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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!

WALTERS FEATURED IN CHRONICLE

Kaylee Walters had this story written about her trip to Senegal in the Daily Chronicle. The feature discusses the background of her trip a little more in-depth, and has some comments from Kaylee's coach, Connie Teaberry. Don't forget, you can check out Kaylee's blog here.

SAVE THE DATE!  HALL OF FAME CHANGE!

To give the event its own flavor and identity, the NIU Athletics Department will hold its Hall of Fame event on Friday, October 30, 2009, one day before the Huskie football team's home game against Mid-American Conference-East Division foe Akron (Oct. 31).  In the past, the event has been held in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend, which is scheduled for October 3, 2009.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee Class!

In the meantime, plan which games you will attend (hint: all), and don't delay on securing your season tickets!

BASEBALL SEASON NOT OVER FOR CHUCK

Coming off his first season with the Huskies in which he led the team in strikeouts (61) and posted an NIU single season eighth-best win total of seven, junior southpaw Chuck Lukanen (Lombard, Ill./North Iowa Area C.C.) is continuing to work on his game by playing in the Northwoods League with the Green Bay Bullfrogs this summer.   

Through four starts with the Bullfrogs Lukanen is 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 23 innings while he has given up 14 walks and only 13 hits to hold opponents to a .165 batting average.  In his only loss thus far, he was solid as he only gave up one run in seven innings, allowing four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.  In his most recent outing last Saturday, he earned his third win by throwing five innings allowing an unearned run on two hits and fanning five.

Lukanen's season in Green Bay can be followed by visiting the Bullfrogs' website: www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.  Updates on some of the other Huskies that are playing summer ball will be posted soon.  
Event Calendar
Men's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 vs Roger Knapp Invite
Men's Golf
Sunday, Sept 21 at Wolf Run Intercollegiate
Women's Tennis
Sunday, Sept 21 at Gopher 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
Men's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct 1 at SMU
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