NIU to Host IESA State Wrestling Finals for 21st Year

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 21st year. The economic impact for the area is estimated to be more than $400,000. They anticipate more than 5,000 visitors will attend this two-day event. The 2019 IESA State Wrestling Finals will be …

Giving it his all, NIU student competes on NBC’s ‘The Titan Games’

DeKalb, Ill. — To those working out beside him at the Student Recreation Center, Covenant “Covie” Falana is just another NIU student. To Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he’s a Titan in Training. More than 100,000 people throughout the country auditioned for Johnson’s new NBC television show, “The Titan Games.” The action star chose 64 competitors, and 21-year-old Falana was one of them. “It’s …

A Fun Day in the Snow at PolarPalooza!

Today was a snowy fun filled day for everyone who came out to this years PolarPalooza! There was arts and crafts, hot chocolate, smores, our two favorite mascots, Frosty and Mr. Penguin and more! Thank you to everyone who came out this year and all who helped make this event possible! Here are some great pictures from today!  

#Proudlydekalb Street Team at the YMCA Ultimate Team Challenge!

The #Proudlydekalb Street Team paired with our friends from Pi Sigma Epsilon (the professional business fraternity at Northern Illinois University) to compete in todays YMCA Ultimate Team Challenge! They competed in a relay race, a boogie board race, inner tube water basketball, and more! This is the second year that the street team has participated in the Ultimate Team Challenge, …

POLARpalooza Winter Festival – 2.10.19

Time: 12:00 PM Location: Hopkins Park Join us for family-oriented winter activities at the annual POLARpalooza Winter Festival! Activities Include: Ice Skating (skate rental available) (12:00-4:00pm) Snow Shoe Scavenger Hunt (1:00-3:00pm) Snow Sculpting by Lyn Bute (12:00-4:00pm) FREE Hot Chocolate (12:00-4:00pm) S’mores Roasting (12:00-4:00pm) Photos with the POLARpalooza Mascots (1:00-4:00pm) Snowman Building Contest (1:00-3:00pm) Winter Crafts (12:00-4:00pm) Fat Tire Bike …

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 …