DeKALB – Over the offseason, Darrell Bowie tried to shoot 100 free throws every day.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa's Gabriel Olaseni inspired his teammates just by playing.
DeKALB – After years of mediocre and bad seasons, there was reason to be optimistic about Northern Illinois coming into the 2014-15 campaign, Mark Montgomery’s fourth season as Huskies coach.
Images from the first half of the game on Thursday.
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