Jul 02

What is a “RED RIOT”?

“Red Riot” is the student organization of athletic supporters from Northern Illinois University who come together in force (like a “riot”, albeit in a fun way!), to support NIU and the NIU athletes.  The group are known for “over the top” ways of showing their support from painted faces, crazy-wild costumes, and just about anything else fun that will demonstrate school spirit. Red Riot will always be there to demonstrate NIU student support for all our athletes in a variety of sports.

Aug 23

NIU volleyball MAC West preseason favorite

With plenty of talent returning for a program that won the Mid-American Conference regular season in 2015, the Northern Illinois volleyball team was picked as the favorite to win the MAC West this year in the preseason coaches poll.

Aug 22

NIU volleyball: Huskies picked as preseason favorites to win MAC West

With plenty of talent returning for a program that won the Mid-American Conference regular season in 2015, the Northern Illinois volleyball team was picked as the favorite to win the MAC West this year in the preseason coaches poll.

Aug 20

Soccer: NIU women draw in opener

DEKALB – The Northern Illinois University women’s soccer team took on the University of Illinois at Chicago for their season opener on Friday night, ending in a scoreless draw.

Aug 19

NIU football: New number, role for Mayes as he is most experienced safety

DeKALB – Northern Illinois safety Brandon Mayes took over the jersey number of former teammate Marlon Moore.

Aug 17

NIU men’s soccer: Young Huskies still relying on experienced defense

DeKALB – While sophomores dominate the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team roster – 11 in total – the defensive side of the field is still run by the older guys.

Aug 15

NIU volleyball: Huskies to host MAC Tournament in 2016, but lose two key pieces from last year’s team

DeKALB – Despite being the No. 2 seed heading into the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2015, the Ohio volleyball team got to play at home when they knocked off top-seeded Northern Illinois for the conference crown.

Aug 13

WMU picked to overtake NIU in West

DETROIT – For six straight seasons, Northern Illinois has played in the Mid-American Conference Championship game. The Huskies haven’t always won, but they always have made it there, no matter how strong a challenge they’ve faced from others in their division.

Aug 12

White Sox to host NIU Day Aug. 28

Twhitesox2he Chicago White Sox and Northern Illinois University have again partnered to host NIU Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday, Aug. 28, when the Sox take on the Seattle Mariners (1:10 p.m. first pitch).

NIU Day features specially priced tickets and a free giveaway item for Huskie students, faculty/staff, alumni, family members and friends. The first 1,500 fans who purchase their tickets to the game through the special ticket link (whitesox.com/niu) will receive vouchers to receive for co-branded White Sox-NIU baseball cap

The special ticket price allows fans to purchase lower box seats for only $30.  Fans must enter the promo code NIU via the White Sox website to access the discount tickets and be eligible for the one-of-a-kind White Sox–NIU cap. Hat vouchers are limited to the first 1,500 tickets purchased.

Fans who purchase tickets for NIU Day at U.S. Cellular Field can redeem the hat voucher at the Sales Booth, which is located behind home plate on the 100 Level concourse, before the 4th inning.

The Sunday afternoon game will include the first pitch being thrown by NIU alumnus Joe Minoso (M.F.A. ’04), who stars in the hit TV series “Chicago Fire.” Members of the Huskie Hunks all-male student a cappella group will also be on hand to sing the national anthem.

Fans are encouraged to stop by the NIU Alumni Association tent outside of Gate 5 at U.S. Cellular Field from 10 a.m. to noon on the day of the game.












Aug 09

NIU football: Golladay, Lurry both coming off breakout seasons for Huskies

DeKALB – Iron sharpens iron for the Northern Illinois football team.

Aug 07

NIU football: Huskies open up training camp with non-pads practice

DeKALB – The sound of coaches yelling out instructions, quarterbacks barking out their cadences and music blasting from the PA system filled the air in Huskie Stadium.

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