Ladell Fleming

Defense dominant in NIU’s Huskie Bowl

The Northern Illinois University Huskies wrapped up 2014 spring football practices Saturday at Huskie Stadium with a modified version of the “Huskie Bowl” won by the Cardinal Team made up of the entire NIU defense.
Points were awarded for one-one-one drills, a field

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Jimmie Ward and Jordan Lynch

Ward, Lynch draw crowd at NIU Pro Day

Northern Illinois University All-Americans Jordan Lynch and Jimmie Ward, along with five of their 2013 senior teammates, took center stage Friday at the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center at NIU’s Annual Pro Day.
National Football League personnel from 30 different teams, the

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Juwan Brescacin

Football falls at Poinsettia Bowl

The Northern Illinois University Huskies offense could not get untracked against Utah State in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game and, despite a valiant effort by the NIU defense, the Huskies fell to the Aggies 21-14 Thursday night

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Jordan Lynch in New York City

Thanks, Jordan! QB receives book of gratitude

How well do you know NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch?
The NIU College of Education has known him for a while since he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education this summer.
Lynch, currently enrolled in organizational/corporate communication at NIU, was honored recently

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Jimmie Ward

Three Huskies earn All-American honors

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch and safety Jimmie Ward continued to add to their already impressive legacies at NIU Tuesday when they were named first-team All-Americans by the Associated Press and SI.com, respectively, making them just the second and third first-team

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Jordan Lynch and the Heisman Trophy

Lynch third in Heisman vote

NEW YORK — Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS) capped a record-setting career with yet another record by placing third in the 2013 voting for the Heisman Memorial Trophy to earn the highest finish ever by a player from the Mid-American

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Jimmie Ward and Jordan Lynch

Ward, Lynch named USA Today All-Americans

Northern Illinois University safety Jimmie Ward (Mobile, Ala./Davidson) and quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) were both named to USA Today’s All-American teams Wednesday.
Ward was named a first team safety alongside Mississippi’s Cody Prewitt, while Lynch was tabbed as the second team’s

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Jordan Lynch

Lynch invited to NYC as Heisman finalist

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS) will travel to New York City and be honored as a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced Monday during ESPN’s Sportscenter broadcast.
Lynch is the first Huskie

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Logo of the Poinsettia Bowl

NIU to play Dec. 26 in Poinsettia Bowl

The Northern Illinois University Huskies will close out a record-setting 2013 campaign in sunny San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, NIU, bowl and MAC officials announced Sunday.
NIU (12-1), ranked No. 23 (USA Today)/No. 24 (Associated Press),

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