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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.

 

REVIEWING THE OFFENSIVE LINE

Panan Tense will be a vital part of NIU's offensive line next fall. 

The DeKalb Daily Chronicle's John Sahly continues his spring review by detailing the offensive line Tuesday. Read why Sahly believes Panan Tense is the Huskies' most improved player in the offensive trenches.

You can check out each of Sahly's recent position-by-position reviews, including the Wide Receivers, and Fullbacks.

OWENS SHARES LUNCH WITH CONTEST WINNER


Congrats to Bittney, a fifth grade student at Malta Elementary. She entered a contest to win lunch with Head Women's Basketball Coach Carol Owens, and won! Brittney is a big Huskie fan who comes to lots of games. Her parents are both NIU alumni, and her father, William Patrick, even played football for the Huskies! Great job, Brittney, and keep up the terrific Huskie Spirit!

MORE ON Larry English ...

An excerpt from Dennis Dillon's (Sporting News) minicamp review article, posted May 4.

Chargers LB Larry English. The first-round pick looked pretty polished for a player who played most of his career with his hand on the ground at Northern Illinois. English had a solid three days, impressing coaches with his pass rush and coverage. Right now, he projects as Shawne Merriman's backup at strongside linebacker in the Chargers' 3-4.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCE AWARD WINNERS AT BANQUET

The men's and women's tennis teams held their combined awards banquet at the Stratford Inn in Sycamore last Friday.  The awards are listed below.  Also, don't forget the two FREE tennis clinics at the Huskie Tennis Courts on Wednesday and Thursday of this week!

NIU MEN'S TENNIS AWARD WINNERS:

Team MVPJavier Bernabe
Most Improved Player -  Matthew Hansen
Most Inspirational PlayerJimmy Chu
Academic Excellence AwardAlfonso Monroy
 
CEO Mens Tennis Coach of the Year - Adam Ford - this award is rewarded to our supporters in recognition of their involvement and contributions to the program.

NIU WOMEN'S TENNIS AWARD WINNERS:

MVP - Emily Rogers
Captains -
Stephanie Okuma, Katie Friedlund, Sara McLaughlin
Coach's Attitude -
Lilian Asuaje
Academic -
Martina Schnapp
Most Improved -
Katie Friedlund

 

STAY TUNED WITH THE MAC ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER

Facebook users can become "fans" of the league while Twitter users can "follow" the Conference. Fans and followers of the MAC will be one of the first people receive updates, breaking news and scores from various Conference events and happenings. Fans are also able to post on the "wall" of the Mid-American Conference and trade messages with other fans of the league.

CHECK OUT THIS Q&A WITH T/F and XC RUNNER Ashley Rittenbacher!

Senior track and field/cross country student-athlete Ashley Rittenbacher took some time off from studying for finals and training to talk with NIUHuskies.com. Rittenbacher and the Huskies take to the track for their first home meet in 27 years, Saturday, May 9, at the new NIU Track & Field and Soccer Complex.

Event Calendar
Women's Track
Tuesday, Apr 22 vs Penn Relays
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Milwaukee
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Women's Track
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Penn Relays
Women's Track
Thursday, Apr 24 at Penn Relays
Women's Track
Thursday, Apr 24 at Hillsdale Gina Relays
Baseball
Friday, Apr 25 at Western Michigan
Softball
Friday, Apr 25 vs Kent State
Softball
Friday, Apr 25 vs Kent State
Women's Track
Friday, Apr 25 at Penn Relays
Women's Golf
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championship
Women's Track
Friday, Apr 25 at Hillsdale Gina Relays
Men's Tennis
Friday, Apr 25 vs Buffalo
Baseball
Saturday, Apr 26 at Western Michigan
Softball
Saturday, Apr 26 vs Buffalo
Women's Golf
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championship
Baseball
Sunday, Apr 27 at Western Michigan
Softball
Sunday, Apr 27 vs Buffalo
Women's Golf
Sunday, Apr 27 vs MAC Championship
Baseball
Tuesday, Apr 29 at UIC
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 30 vs Northwestern
Men's Golf
Friday, May 2 vs Mid-American Conference Championship