This Weekend in Huskie Athletics: February 4 Edition

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Senior forward Emily Meinert of the women’s basketball team looks to pass the ball while being defended by a Bowling Green player. The Huskies lost to Bowling Green 64-54 in a Wednesday night game at DeKalb’s Convocation Center. (Summer Fitzgerald / North Star)

Women’s athletics

From Friday 4 February to Saturday 5 February

Meyo Invitational – Loftus Sports Center (Notre Dame, Ind.)

The athletics team travels to the home of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the two-day Meyo Invitational. NIU will look to build on a strong run of season-opening performances after winning 14 events in the first three meetings of the 2022 season.

women’s tennis

Friday February 4:

vs. 1 p.m. Western Illinois – Chick Evans Country Home (DeKalb, Ill.)

Saturday February 5

vs. St. Thomas at 1 p.m. – Chick Evans Field House (DeKalb, Ill.)

Sunday February 6

at Notre Dame @ 3pm CT – Eck Tennis Pavilion (Notre Dame, Ind.)

The 1-1 women’s tennis team opens the weekend with three straight home games, starting with rival Western Illinois State at 1 p.m. Friday. After their game against the University of St. Thomas, the Huskies travel to South Bend, Indiana for a Sunday afternoon duel with the Fighting Irish.

female gymnastics

Friday February 4

NIU Quad Meet @ 6 p.m. – Convocation Center (DeKalb, IL)

The Huskies make their home debut for the 2022 season hosting Southeast Missouri State University, Lindenwood University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. NIU will look to earn its second straight win after outscoring Bowling Green State University 195.075-194.575 in head-to-head competition on Sunday.

wrestling

Saturday February 5

at Buffalo @ 12 p.m. CT – Alumni Arena (Buffalo, NY) | Television: ESPN+

NIU’s wrestling team looks to regain their collective standing in Mid-American Conference play as they head to Buffalo, New York to challenge the University at Buffalo. There they will have the opportunity to defeat their first conference opponent since Kent State University on Dec. 18.

women’s basketball

Saturday February 5

vs. Ohio at 1 p.m. – Convocation Center (DeKalb, Ill.) | Television: ESPN+

The Huskies and Bobcats prepare to meet for the second time this season after NIU left Ohio with the 71-68 win in their first meeting Jan. 8. NIU will once again be tasked with retaining reigning MAC Player of the Year and all-time leading scorer Cece Hooks as they try to shake off Wednesday’s 64-54 loss at the hands of the University of Bowling Green State.

men’s basketball

Saturday February 5

at Bowling Green at 4 p.m. – Stroh Center (Bowling Green, Ohio) | Television: ESPN3

Head Coach Rashon Burno and the men’s basketball team travel to Ohio to face a familiar opponent at Bowling Green State University. In their previous game on Jan. 18, the Huskies lost in front of the home crowd as the Falcons took the road victory 92-83. Heading into Saturday’s game, NIU will be looking to hold on to their victory after earning their first victory in six games on Tuesday against Western Michigan University.

men’s tennis

Sunday February 6

vs. Cardinal Stritch at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Chick Evans Field House (DeKalb, Ill.)

The Huskies prepare to defend their home turf and undefeated record as the Cardinal Stritch University Wolves come to town on Sunday. If successful, NIU will embark on a four-game road streak that will begin with a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb. 11 at Xavier University.