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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!

RIVALING THE MAC

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Rivals.com has the Huskies 77th in its 2009 college football preview. You can read what the site has to say about this year's team right here. As a point of reference, here are some Rivals rankings of other MAC schools (Rivals has only released through 120-76): 117. Eastern Michigan, 113. Miami (Ohio), 110. Kent State, 108. Toledo, 103. Ohio, 96. Akron, 91. Ball State, 84, Buffalo, 80. Temple, 77. Northern Illinois.

ENGLISH FEATURED IN TRUE NORTH

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Check out this terrific video on the success of Larry English, both on the field and off. It has interviews with Coach Kill, Susan English (Larry's mom), professors, etc. Really, really worth a watch. A great reminder that Larry, and all our student-athletes, are a lot more than what they between the lines.

FOOTBALL FRESHMAN SAN ANTONIO ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Huskie wide receiver Anthony Johnson, who is now on campus for summer courses and workouts, was honored as the San Antonio Express News Boys Field Athlete of the Year. Johnson won the state high jump title and will play wide receiver for NIU.

MEN'S HOOPS CAMP STARTS

Today and tomorrow, the Northern Illinois men's basketball program will be hosting a team basketball camp at Moody Bible Institute featuring some of the top teams in the Chicagoland area.  The event tipped-off Friday morning at 8 a.m. with pool play action on three courts. Pool play will continue through Saturday morning with the single-elimination tournament set to begin on Saturday afternoon.

Chicago North Lawndale, Chicago Mt. Carmel, Chicago Brooks, Chicago Hales Franciscan, Chicago Simeon, Bloom Township, Seton Academy, Chicago Whitney Young, Chicago Foreman, Chicago Manley, Chicago Lincoln Park, Batavia, DeKalb, Conant, Chicago Orr, Chicago Fenger, Hillcrest, Chicago Curie, Chicago Leo, Riverside-Brookfield, Chicago Marshall, Crete-Monee, Conant, Chicago Von Steuben, Rockton Hononegah, Chicago Morgan Park and Minnesota Transitions are all among the teams set to compete.

OWENS UPDATES

It's a busy time of year for women's basketball coach Carol Owens. In addition to being the head coach of the Huskies, Owens coaches the USA Basketball U19 Championship Team, Owens was named the secretary of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Executive Committee. You can try and keep up with everything C.O. is doing by following her Twitter, and keeping up with her blog here at NIUHuskies.com.
Event Calendar
Baseball
Friday, Apr 18 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Friday, Apr 18 at Central Michigan
Softball
Friday, Apr 18 at Central Michigan
Women's Tennis
Friday, Apr 18 vs Toledo
Women's Track
Friday, Apr 18 at Mt. SAC Relays
Men's Tennis
Friday, Apr 18 vs Buffalo
Football
Saturday, Apr 19 vs NIU Spring Game
Baseball
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Saturday, Apr 19 at Eastern Michigan
Women's Track
Saturday, Apr 19 at Blue Demon Invitational
Women's Track
Saturday, Apr 19 at Beach Invitational
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Eastern Michigan
Men's Golf
Saturday, Apr 19 vs Boilermaker Invitational
Baseball
Sunday, Apr 20 vs Central Michigan
Softball
Sunday, Apr 20 at Eastern Michigan
Men's Golf
Sunday, Apr 20 vs Boilermaker Invitational
Women's Track
Tuesday, Apr 22 vs Penn Relays
Baseball
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Milwaukee
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Softball
Wednesday, Apr 23 at Loyola
Women's Track
Wednesday, Apr 23 vs Penn Relays
Women's Track
Thursday, Apr 24 at Penn Relays
Baseball
Friday, Apr 25 at Western Michigan
Women's Golf
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championship
Women's Tennis
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championships
Men's Tennis
Friday, Apr 25 vs MAC Championships
Baseball
Saturday, Apr 26 at Western Michigan
Women's Golf
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championship
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Apr 26 vs MAC Championships
Women's Golf
Sunday, Apr 27 vs MAC Championship
Women's Tennis
Sunday, Apr 27 vs MAC Championships