LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Northern Illinois University softball team split its doubleheader at the Jayhawk Invitational defeating Jackson State and falling to host Kansas Friday.
NIU finishes season with 15 wins
MAC tournament second-round preview: NIU vs. Eastern Michigan
Rhetorical Question: So, who would you put on the all-time, Top 10 Northern Illinois University’s men’s basketball rebounder’s list?
Images from Northern Illinois' win over Ball State on Saturday
DeKALB – For all of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team’s well-documented struggles on offense this year, the Huskies’ defense has been a consistent positive.
DeKALB – Jimmie Ward wanted to show pro scouts he could run with NFL skill position players.
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team suffered a 67-57 loss at Ball State Wednesday evening. The loss drops the Huskies to 9-18 and 5-12 in Mid-American Conference play.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Northern Illinois University softball team split its doubleheader in the Evansville Invitational Saturday.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett thought her team played with “no fear” in the overtime period of Thursday’s 68-59 win against Toledo.
Images from Thursday's day game.
Images from the Huskies' win over Toldeo Wednesday night.
Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (12-14, 6-8 MAC)
INDIANAPOLIS – At the same time Johnny Manziel addressed the largest media gathering at the NFL Scouting Combine thus far, another quarterback prospect responded to a litany of doubts.
MUNCIE, Ind. - In their final tune-up prior to next weekend's Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships, the Northern Illinois University track & field team won four event titles and secured one last MAC automatic berth Friday at the Ball State Quadrangular.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Northern Illinois University softball team swept its opening two games of the 2014 Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Friday.
NORMAL, Ill. – Well on its way to its top score of the season after starting the meet with its season-best performances on three events, the Northern Illinois University gymnastics team could not sustain its momentum through the balance beam event to finish third in the four-team meet with a final total of 193.625.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Illinois may have started slow against Missouri State in the opening game of the Fuddrucker’s Lobo Invite at the University of New Mexico, but it finished as it accounted for eight runs in the bottom of the ninth. However, the Huskies (0-4) were unable to get over the final hump as it fell to the Bears (3-1), 9-8. Brandon Mallder (Bridgeview, Ill./St. Laurence) who entered the game in the eighth inning, finished 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and run in the ninth inning alone.
INDIANAPOLIS – Jordan Lynch and Keith Wenning already have forgotten about their college rivalry.
DeKALB – For Northern Illinois men’s basketball, the first half of Thursday night’s contest against Eastern Michigan probably brought back erie memories of the Huskies’ game against the Eagles in Ypsilanti, Mich., back in January 2013.
Eastern Michigan (15-10, 7-5 MAC)
Northern Illinois women’s basketball lost to Akron on the road, 89-75.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Northern Illinois and Minnesota played a back and forth baseball game for seven and a half innings, until the Golden Gophers (3-0) accounted for six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie with the Huskies (0-3) and take the final game of the series, 11-5. NIU outhit UM in the game, 13-11.
AKRON, Ohio - Three Huskies scored in double figures, led by 14 points from redshirt junior Jordan Threloff but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team dropped a 62-54 decision on Saturday night at Rhodes Arena. Freshman Aaric Armstead scored 13 points and sophomore Travon Baker added 10 points.
Northern Illinois (11-12, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) at Akron (16-8, 8-3)
ALLENDALE, Mich. - It was a lovely day for the Northern Illinois University track & field team Friday at Grand Valley State, as the Huskies broke a school record and three personal records at the GVSU Big Meet.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team built an early lead, but suffered some tight losses Friday night en route to a 27-6 loss to South Dakota State.
The Northern Illinois baseball team opened the 2014 season with a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Minnesota at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
Images from NIU's 11th win this season.
For the second week in a row, Northern Illinois gymnastics senior Natasha Jufko tied her career high and won the balance beam event with a score of 9.850 to earn Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Week honors as announced by the league Tuesday.
DeKALB – The 2,005 fans that filled the Convocation Center crescendoed throughout the final 10 minutes of the Northern Illinois men's basketball team's Mid-American Conference West Division game against Western Michigan, some even rising to their feet as NIU stormed back from a 16-point deficit.
DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University wrestling team pushed Kent State to the brink Saturday afternoon on Senior Day, but lost on criteria to the Golden Flashes, 19-18.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Northern Illinois University softball team posted a 6-2 victory over St. John’s after dropping a 6-4 decision to Ohio State in the second day at the FAU “Kickoff Classic” Saturday.
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's tennis team took on the Cleveland State on Saturday at the Boylan Tennis Center. Yesterday, Friday February 7, the Huskies bested the SIU-Edwardsville 4-3, and in an afternoon match against the Vikings, they found the similar results as it was once again a 4-3 victory in favor of NIU, improving the team's record to 3-1.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Northern Illinois University softball team split its first two games at the FAU “Kickoff Classic” to open the 2014 season Friday.
KENT, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University gymnastics team earned its highest team score of the 2014 season with marks of 48.275 or higher in all four events in a 195.675-193.375 loss to No. 25 Kent State Friday night.
When Joe Novak arrived at Northern Illinois before the 1996 season, he knew that in order to turn around the program, he would have to recruit the Chicago area well.
DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University men’s soccer head coach Eric Luzzi announced the addition of four student-athletes to the Huskie soccer program. Defender Taylor Cole (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central), forward Chris Paton (Glasgow, Scotland/Uddingston Grammar School), goalkeeper Drew Donnally (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) and midfielder Giovanni Garcia (Chicago, Ill./Elk Grove) are the newest members of the NIU soccer program.
DeKALB – When Northern Illinois' earned its Orange Bowl berth in December of 2012, it was impossible not to think about the recruiting impact.
Unlike last year, Carey and his staff not scrambling
Northern Illinois’ Class of 2010 brought a number of impact players to NIU.
NIU uses big second-half run for third straight victory
Images from a Huskie win against Miami on Tuesday night.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Northern Illinois defense held Western Michigan to less than 60 points and caused 17 turnovers, but the Huskies (8-11, 4-5 MAC) were unable to sustain an offensive rhythm against the Broncos (9-11, 5-4 MAC) as they fell to WMU, 56-43. NIU only committed seven turnovers in the game, tying its season-low mark.
KENT, Ohio – Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State on Wednesday night.
DeKALB – Shane Evans remembers the first Division I letter he received.
Images from Saturday's game against University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
MOBILE, Ala. – When Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward saw another Mobile-area native, D.J. Fluker, get drafted 11th overall last year, it was a moment when it “really clicked” that he could go pro.
ASHLAND, Ohio - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team closed they holiday weekend Sunday at the Wendy's Duals by splitting their two matches against Ashland and #22 Purdue.