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May 10, 2010
THE GULLICKSON'S HONORED
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:21 am on Friday, May 7, 2010
Former Northern Illinois men's tennis standouts Tom and Tim Gullickson were recently presented the 2010 NIU Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Education. Two of the most decorated tennis players in program history, both also spent considerable time playing on the ATP Tour. Thanks to NIU Media Services for a video they provided for the ceremony last month.
NIU FOOTBALL GARNERS NATIONAL ATTENTION
By Joe Summins | Posted at 4:10 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2010
Northern Illinois University got some love from ESPN.com's Graham Watson in her non-AQ spring wrap up story today on the Worldwide Leader's website. Specifically quarterback Chandler Harnish who she gave the nod to for best recovery from an injury. She also gives a complete report on NIU's spring practice in the team-by-team spring reports sidebar.
By Megan Wallace | Posted at 2:37 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This spring, the women's soccer team battled some of the best teams in the country, and showed they were a team to be reckoned with. Head women's soccer coach Carrie Barker reflected on the Huskies' tough spring schedule.
"We challenged our players with a very difficult spring schedule and they did well," Barker said.
NIU kicked-off its spring schedule at the University of Illinois for the seven-on-seven, split-squad tournament, before taking on Michigan. NIU's defense came alive in the match-up, but the opponents eventually walked away with a close 2-1 victory.
Several Huskies stepped up their performances and leadership on the field this spring, as they went on to face Northwestern and Wisconsin. NIU battled the Wildcats at Lakeside Field, but fell to the Big Ten opponent, 1-0. The Huskies wrapped up their spring schedule last week, when they hosted Wisconsin at the NIU Huskie Stadium, falling 3-0 to the 2009 Sweet 16 team.
"All of our games were extremely competitive and close games," said Barker. "Competing against the top teams in the country gave us a good gauge of what we need to do as we prepare for the fall."
EXPANSION ON THE HORIZON?
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 1:32 pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Again, this stuff is rumor at best at this point. But with all of the talk surrounding expansion in the BCS Conferences, the tendancy is to forget that the Mid-American Conference could be affected, as well. Graham Watson of ESPN.com was on the MAC teleconference last week, and had a write-up dissecting some of the possibilities. One interesting nugget: MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher does not anticipate losing any member institutions.
NEW NCAA PRESIDENT HAS NIU TIES
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 4:32 pm on Monday, May 3, 2010
By Joe Summins | Posted at 3:36 pm on Monday, May 3, 2010
One position of intrest during spring camp was offensive line. With the graduations of center Eddie Adamski and guard Jason Onyebuagu, there are two big openings that need to be filled. John Sahly of the Daily Chronicle breaks down the position in this story.
GOTTA SUPPORT THE TEAM!
By Joe Summins | Posted at 11:49 am on Monday, May 3, 2010
Huskie softball brought that Broom Broom Pow out on defending MAC Tournament Champion Miami over the weekend. An extra-innings win Saturday, and a come-from-behind, Senior Day victory Sunday put the Huskies in good position for this year's edition of the MAC Tournament. Pitcher Morgan Bittner was legitimate (the kids call her "legit") on Sunday, with eight strikeouts in five innings.
HA pair of baseball items that may pique your interest on this Monday morning. First, a recap of the series finale against Central Michigan (for NIU, it was winner! winner! chicken dinner!). Follow that up with a little Daily Chronicle reporting from the "What its like to..." files.
This time around, it's "Get Hit By a Pitch" featuring NIU slugger Jordin Hood. This story screamed two things: Video, and journalist participation. I'm disappointed in you, John Sahly, for not stepping in and taking one for your readers.