Mid-American Conference

Wrestler Dan Burk named Academic All-MAC

Dan Burk
Northern Illinois redshirt junior Dan Burk (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) was named to the Mid-American Conference’s Academic All-Conference Wrestling Team, the conference office announced Wednesday. Burk, who boasts a 3.67 GPA in kinesiology, is a first-time recipient of the award. “This is a great honor for Dan and the NIU wrestling program,” said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. “We…

Eli Anderson earns third MAC pitching honor

Eli Anderson
Following his fourth-consecutive complete game in which he struck out 12 and walked zero, junior Eli Anderson was named Mid-American Conference West Division co-Pitcher of the Week. The award is Anderson’s third in the last four weeks. Last Saturday versus Western Michigan, Anderson continued his streak of complete games with four-consecutive, becoming the first NIU player to…

Baseball earns walkoff win, sweeps Broncos

Nate Ruzich
Tied 8-8 in the bottom of the ninth with runners on first and second and two outs Sunday, junior Nate Ruzich (Joliet/South Suburban College) drove in classmate Landon Tenhagen (Burlington, Wis./Madison Area TC) from second base to give Northern Illinois (14-19, 9-3 MAC) a series sweep over Western Michigan (11-24, 5-7 MAC) on a walk-off…

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