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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.

 

FORMER HUSKIE HOLLIS THOMAS RELEASED BY SAINTS

Former Huskie Hollis Thomas at full speed.

13-year NFL veteran and former NIU great Hollis Thomas was released by the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Thomas came to the Saints in a draft-day trade from Philadelphia in 2006 and has made 117 tackles with 6½ sacks and a fumble recovery in his three seasons in New Orleans. The defensive tackle spent his first 10 seasons with the Eagles.

 

SAHLY'S SPRING REVIEW: THE RUNNING BACKS

The spring football season is completed, and the month of April is almost over (thank goodness, maybe these showers will go away). Time now to look ahead to the 2009 season for the NIU football team. In the DeKalb Daily Chronicle's John Sahly's Huskie Wire blog, he examines the running backs in his second installment of the "Spring Review."

 

FOLLOW THE MEN'S GOLF TEAM AT THE MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The Northern Illinois men's golf team looks to finish its 2008-09 tournament schedule with a strong finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships beginning Thursday at the par 72, 6,994-yard Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis. Nine MAC men's golf teams will vie for the crown over 72 holes, with two rounds scheduled for Thursday and one each on Friday and Saturday. Follow the results here, and also check out the NIUHuskies.com preview!

 

SPEAKING OF GOLF

Rich Harvest Farms cracked the top 50 in Golf Digest's recent list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The home of Huskie golf, Rich Harvest Links moved up five spots from last year and was rated No. 46 in this year's list. Rich Harvest Farms, an 18-hole par 72 course located in Sugar Grove, Ill., is the longest course on the list at 7,758 yards.

Rich Harvest is not only the home course for NIU, but will serve as the site of the 2009 Solheim Cup August 17-23, 2009. The Solheim Cup features matches between the top European-born players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the top U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association competing in a format similar to the Ryder Cup.

If you just can't get enough golf, you can check out Golf Digest's complete list of its top-100 courses in the U.S.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER CAMP?

Numerous summer camps are still open for registration on NIUHuskies.com. Registration is available online, and you can also download a brochure with detailed information and dates! With over 40 camps available in 11 different sports programs, there's bound to be something for you!

 

Event Calendar
Women's Track
Friday, Jan 30 vs Jack Johnson Invitational
Men's Basketball
Saturday, Jan 31 vs Toledo
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Jan 31 at Ball State
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Jan 31 vs Bradley
Women's Track
Saturday, Jan 31 vs Jack Johnson Invitational
Women's Gymnastics
Sunday, Feb 1 at Western Michigan
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Feb 1 at Indiana
Men's Basketball
Wednesday, Feb 4 at Miami (Ohio)
Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Feb 4 vs Miami (Oh)
Softball
Friday, Feb 6 vs Pittsburgh
Softball
Friday, Feb 6 at Texas State
Men's Tennis
Friday, Feb 6 vs Binghamton
Women's Gymnastics
Friday, Feb 6 at Central Michigan
Wrestling
Friday, Feb 6 vs Eastern Michigan
Women's Track
Friday, Feb 6 vs Meyo Invitational
Men's Basketball
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Bowling Green
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Akron
Softball
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Sam Houston State
Softball
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Pittsburgh
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Hope College
Women's Track
Saturday, Feb 7 vs Meyo Invitational
Softball
Sunday, Feb 8 at Texas State
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