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Jordan Threloff
In a contest that featured 13 ties and 14 lead changes, a pair of late free throws led Kent State to a 67-65 victory over Northern Illinois University on Saturday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior center Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) scored a season-high 21 points and added nine rebounds but the Huskies...
The NIU Huskies (5-7, 1-1 MAC) held Mid-American Conference West division favorite Central Michigan (8-6, 3-0 MAC) to 56 points and 37 percent shooting Saturday night in Mt. Pleasant. The Huskies couldn’t answer for Naismith Trophy candidate Crystal Bradford, however, as her 20 points led the Chippewas over NIU, 56-43. Amanda Corral led the Huskies...
Amanda Stepp
The Northern Illinois University women’s gymnastics team rallied for a 192.250-189.575 victory over UIC at the UIC Pavilion in the season opener Friday night. Trailing, 96.40-95.225, following the second event, the Huskies (1-0) rallied in the floor exercise with a 48.175, while the Flames (0-1) posted a 46.325 on the beam. The teams’ performances in...
Andrew Morse
After falling behind 16-0 early, the Northern Illinois University wrestling team came up short Friday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, in a 30-6 loss to Northern Iowa. The Huskies (7-8, 0-2 MAC) claimed wins from Andrew Morse (Alto, Mich./Lowell) and Trace Engelkes (Winnebago, Ill./Winnebago) on the night, but four-straight wins to open the dual and three...
Richard Hall
Five members of the Northern Illinois University men’s soccer team were named to the Academic All-MAC Team announced by the league office Thursday. Redshirt junior Andrew Glaeser (Walla Walla, Wash./Walla Walla/Oregon State), sophomore Richard Hall (Billericay, England/The Billericay School), sophomore Adam Lightner (O’Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West), sophomore Derek Ott (Cross Plains, Wis./Middleton) and senior Dusty...
Aaric Armstead
Despite playing without leading scorer Darrell Bowie, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team earned a 70-60 victory over Ohio University on Wednesday night at Ohio’s Convocation Center in the Mid-American Conference opener. Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) scored a game-high 17 points and junior Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) added 15 off...
Malia Gabel
Seven members of the Northern Illinois University volleyball team have been selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Wednesday. Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) earned the honor for the third time in her career, while Emily Paschke (Winfield, Ill./West Chicago Community) and Lauren Zielinski (Oak Forest, Ill./Marist) each earned a spot on...
Mike Kunigonis, a veteran Division I coach who has spent the last seven years on the staff at Virginia Tech, most recently as the Hokies’ Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, has been named head coach of the Northern Illinois University baseball program, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Monday....
Members of the Northern Illinois University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) gave back to the community this past week, delivering presents to DeKalb families at Hope Haven in conjunction with the Adopt-A-Family program. Hope Haven, a homeless shelter that provides meals and life skills programs for families in DeKalb County, sent 10-12 families’ wish list to...
Anthony Johnson
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led by as much as 18 in the second half en route to a 71-64 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior Anthony Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Purdue) scored a team-high 14 points to lead five Huskies with nine-or-more points in the...
The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team held SEC foe Missouri to 47 points Sunday afternoon and caused the Tigers to turn the ball over 19 times at Mizzou Arena. Attempting one final shot after a missed free throw with eight seconds left, the Tigers blocked the Huskies’ final shot to defeat NIU, 47-44. Missouri...
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had two possessions to tie or take the lead in the final minute Saturday night, but Eastern Illinois made a pair of stops and held on for a 59-55 victory over the Huskies at Lantz Arena. Junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a team-high 14 points...
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