September 9-11 – North Star

Sean Rose

(L to R) Francesca Bertucci, Nikolette Nedic, Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Emily Dykes celebrate a point scored in the second set against SDSU at Victor E. Court on Friday night. (Sean Reed | North Star)

FromKALB – NIU’s fall sports seasons continue this weekend with action every day. Volleyball is looking to improve on its .500 record with wins at the KC Roos Classic starting Friday. Football enters its first road game of the year with a game against Tulsa on Saturday. In-state competition is held with women’s soccer hosting the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Sunday ends with the men’s and women’s golf teams competing on the green.


Saturday September 10: at the University of Tulsa | 6 p.m.

Watch: ESPN+ | Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Tulsa, Okla. / H. A. Chapman Stadium

After a home win over Eastern Illinois University on September 1, the Huskies travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma for their first road contest of the season. They will be pitted against the University of Tulsa, which lost its road opener to Wyoming. This is NIU’s first time playing against the Golden Hurricane in Tulsa.


Friday, September 9: at the University of Missouri-Kansas City | 11 a.m.

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Saturday September 10: against Wichita State University | 2 p.m.

Live Stats: StatBroadcast

Kansas City, Missouri / Swinney Center

The Huskies will try to shake off the two-game skid they had last weekend at the end of the Popcorn Classic. After losses to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Valparaiso University, the Huskies will court the Roos (3-4) on Friday and the Shockers (3-3) on Saturday.

Women’s football

Friday, September 9: vs. Western Illinois University | 7 p.m.

Live Stats: SIDEARM Sports

DeKalb, Illinois / NIU Football and Athletics Complex

Women’s soccer will work to continue its undefeated start to the season (2-0-2) by hosting the Leathernecks on Friday night. Historically, the Huskies hold a winning record of 4-3-3 in the all-time series against WIU. Western Illinois enters the fight hungry for its first tally in the win column.

male golf

Sunday September 11: Badger Invitational (1st round) | All day

Statistics and results: GolfStat

Madison, Wisconsin / University Ridge Golf Course

The Huskies begin their season in Madison, Wisconsin at the Badger Invitational. Last season, this event was the second tournament on NIU’s schedule. NIU solidly finished fifth out of 14 teams. They will be looking to improve on that ranking from Sunday.

female golf

Sunday September 11: Redbird Invitational (Rounds 1 & 2) | All day

Statistics and results: GolfStat

Normal, Ill. / Webring Country Club

Like the men’s team, the women begin their season on Sunday, traveling to Normal to compete in the Redbird Invitational. This event continues until Monday. Last season, the Huskies won a team medal with a third-place finish in the same event.