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ESPN2 to air NIU football game against Purdue

Angelo Sebastiano
Northern Illinois’ football game Saturday, Sept. 28, at Purdue will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2, the Big Ten Conference and ESPN announced Monday. The game will kick off at 11 a.m. (CT) from Ross-Ade Stadium. The contest becomes NIU’s fourth guaranteed (over the air) ESPN national contest as the Huskies will be featured on…

Tommylee Lewis, Ken Bishop earn MAC honors

Ken Bishop
Northern Illinois University defensive tackle Ken Bishop and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis earned Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week honors following NIU's 45-35 win at Idaho, the league office announced Monday.

NIU remembers former assistant football coach

Mike Dunbar
Mike Dunbar, whose career as a successful collegiate football coach and offensive innovator was overshadowed by the lives he positively impacted, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, in his hometown of Dupont, Wash. He was 64. Dunbar’s last stop in a 36-year career as a football coach was at Northern Illinois. He joined former NIU head coach…

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