Football game at UNLV remains scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13

Coach Rod Carey
Northern Illinois University’s 2014 football game at UNLV will be played Saturday, Sept. 13 as originally scheduled, NIU Athletics officials confirmed Wednesday. Despite reports that the game had been moved to the night of Friday, Sept. 12, for television purposes, neither NIU nor UNLV ever announced a change from the contracted Saturday, Sept. 13, game date. For…

Athletes Ricky Connors, Kim Gotlund receive MAC Medals of Excellence

Ricky Connors and Kim Gotlund
Northern Illinois University student-athletes Kim Gotlund (women’s gymnastics) and Ricky Connors (football) have been named the NIU recipients of the first Mid-American Conference Medals of Excellence, which were presented Tuesday night at the annual MAC Honors Dinner in Cleveland. The Medal of Excellence is a new award that will be presented annually to one male and…

Dallas Cowboys draft Ken Bishop

Ken Bishop
Northern Illinois University defensive tackle Ken Bishop (Lauderhill, Fla./Piper HS/Ellsworth CC) became the second Huskie to be chosen in the 2014 National Football League Draft when he was selected Saturday in the seventh round by the Dallas Cowboys. Overall, Bishop was the 251st player chosen, joining NIU teammate Jimmie Ward, the first round selection of the…

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