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Sam Morreale, a former Huskie gymnast who has served as the program’s assistant coach for the past nine years, was named head coach of the Northern Illinois women’s gymnastics program Wednesday by NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher. Morreale takes over from 12-year Northern Illinois head coach Mark Sontag, who left...
NIU Student athletes
For the sixth straight year, all 17 of Northern Illinois University’s intercollegiate athletic teams have “made the grade” by surpassing the academic standards measured by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Academic Progress Rate (APR). The NCAA released its complete 2009-10 Division I APR report Tuesday, one week after the Huskie football team received an NCAA...
NIU Huskie football players celebrate
The 2010 season was a record-setting one on the field for the Northern Illinois football program.  NIU learned today that its performance in the classroom also put the Huskies into an elite category as Northern Illinois was one of only 14 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams honored with a Public Recognition Award by the NCAA. Each...
New Northern Illinois head coaches Dave Doeren (football) and Mark Montgomery (men’s basketball), along with members of their staffs, NIU women’s basketball head coach Kathi Bennett and Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher headline the 2011 Huskie Athletic Support Fund Coaches’ Caravans this May and June.  The free events, which give Huskie fans a...
Football senior Chad Spann and volleyball freshman Lauren Wicinski were named Northern Illlinois University’s 2010 Male and Female Athletes of the Year, headlining a list of 24 award winners honored Monday night during NIU’s second annual Victors Awards.  The Victors saw NIU student-athletes, coaches, athletic department and university staff come together to honor the Huskies’...
Mark Montgomery
Mark Montgomery, who has spent the last 10 seasons at his alma mater, Michigan State University, including the last four as associate head coach, was introduced as Northern Illinois University’s 27th head men’s basketball coach Thursday. Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president and director of athletics, made the announcement. Montgomery, a Michigan native who also...
Sundance Wicks
Northern Illinois University assistant coach Sundance Wicks will serve as Interim Head Coach of the NIU men’s basketball program, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher announced Thursday.  Wicks will lead the program during its current head coaching transition. “It is important for our staff and student-athletes to have a point of...
Ricardo Patton
Ricardo Patton, who completed his fourth season as Northern Illinois’ head men’s basketball coach in 2010-11, will not return to the Huskie bench, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher and Patton announced Wednesday. “I appreciate the hard work and dedication to Northern Illinois University and our men’s basketball program that Ricardo...
NIU Soldier Field
Northern Illinois will play six home games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb in 2011, and welcomes the Big Ten's Badgers to Chicago's lakefront for Soldier Field Showdown II on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Dave Doeren
All Northern Illinois fans are invited to meet new Huskie football coach Dave Doeren and his staff, get complete information on 2011 NIU football tickets, enjoy free food and drink and hear from Northern Illinois coaches and student-athletes at the annual Huskie Athletic Support Fund Kickoff from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Victor...
Photo of clock just minutes before noon
The tip-off time of Sunday’s women’s basketball game between Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) has been moved up to noon, NIU Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Jeff Compher announced Thursday. The game time change will allow fans to catch both the Huskies’ Mid-American Conference showdown with the RedHawks and the National Football League’s NFC Championship...
Dave Doeren
Dave Doeren, a 16-year collegiate coaching veteran who has helped take teams to eight bowl games and two national championship contests, was introduced to the Northern Illinois University football team this morning as the 21st head football coach in NIU history. NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher, who led the week-long head...
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