Mid-American Conference

Gymnasts post eight 9.8s in loss to Kent State

There were plenty of positives to take from Northern Illinois’ 195.800-194.350 gymnastics loss to No. 21 ranked Kent State Saturday, including eight scores of 9.8 or higher from seven different gymnasts, the second-highest floor score in team history and a host of career-best performances. Northern Illinois surpassed the 194-point mark for the third time in as…

Men’s hoops team falls in BracketBuster, 59-47

Abdel Nader
Eastern Illinois led by two at the half and used an 8-0 to open the second stanza to build a lead that Northern Illinois couldn’t overcome, defeating the Huskies, 59-47, on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) led NIU with 17 points and seven rebounds. “I thought it was…

Ball State tops women’s basketball, 64-54

The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team dropped a 64-54 decision to Ball State at Worthen Arena Saturday afternoon. “I’m proud of our kids,” said NIU head coach Kathi Bennett. “I thought we played really well. For the first time in a while, I felt we outplayed our opponent. Sometimes you don’t get rewarded for that.” The…

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