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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…

Kicker Christian Hagan named MAC West Player of the Week

Christian Hagan
Northern Illinois University freshman kicker Christian Hagan (Omaha, Neb./Westside HS) has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Special Team Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Hagan won the honor in just his second game of collegiate action after a perfect outing versus Toledo in NIU’s 27-24 victory last Tuesday. The true freshman…

Punter Tyler Wedel named Ray Guy Award semifinalist

Tyler Wedel
Northern Illinois University punter Tyler Wedel (McFarland, Wis./McFarland) has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award Committee announced Friday. “Tyler is playing like a senior,” said NIU head coach Rod Carey. “We asked him to do a lot early and he did, but…

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