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Mackenzie Roddy garners AVCA All-America honorable mention

Mackenzie Roddy
Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) has been named a 2014 Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the group announced Wednesday. Roddy becomes just the fourth different Huskie to earn All-America recognition, joining Kate McCullagh (2006), Lauren Wicinski (2010, ’11) and Kristin Hoffman (2011) among NIU’s all-time honorees. Last week,…

Team effort leads men’s hoops past Mississippi Valley State

Anthony Johnson
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led by as much as 18 in the second half en route to a 71-64 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior Anthony Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Purdue) scored a team-high 14 points to lead five Huskies with nine-or-more points in the contest. With…

Men’s hoops edged at Eastern Illinois, 59-55

Jordan Threloff
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had two possessions to tie or take the lead in the final minute Saturday night, but Eastern Illinois made a pair of stops and held on for a 59-55 victory over the Huskies at Lantz Arena. Junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a team-high 14 points and…

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