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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...
Holly Reichard
Northern Illinois senior Holly Reichard wrapped up her stellar collegiate gymnastics career Saturday, April 2, with her third NCAA Regional appearance as an all-around competitor.  Up until a misstep on balance beam during her final routine, Reichard was having the type of day that has typified her career. The Palatine native, who rotated with the Washington...
WSJ bracket
Darren Everson of the Wall Street Journal wasn’t joking when he published an article April 1 discussing a college football playoff replacement for the BCS. However, Everson’s unique take on the current college football landscape places NIU in rare air among the nation’s elite programs. Comparable to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Everson and staff...
Holly Reichard
After 158 routines in competition, countless hours in the Huskie Stadium gym and 40 road trips with her Northern Illinois teammates over the last four years, NIU women’s gymnastics senior Holly Reichard has spent the last two weeks training for the final meet of her lifelong gymnastics career. Reichard left DeKalb Thursday for Norman, Okla.,...
Holly Reichard
NIU senior gymnast Holly Reichard (Palatine, Ill./Palatine Fremd HS) has been selected to compete in the 2011 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships  as an individual for the third time in her four-year career with the Huskies. Reichard will compete at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the NCAA South Central Regional at the University of...
NIU wrestlers Bryan Deutsch and Brad Dieckhaus have advanced to the second day of competition at the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Deutsch, who opened his tournament with a pin fall loss to North Carolina’s Corey Mock in a pigtail match at 157 pounds, has battled his way through...
NIU wrestlers Bryan Deutsch and Brad Dieckhaus are competing today at the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Fans can watch all the action live via ESPN3.com. This is the 40th straight season NIU has sent a wrestler to the NCAA Championships, a streak that dates back to 1972. “It’s...
Logo of the MAC Wrestling Championships
NIU will host the 2011 Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships this weekend at the NIU Convocation Center. Six teams will vie Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6, for the right to be called MAC Champion, while 60 wrestlers will compete for 10 individual titles and 18 spots in the NCAA Championships. Tickets Fans can purchase tickets to...
Ricky Crider
Northern Illinois won its ninth-straight game and the outright Mid-American Conference West Division title with a dominating 71-3 victory over Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium on Friday afternoon. “The big thing is I am proud the team – they have gone to Ball State and Eastern Michigan in some tough atmospheres and they just like playing...
Photo of an A+ report card
For the third straight year, Northern Illinois Athletics hit the mark – the 80 percent mark, that is – as Huskie Athletics continues to graduate its student-athletes at a rate which ranks above the national average, according to data released Wednesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Huskies’ overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR)...
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