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Owens returns 'home' to lead Huskies

Updated: March 17, 2005, 8:29 PM ET
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DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois turned to one of its Hall of Fame hardwood greats this week, naming Carol Owens as its eighth head women's basketball coach of the school's modern era since 1957-58.

Owens, currently an assistant at Notre Dame, was introduced as the Huskie coach Tuesday in downtown Chicago and on campus at the new Convocation Center. The announcement was made by first-year Northern Illinois Athletics Director Jim Phillips.

"You've often heard the term 'favorite son,' ...

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