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  • Record-setting season, career for NIU’s Nelle Youel

    DeKALB – The accolades have piled up for Northern Illinois women’s tennis player Nelle Youel. She’s ...
    UPDATED: April 18, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • NIU roundup: Softball splits at Miami

    The Northern Illinois University softball team played a pair of tight contests with Miami Friday in Oxford, Ohio, as the two split a conference double ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Loyola Academy's LeRoy is NIU's first football commit of 2016 class

    Ben LeRoy wasn’t looking to have a long recruiting process. The Loyola Academy defensive lineman simply wanted to find the right place for him.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • West Aurora long snapper Sak ready for competition

    Long snapping isn’t like other positions on a football field. And it’s not like other positions when you’re looking to get recruited.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • NIU roundup: Baseball's late rally comes up short

    A furious ninth inning rally fell short for the Northern Illinois baseball team in a 12-11 loss to Bradley in a nonconference game on Wednesday at McK ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • French Gautier settling in as top golfer for NIU women

    DeKALB – It wasn’t the most convenient welcome to America for Lena Gautier.As the French native flew ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier denies reports he's finalist for Pitt AD job

    On Tuesday night, a list of potential finalists for the University of Pittsburgh athletic director was tweeted by the Pitt media naming Northern Illin ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • NIU roundup: Softball sweeps doubleheader over Valpo

    The Northern Illinois softball team jumped out early against Valparaiso and swept a doubleheader, 12-4 and 4-2, on Tuesday.
    April 14, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • SEVERSON: Huskies show promise with spring season now over

    DeKALB – In a way, it didn’t seem right.On the final play of the spring season for the Northern Illi ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • NIU roundup: Baseball loses ninth straight

    The Northern Illinois baseball team lost its ninth in a row Sunday, losing 5-4 at Akron.The Zips (16 ...
    April 12, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • VIEWS: Turner makes most of Huskie Bowl opportunity

    TommyLee Lewis didn't compete, still nursing an injury. Juwan Brescacin was on crutches.With two of ...
    April 12, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Defense dominates in Team Black's Huskie Bowl victory

    DeKALB – For lovers of defensive football, the Huskie Bowl on Saturday was a thing of beauty.The def ...
    April 12, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Northern Illinois football caps off spring season with Huskie Bowl

    DeKALB – The work is over for the Northern Illinois football team this spring.Now comes the fun part ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Life for NIU linebackers unchanged under new coach Watson

    DeKALB – Even with Ross Watson taking over as linebacker coach this season, there hasn’t been much change from life under Kevin Kane, who went back to ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • NIU defensive line looking to build depth

    DeKALB – In a perfect world, Northern Illinois defensive line coach Brett Diersen said he’d like to have a rotation of 10 to 12 players during games.
    April 7, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • NIU softball splits with Bowling Green

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois softball team split a Mid-American Conference doubleheader with Bowling Green on Friday afternoon.
    April 3, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • NIU baseball lets game slip away late against Kent State

    DeKALB – After six innings, the Northern Illinois baseball team trailed Kent State by two runs.Then ...
    April 3, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Grable putting together another strong season for NIU softball

    DeKALB – After winning the Mid-American Conference West Freshman of the Year award last season, Northern Illinois first baseman Kayti Grable sent a cl ...
    April 2, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • NIU's Ruzich with 26-game streak after missing 2014 season

    DeKALB – Watching from the dugout last season, Northern Illinois baseball player Nate Ruzich wondered if he ever would be the same.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • NIU baseball's late rally falls short to UW-Milwaukee

    DeKALB – Despite scoring eight straight runs in the final four innings, the Northern Illinois baseball team lost, 13-11, to University of Wisconsin-Mi ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Ness, Conlon anchor NIU's offensive line this spring

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois offensive line coach Joe Tripodi said the depth chart up front is never set in stone.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • NIU nabs Burlington Central standout Pryor

    Sam Pryor considered Northern Illinois the front-runner for her collegiate women's basketball services for nearly the past nine months.
    March 30, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • NIU roundup: Baseball takes series from Bowling Green

    The NIU baseball team clinched the series over Bowling Green Saturday at Ralph McKinzie Field as the Huskies defeated the Falcons in Game 1 of Saturda ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • NIU men's tennis stays perfect in MAC play

    The Northern Illinois men’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference, 14-4 overall, with a 4-3 victory over Western Michigan on Frid ...
    March 27, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Huskies explode on offense in home opener

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois catcher Johnny Zubek spent most of the season toward the bottom of the batting order before moving to the No. 2 spot this w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • NIU tops Toledo in thriller

    The Northern Illinois University women's tennis team knockedd off Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Friday morning, as the Huskies topped th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Injury to Bouagnon puts Harris Jr. with starting rotation in spring

    DeKALB – The past two seasons, Northern Illinois running back Keith Harris Jr. has been plagued by injuries.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • NIU women's track sweeps MAC awards

    Courtesy of three home runs, the Northern Illinois University softball team picked up a big non-conference win Wednesday in Normal, with a 6-3 victory ...
    March 25, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Behind the numbers: Where MAC athletic departments rank in spending, profit

    While the Mid-American Conference sits in the same general geographic area as the Big Ten – and its football teams have scored wins over big brother i ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • NIU baseball: Ben Neumann emerging as ace of Huskies pitching staff

    DeKALB – Well before the season, the Northern Illinois baseball coaches knew Ben Neumann's role had to change.
    March 25, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Severson: Time flying for Huskies

    DeKALB – The realization came midway through covering the Northern Illinois football team’s eighth practice of the spring season – spring ball is more ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • NIU gymnast Amanda Stepp headed to NCAA Regionals

    Northern Illinois gymnast Amanda Stepp earned a trip to the NCAA Regionals for the second straight season.
    March 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Young cornerbacks competing for spots for Huskies

    DeKALB – Rotating through the cornerback position this spring for Northern Illinois – much like they did in the 2014 regular season – is a trio of you ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • NIU women’s tennis wins conference opener

    The Northern Illinois women's tennis team defeated Bowling Green for the first time since 2004, winning its Mid-American Conference opener on Friday, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • After sitting out 2014, transfer Golladay ready to make difference for NIU football

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois receiver Kenny Golladay went through spring football practices last season, he knew what was waiting for him when fall ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Latesha Bigby comes into season close to five NIU outdoor track records

    DeKALB – Less than two seconds. After last year’s outdoor track and field season, Northern Illinois ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • NIU set to accept bids for field

    After getting approval from the Board of Trustees to resurface the artificial turf at Huskie Stadium, Northern Illinois is hoping to have competitive ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Huskies return to practice field after week off

    DeKALB – In the later stage of the Northern Illinois football team’s practice on Tuesday, sophomore cornerback Mayomi Olootu stepped in front of a pas ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • NIU's Youel wins MAC Singles Player of the Week

    Northern Illinois senior women's tennis player Nelle Youel was named the Mid-American Conference Singles Player of the Week for the second time this s ...
    March 12, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Jesse Severson: NIU men's, women's basketball dealt with injuries all season

    It would be hard to fault Northern Illinois women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett if she felt this season was cursed from the start.
    March 11, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Men's MAC basketball tournament: 3-pointers by Akron send NIU packing

    The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team was red-hot coming into the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
    March 10, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Women's MAC basketball tournament: Cold spells doom Huskies in season-ending loss

    DeKALB – As they had all game, poor shooting and allowing offensive rebounds doomed the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team in the final minute ...
    March 10, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Central Michigan at Northern Illinois women's basketball preview

    Tipoff: 5:30 p.m., NIU Convocation CenterMedia: AM-1360, 98.9-FMSeeds: Huskies, No. 8; Chippewas, No ...
    March 8, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Northern Illinois at Akron men's basketball preview

    Tipoff: 7 p.m. Monday, AkronMedia: WLBK 1360-AM, 98.9-FM (DeKalb)Seeds: Huskies, No. 10; Zips, No. 7 ...
    March 8, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Lehman leading the point for NIU women

    DeKALB – In a home win against Central Michigan this season, Northern Illinois sophomore guard Ally Lehman racked up a career-high 10 assists.
    March 8, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • NIU wins fourth straight, will be No. 10 seed in MAC tourney

    All five Huskie starters scored in double figures, led by 18 points from senior Anthony Johnson as the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team defeate ...
    March 6, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Nine former Huskies participate at NIU's Pro Day

    DeKALB – With several NFL scouts standing with stopwatches and clipboards at the Northern Illinois Pro Day, former Huskies running back Cameron Stingi ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • NIU wrestling gearing up for MAC Championships

    DeKALB – In order to make the NCAA Tournament, Northern Illinois wrestler Shawn Scott will have to finish in the top six at the Mid-American Conferenc ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Mike Korcek: Orlando Bowen’s journey offers many compelling chapters

    Orlando Bowen’s journey offers many compelling chapters.The message is for all of us.  This is a rea ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • NIU spring football: Chad Beebe, Tommylee Lewis back in action for Huskies

    DeKALB – During passing drills on the second day of spring football practice, Northern Illinois receiver Tommylee Lewis cut toward the middle before s ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Women's basketball: NIU Huskies earn home game in Mid-American Conference tournament

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team looked like it didn’t want Wednesday to be its final home game.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Aaron Armstead named MAC player of week

    Northern Illinois senior Aaron Armstead was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week after NIU's sweep of Toledo and Central Mic ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • NIU football returns to field with first spring practice

    DeKALB– Juwan Brescacin has been here before. The redshirt senior wide receiver and the rest of the ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • NIU opens spring season with helmet-only practice

    Not even the snow can stop spring football.While Northern Illinois' season-opener at home against UN ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Rakocevic's dunk brings down hoop in NIU's win over Central Michigan

    DeKALB – Midway through the second half, Pete Rakocevic brought the hoop down on a thunderous dunk.L ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • NIU Roundup: Women's track and field, men's tennis, women's basketball, baseball

    BASEBALLNIU takes series against Tennessee Tech: The Huskies bounced back from a 14-2 loss to Tennes ...
    March 1, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Former NIU football player pleads guilty to charges

    MADISON, Wis. – A former University of Wisconsin football player and his twin brother are scheduled to plead guilty next month in a string of robberie ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • NIU announces 2015 football schedule

    The defending Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois University football team will play six home games for the first time since 2012, high ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Stepp helping lead NIU gymnastics' late-season push

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois senior gymnast Amanda Stepp was done with her beam routine against Southeast Missouri State, she thought nothing much ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Men's basketball: Huskies storm past Toledo on late 3s

    Trailing by three with a minute to play, junior Travon Baker and senior Anthony Johnson each knocked down a 3-pointer in the final minute as the North ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:40 am
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