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April 13, 2009

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Huskie Happenings


NIUHuskies.com, the official online home for Northern Illinois Athletics, is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog, "Huskie Happenings." The section includes links to a daily newsstand, online chats, feature stories and interviews, game-day and multimedia information, promotions, calendars and much more. We hope this will become your first and last stop everyday for all the information you crave about Huskie Athletics.



CONGRATULATIONS! ...
NIU volleyball head coach Ray Gooden welcomed the newest Huskie into the world yesterday!

...To NIU volleyball head coach Ray Gooden and his wife Stephanie, who welcomed their second child, and first son, Donovan Isiah (7 pounds, 8 ounces, 19.5 inches), into the world and Huskie family yesterday. Stephanie and Donovan are doing great. Their oldest daughter one-year-old Gianna Ella, one of the stars of the Convocation Center offices, now has a little brother and coach Gooden finally gets a male in his life that is surrounded by females.


SAVING DRISCOLL

John Tranchitella and Kyle Jenkins from the Northern Illinois football team graduated from Driscoll Catholic in Addison, which Christian Brothers of the Midwest district announced would be closing at the end of this academic year because of a drop in enrollment and financial struggles. Read John Sahly's feature about how Tranchitella and Jenkins are attempting to save Driscoll.


ME'CO FEATURED ON VIDEO!

Speaking of Sahly, his video interview series continued Thursday, this time with NIU running back Me'co Brown.


BASEBALL STARTS ZIP SERIES TODAY

The Huskie baseball team opens a three-game series with Akron today. Northern Illinois enters the series with an 11-18 record (4-4 MAC), and the Zips come in at 6-23, 3-6 in the conference. The Huskies sit in fourth place in the MAC West, while Akron sits at fifth in the East. Catch the complete NIUHuskies.com preview here, and follow along with live stats all weekend from GoZips.com.


BUSY WEEKEND

It's a busy weekend in NIU Athletics, as men's golf, women's golf, men's tennis and softball are all in action in addition to baseball. The Huskie softball team is the only host this weekend, as it plays Western Michigan Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mary M. Bell Field.


RECEIVERS GONE WILD

Will Nate-Palm's off-season improvement land him in the starting line-up come fall?

Focusing on NIU's wide receivers, the Northern Star's Steve Nitz writes that both Landon Cox and Nathan Palmer point out the fact that with the seniors gone, that leaves more reps in spring practice for both of them, as well as guys such as sophomore Willie Clark, junior Tyler Clasey and seniors Marcus Lewis and Preston Williams. Read the entire story here.


LAST CHANCE TO BID!

Today is your last chance to bid on the Spring Football Experiences! Bid items include a spring football sideline experience, along with a coaches box experience! Click here for more information!

Event Calendar
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 16 at Bradley (7 innings)
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 16 at Bradley (7 innings)
Baseball
Friday, Apr 18 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Friday, Apr 18 at Central Michigan
Softball
Friday, Apr 18 at Central Michigan
Women's Tennis
Friday, Apr 18 vs Toledo
Women's Track
Friday, Apr 18 at Mt. SAC Relays
Men's Tennis
Friday, Apr 18 vs Buffalo
Football
Saturday, Apr 19 vs NIU Spring Game
Baseball
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Saturday, Apr 19 at Eastern Michigan
Women's Track
Saturday, Apr 19 at Blue Demon Invitational
Women's Track
Saturday, Apr 19 at Beach Invitational
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Eastern Michigan
Men's Golf
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Boilermaker Invitational
Baseball
Sunday, Apr 20 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Sunday, Apr 20 at Eastern Michigan
Men's Golf
Sunday, Apr 20 vs Boilermaker Invitational
Women's Track
Tuesday, Apr 22 vs Penn Relays
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Milwaukee
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Women's Track
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Penn Relays
Women's Track
Thursday, Apr 24 at Penn Relays
Women's Golf
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championship
Women's Tennis
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championships
Men's Tennis
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championships
Women's Golf
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championship
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championships