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Travon Baker
The NIU men’s basketball team shot 51 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent in the second half, to earn a 78-67 victory over Idaho Thursday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) and junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) each scored 16 as the Huskies moved to...
With stalwart defense and hot shooting in the second half, the NIU women’s basketball team outscored the Valparaiso women’s basketball team, 35-27, led by sophomore Ally Lehman’s 18-points. The Huskies (1-2) would fall to the Crusaders (2-1) however, 65-50. Lehman (Nineveh, Ind./Indian Creek) led all scorers with a career-high 22 points as she finished 10-for-23...
Renee Sladek
After leading halfway through the first period, the NIU women’s basketball team (1-1) played a well-fought game at UIC (2-0) but lost to the Flames, 61-47. Freshman Renee Sladek (Merrill, Wis./Merrill) finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the effort to lead the Huskies in scoring. UIC’s Ruvanna Campbell had 15 points, 23 boards...
Mackenzie Roddy
Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) and freshman Shelby Seurer (Delano, Minn./Delano) have been named the Mid-American Conference West Division’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Roddy took a weekly award for the fifth time this season, having previously won the offensive award Sept. 1, Sept. 15...
Christian Hagan
Northern Illinois University freshman kicker Christian Hagan (Omaha, Neb./Westside HS) has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Special Team Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Hagan won the honor in just his second game of collegiate action after a perfect outing versus Toledo in NIU’s 27-24 victory last Tuesday. The true...
Malia Gabel
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team celebrated Senior Night Saturday, but it was Eastern Michigan who spoiled the festivities by dealing the Huskies a 3-2 loss. In the final home match for Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) and Emily Paschke (Winfield, Ill./West Chicago Community), NIU (21-9, 14-2 MAC) was limited offensively to a .191 attack...
Jordan Threloff
Redshirt senior center Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Saturday as the NIU men’s basketball team claimed an 86-56 victory over Aurora in the regular season opener at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore guard Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) also added 17 points as the Huskies won their...
Shawn Scott
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team split its four dual matches on a busy Saturday of wrestling at the Eastern Michigan University Duals, defeating Olivet and Clarion while falling to No. 14 Edinboro and Chattanooga. Redshirt sophomore 197-pounder Shawn Scott (Holly, Mich./Holly) led the way for the Huskies (2-5), winning all four of his matches...
Kelly Smith
The NIU women’s basketball team defeated in-state rival Illinois State in the season-opener Friday night, 55-51, as the Huskies carried a pus eight rebounding margin. NIU captured its first season opening win since 2009 as freshman Kelly Smith (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) led all-scorers in the game with 17 points. The Huskies have taken the last two...
Shelby Seurer
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team was pushed to the limit Friday, but earned a hard-fought 3-2 victory against Central Michigan. The Huskies (21-8, 14-1) pulled out the win thanks to a season high 19 blocks against the Chippewas (10-17, 5-10 MAC), which is the most by any team in the Mid-American Conference this season...
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Only two weeks after becoming the first All-Mid-American Conference finishers in the history of NIU cross country, freshman Kelsey Hildreth and senior Meghan Heuer became the school’s first All-Region selections. The Huskie duo finished in the Top 20 of the NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional 6K race Friday afternoon at Newman Golf Course in Peoria....
Kathi Bennett
NIU women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett announced the signings of Annalese Lamke (Galesville, Wis./Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau), Ally May (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead), MiKayla Voigt (Slinger, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) and Courtney Woods (Sydney, Australia/St. Margaret’s Anglican School) to National Letters of Intent to join the NIU women’s basketball program. “Collectively, this is probably best class I’ve brought in since I...
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