NIU football reigned supreme in the City of DeKalb at least for the day on January 24. Mayor Kris Povlsen at the start of Monday night’s DeKalb city council meeting read a proclamation acknowledging the Northern Illinois University football team on its success during the 2010 season.
The Huskies capped off a record-setting football campaign last fall with 40-17 victory over Fresno State in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho on December 18.
On behalf of the citizens of DeKalb the mayor congratulated the NIU football team, its coaches and the fans who supported the program during its historic 2010 football campaign. Povlsen also urged local citizens to show their enthusiastic support for the team during the upcoming 2011 season.
NIU football won a school-record 11 games during the 2010 season and captured the Mid-American Conference West Division title with a perfect 8-0 league slate.