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JOHN ROSS TALKS ABOUT HIS JOURNEY INTO COACHING

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Photo by Kyle Bursaw, Daily Chronicle


Women's Soccer Head Coach John Ross made the front page of this morning's Daily Chronicle as he was featured in a story by Anthony Zilis. Coach Ross explains his start in coaching with Chicago Fire Reserve squad after he finished his playing career.


To read the story, click here.



Reactions to the New College Football Playoff Format

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Peters-John-2008-002.jpgSince the news has broke about college football's new four-team playoff format, there have been a surplus of reactions, especially involving NIU and the Mid-American Conference since NIU President Dr. John Peters was part of a committee of university presidents that approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season.

Here is an article from The Plain Dealer with information about how the change could affect the MAC and has reactions from MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher and NIU President Dr. Peters.

Here's the Daily Chronicle's John Sahly's viewpoint on how college football is making progress and how it relates to the MAC and other conferences throughout the country.

HUSKIE SENIORS ARE CONFIDENT HEADING INTO 2012

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With the baseball season only three days away, the Northern Illinois Huskies have some pep in their step heading into the 2012 opener at Tennessee. The Daily Chronicle released its season preview in this morning's edition, talking to Head Coach Ed Mathey and seniors Kyle Glancy, Alex Jones and Troy White. The NIU players made it clear in their interviews what their intentions were this season and Glancy said it best at the end of the article...


"We're feeling confident. It seems like that year we can really go to the next level and win the MAC championship and hopefully get an NCAA berth."

NIU WOMEN'S HOOPS READY TO COMPETE

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Bennett.jpgDuring Tuesday's NIU Basketball Media Day, the Daily Chronicle's John Sahly caught up with second-year women's basketball head coach Kathi Bennett and asked about the Huskies' competitive status in Year 2.  Bennett's answer was simple: "We have a group of kids who are all, I say highly competitive but I don't know what the word is, but man, none of them want to lose. None of them want to be sitting. They fight to stay on the floor."

Competitiveness will not be a problem for the 2011-12 Huskies.  Click here to read Sahly's article and find out more about what the Huskies are bringing to the table this year.

TOP-10 FEATURE

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Congrats to our friends over the The DeKalb Daily Chronicle, who just took home several awards from the Associate Press Sports Editors. Included among the honors were a top-10 mention for a feature on Bianca Brown, a senior women's basketball player who has spawned a following as a hip-hop artist.

HUSKIEWIRE FEATURES NIU WOMEN'S HOOPS

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With all the football buzz, it would be easy to miss this article John Sahly filed on the NIU women's basketball team's start under first-year head coach Kathi Bennett. Here's an appetizer to entice you for the full meal:

Defensively, Bennett said from the day she was hired that NIU's identity would be on defense. So far, it's been a process. The Huskies started Sunday in the middle of the pack in scoring defense in the conference.

"I almost feel like, to be honest with you, the winning hurt us," Bennett said. "And the UIC loss helped us. From that loss, I felt it turn a little bit. The best game was the Northern Iowa game (a 71-64 road win), by far. I thought the UIC game, you always want to learn from a loss, and that humbled us a little bit."

The Huskies are 5-4, and continue non-conference play at Northwestern, Wednesday.

CHEMISTRY KEY FOR HUSKIE HOOPS

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Entering head men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton's fourth season, a new theme has emerged amongst his players: chemistry. Few would doubt that the Huskies were a talented team last season, but as Jeremy Werner of the DeKalb Daily Chronicle points out in this article, the improved chemistry on the 2010-11 squad could be just the intangible NIU is looking for to bring the talent together. Here's brief snippet of Jeremy's article:

Patton said that though team chemistry is intangible, it can't be overrated.

"I think it's the hardest thing to achieve and maybe the most important thing," Patton said. "Every team's going to have guys that can shoot the basketball. Every team's going to have guys that can rebound, defend and different things. But if they don't get along, if they're not pulling in the same direction, they're always going to underachieve."

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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The NIU women's basketball team had its first practice under new head coach Kathi Bennett, Monday. John Sahly of the Daily Chronicle was there and wrote this story. You can check out the NIUHuskies.com story as well.

You can also watch the video recap, courtesy of NIUHuskies.com, above.
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