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  • Rusty Huskies Defeat UNCW 77-67 in First CAA Conference Game
    Story and Photo by Sarah Olender After an 18-day hiatus from gameplay, the Northeastern women’s basketball team was back in action. At long last, CAA play kicked off for the Huskies with a 77-67 victory over UNCW at home in the Cabot Center. Both teams came in a little rusty because both were coming back
  • Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. Davidson College 12/12/21
    Photos by Sarah Olender
  • Gallery: Men’s Hockey vs. Providence 12/4/21
    Photos by Sarah Olender
  • Gallery: Women’s Basketball vs. Boston University 12/1/21
    Photos by Sarah Olender
  • Gallery: Women’s Hockey vs. Cornell 12/4/21
    Photos by Sarah Olender
  • Huskies Stun Georgia State Panthers in First Half, Flounder in the Second
    By Sarah Olender For their second game of the season, ESPN gave Northeastern only a 17% chance of winning against Georgia State, but in the first half, you never would’ve been able to tell that the Huskies were the underdog.  The Huskies were in it for the first few minutes, they were making their shots,
  • Women’s Basketball Looks to Flourish in 2021-2022 Season
    By Sarah Olender You could blame COVID, you could blame the inconsistency of the season, you could blame it on a variety of outside variables, but the fact is that the Northeastern women’s basketball team did not play to their full potential in the 2020-2021 season.  The team had the talent and the experience which
  • Huskies Continue their Conte Forum Losing Streak, Fall to Eagles 5-3
    Story and Photo by Sarah Olender CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – The last time the Northeastern men’s hockey team left Conte Forum with a win was in 2017. Friday night the team tried to change that, but failed to break the streak, falling to the Boston College Eagles 5-3.  In the first period, the hockey gods
  • Northeastern Falls 3–2 to Old Dominion After a Walk-Off in the 11th
    By Sarah Olender In a hard fought series, Northeastern (3–4) lost the final game against Old Dominion (8–3), 3–2 in eleven innings Sunday afternoon.  There weren’t many parts of the game that had the socially distanced crowd in Norfolk, Virginia standing up to cheer, but this close game was one of the most exciting because
  • Northeastern Beats Old Dominion in 6–5 Comeback Win
    By Sarah Olender Friday’s game brought the Huskies a disappointing walk-off loss after a hard-fought back-and-forth battle. On Saturday, Old Dominion (7–3) scored all of their runs in one third-inning barrage, and spent the rest of the game stranding runners. Throughout the game, Northeastern (3–3) chipped away at the Monarchs’ lead. Sebastian Keane took the
  • Grand Slam Lifts Huskies to 14–11 Revenge Win over Wake Forest
    By Sarah Olender After a 9–0 loss last night, the Northeastern baseball team couldn’t be expected to be in high spirits. It couldn’t have been easy to return for a third game against the No. 17 Wake Forest team that dominated in every facet of the game. Still, the Huskies started strong, with Scott Holzwasser
  • Northeastern Trampled by Wake Forest
    By Jordan Baron and Sarah Olender It was Northeastern baseball’s second game of the season, and anyone who watched yesterday’s matchup knows that Northeastern struggled in the first inning. That story didn’t change on Saturday, as the Huskies dropped their second game in a row, 9–0, to the No. 17 Wake Forest Demon Deacons in
  • Women’s Hockey Washes Away Warriors
    By Sarah Olender and Mike Puzzanghera NORTH ANDOVER, MA — On Friday night, Northeastern women’s hockey handled Merrimack easily, skating almost effortlessly to a 5–0 win backed by a Maureen Murphy hat trick. By all accounts, it was their most dominant game of the year. Until today. Backed by a three-point effort from Skylar Fontaine
  • Huskies Fry Friars by Four
    Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — Coming off a disappointing overtime shootout loss to New Hampshire, the #4 Northeastern women’s hockey team was looking for a rebound win against #7 Providence.  The first period bored anyone who watched it. Northeastern botched two power-play chances, looked slow, and missed their passes, but both
  • Action Jackson: Twins Combine for OT Winner
    Story by Sarah Olender Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — In Merrimack’s last series, which was nearly a month ago, they lost to Northeastern. Or, more accurately, Northeastern obliterated them, sweeping the series by a combined 14–5 score. “They didn’t believe me when I said it’s not going to be a 6–3 or 8–3 game,”
  • Dogs Over Cats
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — Going into Friday night’s game, with New Hampshire stalling near the bottom of the Hockey East standings and Northeastern hovering in third, it was natural to expect a blowout. The reality was far closer. “I thought at times out execution was good,” Northeastern Acting Head Coach Nick Carpenito said. “I thought
  • Huskies Top Maine as Frankel Breaks NU Shutout Record
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — With Patty Kazmaier top-three finalist in Alina Mueller, Hockey East’s best defenseman in Skylar Fontaine, and now the record-breaking Aerin Frankel holding down the fort in goal, the Northeastern women’s hockey team is a threat to any team in the country.  Maine doesn’t have many advantages against the No. 3 Huskies,
  • Men’s Hockey Bests Providence! Sort of.
    By Sarah Olender BOSTON — The Providence Friars and the Northeastern Huskies came into Saturday’s game filled with confidence, having bested opponents the week prior. The Friars won against UMass Lowell on Sunday and Northeastern won both games of a home-and-home against Merrimack.  The confidence was evident as both teams started the game off filled with
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Vermont Catamounts
    Last Season: 10–18–8 (7–14–6, eighth place conf.), swept by Northeastern in quarterfinals Head Coach: Jim Plumer (ninth season) Preseason Poll Finish: Eighth Departures: G Sierra Natzke, D Emma Katzman, F Abby Cleary, F Ali O’Leary, F Allie Granato, F Ève-Audrey Picard, Additions: D Bella Parento, F Maddy Skelton, G Jessie McPherson, F Natálie Mlynková By
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: New Hampshire Wildcats
    Last Season: 18–15–4 (12–12–3, sixth place conf.), lost to Maine in semifinal Head Coach: Hilary Witt (seventh season) Preseason Poll Finish: Sixth Departures: D Lexie Revkin, D Tori Howran, F Hannah Touzos, F Nicole Dunbar, F Carlee Turner, F Abby Chapman, F Meghara McManus, F Taylor Wenczkowski, F Tori Palumbo Additions: D Ciara Wall, D
  • 2020–21 Women’s Hockey East Preview: Boston College
    Last Season: 17–16–3 (14–11–2, fourth place conf.); lost to UConn in quarterfinal Head Coach: Katie Crowley (14th season) Preseason Poll Finish: Third Departures: G Molly Barrow, F Erin Connolly, F Delaney Belinskas, F Bridget McCarthy, D/F Kate Annese, F Lindsay Agnew Additions: F Natalie Tulchinsky, F Christina Klinoff, F Olivia O’Brien, F Caroline Goffredo, F

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  • Takeaways from the new-look Huskies’ trip to the Great White North
    By Justin Diament Over the weekend, the Northeastern men’s basketball team gave the first glimpse of their revamped roster. The Huskies took a trip to Canada for a three-game exhibition gauntlet against the Concordia Stingers on Friday, the reigning Canadian collegiate national champion Carleton Ravens on Saturday, and the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Sunday.  Northeastern emerged
  • Huskies’ highly-anticipated freshman class looks to make an early mark
    Following the best five-year stretch in team history, 12 of Northeastern’s seniors departed the program this past spring. Dave Flint and his staff have retooled the roster with an accomplished eight-player freshman class, and the Huskies will look for many of the newcomers to contribute right from the start.  Though the Huskies’ top forward line
  • Huskies Season Ended in a Nail Biter by the Tigers
    Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Sarah Olender WASHINGTON DC – For 38 minutes of play it appeared that the tournament magic for the Northeastern Huskies would live on, as they were down by just a single point to the Towson Tigers, the top seeded team in the conference, in their 2nd round CAA tournament
  • William & Mary is no Match for Massachusetts’ Finest in Overtime
    Story by Peyton Doyle Chris. Doherty. The Marlborough Masher. The Incredible Hulk. The Fair-haired Goliath. The Red Raider. The Beast from the East. The Bearded Behemoth. The man that some may say is better than current NBA MVP favorite Joel Embiid. However you know him by, he put on the best performance of his entire