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Tom Jorgensen
Tom Jorgensen, a former Northern Illinois University men’s basketball head coach and NIU Athletics Hall of Famer, died Friday, Nov. 29 in Aurora, Colo. He was 78. Jorgensen was the head coach of the NIU men’s basketball program from 1966-73, compiling a 96-71 record during his seven-year tenure. He helped produce a number of “firsts”...
Trailing by 13 in the second half, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but came up just short, falling, 63-58, to Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) came off the bench to score a...
Jordan Threloff
Junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) of the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team was named the Mid-American Conference’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced today. The award is voted on by a select group of faculty athletic representatives from the conference’s member institutions. Threloff, a sociology major with a 4.0 GPA, averaged...
Darrell Bowie
Sophomore wing Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a career-best 19 points but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team fell to UW Milwaukee, 82-69, on Sunday afternoon in the NIU Invitational at the NIU Convocation Center. Milwaukee finished the weekend 3-0 to claim the tournament title. Bowie went 6-of-9 from the field and...
Dontel Highsmith
Trailing by 10 at the half, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team rallied to within a pair but could never retake the lead, falling to James Madison, 60-55, on Friday evening in the NIU Invitational at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore guard Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) led the way for the Huskies with...
Darrell Bowie
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led for 38 minutes, but Nebraska Omaha used 84 percent free throw shooting to slip past the Huskies, 68-66, on Friday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore wing Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Huskies. Sophomore guard Daveon Balls...
The NIU Convocation Center turns orange with pride.
A number of changes, including free parking for Huskie men’s basketball and women’s basketball, will greet fans this season at the NIU Convocation Center. Among the other new changes, admission will no longer be charged for NIU gymnastics and wrestling competitions at the facility. In an effort to steamline parking processes, only lots C-2 and...
J.J. Cravatta
Five players scored in double figures as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team earned a 90-57 exhibition victory over Rockford University on Saturday evening at the NIU Convocation Center. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench to pace the Huskies. Redshirt junior Pete Rakocevic...
Photo of basketball going through hoop
Season tickets for the upcoming 2013-14 season of NIU Huskie basketball are available now, including the combined men’s and women’s season ticket for just $126. Season tickets for NIU men’s basketball are available to the general public for just $99, or $86 for NIU football season ticket holders, faculty/staff or seniors. Season tickets reserve Huskie...
Coach Mark Montgomery
This season, the NCAA has changed the start date for Division I men’s basketball practice, allowing teams to begin practice 42 days prior to their first game of the season. Third-year head coach Mark Montgomery and Northern Illinois will take to the court for their first practice on Saturday. NIUHuskies.com caught up with Montgomery to...
Mark Montgomery
An in-season home tournament and 16 regular season home games highlight the 2013-14 Northern Illinois men’s basketball schedule released on Tuesday. The Huskies will also play an 18-game Mid-American Conference slate for the first time since 2005-06 as the conference adds a pair of games to the league slate. “We are excited about our schedule...
Jordan Threloff
Jordan Threloff of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team has been granted a legislative relief waiver by the NCAA making him eligible for competition during the 2013-14 season. Threloff will have two seasons of eligibility remaining at NIU. “We are grateful that the NCAA has granted Jordan’s request,” said NIU head coach Mark Montgomery. “I...
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