FORMER HUSKIE HOPING TO CATCH ON
By Joe Summins | Posted at 5:29 pm on Friday, July 17, 2009
Former Huskie wide receiver Justin McCareins is working out down in Florida in hopes of returning to the NFL. In Patrick Mooney of the Naperville Sun caught up with the eight-year veteran, who has had doubled the longevity of an average pro football player, about his plans after football in this story.
SILAS, KOWAL DEPART FOR SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY
Sean Kowal led the MAC in field goal percentage last season.
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 3:23 pm on Friday, July 17, 2009
Men's basketball juniors-to-be Xavier Silas and Sean Kowal, who were former teammates at Colorado before transferring to NIU, depart for San Francisco Sunday for Frank Matrisciano's summer training program. Silas already attended Matrisciano's first summer session, and will be joined by Kowal for the final five week installment. Read a summary of the program HERE, and become re-acclimated with Silas' previous experience in this June 12 DeKalb Daily Chronicle feature story.
THE MAC DAILY'S MEN'S SOCCER PREVIEW
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 2:06 pm on Friday, July 17, 2009
WORLD CLASS EXPERIENCE --- VOLLEYBALL STYLE
By Zach Peters | Posted at 11:44 am on Friday, July 17, 2009
For the third consecutive year, USA Volleyball has a shade of Huskie red with their white and blue. NIU head coach Ray Gooden has served as the director of support staff for the Men's World League for each Chicago stop.
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:14 am on Friday, July 17, 2009
You've seen the 2009 season tickets commercial on cable television and through the flash player on NIUHuskies.com. Now, if you're on the fence on whether to see "The Hangover" or "Bruno" this weekend, you have another reason to hit the movie theaters. A new season ticket spot will be available in the local movie theaters beginning TODAY! Check it out!
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:21 am on Wednesday, July 15, 2009;
Updated by Donna Turner at 3:05 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2009.
With a 2 & 1 victory over Zahkai Brown of Arvada, Colo. on Wednesday in the first round of match play at the United States Amateur Public Links Championship, Huskie golfer Andrew Frame moved into the Round of 32 at the prestigious summer event. Frame never trailed in Wednesday's match as he took a 1-up lead on the 12th hole, extended it to 3-up by the 15th and finished Brown off after 17. The tournament is being played at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Frame will take on Brandon Crick of McCook, Neb. in the Round of 16 beginning at 8:12 a.m. (Central) on Thursday. Crick upset Nick Geyer of Albuquerque, N.M., 1-up. Geyer came into match play seeded second after shooting 140 in 36 holes of stroke play. Check niuhuskies.com later today as we hope to talk to Andrew and get the scoop on his experiences so far in Norman. And on Thursday, follow live scoring of Frame's match at www.usapl.org.
LAST BLOG TO BANGKOK
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:45 am on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Head hoops coach Carol Owens had a casual conversation with a deer, nearly tripped on a snake, and got caught by Mother Nature. You can reall about it in her last blog before heading to Bangkok as head coach of the USA Women's Basketball U19 World Championship Team.
KEEP ON COUNTIN'
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:18 am on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
John Sahly, our man with the Daily Chronicle, has been running a Tuesday countdown over on his Huskie Wire blog.
No, no, John Sahly, not John Salley.
I'm not really sure if the latest is a countdown... I think it's actually just a list. That said, it's a pretty good list, and you can read it here.
TWEET ALL DAY, TWEET ALL NIGHT
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:07 am on Tuesday, July 14, 2009
As we teased last week, NIU Athletics is now on Twitter. We have officially launched our address at twitter.com/NIUAthletics. Follow us!
MORE ON MAC FOOTBALL
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:02 am on Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Oh yeah Russ, I'll take your Yahoo! MAC Preview, and raise you to themacdaily.com's version. Peter Schinkai from the league's newest outlet gives team-by-team capsules in this season preview. He's also got the Huskies picked second in the MAC-West in his preseason standings.
YAHOO! MAC PREVIEW
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 8:55 am on Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Other than the fact that it doesn't even mention Northern Illinois (just CMU and WMU battling for the top spot in the West), this Yahoo! Sports MAC football preview isn't bad. It's got us third in the West, just out of bowl contention. I'm also going to link-jack it and share with you this 2009 Preseason Consensus page, which assigns points to each magazine preview (Phil Steele, Lindy, Athlon, The Sporting News, etc.), then adds them up. We're picked third there, as well.
By Zach Peters | Posted at 4:17 pm on Monday, July 13, 2009
Two more Huskie baseball players have earned their way onto summer league all-star rosters. Joining Alex Jones (Kansas City, Kan./Piper), who already participated in an all-star event this summer, will be Jordin Hood (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich) and Chuck Lukanen (Lombard, Ill./North Iowa Area C.C.).
IN ACTION TODAY
By Donna Turner | Posted at 11:30 am on Monday, July 13, 2009
Northern Illinois golfers Andrew Frame (Manteno, Ill./Manteno HS) and Tim Kay (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett HS) are in action today at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship being played at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. The Public Links and the U.S. Amateur are considered the two premiere championships for amateur golfers each summer and two have two players in the field is a feather in the cap for the Northern Illinois program.
The tournament at the par 71, 7,289-yard Perry Maxwell-designed track began this morning with the first of two rounds of stroke play. Following Tuesday's round, the 156-man field will be trimmed to 64 and those players will advance to the match play portion of the event. Fans can follow the progress of Frame and Kay at www.usapl.org
Frame and Kay qualified for the Public Links by finishing first and second at the sectional qualifier held at the Oak Club of Genoa in June. Both will be seniors on the Huskie team next fall.
THE LATEST FROM AFRICA
By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 10:58 am on Monday, July 13, 2009
Kaylee Walters of the track and field team updated her blog from Senegal today. Included in the latest from Africa is her visit to a grand mosque, meeting someone's third wife (awkward...) and finally feeling some air conditioning.
MOVIN' ON UP
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By Zach Peters | Posted at 9:59 am on Monday, July 13, 2009
Former NIU volleyball standout (2003-06) and all-time kills (1,936) leader Kate McCullagh was recently promoted to head coach of the boys volleyball program at St. Charles East High School after she served as an assistant coach to Stephanie Gooden, current DeKalb High School girls volleyball head coach and wife of NIU volleyball head coach Ray Gooden.
PURDUE-NIU FOOTBALL PREVIEW
By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:13 am on Monday, July 13, 2009
OK, so the Huskies have Wisconsin and Western Illinois to worry about first, but we thought we'd enlighten you with this preview of the Northern Illinois vs. Purdue game (Sept. 19) from the Bleacher Report. The prediction according to this writer is 35-6, Boilermakers. Read on to see if you agree with the reasoning. By the way, Purdue also takes on MAC-West rival Toledo, so you can read up on them, too.