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NIU Homecoming 2014 set for Oct. 11

April 8, 2014
Rod Carey

Rod Carey

Northern Illinois University will hold the 108th Homecoming celebration in its history Saturday, Oct. 11.

A weekend of festivities welcoming alumni back to campus will be highlighted by the Huskie football team’s game versus Mid-American Conference West Division foe Central Michigan at Huskie Stadium. Kickoff times for all of NIU’s Saturday games in 2014 are TBA.

The CMU contest will be the second of three consecutive Saturday October home games for the Huskies and will be the team’s first game against a MAC West foe in 2014. NIU enters the year with 23 consecutive Mid-American Conference regular season victories, dating back to a loss to the Chippewas on Oct. 1, 2011 in Mt. Pleasant. The Huskies have posted a perfect 8-0 regular season MAC record in each of the last two years.

Northern Illinois University’s Homecoming celebration originated with an alumni football game played Oct. 10, 1903. NIU’s Homecoming is the oldest major college alumni gathering in the state and the Huskies have one of the longest-celebrated Homecoming traditions in the country. The Huskie football team has won 15 of its last 16 games in front of the alums. Last year’s Homecoming game was one of two 2013 Huskie home games to sell out.

NIU Huskie Football fans

To get the best price and the best seats for Homecoming game tickets, as well as tickets to every 2014 Huskie football game, order season tickets now. A season ticket for all five 2014 NIU home games is just $110 for the general public and $95 for NIU faculty and staff, NIU Alumni Association members and senior citizens.

Season tickets can be ordered online at, by phone at 815-753-PACK (7225) or in person at the NIU Convocation Center Ticket Office in DeKalb. The complete 2014 schedule is available online.

Single game tickets on the West Side of Huskie Stadium for every 2014 home game are priced at $25, $36 and $40 each, depending on seat locations. Senior citizen pricing is set at $25, $30 and $34, while East Side (general admission) single game tickets are $20 each. Single game tickets go on sale July 14.