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…

Football escapes Idaho after nail-biter

Tommylee Lewis
Spurred on by an aggressive defense that recorded a school-record 11 quarterback sacks, including seven in the second-half, Northern Illinois scored the final 10 points of the game Saturday to claim a hard-fought 45-35 victory over Idaho in the Kibbie Dome. After trailing 28-14 with 9:35 to play in the second quarter, Northern Illinois outscored the…

Alum to sign NIU Football book

Cover of “NIU Football” by Dan Verdun
Sports journalist and Northern Illinois University alumnus Dan Verdun—author of “NIU Football,” which tells the story of Huskie football decade by decade—will be at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center to sign copies of his book prior to NIU’s home football games on September 21 vs. Eastern Illinois (Huskie Pride Weekend) and October 12 (Homecoming) against Akron. From the…

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