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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
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Aug 29 vs SDSU vs. Iowa
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Aug 29 vs Iowa vs. Pacific
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Aug 29 vs Pacific
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Aug 30 at Nebraska-Omaha
Women's Volleyball
Sunday, Aug 30 vs Iowa
Women's Volleyball
Monday, Aug 31 vs Milwaukee
Men's Soccer
Friday, Sept 4 at Furman
Women's Cross Country
Friday, Sept 4 vs Illini Opener
Football
Saturday, Sept 5 vs UNLV
Women's Volleyball
Saturday, Sept 5 at Ohio State
Men's Soccer
Sunday, Sept 6 vs College of Charleston
Women's Soccer
Sunday, Sept 6 vs Milwaukee
Women's Golf
Sunday, Sept 6 at Redbird Invitational
Women's Golf
Monday, Sept 7 at Redbird Invitational
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