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  • Track: NIU fails to qualify anyone for nationals on Day 1

    The season came to end for some of the Northern Illinois track team on Friday at the NCAA West Regionals in Lawrence, Kansas, with no Huskies qualifyi ...
    May 27, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies looking to avoid fourth loss to Toledo as teams square off in MAC Tournament

    The Northern Illinois baseball team lost all three games against Toledo this season.Now the Huskies ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies rally past Ball State twice

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois baseball team rallied twice to beat Ball State, winning the first game of the three-game series, 14-8, Thursday at Ralp ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • NIU baseball: Vast community service builds relationships for Huskies players

    DeKALB – Whenever the Northern Illinois baseball players headed over to visit the residents of the DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center on Monday nigh ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • NIU baseball: Ball State at Huskies preview

    First pitch: 3 p.m. Thursday; Noon Friday; 3 p.m. Friday, Ralph McKenzie FieldRecords: Cardinals 31- ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • College softball: NIU softball ousted from MAC tourney

    The Northern Illinois University softball team was ousted by Ohio on Saturday at the Mid-American Conference Tournament, dropping a 3-1 decision that ...
    May 15, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • NIU roundup: Softball falls into lower bracket in MAC Tourney after loss to Miami

    The Northern Illinois softball team got the go-ahead run to the plate but lost 2-1 to No. 2 Miami (Ohio) in the third round of the Mid-American Confer ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • NIU softball: Naegele homers, Frenz throws 4-hitter in Huskies' win over No. 1 seed Kent State

    When the Kent State softball team won the series over Northern Illinois in DeKalb earlier this season, coach Eric Oakley said he was impressed with Hu ...
    May 12, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies at Eastern Michigan preview

    First pitch: 5 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; Noon SundayRecords: Huskies 19-28 overall, 12-9 in MAC ...
    May 12, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • NIU softball: Naegele homers in Huskies' win over Broncos in first round of MAC tourney

    The Northern Illinois softball team shook off the cloud of close losses.Coming into the Mid-American ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Recent report from NIU opens door to possibly eliminating cheerleading

    DeKALB – Holly Vizzaccero called being a part of the Northern Illinois cheerleading team one of the best experiences of her life.
    May 10, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • NIU football: Brescacin selected by Calgary in second round of CFL

    Former Northern Illinois wide receiver Juwan Brescacin was selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football Draft on Tuesday night.
    May 10, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • NIU softball: Frenz named MAC Freshman of the Year for Huskies

    Northern Illinois pitcher Alex Frenz emerged as the Huskies' ace this season and was named the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, the leagu ...
    May 10, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • NIU softball claims MAC West title after split with Central Michigan

    The Northern Illinois softball team claimed its first Mid-American Conference West Division crown since 2000 with an 8-3 win over Central Michigan on ...
    May 6, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • NIU baseball falls to Toledo

    Brian Sisler's homer in the bottom of the ninth inning wasn't enough as the Northern Illinois baseball team lost to Toledo, 9-8, Friday in DeKalb.
    May 6, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • Huskies riding seven-game winning streak, eyes still on MAC title

    DeKALB – The long winning streak is nice, but Northern Illinois baseball coach Mike Kunigonis said the ultimate goal still is a conference championshi ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • NIU softball: Central Michigan at Huskies preview

    First pitch: 3 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. SaturdayRecords: Chippewas 22-24-1 overall, 9-10-1 ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • NIU men's basketball: Former Huskie guard to transfer to South Dakota State

    Former Northern Illinois men's basketball team guard Michael Orris has transferred to South Dakota State for his final season.
    May 4, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies score seven in the ninth, shock Valparaiso

    The game was essentially over for the Northern Illinois baseball team against Valparaiso on Tuesday.
    May 3, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Valparaiso preview

    First pitch: 2 p.m. Wednesday; 4:30 p.m. WednesdayMedia: ESPN3Records: Huskies 32-16 overall, 12-7 i ...
    May 3, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • NIU baseball: Valparaiso at Huskies preview

    First pitch: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Ralph McKenzie FieldRecords: Crusaders 20-20 overall, 11-7 in Horizon L ...
    May 2, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • NIU football: Lewis, Ford sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

    The Northern Illinois football team didn't have a player selected in the NFL Draft, but two former Huskies are headed to pro teams.
    May 1, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Toledo preview

    First pitch: 2 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday; 2 p.m. SaturdayMedia: ESPN3Records: Huskies 32-13 overall ...
    April 28, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies at Bowling Green preview

    First pitch: 2 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday; noon SundayMedia: ESPN3 on SundayRecords: Huskies 15-25 o ...
    April 28, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • NIU baseball, softball each earn wins over UIC

    The Northern Illinois baseball team jumped out offensively and won 11-6 against UIC on Tuesday afternoon at Ralph McKenzie Field.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:35 pm
  • NIU football: Fleming lightens mood at Huskie Bowl by wearing cape and wig

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois offensive lineman Levon Myers walked to the Huskie Bowl coin toss for Team Black, he couldn't help but laugh.
    April 24, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • NIU football: Maddie finds Saffold for long touchdown, Team Black downs Team Cardinal in Huskie Bowl

    DeKALB – Anthony Maddie and Ezra Safford both claimed that they knew it would be a touchdown before the play started.
    April 24, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • NIU baseball: Buffalo scores four late, pulls away from Huskies in series opener

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois starting pitcher William Anderson had two outs with nobody on in the top of the seventh inning in a one-run baseball game a ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • NIU football: Lurry first pick for Team Cardinal in Huskie Bowl after breakout season last year

    DeKALB – There was a sign of things to come last year in the Huskie Bowl.On the third play of the No ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:09 pm
  • NIU football: With Hare limited this spring, younger QBs get plenty of reps

    DeKALB – The first step for many of the Northern Illinois quarterbacks this season was to simply recover.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • NIU baseball: Freshman hurler Anderson has been lights out for Huskies in conference play

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois baseball coach Mike Kunigonis didn't want to put the burden of being the Friday starter on freshman William Anderson.
    April 22, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • NIU baseball: Buffalo at Huskies preview

    First pitch: 3 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. SundayRecords: Bulls 11-21 overall, 4-8 in MAC E ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Eastern Michigan preview

    First pitch: 2 p.m. Friday; 12 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. SaturdayRecords: Huskies 28-13 overall, 9-5 in ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • NIU football: Former NIU great Spann talks with Huskies, reveals thoughts about possibly walking away from game

    Former Northern Illinois star running back Chad Spann is thinking about walking away from the game, he said on Thursday.
    April 21, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies practice at Gately Stadium in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Watching from the sideline as the Northern Illinois football team practiced Saturday morning at Gately Stadium, Blue Island Eisenhower senio ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Podcast: HuskieTalk talks about NIU's inroads in Chicago

    Sports editor Eddie Carifio and NIU beat writer Jesse Severson talk about NIU's Saturday practice at Gately Stadium, the HuskieBowl, plus Laytwan Port ...
    April 17, 2016 - 12:22 pm
  • Softball: NIU falls in seventh

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois softball dropped a heartbreaker to the Western Michigan Broncos on Friday at Mary M. Bell Field, losing 4-3 after givin ...
    April 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local roundup: NIU baseball storms back against WMU; IC baseball win

    Tony Brandner singled up the right side in the top of the ninth, scoring Brandon Mallder and Brian Sisler to give the Northern Illinois baseball team ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies' latest attempt to gain foothold in Chicago – practice there

    DeKALB – With the Huskie Bowl a week away, the Northern Illinois football team is packing its bags and spending one of its final practice days of the ...
    April 15, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies hit three homers, break record for most home runs in a season

    The Northern Illinois softball team bashed three home runs in its 12-4 win in six innings at Ball State on Wednesday to set a new program record for m ...
    April 13, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • NIU football: Shively taking reps with first team at center as Huskies look to replace Ness

    DeKALB – Before the start of the first practice of the spring football season, Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey went to watch the center-quarterback ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies looking to soldify offensive line after losing Ness, Conlon

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois senior punter Jake Ambrose must have forgot who blocks for him.During a l ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Ball State preview

    First pitch: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Muncie, IndianaRecords: Huskies 26-11 overall, 6-3 in MAC West; Cardi ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • NIU football: Collins decides to stay at Oregon State

    Seth Collins has decided to stay with Oregon State, the school announced on Monday.Collins had signe ...
    April 11, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies at UIC preview

    First pitch: 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Granderson StadiumMedia: ESPN3Records: Huskies 9-22 overall, 5-4 in ...
    April 11, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Local roundup: NIU baseball splits doubleheader, takes series

    The Northern Illinois baseball team won its second Mid-American Conference series of the season after splitting a doubleheader with Central Michigan o ...
    April 10, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • Local roundup: NIU baseball wins; Marshall comes up big for Hiawatha

    The Northern Illinois baseball team opened a three-game home series against Mid-American Conference foe Central Michigan with a 9-6 win on Friday.
    April 8, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • NIU football: Once a safety, Johnson finally adjusted to switch to linebacker

    DeKALB – Making the move from safety to linebacker last season, redshirt sophomore Juwaun Johnson admits with a laugh that he had to get by on pure at ...
    April 8, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Akron preview

    Start times: 2 p.m. Friday; 12 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. SaturdayRecords: Huskies 25-10 overall, 6-2 in ...
    April 7, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • NIU baseball: Central Michigan at Huskies preview

    Start times: 1 p.m. Friday; 12 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. SaturdayRecords: Chippewas 6-23 overall, 1-2 in ...
    April 7, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • Korcek: Broadcasting legend Raftery has always been pure class

    Before I forget.Thought No. 1: For the fans at home, the frosting on the NCAA Final Four men’s baske ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies dig deep hole early, fall at Minnesota

    The Northern Illinois baseball team had to overcome a big deficit early and fell 12-10 at Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon.
    April 6, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • NIU men’s basketball: Porter suspended indefinitely after run-in with police

    Northern Illinois men’s basketball player Laytwan Porter has been suspended indefinitely after he was pulled over by police while the guard was drivin ...
    April 6, 2016 - 4:56 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies at Minnesota preview

    Time: 3 p.m. Wednesday, MinneapolisRecords: Huskies 7-20 overall, 3-3 in MAC West; Gophers 15-10 ove ...
    April 5, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • NIU softball: Frenz's standout freshman season big reason behind Huskies' success

    DeKALB – In a series against the likely favorite to win the Mid-American Conference, the Northern Illinois softball team sent a freshman into the circ ...
    April 5, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • NIU softball: Ball State at Huskies preview

    Time: 1 p.m. Tuesday; 3 p.m. TuesdayRecords: Cardinals 17-18 overall, 3-3 in MAC West; Huskies 23-10 ...
    April 4, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • NIU baseball: Sims shines in victory to help Huskies split doubleheader against Miami

    DeKALB – Donovan Sims had a career day on the mound for the Northern Illinois baseball team and helped the Huskies split their doubleheader against Mi ...
    April 3, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • NIU roundup: Carter takes 22nd at NCAA Regionals for gymnastics

    Northern Illinois junior gymnast Jamyra Carter took 22nd place in the uneven parallel bars as the Huskies finished their season at the NCAA Regionals ...
    April 3, 2016 - 4:01 pm
  • NIU softball: Kent State avoids Naegele, beats Huskies in thriller

    DeKALB – The Kent State softball team wanted nothing to do with Northern Illinois slugger Emily Naegele.
    April 3, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • NIU softball: Naegele ties school record for home runs, Huskies split with Kent State

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois softball team split the doubleheader against Kent State—winning 4-1 before falling 7-5 on Friday at Mary M. Bell Field.
    April 2, 2016 - 12:00 am
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