Huskie Jimmie Ward goes to 49ers in first round of NFL draft

Jimmie Ward
Northern Illinois University safety Jimmie Ward became the second Huskie player ever to be selected in the first round of the National Football League Draft when he was chosen with the 30th pick in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night. Ward is the Huskies’ second highest draft choice all-time, behind only Larry…

Krempel named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society

Matt Krempel
Northern Illinois University offensive lineman Matt Krempel, who finished his Huskie career in 2013 with a 3.43 grade point average, has earned membership in the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honor Society for 2014, the organization announced today. Krempel is one of nine Mid-American Conference student-athletes named to the 2014 Hampshire Honor…

On the road again: Athletics director, coaches plan summer tour

Kathi Bennett
Northern Illinois University Athletics is loading up its bus with prizes and is hitting the road in June to see Huskie alumni fans. NIU Associate Vice President and Athletics Director Sean T. Frazier and head coaches, including football coach Rod Carey, men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery and women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett, will be in Chicago,…

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