Dixon 6-foot-7 forward Roby expects to garner a lot of attention
DeKALB – In the world of college athletics, transfer students are becoming increasingly more common.
Sometimes the distance between “high-profile” and “behind-the-scenes” isn’t very far.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Images from NIU's 11th win this season.
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.
NIU uses big second-half run for third straight victory
Images from a Huskie win against Miami on Tuesday night.
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.
Images from Saturday's game against University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Images from NIU's game against Ohio Saturday night.
Former Northern Illinois men's basketball coach Rob Judson was named the director of men's basketball operations at Indiana on Saturday.
Northern Illinois is halfway through its 2013-14 season, and will begin the second half tonight against Ohio at 7 p.m. The Huskies are a game under .500 at 7-8, but have already won more games this year than they had in each of coach Mark Montgomery’s first two seasons.
DeKALB – Sacramento, Calif. is 2,044 miles from Chicago.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Trailing by one with three minutes to play, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team outscored Bowling Green 11-1 down the stretch to earn a 45-36 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Stroh Center. Sophomore guard Travon Baker scored a game-high 13 points, including six in the final two minutes of the contest.
Northern Illinois (6-6, 0-0 Mid-American Conference) at Buffalo (6-4, 0-0 MAC)
Highsmith out for the season
Northern Illinois men’s basketball was able to overcome a poor first half to rally for a 55-49 win Wednesday on the road over Loyola in Chicago.
AMHERST, Mass. -- The 22nd-ranked UMass Minutemen shot 57 percent in the second half and outscored the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team, 36-19, in the final 14 minutes en route to an 80-56 victory over the Huskies on Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center.
DeKALB – Points were plentiful and came quickly for Northern Illinois men’s basketball in a 111-61 win at home against Saint Joseph’s College (Ind.) on Sunday.
DeKALB – Points were plentiful and came quickly for Northern Illinois in a 111-61 win at home against Saint Joseph's College (Ind.) on Sunday.
Northern Illinois men's basketball center Jordan Threloff was named the Mid-American Conference's Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.
DeKALB – As the national anthem was playing before tipoff of San Jose State’s game against James Madison on Sunday in the Northern Illinois Invitational, the song stopped and the Convocation Center went dark, evidence of a power outage caused by the howling winds, sideways rain and the tornado-like weather outside.
DeKALB – Turnovers were sparse in the Northern Illinois basketball team’s one-point win Saturday against San Jose State, and NIU free throws were finding their way through the basket at a much higher rate than they had in the Huskies’ first two games.
DeKALB – With the game on the line, the Northern Illinois men's basketball team went to the line repeatedly on Saturday against San Jose State, normally a fruitful scenario for the opposition.
DeKALB – Poor free-throwing shooting continued to haunt the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team in a 60-55 loss to James Madison on Friday at the Convocation Center.
DeKALB – There were 49 fouls called in Northern Illinois’ season opener against Nebraska Omaha on Friday.
Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery is pretty straightforward about the Huskies’ newfound post presence.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the upcoming NIU men’s basketball season.
Both Northern Illinois basketball teams start the season today with the men playing host to Nebraska-Omaha and the women traveling north for a game at Green Bay.
Coaches speak at Media Day at Convocation Center in DeKalb
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Northern Illinois’ 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule includes games at Nebraska (Nov. 30), Massachusetts (Dec. 14), Loyola-Chicago (Dec. 18) and Iowa State (Dec. 31).