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NIU Volleyball

August 25, 2016

The Huskies will open the season August 26 versus DePaul, hosting the Blue Demons along with Loyola and Iowa in the NIU Invitational. The three game tournament will be Northern Illinois University's lone non-conference games at Victor E. Court as the team will travel across the country for three other tournaments.

Starting in the Midwest, NIU will play in Fargo, N.D., for a tournament at North Dakota State Sept. 2 and 3. The Huskies will open against in-state foe Bradley on Sept. 2 before taking on South Dakota State in the evening session. The Huskies will close the tournament against the host Bison.

In its strongest tournament field the following week, Northern Illinois University will take on NCAA Tournament Quarterfinalists Hawai'i and Washinton along with Utah Valley at the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Challenge in Honolulu. It will be the first meetings in program history against the Rainbow Wahine and Wolverines while NIU's showdown with the Huskies will be its first since 2004.

The Huskies will close its non-conference season the following weekend in our nation's capitol at George Washington, taking on James Madison, Tennessee and the host Colonials Sept. 16 and 17. The Huskies defeated the Lady Vols in 2014, 3-0, and is 2-0 all-time against GWU.

MAC play will begin the following weekend, hosting Western Michigan and Bowling Green  on Sept. 22 and 24, respectively.

Amongst the eight home matches for the Huskies, NIU will host Akron Oct. 15 on Homecoming during the University's 110th celebration. The Huskies will take on defending MAC Tournament Champion Ohio Oct. 21 in Athens and follow up with a battle against Kent State on Oct. 22.

NIU will close its home schedule Nov. 4 and 5, hosting Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan, respectively. The Huskies will close the regular season Nov. 11 and 12 when they head to Toledo and Ball State.

For the first time in its Mid-American Conference history, Northern Illinois University will host the MAC Championship Nov. 19-22 at Victor E. Court. The winner of the tournament will earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Season Tickets: 

  • General Public: $30
  • VB/WBB Combo: $65
  • Huskie Family Pack: $90

Single Game Tickets:

  • General Public: $5
  • Youth: $3
  • Groups (20+): $2

Buy Tickets:

  • NIU Ticket Office Phone Number: 815-753-PACK (7225)
  • Ticketmaster Phone Number: (800) 745-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

Ticket Pick-Up Information
There are eight ticket windows at Entrance 2, two of which are wheelchair accessible. Ticket windows open one hour prior to tipoff and one window stays open for the entire game to sell future game tickets. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster can be picked up at the ticket office at Entrance 2. Convocation Center Box Office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 312-559-1212. Huskie Ticket Office can be contacted at 815-752-6800.






Convocation Center
1525 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115