Mid-American Conference

CMU’s stellar second half beats women’s hoops

Satavia Taylor
A huge second half surge by Central Michigan led the Chippewas to an 83-56 win over Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Arena. In a Mid-American Conference West Division contest, CMU (10-7, 4-0 MAC) outscored NIU (5-12, 0-4 MAC) 42-19 in the second stanza to earn its fourth straight win over the Huskies in Mount Pleasant. “We…

Wrestlers’ upset bid comes up short

Kevin Fanta
The Northern Illinois wrestling team put a scare into No. 12 Central Michigan Friday night at Victor E. Court, but they were unable to pull off the upset in a 23-12 defeat. NIU drops to 7-5 overall and 0-3 in the MAC with the loss, while CMU moves to 9-3 and 3-0 in conference play. “Clearly, Central…

Gymnasts open MAC competition Saturday

Marisa Liptak
After opening the 2013 season with its highest first meet score since 2009, the Northern Illinois gymnastics team looks to build on that performance Saturday in its 2013 Mid-American Conference season opener versus Bowling Green at the NIU Convocation Center. The meet begins at 5 p.m. as the first half of a gymnastics/men’s basketball doubleheader with…

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