Puppy love: Furry football friend finds fame

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 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…

Lynch named one of five Walter Camp finalists

Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS) has been named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award. He is the first player from a Mid-American Conference team to be honored as a finalist since the Walter Camp Football Foundation began designating finalists for the prestigious…

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