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Football ready for post-Thanksgiving ‘row’ in Kalamazoo

Marlon Moore
So it all comes down to this. Rod Carey and the NIU Huskie football team will work off their turkey dinners Friday morning in Kalamazoo, where the final game of the regular season means everything. Carey and Co. must beat NIU alum P.J. Fleck’s Western Michigan Broncos to win the Mid-American Conference West Division and earn their…

Tyler Wedel picks up MAC West Player of the Week honors

Tyler Wedel
Northern Illinois University punter and Ray Guy Award semifinalist Tyler Wedel earned Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week accolades following his performance in the Huskies’ 21-14 win at Ohio, the league announced Monday. On a cold and windy night in Athens, Wedel punted six times for a 42.8-yard average and forced Ohio…

NIU tops ’Cats to set up WMU showdown

Chad Beebe
The Northern Illinois University football team (9-2, 6-1) scored a touchdown with six minutes remaining, and the Huskies forced a turnover with less than two minutes left in the game to defeat the Ohio University Bobcats, 21-14, at Peden Stadium. The win keeps NIU in the driver’s seat in pursuit of its fifth straight MAC West…

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