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COVERAGE OF 2011 MAC WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Junior Brad Dieckhaus became the first Huskie since Bryan Deutsch, who won the 2009 crown at 157, to win a MAC Wrestling championship when he defeated Kent State's Casey Newburg, 3-2, to take home the title at 184 and advance to the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. Deutsch will also be making his third straight appearance at Nationals after taking second, following a tough 10-9 loss to Mark Lewandowski at 157. The Daily Chronicle's Steve Nitz filed this report in today's paper.

CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION OF "NIU LIVE" TONIGHT

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It's Mid-American Conference championship time in DeKalb and "NIU Live" is your source for all the latest information. Northern Illinois University women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett joins host Andy Garcia and Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Jeff Compher on tonight's installment of "NIU Live" (670 AM WSCR, Midnight). The trio discuss NIU hosting a first round game of the 2011 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament versus Ohio Sunday night at the NIU Convocation Center (7 p.m., 1360 AM WLBK).

Sunday's women's basketball game caps off a weekend of MAC Championship action at the Convo. The MAC's six wrestling teams take over the Convocation Center Saturday and Sunday afternoon for the right to claim the MAC Wrestling Championship. Compher talks about what it means for NIU to host both events.

DOUBLE DOUBLEHEADER SATURDAY

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This weekend in NIU Athletics is an interesting scheduling anomaly. Saturday, the men's and women's basketball teams will be facing Toledo in a doubleheader action. The women play host to the Rockets in a key Mid-American Conference West battle. Tip off for Saturday's contest, which is also Senior Day and NIU PinkZone game, is set for 3 p.m. As fans are leaving the Convocation Center, they can turn to 1360 AM WLBK and probably catch Bill Baker's pregame show prior to the start of the men's basketball contest at Toledo. The men's game begins at 6 p.m.

While it isn't that unusual for two teams in the same conference to be playing each other in two different sports on the same day, it is unique when the same schools from two different conferences square off in doubleheader action. That will be the case Saturday in Lubbock, Texas as the baseball team faces Texas Tech at 12 p.m., while the softball team, which is in Lubbock for the Jeannie McHaney Memorial Classic hosted by Texas Tech, will face the No. 21 Red Raiders at 4 p.m.

Fans can watch Saturday' women's basketball game through Huskie All-Access and both of softball's games with Texas Tech through RaiderVision All-Access.

"NIU LIVE" TONIGHT

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Tune into 670 AM WSCR tonight at midnight to catch NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher and host Andy Garcia as they discuss all the goings on at NIU. The duo will be joined by NIU head baseball coach Ed Mathey and NIU women's track & field head coach Connie Teaberry.