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.

Mar 19

Gymastics: Potts wins bars, Huskies fifth at MAC championship

Ashley Potts took first place on the bars as the Northern Illinois gymnastics team took fifth at the Mid-American Conference championships on Saturday.

Mar 18

Former Huskies star Chandler Harnish shares experiences during speech to students

MALTA – When Chandler Harnish gives speeches to youth – as he did to a group of eighth-graders Friday at Kishwaukee College as part of Career Exploration Day – it’s not all about the NFL and Andrew Luck and the bowl games he played in at Northern Illinois.

Mar 18

College wrestling: Three Huskies fall a win short of All-American honors

The three Northern Illinois wrestlers left in the NCAA tournament each fell a win short of earn All-American status on Friday in St. Louis.

Mar 15

NIU women’s basketball: Recovered from knee surgery, Sladek making mark with Huskies

DeKALB – Northern Illinois post Renee Sladek started last season watching from the sidelines on crutches due to season-ending knee surgery.

Mar 14

Women’s volleyball: ​Huskies add Angelos as assistant coach

Northern Illinois announced Monday that Amy Angelos will join the coaching staff after she spent the past season with the University of Michigan.

Mar 10

Women’s basketball: Huskies vs. Western Michigan preview (MAC semifinals)

Tip-off: 10 a.m. Friday, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Mar 09

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies vs. Western Michigan preview (MAC semifinals)

Tip-off: 10 a.m. Friday, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Mar 04

Despite loss, NIU women earn MAC tournament bye

A 90-77 loss at Western Michigan on Saturday didn’t keep the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team from earning a first-round bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Mar 04

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies storm back late, but come up short in loss to Ball State

The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team made a furious comeback in the final minute to get within one possession, but Ball State held on for an 87-82 victory in the regular-season finale Friday night in Muncie, Indiana.

Mar 01

PHOTOS: Five things of note about the 2017 MAC schedule

With the Mid-American Conference announcing 2017 football schedules, including NIU’s, here are some things that jumped out us. You can also see us talk about it at https://www.facebook.com/huskie.wire

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