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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.



CHAT WITH COACH KILL AT 4 P.M. TODAY!

Coach Kill will answer your questions TODAY in his first live web chat for niuhuskies.com. Have questions about next year's offensive line, which has been looking good this spring or even what the staff will concentrate on after spring drills? Well NIU's second-year head coach will discuss topics like those and much more as he sits down at the computer!

Speaking of Coach Kill, the DeKalb Daily Chronicle's John Sahly continued his video interview series with "'DA COACH" after this morning's practice session. View the entire clip right here.


HUSKIE BOMBERS ROLL PAST CHICAGO STATE, 16-2

The Northern Illinois baseball team used a season-high 20 hits, six doubles, and nine walks to put up 16 runs and defeat Chicago State 16-2 on Wednesday evening at Ralph McKinzie Field to earn its fifth win in a row against the Cougars, improving to 7-1 at home in 2009.

Want more? Check out the recap at NIUHuskies.com recap here, or read Steve Nitz' game story in the Northern Star. Click Here


THE TRACK IS LINED!!!

The Northern Illinois Soccer and Track & Field Complex is open for business! After the track was painted with lines and markings late this morning, the Huskies are set to host their first home meet since 1981. On May 9, head coach Connie Teaberry will lead her women's track & field team in the Northern Illinois Open. For nearly 20 years, NIU did not sponsor a women's track & field program. Be sure to check out the Huskies on May 9 for this celebratory event!


Troy White AT WRIGLEY

Northern Illinois baseball freshman Troy White participated in Jackie Robinson Day Wednesday at Wrigley Field as Major League Baseball celebrated the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color barrier. White was honored in a special pregame ceremony as he is on scholarship through the Jackie Robinson Foundation that was founded 36 years ago in honor of Robinson's legacy. Read about White's experience in an NIUHuskies.com feature here. The Chicago Cubs also did a nice write-up on the event on CUBS.com.


Event Calendar
Men's Tennis
Thursday, Mar 5 at Marquette
Men's Basketball
Friday, Mar 6 at Ball State
Baseball
Friday, Mar 6 at Southern Illinois
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Mar 7 at Western Michigan
Baseball
Saturday, Mar 7 at Southern Illinois
Softball
Saturday, Mar 7 vs Florida A&M
Softball
Saturday, Mar 7 vs Rider
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Mar 7 at DePaul
Wrestling
Saturday, Mar 7 vs MAC Championships
Women's Gymnastics
Saturday, Mar 7 vs State of Illinois Classic
Baseball
Sunday, Mar 8 at Southern Illinois
Softball
Sunday, Mar 8 vs Southern Illinois
Wrestling
Sunday, Mar 8 vs MAC Championships
Men's Basketball
Monday, Mar 9 vs First Round
Women's Basketball
Monday, Mar 9 vs First Round
Baseball
Tuesday, Mar 10 at Murray State
Softball
Tuesday, Mar 10 vs Saint Peter's
Softball
Tuesday, Mar 10 vs Bucknell
Women's Tennis
Tuesday, Mar 10 at Bucknell
Men's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Second Round
Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Second Round
Baseball
Wednesday, Mar 11 at Murray State
Softball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Jacksonville
Women's Tennis
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Bethune Cookman
Women's Tennis
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Hampton University
Men's Basketball
Thursday, Mar 12 vs Quarterfinals
Women's Basketball
Thursday, Mar 12 vs Quarterfinal
Men's Basketball
Friday, Mar 13 vs Semifinals
Women's Basketball
Friday, Mar 13 vs Semifinal
Baseball
Friday, Mar 13 at Purdue
Women's Golf
Friday, Mar 13 at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
Women's Track
Friday, Mar 13 vs NCAA Indoor Championships
Men's Basketball
Saturday, Mar 14 vs Final
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Mar 14 vs Final
Women's Golf
Saturday, Mar 14 at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
Women's Track
Saturday, Mar 14 vs NCAA Indoor Championships
Women's Golf
Sunday, Mar 15 at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
Women's Gymnastics
Sunday, Mar 15 vs Eastern Michigan
Men's Golf
Sunday, Mar 15 at Talis Park Challenge
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