1. Unique Court Design

The court design at NIU’s Convocation Center is quite the sight to behold. The floor here features a unique design that depicts the eyes of a husky lurking in the shadows and is a must-see for any college hoops fan.

2. Red Riot

The Red Riot is the nickname given the Huskies student section.  The section fills quickly every game and is one of the loudest student sections you will encounter in the MAC. There is always a riot in the student section with raucous chants and infectious energy that is contagious throughout the arena.


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3. NIU Athletics Hall of Fame

Stop by the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame before tip-off to learn more about the greatest athletes in Huskies history. The hall of fame is a can’t miss for anyone attending a Huskies basketball game, so stop by and check it out.

4. NIU mascot

You can see the Huskies costumed mascot roaming the sidelines at any NIU basketball game. The mascot does an excellent job engaging with the crowd and is a can’t miss so keep an eye out for him at the game.

5. Huskie Band

The Huskie Band always knows what tune to play to energize the crowd helping create one of the best home court advantages in the MAC. Their tunes will get everyone in the building pumped, so don’t miss out on this incredible band when attending an NIU game.


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6. NIU Alumni Shop

The Alumni Shop is your one stop shop for all thing Huskies. Here you’ll find just about any NIU gear you could ever want, so stop by and pick up a souvenir from your trip to DeKalb.

7. NCAA Tournament Banners

Hanging above the court are banners honoring NIU’s three NCAA Tournament appearances. The banners celebrate the best teams in program history so take a second to view them and remember all of your favorite Huskies memories from over the years.

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