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Football to play Wyoming in 2015, 2016

September 5, 2012
Rashaan Melvin

Rashaan Melvin

Northern Illinois and the University of Wyoming will meet on the football field in 2015 and 2016 in a home-and-home football series.

Jeff Compher, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics, and Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman made the announcement Wednesday.

The Cowboys will visit DeKalb on Sept. 26, 2015 for a game at Huskie Stadium, while NIU will travel to Laramie, Wyo., to open the 2016 season on Sept. 3, 2016.

The games will be the first ever played between NIU and Wyoming, a member of the Mountain West Conference.

“This is a great series for our fans and for our football team,” Compher said. “Wyoming will bring a highly competitive Mountain West Conference team to Huskie Stadium, and in 2016, Northern Illinois players and fans will have a chance to visit one of the most scenic states in the nation.”

Compher said NIU is finalizing additional contracts with opponents for 2014 and beyond.

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