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DeKALB - The NIU women's basketball team will host a Coaches Clinic at the NIU Convocation Center, featuring seven speakers including NIU Head Men's and Women's Basketball Coaches Mark Montgomery and Lisa Carlsen, respectively, on Saturday, Aug. 21.


On a steamy Friday night in Atlanta 20 years ago, NIU Director of Track and Field Connie Teaberry sat, along with thousands of other elite athletes from around the globe, in Fulton County Stadium waiting to enter one of the grandest stages in all of sports, the opening ceremonies of the Centennial Olympic Games.


DeKALB - Former NIU women's soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach Angela (Righeimer) Staveskie will return to the sidelines at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex this fall as Head Coach John Ross announced Staveskie an assistant coach. She will work with the team's goalkeepers.
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NIU Athletics will host “Mondays with Monty” and “Coffee with Carlsen” events Monday, Dec. 14, and Tuesday, Dec. 15, to provide Huskie fans with an inside look at the men’s and women’s basketball teams. “Mondays with Monty” begins at noon Monday, Dec. 14, at Fanatico Cucina Italiana, 1215 Blackhawk Road. The $10 cost includes a...
The best amateur golfers in the world converge in Sugar Grove next week for a shot at the prestigious Western Amateur Championship trophy. Two members of the Northern Illinois University men’s golf team will have a shot of joining the likes of Tiger Woods (’94), Jack Nicklaus (’61), Phil Mickelson (’91), and Ben Crenshaw (’64)...
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With less than one month to go until the best collegiate golfers from around the world converge in Sugar Grove to play for the Palmer Cup, the Rich Harvest Farms staff is hard at work preparing for the tournament. The Ryder Cup-style event pits the top European-born collegiate golfers against the best American-born collegiate players...
Ross Walton
Ross Watson, whose coaching experience includes stints on the defensive staffs at Nebraska and Florida Atlantic, has joined the Northern Illinois University football staff as an assistant coach working with the Huskie defense, NIU head coach Rod Carey announced Thursday. Watson comes to NIU from Youngstown State University, where he had been elevated to assistant...
Senior Anthony Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Purdue) led the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team with a career-high 21 points Wednesday night, but the Huskies were unable to overcome 50 percent shooting by Buffalo, falling to the Bulls, 82-63, at Alumni Arena. Sophomore guard Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) added 16 points in the loss....
Ally Lehman
Trailing by 20 points with 6:44 left, the NIU women’s basketball team (5-8, 1-2 MAC) clawed back to within five points of Bowling Green (8-7, 1-3MAC ) with 1:46 left in regulation. Though the Huskies had five players score in double-figures, it could not complete the comeback as they fell to the Falcons, 65-59. Amanda...
Amanda Stepp
Gymanst Amanda Stepp today was named the Mid-American Conference Gymnast of the Week following her performance at UIC. Meanwhile, Kelsey Hildreth, the fantastic freshman distance runner from the NIU women’s track and field team, has been named Mid-American Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Stepp led the way for NIU as the Huskies rallied...
Kelsey Hildreth
Kelsey Hildreth (Byron, Ill./Byron) of the Northern Illinois University women’s track and field team broke the NIU school record in the 3K distance run in her collegiate track debut. Several other Huskies also produced personal-best performances Saturday afternoon at the Gene Edmonds Cup Invitational at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Hildreth, who finished as...
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