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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!

HORTON TO ENTER SPARTAN HoF

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Isn't he a little young to be a hall-of-famer?

Thanks to Jon Styf of the Daily Chronicle for this tidbit. Men's soccer player Brad Horton is being inducted into the Sycamore High School Hall of Fame. Last year, Horton led the Huskies with six goals and 15 points. He was an NSCAA High School All-American that scored eigth hat tricks and totaled 44 goals as a senior. They turn that Hall of Fame class around pretty quick; Horton's only going to be a sophomore this year.

HASF SPRING DRIVE-ING ME CRAZY!

We hear that things are still progressing at an excellent pace for our 2009 HASF Drive. This is the most important effort of the year for the HASF, as the annual fund dollars go directly support our sports programs and student-athletes.  So, if you are reading this and are not one of the almost 1,000 donors to date to the HASF this year, please renew or join today.  A simple call to (815) 753-1923 can take care of your donation in a matter of minutes!  For information on the HASF, click HERE.

HOOD EYES THE NEXT LEVEL

As the DeKalb Daily Chronicle's John Sahly writes, the Major League Baseball Draft started yesterday and runs through Thursday, Jordin Hood unquestionably has the talent to be selected at some point in the draft. The question is, when? Just one day in, Hood is still on the board.

SPEAKING OF BASEBALL ...

Brian Smith put up dazzling numbers as a freshman pitcher for Northern Illinois in 2005. He had six wins, three complete games and an ERA of 2.85. The next season, his ERA jumped to 6.03 and he needed surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.

He hasn't thrown a pitch for the Huskies since 2006, but after getting another year of eligibility, Smith will be back next season
Event Calendar
Football
Saturday, Sept 20 at Arkansas
Softball
Saturday, Sept 20 at UIC
Softball
Saturday, Sept 20 vs Kirkwood CC
Men's Soccer
Saturday, Sept 20 vs Marquette
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 20 vs Santa Clara
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 20 at UC Santa Barbara
Men's Golf
Saturday, Sept 20 at Wolf Run Intercollegiate
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Sept 20 at Gopher Invite
Men's Tennis
Saturday, Sept 20 vs Roger Knapp Invite
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 21 at Wolf Run Intercollegiate
Women's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 at Gopher Invite
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 vs Roger Knapp Invite
Women's Golf
Monday, Sept 22 at Cardinal Classic
Men's Soccer
Tuesday, Sept 23 at Milwaukee
Women's Golf
Tuesday, Sept 23 at Cardinal Classic
Women's Soccer
Friday, Sept 26 at Central Michigan
Women's Volleyball
Friday, Sept 26 vs Toledo
Softball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Heartland CC
Softball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Rock Valley College
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 27 vs Ball State
Softball
Sunday, Sept 28 vs DePaul
Softball
Sunday, Sept 28 vs Valparaiso
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Sept 28 at Toledo
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 28 at Jack Nicklaus Invitational
Men's Golf
Monday, Sept 29 at Jack Nicklaus Invitational
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