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Team: Northern Illinois Huskies [ID #219] Bookmark Northern Illinois Huskies

Location: DeKalb, IL (Central)

Conference: I.1 [Division 1]

President: Slickandjake send message
          [since March 21st 2021 | last seen August 19th 2022]

Coach: Jimmy Potter

Arena: NIU Convocation Center

Rank: #5

Rating: 340.24 - Overall Position: #19

Fan Mood: 122.76

Alumni Mood: 150.05

Prestige: 96

Team Notes:

• Jan 28 2027: 4-star prospect Loren Burton committed.
• Dec 12 2026: 3-star prospect Shane Keating committed.
• Oct 31 2026: 3-star prospect Nelson Garrison committed.
• Sep 03 2026: Promoted to conference I.1.
• Mar 15 2026: Made the national tournament field.
• Dec 20 2025: 3-star prospect Terrell Lawrence committed.
• Nov 22 2025: 2-star prospect Walter Best committed.
• Oct 14 2025: Floyd Kent was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Aug 28 2025: Darren Evans was hired as the new assistant coach.
• Aug 28 2025: Assistant coach Lenny Couch was let go.


Record:

Wins: 29 Losses: 12 Pct: .707     Conf Wins: 20 Conf Losses: 10 Conf Pct: .667 Conf Rank: 3     Last10: 5-5 Streak: L3

Pts Ave: 91.3 - 82.0     Pts Diff: +9.3     Team Power Index: 161.4

Press Releases:

Nov 26 2026: NIU Plays First Legends League Game - by Slickandjake on July 18th, 2022

Northern Illinois Huskies Coach Jimmy Potter sensed his team's tightness the day before the very first Legends League conference game in the school's history. He had 5'9" Austin "Ollie" James, the former team manager turned walk-on hop on the shoulders of Warren Helton and hold a tape measure to the back of the rim. Liddell Gregory read the distance 10 feet. He then had his players measure from the back of the rim to the free throw line, and it was 15 feet. Coach Potter then said "You will find these exact dimensions existed in our former league games and in every arena of this league", at which point the team had a laugh.

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Nov 26 2026: NIU Plays First Legends League Game - by Slickandjake on July 18th, 2022

Northern Illinois Huskies Coach Jimmy Potter sensed his team's tightness the day before the very first Legends League conference game in the school's history. He had 5'9" Austin "Ollie" James, the former team manager turned walk-on hop on the shoulders of Warren Helton and hold a tape measure to the back of the rim. Liddell Gregory read the distance 10 feet. He then had his players measure from the back of the rim to the free throw line, and it was 15 feet. Coach Potter then said "You will find these exact dimensions existed in our former league games and in every arena of this league", at which point the team had a laugh.

J.D. "Reverend" Burton held his team's hands and said a prayer before going out on the court to face the tough Utah State Aggies, in their third Legends League season and former champions of the league in 2025. The Huskies found themselves down 20-12 five minutes into the game when Coach Potter called a timeout and screamed at his team "Maybe they were right about us, maybe we don't belong here". Junior leader Dane Dill fired the team up in the huddle and then scored 5 points and got an assist on a 13-3 run to tie it at 23. The Huskies led by as many as 20 but the Aggies had brought it to within 2 with 3:41 to play. The Huskies ran the picket fence to hit a few buckets in the final minutes and win 93-87. The coach could be heard saying "I love you guys" as the team left the floor.


Nov 18 2026: - by Slickandjake on July 15th, 2022




Mar 05 2026: NIU Suspends Tom Collins Pending Investigation - by Slickandjake on June 20th, 2022

NIU President Tom Collins was suspended by the University after campus police found him sleeping in the front yard of his residence naked, covered in petroleum jelly, with the 17-year old daughter of a local prominent attorney. When campus police tried to wake him all he said was "Let's all go streaking to the gymnasium!". Evidently Mr. Collins, whom was going by the nickname "The Godfather", held a party at his residence to celebrate the University basketball team's clinching of a promotion. Further news arose that he had actually began a Fraternity at his residence called Lambda Epsilon Omega. A significant number of its members were not even campus students. It was reported Snoop Dogg had performed a concert there, and the evening included petroleum jelly wrestling in the basement which accounts for it being found on his person. The investigation appears to be a formality, and it is likely this is the last you will hear of Tom Collins with NIU.


Feb 26 2026: NIU Wins Third D1RT Tournament Pod - by Slickandjake on June 17th, 2022

The Northern Illinois Huskies won their third D1RT challenge tournament pod in 4 tries. "It feels good to win against such good competition" said NIU Coach Jimmy Potter. "We did have a loss against Clark Atlanta, but won on point differential. While going undefeated would have been nice, we will take a pod win any time."

While they have won three out of four tournament pods, NIU has never been in the top tier pod. However, NIU is expecting to be in the top tier pod this coming season only graduating one player, SF Jason Hartley. "Killer" Cole Self and "Hollywood" Rashad Harvey will fill the SF role next season. "We look forward to the D1RT every year, the teams are top notch."