss to Marquette, NIU men’s soccer will face off against the third-ranked Akron Zips in its third conference match of the season Saturday. Akron head coach Caleb Porter leads a Zips (8-1-2, 3-0-0 MAC) program that has become a...

Davis’ putback seals win for NIU

By Matt Hopkinson | March 7, 2012

NIU women’s basketball won its second round matchup against Akron Wednesday on a tipback by senior Kim Davis with 6.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Davis put the ball back in the net after a missed jumper by senior Courtney Shelton, and Akron (14-16,...

Danielle Pulliam charges through an Akron defender Saturday night, drawing a block foul and earning two free throws. NIU lost 72-43.

Zips hop all over Huskies’ defense in loss

By Jimmy Johnson | February 6, 2011

DeKALB | Coming into Saturday afternoon’s matchup against the Huskies, Akron women’s basketball had never won a game in DeKalb. That streak came to a convincing halt, as the Zips (10-12, 3-7 MAC) put together a dominating first half to beat the Huskies...

Inside game was key to Akron’s dominance over NIU

By Chris Dertz | February 6, 2011

DeKALB | One play perfectly represented the course of action in NIU’s 72-43 loss to Akron on Saturday afternoon. At 17:32 in the second half, NIU center Ebony Ellis received a pass in the low block, posted up on her defender, faked to her left and pivoted...