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AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.
DeKALB, Ill. - The Huskies took on Toledo (9-16, 2-1 MAC) in their third conference match of the spring Saturday afternoon. The Huskies were 2-0 in MAC play coming into the match, and they remained undefeated in conference play with a 4-3 victory. NIU is now 17-5 with a 3-0 MAC record this spring.
DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University softball team wrapped up a weekend of Mid-American Conference action splitting a pair of game with Miami University at Mary M. Bell Field Saturday.
EL PASO, Texas - Competing in Texas for the second time in three weekends, the Northern Illinois University track & field team came away with 11 top 10 finishes Saturday at the UTEP Invitational.
YPSILANTI, Mich. - Tied 3-3 after nine innings, the NIU Huskies (9-22-1, 5-6 MAC) came through with two runs in the top of the 10th at Eastern Michigan (11-21, 1-10 MAC) to earn its first extra innings victory and clinch the series, 5-3. Pitcher Ben Neumann improved to 3-0 on the season, finishing the final 1.2 innings of the game. Freshman Carl Russell extended his hitting streak to 10-games.
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University track & field team has signed two more athletes to their 2014 recruiting class, NIU Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Connie Teaberry announced Tuesday.
VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Northern Illinois softball team dropped a midweek doubleheader with Valparaiso on Tuesday.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University softball players Shelby Miller and Jessica Sturm were named Mid-American Conference West Division Player and Pitcher of Week respectively the league announced Monday.
DeKALB – Akeem Daniels was supposed to be a big part of the 2013 Huskie football team.
DeKALB – For Jimmy Russell, playing football for Northern Illinois was always in the back of his head.
PEKIN– The Northern Illinois women’s golf team finished in third place after scoring a final round 308 at the Bradley Invitational at the Pekin Country Club on Sunday.
DeKALB – A complete game, one-hit shutout by Alex Klonowski – the first for Northern Illinois baseball since April 1, 1997, at Valparaiso – served as a catalyst for a Northern Illinois victory over Toledo on Sunday afternoon as the Huskies defeated the Rockets, 7-0.
DEKALB – The Northern Illinois softball team completed its sweep of Western Michigan with a 6-1 victory over the Broncos at Mary M. Bell Field on Sunday.
DEKALB – The Northern Illinois University softball team busted out the big bats as it posted a 10-1 victory over Western Michigan in five innings at Mary M. Bell Field Saturday.
DeKALB – When Sean Frazier arrived at Northern Illinois and walked through the halls of Huskie Stadium, one thing was clear to the first-year NIU athletic director.
All four starting positions must be filled
Northern Illinois senior shortstop Shelby Miller was named the Mid-American Conference Softball West Division Player of the Week on Monday.
DeKALB – BCS bowl games and a facility like the Chessick Center were just figments of everyone’s imagination during Craig Harmon’s playing days at Northern Illinois.
DeKALB – For the first time since 2010, Northern Illinois is going into spring practice without having named its starting quarterback.
For the first time, Huskies able to hold spring practice inside Chessick Center
Northern Illinois senior Kim Gotlund was named Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday. Gotland posted a career-high 39.075 all-around score Friday during the Huskies’ 194.675-194.050 loss at Arizona State.Northern Illinois senior Kim Gotlund was named Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday. Gotland posted a career-high 39.075 all-around score Friday during the Huskies’ 194.675-194.050 loss at Arizona State.
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Northern Illinois University softball team split its doubleheader at the Jayhawk Invitational defeating Jackson State and falling to host Kansas Friday.
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.
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.
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