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June 7, 2010

DRESS UP AND SHOW YOUR HUSKIE PRIDE!

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:39 am on Friday, June 4, 2010

Here's your chance to show your Huskie pride! Show us how much NIU means to you by submitting a photo of yourself, your family and your friends proudly wearing your best red and black. Get creative and paint your face, pose on campus or shoot for the biggest group photo - whatever it takes to show you have the most Huskie Pride.


IT'S CAMP SEASON AT NIU

By Donna Turner | Posted at 4:06 pm on Thursday, June 3, 2010

When the Huskies' competitive sports seasons end and the calendar turns to June, the athletes populating the Northern Illinois campus get a little younger as summer camp season officially begins.

Hundreds of youngsters will be on the NIU campus this summer participating in their favorite sports - from soccer, volleyball and track and field to tennis, football, baseball and wrestling, there is something for everyone at Northern Illinois this summer.  The Huskie coaching staffs are busy getting ready for the onslaught of campers with the first sessions getting underway next week.

Listed below is a master schedule of Northern Illinois Athletics' summer camps schedule for this summer (as of today), but for more complete information, to download a brochure or registration form or to sign up, go to the Camps page of www.NIUHuskies.com or click here.

Happy Camping!

Northern Illinois Athletics' 2010 Summer Camp Schedule

VOLLEYBALL
One-Day Specialty Clinics for Setters, Hitters or Liberos - June 6, June 13, July 11
Commuter or Resident All Skills Camp #1, Northern Illinois Campus - June 6-9
Commuter or Resident All Skills Camp #2, Northern Illinois Campus - June 13-16
Commuter or Resident All Skills Camp #3, Northern Illinois Campus - July 7-10
Commuter or Resident Collegiate Intensity Camp, Northern Illinois Campus - July 11-14

MEN'S SOCCER
Kids' Soccer Day Camp, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - June 7-11
Advanced Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - July 18-21
Developmental Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - July 20-23
Elite College Prospect Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - July 23-25

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Developmental Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - June 13-16
Advanced Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - July 11-14
College Prospect Academy, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - July 11-14

TENNIS
High School Tennis Clinics (Series #1), NIU Varsity Courts - June 10, 17, 24
High School Tennis Clinics (Series #2), NIU Varsity Courts - July 8, 15, 29
Elementary & Middle School Tennis Clinics (Series #1), NIU Varsity Courts - June 9, 16, 23
Elementary & Middle School Tennis Clinics (Series #2), NIU Varsity Courts - July 7, 14, 28
Tennis Day Camp, NIU Varsity Courts - July 12-15

FOOTBALL
Senior One-Day Camp at St. Rita High School, Chicago (Check in at Noon) -Sunday, June 6
Senior One-Day Camp "Friday Night Lights" at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 5:30 p.m.) - Friday, June 11
Senior One-Day Camp at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 1 pm) -Monday, June 14
Senior One-Day Camp at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 1 pm) -Tuesday, June 15
Senior One-Day Camp at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 1 pm) -Wednesday, June 16
Senior One-Day Camp at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 1 pm) -Thursday, June 17
Senior One-Day Camp "Friday Night Lights" at Huskie Stadium (Check in at 5:30 p.m.) -Friday, June 18

BASEBALL
Games and Skills Camp, Ralph McKinzie Field - June 14-17

TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY
NIU Cross Country/Track & Field Camp, NIU Track & Field/Soccer Complex - June 27-July 1

WRESTLING
Team/Competition Camp, NIU Convocation Center - July 5-14
10-Day Camp, NIU Convocation Center - July 5-14
Individual Camp, NIU Convocation Center - July 11-15


MEN'S HOOPS STAFF REVEALS NBA FINALS PICKS!

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 3:44 pm on Thursday, June 3, 2010

The votes are in, and not surprisingly, it's split down the middle.  Three coaches picked the Lakers, and three went with the Celtics.  We can reveal that Sundance Wicks was VERY CONFIDENT about his pick of Kobe and the Lakers closing things out in five games.  Enjoy the hoops, and I'm sticking with my pick of the Celtics in six, which isn't the most popular pick in our office today.   


Larry English TO RETURN TO AURORA THIS WEEKEND FOR CLINIC

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:31 am on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Larry English, NIU's 2009 first-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers, will return to his high school stamping grounds this Saturday for the Cadets Youth Football Clinic at Marmion's Fichtel Field. He'll be accompanied by Northern Illinois University's football coach, Jerry Kill.


NBA FINALS PREVIEW: SCHWAN REMEMBERS RONDO

Former Northern State letterwinner Kyle Schwan (pictured at left), NIU's current video coordinator, played against Rondo in college. 

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:27 am on Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the day that the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers kick off (FINALLY), we have a connection between rising star Rajon Rondo and Kyle Schwan, Northern Illinois' men's basketball video coordinator.  In Schwan's playing days at Northern State, under Don Meyer (the winningest coach in NCAA Basketball history), Schwan and his teammates played against Kentucky and Rondo at Rupp Arena in an exhibition game.  Schwan and his teammates remember the experience in this article in the American News.

For the record, I'll go with the Celtics in six games.  We'll try to get the men's basketball staff's prognostications and share them with you on Huskie Happenings later today. 


HE'S BAAAAACK!

By Joe Summins | Posted at 7:22 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

There will be more on this on NIUHuskies.com tomorrow, but the Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite got the scoop of the year when he paid a visit to the Yordon Center today to interview NIU coordinators Tracy Claeys and Matt Limegrover. Willhite came out to DeKalb to interview the two for a preview story he was working on and got the news that defensive end Jake Coffman has changed his mind and will be returning to the team for his senior season. Again, check back to NIUHuskies.com Thursday for more details on Coffman's return to the Huskies.


HUSKIES IN BRAZIL THIS MONTH

By Zach Peters | Posted at 5:26 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

For the seventh time in eight years at NIU, volleyball head coach Ray Gooden will travel overseas to coach with USA Volleyball.  This time he's headed to Brazil, and he's bringing freshman middle blocker Mary Kurisch with him!  For the full scoop, check out this NIUHuskies.com story and be sure to follow Kurisch's experience through her blog that will be on NIUHuskies.com in the upcoming weeks of June.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT!

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:38 am on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hard to believe it's been almost two years since the launch of the current format of NIUHuskies.com.  Most schools within the CBS College Sports family re-design their sites every two years, and we're no exception.  Be on the lookout for a new, improved version of NIUHuskies.com in early September.  Huskie fans, if you have any  improvements you'd like to see, we're always open for suggestions.  You can e-mail us HERE.    


FERRELL SET TO HOLD FREE CLINICS WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY

By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:31 am on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Head women's tennis coach Ryun Ferrell will hold the first of two FREE clinics tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at the Huskie Tennis Courts.  Today's clinic will be reserved for elementary age players, while Thursday's session will be for students in junior high and high school.  Come on by and let Ferrell drop some tennis knowledge on you!


FOOTBALL SIGNEES EXCEL AT STATE TRACK & FIELD FINALS

By Joe Summins | Posted at 5:26 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NIU 2010 signees Tyler Loos and Frank Boenzi wrapped up their high school athletic careers over the weekend at the IHSA Track & Field Championships. Loos, an offensive linemen from Sterling, took home the Class 2A title in the discus with a throw of 160-02, while Boenzi finished fourth in the Class 3A finals in the shot put with a throw of 59-2.75. The Geneva product is projected to play on the defensive line for the Huskies in 2010.


FINAL CARAVAN OF 2010 THURSDAY

By Joe Summins | Posted at 5:12 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The final 2010 NIU spring Coaches Caravan is set for Thursday at Johnny's from 5-7 p.m. Joining NIU's Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Jeff Compher will be assistant men's basketball coach Sundance Wicks, NIU head football coach Jerry Kill and, making her first public appearance as NIU's head women's basketball coach, Kathi Bennett. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.


HAVE A HAPPENING?

By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:18 am on Monday, May 31, 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!

 

 

Event Calendar
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 Track
Saturday, Apr 26 at Penn Relays
Women's Golf
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championship
Women's Track
Saturday, Apr 26 at Hillsdale Gina Relays
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
Softball
Tuesday, Apr 29 at UIC
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 30 vs Northwestern
Baseball
Friday, May 2 at Kent State
Softball
Friday, May 2 at Akron
Men's Golf
Friday, May 2 vs Mid-American Conference Championship
Men's Golf
Saturday, May 3 vs Mid-American Conference Championship
Men's Golf
Sunday, May 4 vs Mid-American Conference Championship