Sports http://northernpublicradio.org en NIU Begins Search For New AD http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-begins-search-new-ad <p>Northern Illinois University has announced a national search for the position of associate vice president and director of athletics.<br>A search firm will be utilized to expedite the search process. NIU President John G. Peters made the announcement May 14.</p><blockquote><p>“After extensive consultation with President-Designate Baker and conversations with NCAA and BCS leaders, we’ve become convinced that it is time to launch a national search for a leader for our intercollegiate athletics program. Northern Illinois University enjoys a great reputation nationally.”</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:50:43 +0000 Guy Stephens 29856 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Begins Search For New AD A Team Of Their Own: Women Playing Hardball http://northernpublicradio.org/post/team-their-own-women-playing-hardball <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rockford has a long, proud baseball history:&nbsp; it’s where sports pioneer Albert Spalding got his start. It’s where every company in town had its own industrial league team. And during World War Two, the most famous women’s professional baseball team drew thousands of fans. Now there’s a new team trying to revive the tradition of women playing hardball.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:09:19 +0000 Susan Stephens 28347 at http://northernpublicradio.org A Team Of Their Own: Women Playing Hardball Win Or Lose, Huskies Stand By Their Team http://northernpublicradio.org/post/win-or-lose-huskies-stand-their-team <p></p><p>Northern Illinois University’s football team came up short last night in their first appearance in one of the nation’s top bowl games. The Huskies lost to the Florida State Seminoles 31 to 10 in the Orange Bowl.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:46:36 +0000 Susan Stephens 23474 at http://northernpublicradio.org Win Or Lose, Huskies Stand By Their Team Orange Means A Lot Of Green For NIU http://northernpublicradio.org/post/orange-means-lot-green-niu <p></p><p>Tomorrow’s the big day for NIU football fans.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:45:37 +0000 Susan Stephens & Mike Moen 23375 at http://northernpublicradio.org Orange Means A Lot Of Green For NIU NIU Huskies To Play In Orange Bowl January 1st http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-huskies-play-orange-bowl-january-1st <p>The <a href="http://www.niuhuskies.com">Northern Illinois University&nbsp;Huskies</a> have been&nbsp;selected to play in one of college football's premier&nbsp;post-season&nbsp;bowl games this year.&nbsp;The Huskies will play the <a href="http://www.seminoles.com">Florida State Seminoles</a> in the Orange Bowl on January 1st.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:03:54 +0000 WNIJ 22157 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Huskies To Play In Orange Bowl January 1st Cougars Become Cubs In Minor League Baseball Shake-Up http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cougars-become-cubs-minor-league-baseball-shake <p><a href="http://www.kccougars.com/20120919cubs.html">It’s official</a>. The Kane County Cougars are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.</p><p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:49:42 +0000 Susan Stephens 18643 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cougars Become Cubs In Minor League Baseball Shake-Up Lance Armstrong Says He Won't Fight Doping Charges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lance-armstrong-says-he-wont-fight-doping-charges <p>Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says he won't fight accusations of doping from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency any longer, putting at risk his string of titles and his reputation as one of the world's great cyclists.</p><p>Here's part of Armstrong's <a href="http://lancearmstrong.com/news-events/lance-armstongs-statement-of-august-23-2012" target="_blank">statement</a>:</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:24:06 +0000 Mike Moen 17266 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lance Armstrong Says He Won't Fight Doping Charges Indian Athletes Want A Medal And A Government Job http://northernpublicradio.org/post/indian-athletes-want-medal-and-government-job For athletes anywhere, just qualifying for the Olympics can be a full-time job. But in India, training full-time is a luxury few can afford. That means many athletes work part-time government jobs. And for some, it can result in a job for life.<br /> <br /> In return for putting in an appearance at the office, athletes like shooter Suma Shirur get a monthly salary and time to train.<br /> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:15:00 +0000 editor 15126 at http://northernpublicradio.org Indian Athletes Want A Medal And A Government Job Pickleball keeps retirees on their toes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pickleball-keeps-retirees-their-toes <p>On a sunny afternoon, four residents of the Del Webb retirement community in the northern Illinois village of Huntley are in engaged in a pickleball match. Back and forth they volley using specialized paddles and a wiffle-styled ball. Pickleball is a mix of badminton, tennis and ping pong.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:48:03 +0000 Mike Moen 15057 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pickleball keeps retirees on their toes Paterno, Others Slammed In Report For Failing To Protect Sandusky's Victims http://northernpublicradio.org/post/paterno-others-slammed-report-failing-protect-sanduskys-victims <p>In a scathing report that takes to task former head football coach Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials, an independent report from investigators led by former FBI director Louis Freeh says there was a &quot;total disregard for the safety and welfare&quot; of Jerry Sandusky&#39;s child victims &quot;by the most senior leaders&quot; at the school.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:52:16 +0000 Mike Moen 14826 at http://northernpublicradio.org