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May 18, 2009

Huskie Happenings


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!

 

HUSKIE CARAVAN

EIGHT AND COUNTING

CONGRATULATIONS to Northern Illinois student-athletes!! For the eighth straight semester, the Huskies have achieved a 3.0 grade-point-average! For the 2009 Spring semester, NIU student-athletes compiled a 3.024 GPA! We couldn't be happier for all the work they've put in, as our Huskie continue to excel in the classroom. A big thanks also goes out to the Northern Illinois Student-Athletes Academic Support Services staff, which helps guide the Huskies' academic journey. Check back later at NIUHuskies.com for more details as all the grade continues to pour in.

A WEALTH OF WISDOM

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As the DeKalb Daily Chronicle's John Sahly writes in this feature, if anyone is qualified to offer advice on how to keep an NFL dream alive, it's P.J. Fleck.  Fleck, the Northern Illinois wide receivers coach, went from undrafted rookie free agent out of NIU to play two seasons (2004-05) with the San Francisco 49ers.

TRACK CONTINUES AT MAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Huskie track and field team continues competition today at the MAC Championships in the tire manufacturing capital of the world, Akron, Ohio. After Jennene Anthony took sixth in the javelin, scoring three points for NIU, and 13th in the hammer throw, and Nancy Nieto ran the 10,000-meter yesterday, the Huskies will compete in 11 events today. Check out live scoring, Akron's championship page, and the MAC Outdoor Championships page.

BASEBALL STAYS ALIVE

With its Mid-American Conference postseason hopes at stake, Northern Illinois responded in a huge way at the plate by totaling season-highs with 25 hits and 21 runs as the Huskies defeated Western Michigan 21-9 on Friday afternoon at Hyames Field behind a 10-run third inning. The Huskies and Broncos will play again Friday at 12 p.m. CT, and will finish the series at noon on Saturday.

Event Calendar
Men's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct 1 at SMU
Women's Volleyball
Thursday, Oct 2 vs Western Michigan
Women's Soccer
Friday, Oct 3 vs Kent State
Women's Tennis
Friday, Oct 3 at UIC Invite
Football
Saturday, Oct 4 vs Kent State
Men's Soccer
Saturday, Oct 4 at Loyola Chicago
Women's Golf
Saturday, Oct 4 at Diane Thomason Invitational
Women's Cross Country
Saturday, Oct 4 at Greater Louisville Classic
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Oct 4 at Miami (Ohio)
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Oct 4 at UIC Invite
Softball
Sunday, Oct 5 vs Loyola
Softball
Sunday, Oct 5 at Northwestern
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Oct 5 vs Ohio
Women's Golf
Sunday, Oct 5 at Diane Thomason Invitational
Men's Golf
Sunday, Oct 5 at Erin Hills Intercollegiate
Men's Golf
Monday, Oct 6 at Erin Hills Intercollegiate
Men's Golf
Tuesday, Oct 7 at Erin Hills Intercollegiate
Men's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct 8 vs Northwestern
Women's Soccer
Friday, Oct 10 vs Buffalo
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Oct 10 at Eastern Michigan
Football
Saturday, Oct 11 vs Central Michigan
Men's Soccer
Saturday, Oct 11 vs West Virginia
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Oct 11 at Central Michigan
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