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Home game times for the upcoming 2014-15 season of Huskie basketball have been announced. The season tips off with an exhibition doubleheader Saturday, Nov. 8, as the NIU women’s basketball team takes on Lewis University at 3 p.m., and the Huskie men’s basketball team hosts Roosevelt University at 5 p.m. The women open the regular...
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The NIU men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold a NIU Basketball Showcase at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, following the Huskie football game. This will be the first chance for Huskie fans to see the 2014-15 Huskie basketball teams on the court. “This event is the tip-off of our season,” said NIU men’s basketball...
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At least 35 Northern Illinois University athletic events, including nearly every home men’s and women’s basketball game, will be available to fans across the nation for free on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app in 2014-15. NIU, the Mid-American Conference and ESPN made the joint announcement Wednesday. NIU is one of three MAC institutions selected to...
New basketball floor
Season tickets for the upcoming 2014-15 season of NIU basketball are available now, including the combined men’s and women’s season ticket for just $135. Season tickets for Huskie men’s basketball are available to the general public for just $110, or $95 for NIU football or women’s basketball season ticket holders, faculty/staff or seniors. Season tickets...
Travon Baker
Highlighted by 16 home games and non-conference matchups with the Big Ten, ACC and Big East, the NIU men’s basketball team released its 2014-15 schedule Wednesday. The 29-game slate includes 10 games against teams that played in the postseason last year. “It’s a challenging schedule,” said NIU head coach Mark Montgomery. “We are definitely going...
Amanda Corral
The NIU Huskies women’s basketball program released its 2014-15 schedule Wednesday afternoon. The 28 regular-season game schedule includes the program’s first trip to Las Vegas since the 1988-89 season and its first game at a Southeast Conference foe since 1995 when it heads to Missouri. NIU will open the regular season at home Friday, Nov....
New basketball floor
NIU Athletics and the NIU Convocation Center unveiled a new basketball floor and court design today. The new surface is just the second for the Huskies in the Convocation Center, replacing the original floor that debuted with the building in 2002. Along with a new court design, the new floor also includes increased padding to...
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AM 560 The Answer (WIND-AM) is the new Chicago radio home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies. NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier, AM 560 General Manager Jeff Reisman and Learfield Sports, the new multimedia rights holder for NIU Athletics, made the announcement today. The new agreement provides NIU fans...
Kathi Bennett
Northern Illinois University Athletics is loading up its bus with prizes and is hitting the road in June to see Huskie alumni fans. NIU Associate Vice President and Athletics Director Sean T. Frazier and head coaches, including football coach Rod Carey, men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery and women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett, will be in...
Amanda Corral
Junior guard Amanda Corral (Hobart, Indiana/Hobart) was named to the Mid-American Conference’s All-Academic team for the second-straight season as one of 10 athletes to earn the honor. She is the first NIU player in program history to earn Academic All-MAC distinction twice in her career with one year of eligibility for the award remaining. Corral,...
Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois University has extended the contract of men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery by two years, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Friday. With the extension, Montgomery now has four years remaining on his contract, through 2017-18. This past season, in his third year as head coach at...
Aksel Bolin
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led by 11 at halftime Wednesday night. However, the team saw its lead slip away in the second half as they fell 53-48 to Eastern Michigan in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) and freshman...
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