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Sam Morreale
The Northern Illinois University women’s gymnastics team gets its 2014 season started at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, when the Huskies take on the preseason No. 10-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. Live scoring of the meet will be available online, and fans can view the meet on HuskersNside on...
Jared Torrence
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened the second half of their season on a positive note Saturday in Victor E. Court with an easy 33-15 victory over SIU Edwardsville. In the five weights with a match, the Huskies (4-5, 0-2 MAC) earned victories over the Cougars (3-8, 1-0 SoCon) in four of them. Meanwhile,...
Dontel Highsmith
Northern Illinois University freshman guard Dontel Highsmith was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week Tuesday. Highsmith, a native of Dowagiac, Mich., averaged 18.5 points and 3.0 rebounds last week, helping the Huskies to a pair of road victories at Loyola-Chicago (Dec. 18) and UC Riverside (Dec. 22). Last Wednesday at Loyola-Chicago, Highsmith scored...
Karen, Carl and daughter Rachel
After graduating from NIU in December 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Karen Joens worked in advertising, radio and other jobs while most of her college friends were pursuing careers, getting married and starting families. The Lombard native decided to take a leap of faith and leave Illinois. “I just thought it would be...
Jimmie Ward and Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois University safety Jimmie Ward (Mobile, Ala./Davidson) and quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) were both named to USA Today’s All-American teams Wednesday. Ward was named a first team safety alongside Mississippi’s Cody Prewitt, while Lynch was tabbed as the second team’s quarterback in a backfield that includes fellow Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason...
Mission
Since Mission was introduced on national television last week, the popularity of the new NIU Huskie mascot has exploded. So far, his introduction video, produced by the NIU Alumni Association, has received more than 35,000 views on vimeo.com. USA Today, Sports Illustrated and other news services have shared the video, making Mission a celebrity before he...
Jimmie Ward
Northern Illinois University senior Jimmie Ward (Mobile, Ala./Davidson) has been selected to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, scheduled Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. Ward becomes the sixth Huskie in program history to be selected to the prestigious all-star game, joining running backs LeShon Johnson (1994), Michael Turner (2004) and Garrett Wolfe...
Ray Gooden
Northern Illinois University head volleyball coach Ray Gooden signed four players Monday to National Letters of Intent, as Anna Brereton (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie HS), Chandler Kinley (Lexington, Ky./Lafayette HS), Taylor Krage (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North HS) and Shelby Seurer (Delano, Minn/Delano HS) will join the team in 2014. The Huskies filled each of...
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch earned a his eighth Mid-American Conference West Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading NIU to a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan the league announced Monday. Lynch’s eighth MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honor this year is a school record for league player of the week...
NIU President Doug Baker congratulates Jordan Lynch and the NIU Huskies after a 35-17 victory in Toledo.
With a fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship berth sewn up, the 1-10 Western Michigan Broncos coming to town Tuesday night and a No. 14 ranking in the BCS, there are some who might assume that NIU football coach Rod Carey is already thinking post-season. Those people are wrong. “There is no ‘next game.’ This is...
The Northern Illinois University football team will make its fourth straight appearance in the Marathon MAC Championship game Friday, Dec. 6, when the Huskies take on the Mid-American Conference East Division champions at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU fans can join the Huskies in Detroit by booking the bus package, hotel rooms and a ticket...
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch earned a his seventh Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor following his performance in NIU’s 35-17 win at Toledo, the league announced Monday. Lynch’s seventh MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honor this year is a school record for league player of the week awards in...
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