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BISHOP MAKING BIG IMPACT WITH NIU

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Bishop on Defense.jpgThe Daily Chronicle's Steve Nitz filed this story on NIU defensive tackle Ken Bishop. Bishop, came to NIU via Ellsworth Community College in Iowa. He was being recruited by several schools including Toledo and Kansas.

By the way, you'll notice this story is linked from the Chicago Sun-Times' site. The Sun-Times is bolstering its coverage of Northern Illinois University by picking up stories from the Daily Chronicle.

COVERAGE FROM VOLLEYBALL'S BIG WEEKEND

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Volleyball vs BSU 1.jpgIt was a big weekend for the NIU volleyball team, as the Huskies entered in second place in the MAC West Division and left the weekend in first after 3-0 wins at home over Toledo and Ball State.  NIU is currently tied with Western Michigan for first place in the West and the No. 1 overall seed in the MAC Tournament.  The Huskies and Broncos meet in Kalamazoo, Mich., Thursday to break the tie.

Reactions from the successful weekend are right here:

"Schepler's ace puts volleyball team in first in MAC" -- by Ryan Wood, Daily Chronicle

"Somebody grab a broom - NIU volleyball defeats Toledo" -- by Abbe Barton, Northern Star

NIU VOLLEYBALL SHOWING NATIONAL PRESENCE

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With a huge weekend ahead, the Huskies are on the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) map.  In the AVCA's weekly blog, Saturday's 7 PM CT NIU-Ball State contest at Victor E. Court is mentioned as one of the key national match-ups of the week.  Ball State stands just one game ahead of NIU for first place in the MAC West Division and the Huskies are looking to avenge a five-set loss in Muncie, Ind., on Sept. 30, which is also the last time that NIU dropped a match.  Since then, the Huskies have reeled off nine straight wins and have stayed ahead of the Cardinals in the RPI rankings.  NIU leads the MAC with a No. 20 ranking, while BSU stands 33rd.  With their last two MAC home matches this weekend, the Huskies could grab a share of first place in the West and overall in the MAC with wins Friday against Toledo and Saturday over the Cardinals.

MAC WOMEN'S HOOPS PRESEASON PICKS ARE OUT

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Convo Hoops Logo.jpegToday, the Mid-American Conference released its preseason women's basketball picks, as voted on by the league's coaches and select media. The Huskies were tabbed to finish fourth in the West Division, while Toledo was chosen to win the West and the MAC Tournament.  Bowling Green was the choice to claim the East Division.  For the complete picks and to see the Preseason All-MAC Teams, click here.
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