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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
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 vs Roger Knapp Invite
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 21 at Wolf Run Intercollegiate
Women's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 at Gopher Invite
Women's Golf
Monday, Sept 22 at Cardinal Classic
Men's Soccer
Tuesday, Sept 23 at Milwaukee
Women's Golf
Tuesday, Sept 23 at Cardinal Classic
Women's Soccer
Friday, Sept 26 at Central Michigan
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Sept 26 vs Toledo
Softball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Heartland CC
Softball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Rock Valley College
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Ball State
Softball
Sunday, Sept 28 vs DePaul
Softball
Sunday, Sept 28 vs Valparaiso
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Sept 28 at Toledo
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 28 at Jack Nicklaus Invitational
Men's Golf
Monday, Sept 29 at Jack Nicklaus Invitational
Men's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct 1 at SMU
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