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Baseball’s gritty effort not enough over CMU

Anthony Andres
Against arguably the top Major League League Baseball pitching prospect in the Mid-American Conference – Jordan Foley – the NIU Huskies (9-27-1, 5-8 MAC) outhit Central Michigan (25-14, 11-2 MAC), 7-6, but fell one run short as Northern Illinois dropped game one of the series, 3-2. NIU starting pitcher Anthony Andres (Western Springs, Ill./St. Rita) threw 143…

Game, set, match! Men’s tennis ends regular season atop MAC

Dor Amir
The Huskies are the MAC regular season champions after finishing the season with a 5-2 win over Buffalo (11-6, 1-2 MAC) on Friday. This is the first time the Huskies have claimed the MAC regular season championship in the program’s history. The team finished the season undefeated in conference play at 4-0, boasting an 18-5 overall…

Softball splits pair with Central Michigan

Jessica Sturm
The Northern Illinois University softball team split its doubleheader with defending Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan at Margo Jonker Stadium Friday. NIU (18-21, 6-6) took game one from Central Michigan (27-14, 6-4), 4-1, before falling 5-0 in the second contest. The Huskies took an early 1-0 lead on a one-out home run to centerfield by pitcher Jessica…

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