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Ten Northern Illinois University football players were honored Wednesday by the Mid-American Conference as the league announced the 2014 All-MAC football teams as selected by the league coaches. Huskie offensive linemen Tyler Loos (Sterling, Ill./Sterling HS) and Andrew Ness (O’Fallon, Mo./Christian Brothers College), defensive end Jason Meehan (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves HS) and cornerback Paris...
DePaul made 11 three-pointers and shot 53.8 percent from the field Tuesday night to claim a 78-67 victory over the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team at Allstate Arena. Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Huskies, junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) added 15 points...
Northern Illinois University (2-4) scored a season-high 79 points Sunday, shooting 27-for-50 from the field, as five-different Huskies reached double-digits as NIU defeated Delaware State, 79-59. The Hornets (1-6) entered the game averaging 74 points per game. Senior Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) led all NIU scorers in the contest as she scored 18-points with an...
Michael Orris
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team trailed by 21 with 10:43 to play before closing on a 28-2 run to earn a 61-56 victory over Maine on Sunday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore guard Michael Orris (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee/Kansas State) scored a career-high 18 points and junior wing Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep)...
Shawn Scott
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team extended its winning streak to six Saturday with a 3-0 day at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals. The Huskies opened the day with a tight 18-17 win over West Virginia, then capped the day by pounding Binghamton, 27-13, and Sacred Heart, 40-3. “We took three duals today and that was...
The NIU women’s basketball team held perennial NCAA Tournament participant South Dakota State to a season-low 55 points Saturday but the Huskies fell to the Jackrabbits, 55-42. The NIU bench outscored SDSU, 21-13, and accounted for nine points on second chance efforts as the Huskies grabbed 12 offensive rebounds, two more than the Jacks. The...
Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) scored a team-best 13 points but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a 28 percent shooting night as it fell, 70-49, to Iowa on Wednesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) and senior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State)...
Amanda Corral
In her first appearance of the season for NIU (1-3), Amanda Corral charged off the bench for 24 points as she made 8-of-12 shots taken to lead the Huskies at EIU (2-3). However, her effort wasn’t enough as NIU fell to the Panthers, 55-46. The 14:34 mark on the clock marked the return of Corral...
Kelly Smith
Fans of NIU women’s basketball can watch the action Wednesday, Dec. 17, for the price of a canned good and $1. During the 7 p.m. “Hoops for Soups” game versus Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, anyone who brings a canned good to the doors of the Convocation Center can then buy a ticket for a buck....
Senior Dusty Page (Germantown, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) of the NIU men’s soccer team was named Tuesday to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Page is one of just 34 student-athletes to receive All-America honors. Page, a finance major with a 4.0 GPA,...
Tyler Wedel
Northern Illinois University punter and Ray Guy Award semifinalist Tyler Wedel earned Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week accolades following his performance in the Huskies’ 21-14 win at Ohio, the league announced Monday. On a cold and windy night in Athens, Wedel punted six times for a 42.8-yard average and forced...
Despite a gutsy rally from a 2-0 hole, the Northern Illinois University volleyball team saw its season come to an end Sunday night with a 3-2 loss to third seed Miami (Ohio) in the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals. After the RedHawks (21-9, 12-4 MAC) won the first two frames and had plenty of momentum both...
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