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  • Harper’s Sokolowski nets national honor Sep 10, 2014 9:17 PM
    Harper freshman outside hitter Lauren Sokolowski has been named NJCAA Divsion III women’s volleyball player of the week. In a week that saw the Hawks go 4-1, the 5-foot-8 Rolling Meadows grad played in 12 sets, averaging 3.25 kills and 5.67 digs per set to go with a 350 hitting percentage. Sokolowki had her best match of the week statistically in a loss to Rochester Technical College, going 25-for-28 hitting with 8 kills. In the most recent NCJAA national poll, Harper has climbed one spot to No. 9.

     
  • Wheaton College hoping to make some noise Sep 9, 2014 10:23 PM
    The pressure to live up to expectations can weigh heavily on any team. The Wheaton College women’s soccer team knows that feeling well.

     
  • NIU women’s basketball to play in Las Vegas Sep 3, 2014 2:23 PM
    The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team’s 2014-15 schedule includes the program’s first trip to Las Vegas since the 1988-89 season and its first game at a Southeast Conference foe since 1995 when it heads to Missouri.

     
  • Things are looking up for Harper Aug 21, 2014 10:21 PM
    It’s not often the Harper women’s volleyball team finds itself near the bottom of the first NJCAA Division III poll of the year. That’s where the 10th-ranked Hawks are this fall — but maybe that’s a good thing. “I like that,” Hawks coach Bob Vilsoet said of his team’s poll position. “We have nowhere to go but up.”

     
  • Judson names Venus Taylor new softball coach Aug 18, 2014 9:13 PM
    Judson University was no stranger to Venus Taylor, who was an assistant coach with the Chicago Bandits when the Bandits played at the Elgin college. So when Becky Pearl left the Judson softball job after 10 years to become the head coach at Lewis University, Taylor immediately had an interest in the job. On Monday, Eagles’ athletic director Joel Cotton named the well-known former pro player as Judson’s new coach. Taylor started her new job right away and had a hard time containing her excitement for the challenge ahead of her.

     
  • Dunn savoring WNBA farewell tour Jul 26, 2014 5:43 PM
    On Tuesday, Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn roamed the sidelines in Chicago for perhaps the last time, barring a playoff matchup with the Chicago Sky. Dunn is retiring at the end of the summer after 44 years of coaching basketball. Her career includes a successful run as the head women's coach at Purdue.

     
  • Judson softball coach Pearl leaving for Lewis Jul 21, 2014 3:08 PM
    Judson University softball coach Becky (Stenning) Pearl has announced that she has accepted the position of head softball coach at NCAA Division II Lewis University effective August 4. Pearl has coached at Judson for 10 seasons and is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 250 wins.

     
  • Big Ten head paints dire picture of paying players Jun 20, 2014 5:13 PM
    The head of the Big Ten painted a dire picture Friday of what college sports would look like if players were paid. He said his conference likely would cease to exist and the Rose Bowl probably would not be played.

     
  • NCAA president: Pay could destroy college sports Jun 19, 2014 6:21 PM
    NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay. Emmert said college athletes themselves wouldn’t want to play against other athletes who were getting paid

     
  • Northwestern unveils new scoreboards for arena Jun 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Northwestern University athletics will add four high-definiton video scoreboard displays to Welsh-Ryan Arena for the 2014-15 school year.

     
  • Quite a run by Northwestern lacrosse May 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    Northwestern was again representing at the NCAA women's lacrosse championships. The Wildcats played in their 10th straight Final Four on Friday. In other news, DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno will again be coaching with USA women's basketball and former Sky forward Swin Cash returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday.

     
  • Speedy NU outfielder signs with Bandits May 22, 2014 4:17 PM
    Former Northwestern outfielder Emily Allard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bandits, team officials announced Thursday. A second-team All-Big Ten performer, the 22-year-old Allard was also named to the All-Big Ten Defensive team as an outfielder after spending most of her collegiate career as a shortstop.

     
  • North Central ready for next round May 14, 2014 12:03 AM
    When the regular-season ended, North Central’s softball team was sliding into the CCIW playoffs and promptly lost its first two games to be eliminated. Now, the Cardinals prepare to host an NCAA super-regional series on Friday.

     
  • Harper ready to make its point(s) at nationals May 7, 2014 10:36 PM
    In the upcoming argument over who is are top National Junior College Athetic Association track and field teams in the country, it comes down to just how well Harper makes its points. Because just 1 point could be the difference between winning a title and coming home without a trophy.

     
  • DC to become part of Big Ten tourney ‘rotation’ May 6, 2014 7:59 PM
    Tom Izzo is coming up on 20 years as Michigan State’s basketball coach, so if anyone might be skeptical about moving the Big Ten Conference tournament to the East Coast, it would be him. Like some fans, Izzo did have his doubts initially when Commissioner Jim Delany decided to put the league’s 2017 men’s basketball tournament at Verizon Center in Washington.

     
  • Benedictine softball team looking for more May 7, 2014 12:31 AM
    It’s not often that an underdog to win the conference title isn’t satisfied after winning the conference tournament. While Benedictine softball coach Kate Heidkamp said it is always a thrill in the NACC Tournament, her team is ready for more.

     
  • NU tennis team roars into NCAA action May 2, 2014 5:19 PM
    The Northwestern women's tennis team used a big, enthusiastic crowd to defeat Michigan for the Big Ten championship last weekend. The Wildcats are hoping to get similar support next weekend when they host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

     
  • Harper’s Hinderer headed for Cardinal Stritch Apr 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Harper College is losing the second-leading scorer in program history, but the mood was nothing but positive on Monday as Monica Hinderer officially secured a basketball future for herself at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee after excelling with the Hawks for two seasons.

     
  • North Central hoping to get restarted Apr 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Kulawiak has found himself in a familiar, if uncomfortable position. The coach of the North Central softball team is looking for a way to refocus his team for the CCIW Tournament after a slow finish to the regular season.

     
  • Gymnast jumps at chance to become a trainer Apr 25, 2014 7:24 PM
    Northern Illiinois gymnast Kim Gotlund, a high school star at Warren, was a warrior during her college career. For the last three years, she competed in every event of every meet for the Huskies. Now she was to pursue a career as an athletic trainer

     
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