Thirty-five NIU athletics events to air on ESPN3 in 2014, 2015

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At least 35 Northern Illinois University athletic events, including nearly every home men’s and women’s basketball game, will be available to fans across the nation for free on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app in 2014-15. NIU, the Mid-American Conference and ESPN made the joint announcement Wednesday. NIU is one of three MAC institutions selected to be part…

Alum chef finds right ingredients on second try

Chef Paul Kahan
During his NIU days, award-winning chef Paul Kahan studied computer science. A career in culinary arts hadn’t crossed his mind. Today, Kahan runs seven Chicago restaurants, including the nationally known Blackbird, avec and the Publican. He won the Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation last year and was named Best Chef of the Midwest…

Wrestlers’ NCAA run comes to an end

Rob Jillard
Careers of Smith and Jillard conclude on national stageThe Northern Illinois University wrestling team saw its season come to an end Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla., as seniors Nick Smith (Ida, Mich./Ida) and Rob Jillard (Franklinville, N.J./Delsea Regional) dropped consolation matches to seeded opponents at the NCAA championships. Smith suffered a close 10-7 defeat against No.…

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