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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

 ORDERING SEASON TICKETS EASIER THAN EVER

Football season ticket ordering is now easier than ever. Check out the redesigned Tickets page here at NIUHuskies.com to pick up your home or away tickets for the 2009 season. To help plan, here's next years football schedule.

 SO CLOSE

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The Northern Illinois softball team opened play at the MAC Tournament today against Miami (OH). in Akron, Ohio. The Huskies lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision, but with the tournament format of double-elimination, the Huskies still have a shot. You can relive the game with the Huskie Gameday Blog. Also, you can view the bracket. Like we mentioned, the Huskies had won three-straight, which helped freshman Morgan Bittner to a MAC West Pitcher of the Week award last week. Hopefully, they can get back on the winning track tomorrow!

ENGLISH ON ESPN

Larry English will join ESPN 1380 AM out of Janesville, Wis., today on "Jock Talk." Click here for details.

"DANCE"-IN OVER HURDLES

Northern Illinois assistant men's basketball coach Sundance Wicks is a man of many talents and expertise.  During his high school athletic days at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming, Wicks was part of a "triple crown" of domination.  As a standout wide receiver, he helped lead the Camels to the 1999 state championship (their first in 30 years), and also was a part of state championship teams in both basketball and track and field.  He was named Wyoming's Millward Simpson Athlete of the Year as a senior.    

Wicks' expertise in track and field is on the hurdles, where he also was an all-conference performer at his alma mater, Northern State University.  That was after not running or practicing hurdles for two years, while he was playing professional basketball in Sweden's top division.  He returned to Northern State to begin his graduate assistantship under legendary head coach Don Meyer, but decided to "give the conference championships a shot" in his last semester of college eligibility.  He beat every hurdler on his own team, and in the league, to chalk up one more honor.  I'm sure his teammates that had been practicing all season were happy for him.


Why is this relevant to Huskie Happenings?  To celebrate the NIU track and field team's first home meet in more than 30 years, Wicks will be the PA Announcer at the event.  He wanted to re-live some of that track glory, and everyone else was going home for Mother's Day, so we decided to give him a shot.  Make sure to come out and support the Huskies Saturday! 

Event Calendar
Baseball
Friday, Feb 27 at Tennessee Tech
Women's Gymnastics
Friday, Feb 27 at Ball State
Women's Track
Friday, Feb 27 vs MAC Indoor Championships
Men's Basketball
Saturday, Feb 28 vs Central Michigan
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Feb 28 at Eastern Michigan
Baseball
Saturday, Feb 28 at Tennessee Tech
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Feb 28 at Southern Illinois
Men's Tennis
Saturday, Feb 28 at Saint Louis
Women's Track
Saturday, Feb 28 vs MAC Indoor Championships
Baseball
Sunday, Mar 1 at Tennessee Tech
Softball
Sunday, Mar 1 vs IUPUI
Softball
Sunday, Mar 1 vs Butler
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Mar 1 at SIUE
Men's Basketball
Tuesday, Mar 3 vs Western Michigan
Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 4 vs Toledo
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 at Southern Illinois
Softball
Saturday, Mar 7 vs Murray State
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 DePaul
Softball
Sunday, Mar 8 at 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
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