Follow the Huskies’ Orange Bowl experience

Below are some of the best photos, videos and tweets collected on social media chronicling the NIU football team’s experience at Orange Bowl events in Florida leading up to the Jan. 1 game.

NIU Huskies in Miami

Follow the NIU Huskies as they prepare for the Jan. 1 Discover Orange Bowl against the FSU Seminoles.

Storified by NIU· Fri, Dec 28 2012 06:36:09

Miami – Day 3

Defensive press conferences @NIUAthletics #OrangeBowl http://pic.twitter.com/WqJPmjTKOrange Bowl
@NIUAthletics live at press conferences day 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nd3z4sw4GoQ#Orange Bowl
Miami native Victor Jacques shows off his Orange Bowl/FontaineBleau tattoo to the media. He got it done 2 weeks ago.NIU Huskies
Defensive end Sean Progar greets the media in the player portion of today’s press conference.NIU Huskies

Miami – Day 2

@OrangeBowl Day 2 photos are up on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/TFf4TG #SouthBeachHuskiesNIU
NIU players enjoying first-class treatmentNIU coach Rod Carey on Huskies at the Orange Bowl: ‘We earned this’ MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The weather was picture-perfect: sunny and abo…
Video: NIU’s Baxter: Orange Bowl ‘an amazing experience’NIU’s Alan Baxter calls preparing for the Orange Bowl ‘an amazing experience.’
Huskies with sand sculptureOrange Bowl – Day 212/27/12 photo by NIU Media ServicesNorthern Illinois University
Someone fell off the jet ski! #OrangeBowl http://pic.twitter.com/6yYf2JC0Orange Bowl
@NIUAthletics letting loose on the beach http://pic.twitter.com/TTCjhYjCOrange Bowl
VIDEO: #NIU head coach @niucoachcarey speaks to the media following Thursday’s practice at Barry University: http://shawurl.com/gkxHuskieWire
Thursday #NIU practice notes: Huskies showing confidence: http://shawurl.com/gkrHuskieWire
@NIUAthletics having fun with their police escorts http://pic.twitter.com/Ll8gYfDgOrange Bowl
@NIU is in South Beach! Enjoy #orangebowl http://pic.twitter.com/Ud2rpbf9Jim Fried
Sunny day at Barry University for @NIUAthletics #OrangeBowl http://pic.twitter.com/ob8PLKKmOrange Bowl
@NIUAthletics practice day 2 http://pic.twitter.com/ecGk3b3UOrange Bowl
Jordan Lynch leading #NIU offense through #OrangeBowl preps http://pic.twitter.com/SJItD28eDionne Miller
RT @NIUAthletics: Coach Carey’s Interview with @mikehillespn & @markschlereth on @mikeandmike this morning http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8783170 #NIUinMiamiNIU
Good morning Huskie fans #NIUinMiami http://pic.twitter.com/kG0XpE8LNIU Huskie Athletics

New Uniforms Unveiled

NIU Orange Bowl unis are fierce: RT @darrenrovell Adidas breaks out new unis for Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl http://twitpic.com/bpx2daCorey Long
The NIU huskies uniforms for the Orange Bowl are siccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!Sebastiano
RT @dgreen56: New BCS Jerseys #AboutTime #Stitched #NIU Can’t wait for Game Day @ Miami Beach Boardwalk http://instagr.am/p/TuZga6oX-J/NIU
Love #NIU jerseys for the game. As a player that’s huge! look good feel good feel good play good play good get PAID GOOD! #swagPatrick Schiller
Seniors
Orange Bowl – Day 1
12/26/12

photo by NIU Media ServicesNorthern Illinois University

Best Looking #NIU uniforms #EVER definitely #JEALOUS #SICK all former football players are envious!!! http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=G55zTF5cNR0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DG55zTF5cNR0Garrett Wolfe
2013 NIU Orange Bowl Uniformsniuhuskiesdotcom
These new uniforms for the orange bowl are awesome. I’m jealous. #NIUFootball #OrangeBowl http://pic.twitter.com/DGLMJJRvScott Wedige

Miami – Day 1

Football. NIU in Miami: Orange Bowl Trip Day One: It was an eventful – and lengthy – first day that began in DeK… http://bit.ly/TA4hKoNIU Huskie Athletics
VIDEO: Head coach Rod Carey speaks to the media following NIU’s first practice in Miami. http://shawurl.com/gj9HuskieWire
Jordan Lynch
Orange Bowl – Day 1
12/26/12

photo by NIU Media ServicesNorthern Illinois University

Practice
Orange Bowl – Day 1
12/26/12

photo by NIU Media ServicesNorthern Illinois University

Day One of the Orange Bowl – NIU Sights & Soundsniuhuskiesdotcom
The Northern Illinois @OrangeBowl bus along with police escort waiting for the Huskies to arrive in Miami http://pic.twitter.com/TSkzPCUsCarlos F. Pineda
Northern Illinois Arrives in Style for the Orange Bowlorangebowlobie
Northern Illinois arrives in Miami, FL for the 2013 Discover Orange BowlOrange Bowl
. @NIUAthletics touches down for the 2013 @discover #orangebowl http://pic.twitter.com/1KoBOde7Orange Bowl
NIU arrives in Miami for Orange Bowl | Wed., Dec. 26, 2012 – Miami HeraldMiami Herald Photo Gallery
RT @niurules: #HuskieNation being represented in Miami! http://twitpic.com/bpmealNIU
The current weather conditions in DeKalb and Miami Beach #DrasticChange #NIUtoMiami http://pic.twitter.com/sXH0LjnPNIU Huskie Athletics
The NIU Football team just took off for Miami from the Chicago Rockford International Airport. They are preparing to play in the Orange Bowl on January 1st.WNIJ

Huskies fans flock to South Florida

#NIU students are packing, anxiously waiting their turn to go down to Miami for the Orange Bowl. http://bit.ly/WTf5o5 @MyStateline @NIUliveMatthew Mershon
Orange Bowl Student Bus TripSunday, December 30, 2012 Board Buses: Convocation Center – Lot C3 (North of the Convocation). Enter the Convocation Center through Entra…
RT @NIU_SILD: Purchased student Fan Bus package & haven’t received email w/ boarding time/hotel info? Send email: studentinvolvement@niu.eduNIURules
@NIUlive students, don’t forget to pack your NIU OneCard to obtain your tickets at SunLife Stadium! Need your ID to obtain your ticket!NIURules
Huskie pride, vindication fuels Northern Illinois University fans to South FloridaAudrey Blobaum, a 1964 graduate of Northern Illinois University, is celebrating her schools appearance in the Orange Bowl. Huskies are a …

The Huskies are The Story

NIU’s overlooked QB, Jordan Lynch, has only begun to talk – Chicago Sun-TimesBY HERB GOULD hgould@suntimes.com 3-9-07 Staff mug shot of Herb Gould. photo by Jean Lachat/Sun-Times MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Good South Sid…
Upon arrival, Northern Illinois Huskies feel larger than life – Orange Bowl – MiamiHerald.comNorthern Illinois Northern Illinois’ players were feeling good about themselves as soon as they stepped off their plane and saw their pic…
The #NIU #Huskies have landed in South Florida ahead of their @OrangeBowl showdown vs #FSU. http://abc7.ws/U9uYk6 via @NIUAthleticsABC 7 Chicago
Code Orange: Wells, Northern Illinois set to crash Orange BowlQuite by accident, Northern Illinois has become one of the leading universities in the country to promote healthy eating. “There are oran…
NIU coaches, players thrilled to land in South Florida for final Orange Bowl prepStarting quarterback Jordan Lynch called chance to play in Orange Bowl `a dream come true’ MIAMI – During the flight down to Miami Wednes…
NIU Huskies In Miami For Bowl Game: The Northern Illinois University Huskies are in Miami, prepping for the Oran… http://bit.ly/10mWBgtQuad City Daily News
NIU Huskies prep for #OrangeBowl showdown against Florida State Seminoles http://ow.ly/gnNdQ @dionnemiller reports from #MiamiFOX 32 News
NIU Huskies prep for Orange Bowl in Miami: Huskies like the snow. But the NIU Huskies took in the Florida sun… http://dlvr.it/2jCLFCChicago CP
Mike adamle of NBC 5 just picked #NIUHuskies to win @OrangeBowl @NIUAthletics @NIUADCompher @NIUlive @HuskieWire @NIUliveMark Kramer
Recently-promoted head coach Rod Carey and the NIU Huskies are ready for Miami as they departed DeKalb Wed. – http://cmcst.sn/aabtoHComcast SportsNet
RT @HuskieBH: Photo of #NIU’s Jordan Lynch featured in today’s edition of @nypost! @NIUAthletics @NIULive @PrideInThePack http://pic.twitter.com/AscuGb71Nicholas Brooks

Orange Bowling …

There’s an app for that! Check out the NEW 2013 Discover Orange Bowl app for game day coverage, event information, directions and local attractions! http://www.orangebowl.org/mobile-app/
“@CuteEmergency: husky enjoying the snow http://pic.twitter.com/t2JvYYo0” #HuskieNation Waiting for #OrangeBowl #NIUHUSKIEShiyahol
Sneak peek of the Huskie bus for the Orange Bowl #niu #orangebowl #orange bowl http://pic.twitter.com/700816ut30Year Old Cardboard
How ’bout them oranges?Pinterest
The #NIU Huskies received a special gift from Santa this Christmas Eve! http://youtu.be/bPYUho6hIsENIU
Top 10 things overheard on NIU’s campus after the Huskies busted the BCSnorthernilluniv
NIU Huskies Go Orange Bowlingnorthernilluniv

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