Huskie Trio Advances at Midlands Championships

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Three Northern Illinois University wrestlers advanced to the second day of competition at the 56th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at the Sears Center after a strong day Saturday. Brit Wilson (Mexico, Mo./Mexico) advanced to the semifinals at 174, while Caden McWhirter (Prattville, Ala./Prattville) and Will Feldkamp (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) will battle their way through the consolation bracket at 165 and 184, …

NIU’s Smith Earns Back-to-Back Walter Camp All-America Honors

Huskie defensive end named to second All-America team this season DEKALB, Ill. – For the second consecutive season, Northern Illinois University defensive end Sutton Smith was honored as a Walter Camp All-American, when the Huskie junior was named to the organization’s second team Thursday. Smith, who became the first Huskie to earn first team All-America honors in back-to-back years when he was named …

NIU football: Huskies storm back from 19-point deficit to claim MAC title

Rod Carey had been saying it. Marcus Childers had been saying it. The whole offense had been saying it. On Friday, Childers showed what Northern Illinois has been saying all year – that the offense is capable of scoring in bunches. Childers delivered the drive of a lifetime, culminating in his rollout, 35-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Brown with 1:09 …

Karlen opens up on Type 1 Diabetes

The NIU volleyball team held a Diabetes Awareness Night during the Huskies’ match-up versus the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday. The Huskies brought the Juvenile Diabetes Research to the Convocation Center to help educate attendees about the disease. The JDRF is a global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. Their mission is to “accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent …

Kemp brings hometown pride to Huskie volleyball

First-year middle blocker Jasmine Kemp said she is not enamored with the flash or glamor of a big city. She describes herself as an old soul who is more likely to listen to British-American rapper Slick Rick’s discography than anything else; she knows all of “Children’s Story” more than the current era’s rap music. Kemp said her desire to be …

NIU, DeKalb community members host fifth-annual Unity Walk

  DeKALB – New Hope Church senior pastor Joe Mitchell said he remembers a lot of unrest across the U.S. after protests in Missouri over the death of Ferguson resident Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer, five years ago. Mitchell said he noticed that the only time there was no violence during the Ferguson protests …

Martucci Earns NIU Gymnastics’ Highest Individual Score in Over Two Decades

DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University gymnastics’ junior floor specialist Anna Martucci (Clarkston, Mich./Our Lady of the Lakes) earned a 9.975 on Sunday to record the highest individual score since Margaret Mroz hit a perfect 10.0 on the same event during the 1995 season. The Huskies hit a season high and tied the third highest score in school history with …

DeKalb County to host the IESA State Wrestling Finals for the 20th time, the event is estimated to bring $300,000 into the local economy.

Photo Credit: Illinois Elementary School Association The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Northern Illinois University (NIU) are proud to be hosting the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals for its 20th year.  The economic impact for the area is estimated to be $300,000. We anticipate more than 5,000 visitors will attend this two-day event. The 2018 …

2017 IHSA Destination DeKalb Gets Glowing Feedback

November 24 and 25, 2017, DeKalb County, the IHSA Destination DeKalb Host Committee and volunteers welcomed the 2017 IHSA State Football Championships to Huskie Stadium. The championships featured 16 teams competing in 8 championship games to earn their class (teams are broken up into 8 classes, 1A – 8A, based on school population) state football title. IHSA Destination DeKalb received …

Join the IHSA Destination DeKalb Volunteer Team

The boys of fall are headed back to Huskie Stadium. The countdown stands at 23 days until DeKalb County hosts its third IHSA state football championships on Nov. 24-25 at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium. The IHSA Destination DeKalb Committee, led by chair Wendy West, the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and NIU is busy planning to welcome thousands …