Football pep rally turns Convo Center orange

The NIU Convocation Center turns orange with pride.

The NIU Convocation Center turns orange with pride.

A crowd of 2,750 cheered Wednesday inside the NIU Convocation Center as the football team enjoyed a halftime rally in honor of their second consecutive MAC championship and their upcoming Jan. 1 trip to the Discover Orange Bowl.

Football players slapped the hands of fans, spoke to the crowd, signed autographs and basked in the orange glow of appreciation for a historic season that remains alive.

The Huskies meet ACC Champion Florida State on New Year’s Day at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla. New head coach Rod Carey and his team will bring in 2013 at the first Bowl Championship Series bowl appearance in school and MAC history.

Some photos from the evening are posted below.

For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

Jordan Lynch

Jordan Lynch

Sean Progar

Sean Progar

Football fans cheer at the Dec. 5 men's basketball game.

Jordan Lynch

Dec. 5 pep rally for football

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