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).
DeKalb graduate granted NCAA hardship waiver
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that video game maker Electronic Arts must face legal claims by college players that it unfairly used their images without compensation.
Northern Illinois senior Aksel Bolin isn't new to representing his home nation of Norway on the international stage.
Senior Askel Bolin of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team is representing his native Norway at the World University Games this week in Kazan, Russia.
Hopes to have announcement near end of July
Former DeKalb star hoping to play this season if NCAA grants waiver.
Threloff spent three years at Illinois State and averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds as a sophomore last season.
Former Crete-Monee guard played limited minutes at Kansas State last season.
Buffalo Grove guard Luke Potnick has committed to Northern Illinois.
Northern Illinois sophomore wing Abdel Nader has decided to transfer after two years with the Huskies.
Acute Florida Gulf Coast University envy. A week into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, I got it bad. (And this has nothing to do with the FGCU coach’s supermodel wife and Maxim cover gal Amanda Marcum Enfield, honest).
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Jalen Ross' 3-pointer with 32 seconds left gave Eastern Michigan a 45-44 victory over Northern Illinois in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament Monday night.
Huskies to face Eastern Michigan in MAC tournament
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Northern Illinois led for the first 34 minutes but was unable to hold off a late Ball State run, falling to the Cardinals, 53-51, on Saturday afternoon at Worthen Arena. Freshman wing Darrell Bowie scored 10 points to lead a balance attack for NIU; junior forward Aksel Bolin scored nine points and grabbed a game-best nine rebounds.
The offensive struggles of Northern Illinois’ men’s basketball team this season have been well-documented.
DeKALB – It took about a year before Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery was able to tell Kevin and Keith Gray apart.
TOLEDO, Ohio – Matt Smith scored 16 points as Toledo crushed Northern Illinois 70-46 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid and move into a tie for first in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
WHO: Northern Illinois (5-22, 3-11 Mid-American Conference) at Toledo (13-13, 8-6 MAC)
DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team fell to Central Michigan, 82-61, in Mid-American Conference West Division play at the Convocation Center Sunday afternoon.
DEKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois led by three early in the second half, but a 12-0 Central Michigan run helped the Chippewas claim a 69-50 victory over the Huskies on Saturday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Freshman guard Mike Davis scored a career-best 12 points to lead NIU.
WHO: Central Michigan (9-18, 2-11 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (5-21, 3-10 MAC)
DeKALB – February has been a tough month for the freshmen-laden Northern Illinois men's basketball team.
Eastern Illinois (8-20) at Northern Illinois (5-19)
Freshman Cravatta making most of limited chances
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Northern Illinois led by eight with four minutes to play before Western Michigan scored the final 16 points of the game to take a 66-58 win on Saturday evening at University Arena. Junior forward Aksel Bolin scored a team-high 10 points to lead the Huskies.
WHO: Ball State (9-13, 3-7 MAC) at Northern Illinois (5-17, 3-7 MAC)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Northern Illinois had a chance to tie the game with 14.8 seconds left, but a Huskie triple rimmed out and Buffalo escaped with a 59-54 victory on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader scored a team-high 13 points while playing just 19 minutes due to foul trouble.
WHO: Bowling Green (8-13, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (5-15, 3-5 MAC)
The Mid-American Conference named Northern Illinois sophomore wing Abdel Nader its West Division Player of the Week Monday.
DeKALB – Julius Brown's free throw went off the front of the rim before sinking in to the basket.
DeKALB – Abdel Nader didn’t want to go to overtime.