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‘Snow’ joke! Huskies 12-0

Jordan Lynch
Remember when Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch set the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback? Just five weeks ago? Well, NIU’s Heisman Trophy hopeful broke that record Tuesday night as the Huskies beat Western Michigan 33-14 to finish their regular season undefeated. Lynch rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another. With the win, No. 14…

Beloved NIU Huskies mascot Diesel to retire

Diesel
After nine years on the sidelines, in the tailgate lots and in front of the television cameras, countless trips across the end zone for Huskie scores, four Mid-American Conference Championship games and bowl trips to Shreveport, Toronto, Mobile and Miami, Northern Illinois University’s husky dog mascot “Diesel” will take his well-deserved retirement following the 2013…

Football seniors take home bow Tuesday

NIU President Doug Baker congratulates Jordan Lynch and the NIU Huskies after a 35-17 victory in Toledo.
With a fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship berth sewn up, the 1-10 Western Michigan Broncos coming to town Tuesday night and a No. 14 ranking in the BCS, there are some who might assume that NIU football coach Rod Carey is already thinking post-season. Those people are wrong. “There is no ‘next game.’ This is the only…

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