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June 23, 2009

Huskie Happenings

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!

SENEGAL NOT ALL SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS

As great of a time Huskie trackster Kaylee Walters is having in Senegal, in her third entry she points out some of the "not-so-good" things she's seen in her time there. Here's a snippet of what she's seeing every day:

"When we were walking in town we gave the pizza to two talibe children. The aggression, fear, and desperation in their eyes and behavior was heartbreaking--they quite seriously yanked the pizza from our hands without even knowing what it was yet. When they started fighting over the box of unknown contents, I yanked it back and told them to share, and luckily they obeyed."

PAIN?  NO PROBLEM!!!

Jordin Hood is pictured here after his second home run against Milwaukee at Road Ranger Stadium.

Thanks to the Quincy-Herald Whig for this feature on NIU junior third baseman Jordin Hood.  Despite playing with an injured thumb, as Hood told Matt Schuckman, "If I can grip a bat, I can play." 

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

Another member of the Huskie football family is moving toward a career in athletic administration, after it was announced that Gwen Poore, the wife of NIU wide receivers coach Pat Poore, will take over as the athletic director at Elgin High School.  Read the Courier News' story HERE

AN ALL-STAR LINEUP

Incoming freshman Tony Nixon, the lone member of head coach Ricardo Patton's 2009-10 recruiting class, will compete in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class 1A/2A Senior All-Star Game on June 27 at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill., on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Also, Perez Ashford, who hails from Shaker Heights, Ohio, caught one pass for 13 yards in team Ohio's 38-31 victory over Pennsylvania in the 52nd annual end-of-year classic at Hersheypark Stadium.  Read a recap and view both team and individual statistics.

Event Calendar
Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 4 vs Toledo
Men's Tennis
Thursday, Mar 5 at Marquette
Men's Basketball
Friday, Mar 6 at Ball State
Baseball
Friday, Mar 6 at Southern Illinois
Women's Basketball
Saturday, Mar 7 at Western Michigan
Baseball
Saturday, Mar 7 at Southern Illinois
Softball
Saturday, Mar 7 vs Florida A&M
Softball
Saturday, Mar 7 vs Rider
Women's Tennis
Saturday, Mar 7 at DePaul
Wrestling
Saturday, Mar 7 vs MAC Championships
Women's Gymnastics
Saturday, Mar 7 vs State of Illinois Classic
Baseball
Sunday, Mar 8 at Southern Illinois
Softball
Sunday, Mar 8 vs Southern Illinois
Wrestling
Sunday, Mar 8 vs MAC Championships
Men's Basketball
Monday, Mar 9 vs First Round
Women's Basketball
Monday, Mar 9 vs First Round
Baseball
Tuesday, Mar 10 at Murray State
Softball
Tuesday, Mar 10 vs Saint Peter's
Softball
Tuesday, Mar 10 vs Bucknell
Women's Tennis
Tuesday, Mar 10 at Bucknell
Men's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Second Round
Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Second Round
Baseball
Wednesday, Mar 11 at Murray State
Softball
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Jacksonville
Women's Tennis
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Bethune Cookman
Women's Tennis
Wednesday, Mar 11 vs Hampton University
Men's Basketball
Thursday, Mar 12 vs Quarterfinals
Women's Basketball
Thursday, Mar 12 vs Quarterfinal
Men's Basketball
Friday, Mar 13 vs Semifinals
Women's Basketball
Friday, Mar 13 vs Semifinal
Baseball
Friday, Mar 13 at Purdue
Women's Golf
Friday, Mar 13 at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
Women's Track
Friday, Mar 13 vs NCAA Indoor Championships
Men's Basketball
Saturday, Mar 14 vs Final
Women's Golf
Saturday, Mar 14 at Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational
Women's Track
Saturday, Mar 14 vs NCAA Indoor Championships
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