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NIU to play Dec. 26 in Poinsettia Bowl

Logo of the Poinsettia Bowl
The Northern Illinois University Huskies will close out a record-setting 2013 campaign in sunny San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, NIU, bowl and MAC officials announced Sunday. NIU (12-1), ranked No. 23 (USA Today)/No. 24 (Associated Press), will take on Utah State (8-5) of the Mountain West Conference at 8:30…

Puppy love: Furry football friend finds fame

Mission
Since Mission was introduced on national television last week, the popularity of the new NIU Huskie mascot has exploded. So far, his introduction video, produced by the NIU Alumni Association, has received more than 35,000 views on vimeo.com. USA Today, Sports Illustrated and other news services have shared the video, making Mission a celebrity before he has…

Alumni plans MAC Championship watch parties

2013 MAC Championship logo
As the Huskies aim for a third straight MAC Football Championship, alumni groups have set up watch parties across the country. The Huskies face Bowling Green at 7 p.m. (CST) Friday. Ranked No. 14 in the Bowl Championship Series, the Huskies have a 12-0 record (8-0 MAC) and have attained the nation’s longest active home winning streak…

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