Jeremy Reid: May 2011 Archives

FOLLOW COACH MONTGOMERY ON TWITTER

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NIU Men's Basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery has joined the Twitter universe. You can find Coach Montgomery at twitter.com/NIUCoachMonty to keep up with all of the tweets of the new Huskie head coach. Coach Monty has been on Twitter for less than 24 hours but check out his thoughts about the NBA Playoffs.


MONTGOMERY CHANGING THE CULTURE

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Early morning workouts and a "boot camp approach." Those things are just a part of the makeover going on with the NIU men's basketball program as chronicled by Steve Megargee of Rivals.com. It hasn't been unusual to see new head coach Mark Montgomery join in the squad while lifting weights or jump into a basketball drill, things that are all a part of bringing a new attitude to Huskie Hoops.


A BUSY DAY AT THE TRACK

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After weather on Friday forced an alteration to the schedule for the MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Saturday becomes a busy day with action beginning at 8 a.m. Two of the Huskies to watch are Rasheta Butler and Jenner Sio. Michael Brown of the Daily Chronicle profiled Butler earlier this week; she will begin action at 12:10 p.m. in the 4x100-meter relay. Jay Taft of the Rockford Register Star spotlighted Sio, an NIU record-holder and 4.0 student. Sio will compete in the triple jump at noon.

A reminder for fans coming to the championships today, due to commencement spectators are urged to avoid Convocation Center parking. Check here for information on parking alternatives.  

MEN'S BASKETBALL IN THE NEWS

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The most recent signee for the NIU men's basketball program, Andre Henley, was recently named as the third-best in-state recruit likely to make an immediate impact by ESPN Chicago's Scott Powers. Powers talked about the skill set that Henley will bring to NIU that isn't seen often in the MAC. Elsewhere, Ryan Wood of the Daily Chronicle checked in with head coach Mark Montgomery on the progress that has been made since his hiring in late March.  


VICTORS CELEBRATION SET FOR TONIGHT

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"The Victors," NIU's annual awards ceremony will be held tonight as student-athletes, coaches and staff celebrate the accomplishments of the Huskies from the past year. Tonight the Huskies will find out who the Northern Illinois Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) selected as the winners in 23 different categories, including the Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Also announced tonight will be the winner of the Play of the Year, as voted on by the fans at NIUHuskies.com.

You can see a complete list of the nominees for this year's Victors awards here, and check back with NIUHuskies.com tomorrow for a full recap of this evening's festivities.


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