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 01

Rakocevic’s dunk brings down hoop in NIU’s win over Central Michigan

DeKALB – Midway through the second half, Pete Rakocevic brought the hoop down on a thunderous dunk.

Feb 26

Men’s basketball: Huskies storm past Toledo on late 3s

Trailing by three with a minute to play, junior Travon Baker and senior Anthony Johnson each knocked down a 3-pointer in the final minute as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team defeated Toledo, 84-82, on Wednesday night at Savage Arena.

Feb 22

NIU men can’t overcome first half struggles in loss to Eastern Michigan

DEKALB – With the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team trailing by four midway through the first half, Eastern Michigan distanced itself from the Huskies with big run, scoring 17 of the game’s next 19 points.

Feb 22

NIU Roundup: Softball notches two wins, Day breaks own track record


Feb 19

Huskie hoopsters hope to see a ‘PACT’ house Saturday

Northern PACT logoHey, Huskies! Show your Northern PACT pride Saturday by wearing PACT shirts to the NIU women’s and men’s basketball games in the Convocation Center.

Students can wear any PACT shirt.

Prizes will be given out during both games; the women tip off at 5 p.m. The men tip at 7 p.m.

To learn more on the PACT, email studentservices@niu.edu. For more information on NIU basketball and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

Feb 16

NIU has 13 top-10 finishes at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Northern Illinois University women’s track & field team continued its preparations for the upcoming Mid-American Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships with a productive weekend at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

Feb 16

Corral leading charge for Northern Illinois women

With 28 seconds remaining in what had suddenly become a winnable game against Akron on Feb. 7, Northern Illinois senior guard Amanda Corral walked to the free-throw line for a one-and-one with the Huskies clinging to a two-point lead.

Feb 13

Despite injuries, NIU women’s basketball still in hunt for playoff bye

DeKALB – The uphill battle for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team began well before the opening tip of the season.

Feb 12

Mike Korcek: One more Ernie Banks story, this one from NIU grad Rick Cerrone

One more “Mr. Cub” story won’t hurt anybody.

Feb 08

NIU softball splits in Texas

SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Northern Illinois University softball team split its Saturday twinbill, defeating Sam Houston State before losing to Pittsburgh.

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