RUCKER, MELROSE CHASING TENNESSEE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 11:40 am on Thursday, March 11, 2010
Nate Rucker, head coach Ricardo Patton's November signee, continues to raise eyebrows in Memphis, as he and his teammates are making a run through the playoffs. Earlier this week, Melrose defeated Jackson North Side, 87-63, as Rucker scored 18 points and ripped down five rebounds. Rucker and the Golden Wildcats will now make their first appearance in the state tournament in 13 years.
By Joe Summins | Posted at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The NCAA will announce the 330 student-athlets set to participate in the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships via a Web stream selection show on NCAA.com tonight at 5 p.m. CT. NIU redshirt junior Bryan Deutsch is hoping to be among those selected to compete in Omaha, Neb. March 18-20, 2010. The Columbia City, Ind. native, who finished second at the Mid-American Conference Championships at 157, is looking to make his second-straight appearance at nationals but he will have to earn an at-large bid to do so. Fans can watch today's selection live by clicking here.
A PAT ON THE BACK
By Donna Turner | Posted at 5:08 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
While this item may take the Happenings a little off the sports track, it's a pleasant trip to offer Congratulations to Northern Illinois University President Dr. John Peters, who was honored today in Chicago by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals. During a luncheon held at the organization's annual conference, Peters was given the NASPA Presidents Award in recognition of his leadership of Northern Illinois University during and after Feb. 14, 2008. The Chicago Tribune covered the story, you can read about it here. NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher attended the awards luncheon, along with several other members of Dr. Peters' cabinet. Way to go Dr. Peters!
IHSA SUPER-SECTIONALS AT THE CONVO TONIGHT!
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 11:14 am on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Illinois Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals will both be held at the Convocation Center tonight, beginning with the 1A match-up between Newark and Eastland at 6 p.m., followed by the Class 2A game, pitting Winnebago and Peoria Manual (8 p.m.). Come check out the action!
NIU's RELAY FOR LIFE
By Joe Summins | Posted at 10:57 am on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
NIU volleyball player Kristin Hoffman and her teammates have been raising money to help fight cancer through Relay for Life. Their goal is to raise $2,000 for the American Cancer Society by April 16. Hoffman was inspired to get the Huskies involved in Relay for Life following the passing of her best friend, Erin Potts. Kevin Druley had this story in today's Daily Chronicle.
WOMEN'S TENNIS KEEPS ROLLING
Emily Rogers and the women's tennis team is all smiles right now.
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:48 am on Monday, March 8, 2010
The Huskie women's tennis team picked up two more wins versus in-state non-conference foes Bradley and Western Illinois over the weekend, running its winning streak to six matches. For a young team, as head coach Ryun Ferrell has eluded to, this is great for confidence heading into MAC play. The Huskies have a couple of weeks off before traveling to Southern Illinois, and transitioning into the outdoor season.
SEASONS END FOR HUSKIE HOOPS
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:54 am on Monday, March 8, 2010
The NIU men's and women's basketball teams each suffered season-ending losses over the weekend in the first-round of the respective conference tournaments. The men's team dropped a 65-59 decision at Eastern Michigan Sunday, while the women came up short in a heartbreaker, 67-66, at Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Between the two teams, a combined 21 players are set to return next season.
Here's to a breakout year in The Convo in 2010-11 ... thanks for all the fan support this season!
HAVE A HAPPENING?
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:21 am on Monday, March 8, 2010
Have a Huskie Happening we missed? Let us know by e-mailing us here! We only have so many sets of eyes, but the Huskie Nation sees all!