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Thomas Hammock, a former Huskie player and assistant coach, returns home as the 23rd head coach in the history of the Northern Illinois University football program, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced on Friday. Hammock returns to NIU after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the...
Last November, NIU Figure Skating took to the ice once again for the 2018 Bronco Challenge Cup sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association and hosted by Western Michigan University. The competition included 20 university teams competing in short programs, ice dances, free dances, free skates and team maneuver events.  From the veteran competitors...
DeKalb city officials have added their congratulations to the stream of kudos coming in for NIU’s MAC Champion football team.  President Lisa Freeman, Athletic Director Sean Frazier and Coach Rod Carey joined senior offensive tackle Max Scharping and junior defensive end Sutton Smith for a presentation during a City Council meeting on Monday, Dec. 10....
The 2018 Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois University Huskies will take on the UAB Blazers, champions of Conference USA, in the 2018 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Florida, NIU and the MAC announced Sunday. The game between the 8-5 Huskies and the 10-3 Blazers will be held at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton...
Northern Illinois University is extending the contract of Sean T. Frazier, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics. The move, which keeps Frazier at the helm of NIU Athletics until 2023, comes amid a prosperous period of continued and unparalleled success for the more than 400 student-athletes in competition and in the classroom. It...
One of the most popular parts of the NIU gameday experience will see a shift designed to better align it with its key audiences.  Starting next fall, as part of a coordinated effort between university administration, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletic Department, the Huskie Marching Band will be relocated, administratively...
11 of 15 teams rank at or above the national average Five Northern Illinois University athletic programs achieved perfect 100 percent Graduation Success Rates (GSR) in the recently released GSR report by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). NIU recorded an overall GSR of 86 percent in the 2017-18 cohort, matching last year’s rate and...
Thanks to a leadership gift from Northwestern Medicine, Northern Illinois University will establish the Northwestern Medicine Performance Center, which will directly benefit all Huskie student-athletes, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced last week. “Providing our student-athletes with everything they need to compete and develop physically is an important aspect...
Chad McEvoy NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) will launch a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management next fall. The new program capitalizes on the department’s rich heritage of preparing graduate students for careers in the thriving sport industry, which includes all of Chicago’s major professional teams and other pro baseball, basketball, football and hockey clubs across the country....
Dan Migala Dan Migala is always thinking. The co-founder and chief innovation officer of 4Front Sports and Innovation Consulting Firm is the guy behind the Chicago White Sox’s 7:11 starting time – brought to you by 7-Eleven, of course. He’s also the marketing whiz who brokered a deal between the San Diego Padres and TaylorMade golf clubs to...
NIU Athletics, through its association with both the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation, will distribute $5,000 to local school districts and help fund projects at three local elementary schools, through the Extra Yard for Teachers initiative this year. During the 2018-19 academic year, the MAC is providing $5,000 to each...
Did you know that esports are among the fastest growing sports on college campuses, with more than 70 varsity and 200 club teams on U.S. college campuses as of March 2018? Esports – or professional video gaming – is also a multi-million dollar global business, with career opportunities in professional gaming, marketing and merchandising, event...
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