Victor E. Court is the competition home of Northern Illinois volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics.
The 800-seat gymnasium is one part of the $36-million Convocation Center, built in 2002 to be the heart of Northern lllinois' athletics complex, and the entertainment center of DeKalb.
Named for NIU mascot Victor E. Huskie, the court has seen its share of Northern Illinois athletics glory since the Huskie volleyball team opened the gym with a 3-1 win over IUPUI on August 30, 2002.
Over the years, the NIU volleyball program has experienced plenty of success in VEC. The team recorded its 50th win at Victor E. Court with a 3-0 sweep of Ball State on November 9, 2007, then reached No. 100 on September 28, 2012, with a 3-1 triumph over BSU. In 2011, NIU went 12-3 on their home court - including a 7-1 MAC record and non-conference wins over Cincinnati and South Florida - en route to an NCAA Tournament berth. In addition, the Huskies have hosted national powers such as USC, Ohio State, Iowa State and Wisconsin.
The NIU wrestling team has also had its share of remarkable moments while competing at Victor E. Court. Most notably, the Huskies toppled No. 5 Northwestern, 22-19, in front of 751 fans on November 30, 2007.
In addition to hosting Huskie volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling, Victor E. Court also provides additional practice space for the Northern Illinois men's and women's basketball team.