Football to hold National Signing Day party

Feb. 5 event offers insider’s look at the 2014 signing class

Rod Carey

Rod Carey

Northern Illinois University is inviting all football season ticket holders and Huskie Athletics Support Fund (HASF) donors to get an insider’s look at the 2014 NIU football signing class at a special National Signing Day Party beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Join NIU head coach Rod Carey and his staff for a social hour, followed by dinner and a discussion and video presentation on the 2014 Huskie football signees.

The event will be held at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb. Tickets are $35 per person or $350 for a table of eight, which includes the chance to enjoy dinner with a member of the NIU football staff.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance (no walk-ups). Call Amy Schmidt in the HASF Office at (815) 753-1923 or email her at aschmidt1@niu.edu.

The event is open to all 2013 football season ticket holders and HASF donors. Not a current HASF donor? “Commit to NIU” by joining the HASF today online or by calling (815) 753-9198.

James Spencer

James Spencer

After posting a 12-2 record and playing in its fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship game and sixth straight bowl game in 2013, NIU enters the 2014 campaign as one of just three FBS programs in the nation with 11 or more wins in each of the last four years. The Huskies completed the 2013 regular season with a 12-0 record, and have won a nation-leading 26 consecutive games in their home stadium dating back to 2009.

In 2013, NIU broke nine school offensive records behind All-America quarterback Jordan Lynch, who finished third in voting for the 2013 Heisman Trophy to record the highest finish ever by a player from the MAC.

NIU opens 2014 spring practices Tuesday, March 18, with the Huskie Bowl set for Saturday, April 19 at Huskie Stadium. For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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