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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.

HUSKIE MEN'S SOCCER CAMPS

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 1:39 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2010


NIU'S DEFENSIVE FRONT

By Joe Summins | Posted at 1:32 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

John Sahly of the Daily Chronicle gave his views on the Huskies' defensive front with a story on the defensive line yesterday and this feature on the NIU linebacking corps.


BARKER REFLECTS ON SPRING SEASON

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

Congratulations to newly elected NCAA president Mark Emmert, who's road to acclaim truly began at Northern Illinois University, where he worked as an assistant professor of political science from 1983-1985.  The position in DeKalb was his first after earning his doctorate degree.  


WALKING THE LINE

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

Members of the NIU wrestling team displayed tremendous school spirit at Friday's softball doubleheader that would make David Putty from Seinfeld proud. From left to right, that's Curtis Blaydes, Shane Rosenberry, Zach Neibert, Zach Benzio, Kevin Fanta, Dan Burk and Jared Torrence. The guys stayed through both extra inning games to cheer on the Huskies.


TOP FIVE FOR MEN'S GOLFER

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:18 am on Monday, May 3, 2010

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A birdie on the 17th helped Jeff Dick to a fifth place finish at the MAC Championships. Catch the details here.


BROOM BROOM POW

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:00 am on Monday, May 3, 2010

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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.


HAVE YOU SEEN MY BASEBALL?

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 8:55 am on Monday, May 3, 2010

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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.

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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.


HAVE A HAPPENING?

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:37 am on Monday, May 3, 2010

Have a Huskie Happening we missed? Let us know by e-mailing us here! We only have so many sets of eyes, but the Huskie Nation sees all!

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