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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.

 

ENGLISH, NAUGHTON SENIORS OF THE YEAR

Larry English and Jennifer Naughton not only represent the very best of NIU Athletics, they also represent the incredible diversity of the Huskie sport programs..

Each year, Northern Illinois Athletics selects one male and one female Athlete of the Year, a senior who exemplify what it means to be a Huskie. This year's selections of Larry English and Jennifer Naughton are superbly qualified. For more info on the selections check out the complete story.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AHEAD

While the focus in DeKalb this weekend may be on the Spring Football Preview and its surrounding activities, three other NIU teams will be out of town, vying for conference championships and possible automatic berths into NCAA postseason play. The men's tennis team, fresh off an upset over Ball State for the first time in 35 years, will travel to Buffalo, N.Y., for the MAC Championships, as the No. 3 seed. The women's tennis team heads to Bowling Green, Ohio, as the eighth-seed in the nine-team field; and the women's golf team will be in Nashport, Ohio, for its conference championship. Follow NIUHuskies.com over the next five days for previews, live updates and recaps!

IHS TO AIR DATES

Catch the final Inside Huskie Sports episode of the 2008-09 season. Coach Patton won't be on, but coaches Kill, Chouinard, and Mathey will.

The final episode of "Inside Huskie Sports" was recorded Monday night at Fatty's, and its telecast clearances were announced today. The show will air on MyNetwork TV in Rockford April 25, and will be shown for the first time on Comcast SportsNet at noon the same day. CSN will re-air the show on April 30 at 2 p.m. Set your DVR; it's the last chance to get a glimpse of NIU Athletics on IHS until next fall!

DVR THIS, TOO

As former NIU defensive end Larry English charges up for Saturday's upcoming NFL Draft, he will appear on the morning sports talk program "First Take" on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD Thursday morning. While the time slot for his interview is not yet determined, English did relay to us that he is scheduled to be in Chicago readying for the interview at 9:30 a.m. CST. We'll keep you posted if we hear more; if not, go ahead and set that DVR again!

NIU ATHLETICS, SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

The Northern Illinois Athletics Department, in conjunction with Secretary of State Jesse White's office, have announced a partnership to increase awareness and registration for the organ and tissue donor program. The Nov. 5 football game between the Huskies and Eastern Michigan will be designated as a "Life Goes On" contest with pre-game press, registration tables and public announcements. A home NIU basketball game will also carry the Life Goes On message. Stay tuned to NIUHuskies.com for a full release, and recap of today's press conference announcing the partnership.

SOFTBALL IN EVANSTON TO TAKE ON NORTHWESTERN TODAY!

The NIU softball team will take a break from Mid-American Conference action this afternoon, when the Huskies travel to Evanston, Ill., to take on No. 10 Northwestern beginning at 4 p.m. You can follow the contest on Gametracker, and the game will also be broadcast live on WNUR (89.3 FM) and at the station's web-site.

Event Calendar
Women's Basketball
Sunday, Dec 21 at Northern Iowa
Men's Basketball
Monday, Dec 22 at Notre Dame
Football
Tuesday, Dec 23 vs Marshall
Men's Basketball
Monday, Dec 29 vs Hampton
Wrestling
Monday, Dec 29 at Midlands Championships
Women's Basketball
Tuesday, Dec 30 at Bradley
Wrestling
Tuesday, Dec 30 at Midlands Championships
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