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April 13, 2009

Huskie Happenings - All You Need. All in One Place. - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Happenings, 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.

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.


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.


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


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 preview here, and follow along with live stats all weekend from


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.


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.


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
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Oct 26 vs Bowling Green
Women's Soccer
Thursday, Oct 30 at Western Michigan
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Oct 31 at Ball State
Men's Tennis
Friday, Oct 31 vs MAC Fall Indoor Chmpionships
Men's Soccer
Saturday, Nov 1 vs Akron
Women's Cross Country
Saturday, Nov 1 vs MAC Championships
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Nov 1 at Toledo
Men's Tennis
Saturday, Nov 1 vs MAC Fall Indoor Chmpionships
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Nov 2 vs Quarterfinals
Sunday, Nov 2 at Michigan State Open
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Nov 2 vs MAC Fall Indoor Chmpionships
Wednesday, Nov 5 at Ball State
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