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.

Feb 16

NIU football: Knowles named linebacker coach

Illinois native Jeff Knowles, who spent the last three years on the football staff at North Carolina State, has joined the Northern Illinois University football staff as linebackers coach.

Feb 15

NIU men’s basketball: Montgomery said departing Wilson needed ‘fresh start’

DeKALB – The post-Marshawn Wilson era started on a sour note.

Feb 13

NIU roundup: Huskies women win in Buffalo; men fall at Western Michigan

Trailing after three quarters, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team started the fourth scoring 16 straight points to take command in an 89-80 win at Buffalo on Saturday.

Feb 09

Photos: Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, remembered in pictures

Alex Kube, former Cary-Grove standout and NIU football player, is remembered in pictures. Kube, 29, died late Wednesday night, February 8, 2017, with no cause of death reported from the Winnebago County coroner’s office.

Feb 08

Forward, Together Forward: moment of reflection planned February 14

Bruce Niemi’s “Remembered” sculpture in the Memorial Garden near Cole HallNorthern Illinois University will remember the lives of five students lost Feb. 14, 2008, with a moment of reflection.

The bells will toll five times at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Feb 08

Women’s basketball: Central Michigan at NIU preview

Tipoff: 7 p.m. today at the NIU Convocation Center

Feb 04

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies grind out win over Western Michigan to stay in first place

DeKALB – It wasn’t the usual high-scoring Huskies, but it was enough to keep the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team in first place.

Feb 04

NIU basketball: Huskie greats returning to NIU Convo Center for doubleheader

There will be plenty of nostalgia inside the NIU Convocation Center on Saturday.

Jan 31

NIU softball team picked to win MAC West in preseason poll

The defending Mid-American Conference West Division champion Northern Illinois University softball team was picked to win the division in the 2017 MAC softball preseason poll released Monday.

Jan 28

NIU roundup: Men’s, women’s basketball each pick up critical road win

The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team is now in first place in the Mid-American Conference.

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