The Ohio men’s basketball team shot better than 60 percent from the floor in the first half and build a big enough lead to hold onto an 80-69 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday in Athens.
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team was hot from beyond the arc, but fell 95-70 at Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
As the day goes on, so does the list of players both committing to NIU and local athletes signing their National Letters of Intent with other schools.
The day may have just started, but Northern Illinois announced the signings of 16 players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning.
network.yardbarker.com – Now that rivalry week is behind us, it’s time to follow up with our second favorite week: conference championship week. This week SQ will be bringing you coverage of the numerous conference championships to be played out between Friday and Saturday. We start our coverage with the very first of the conference title bouts to fought this week; the MAC Championship, featuring Northern Illinois and Bowling Green.
Storylines Heading Into the Game Bowling Green HC Dino Babers isn’t going anywhere – Babers has done wonders since taking over for Bowling Green prior to the 2014 season. In just his second season as the head ball coach for the Falcons, Babers has led the team to back-to-back division crowns. His high-powered offenses have been his calling card (44.2 ppg, leads MAC), and is just another recent success story from Art Briles’ coaching tree.
Due to this success, Babers has received numerous offers to take head coaching positions elsewhere. Most of these reports have turned out to be false, however, and
Students can learn about educational opportunities across the globe during the upcoming Spring Study Abroad Fair.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Glass Gallery in the Holmes Student Center.
NIU Study Abroad representatives will be available to answer questions on any programs offered directly by the university or with co-sponsors.
Students also will have the chance to visit information tables and talk to professors leading about 20 upcoming faculty-directed programs, including NIU at Oxford, history and culture programs in Japan and Spanish-language programs in Argentina and Spain.
For more information, call (815) 753-0700 or email email@example.com.
My inner Huskie voice chuckled with delight last week.
Northern Illinois announced that later this season it will commemorate a moment when legendary men’s basketball star Jim Bradley was photographed for Sports Illustrated.
network.yardbarker.com – CHICAGO (AP) A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ZVf2Dq ) that he is seeking class-action status and $5 million in damages. The lawsuit mentions 15 other NIU players who appeared in games on the two sites. Daniels’ lawsuit says the sites put him and others ”in an unwanted state of fear and concern of the risk of being contacted by speculators who have a financial interest” in their performances on the field. FanDuel and DraftKings didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment sent early Thursday.
network.yardbarker.com – AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kwan Cheatham Jr. didn’t miss a shot and scored 18 points to help Akron beat Northern Illinois 76-66 on Tuesday night. Cheatham was 5 of 5 from the floor, and made four 3-pointers and four free throws. Antino Jackson and Isaiah Johnson added 13 points apiece for the Zips (16-4, 5-2 Mid-American Conference), who have won three straight. Marshawn Wilson scored 15 points to lead Northern Illinois (16-4, 5-2). Aaric Armstead and Travon Baker each added 10 points. Michael Orris’s layup pulled the Huskies to a 56-all tie with 5:21 to play. Cheatham answered with a 3-pointer, sparking a 15-4 run and the Zips led 71-60 with 56 seconds left. Cheatham made two 3-pointers and Jackson scored five points, and the Huskies missed four shots and had a turnover during the stretch.