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.

Jan 14

NIU wrestling: Huskies drop close matches, fall to Ohio

DeKALB – There were two matches tied in the third period between the Northern Illinois wrestling team and Ohio.

Jan 12

NIU women’s basketball: Poisson scores 27, Huskies stay unbeaten with thrilling win at Kent State

When the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team trailed late on the road, a freshman that stepped up.

Jan 10

NIU gymnastics: Dowdell named MAC Specialist of the Week

Northern Illinois senior gymnast Courtney Dowdell opened the season on a big note and was named the Mid-American Conference Specialist of the Week.

Jan 07

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies topple Ohio in high-scoring win

DeKALB – The players for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team don’t remember the last time the Huskies started conference winning their first three games.

Jan 06

Former NIU assistant, Kaneland grad P.J. Fleck to be head coach at Minnesota

P.J. Fleck leaving Western Michigan to coach Minnesota

Jan 02

Women’s basketball: NIU wins conference opener

DeKALB – Eleven days without a game resulted in a sluggish start for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team.

Jan 01

Men’s basketball: NIU wins final non-conference game

DeKALB – Three stops. Three scores. Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery challenged his Huskies to accomplish that Saturday against NCAA Division II opponent Illinois-Springfield.

Dec 26

Thrills pack top 10 area games of 2016

The following is the third of our three-part Best of 2016 series. Today, we look at the Top 10 games of the year.

Dec 23

NIU wrestling: Fueled by disappointment, Engelkes eyeing trip to NCAA Championships this season

DeKALB – Northern Illinois wrestler Trace Engelkes raced back to his apartment after getting out of class on the afternoon of March 8.

Dec 22

NIU’s bowl streak

It’s fitting that in a season of bad breaks and close calls, an act of God played a part in keeping the Northern Illinois football team out of a bowl.

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