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Drew Hare
DETROIT — The Northern Illinois University Huskies used big plays on defense and a balanced offensive attack, amassing 552 yards of total offense while holding the Bowling Green State University Falcons to just 17 points in a 51-17 MAC championship win. Drew Hare earned most valuable player honors with 12 carries for 60 yards and...
Joel Bouganon
Talk about déjà vu. One year has passed since NIU and Bowling Green faced off at Detroit’s Ford Field for Mid-American Conference bragging rights. Jordan Lynch’s undefeated and nationally ranked Huskies, who were looking for a third straight MAC crown during their fourth consecutive appearance in the Motor City, somehow went home on the wrong...
Coach Dave Doeren gets the Gatorade bath!
The 2011 Northern Illinois Huskies were determined to rewrite the script. In its two previous MAC Championship games at Ford Field in Detroit, in 2005 and 2010, NIU had lost in heart-breaking, last-minute fashion, to Akron and Miami (Ohio), respectively. So it was only fitting that the 2011 team not only rewrote the script, they...
The Huskies end practice Thursday at Ford Field.
So it’s all come to this. A few short-but-busy months since Coach Dave Doeren and his Huskies visited Detroit before their 9-3 season began, they’re back to finish it in the biggest fashion possible at the 2011 Marathon MAC Championship. “We laughed about it in the postgame the other night – how long ago it...
Alex Klonowski
Postseason college baseball was at its finest on Friday morning at VA Memorial Stadium. Unfortunately for No. 4 Northern Illinois, it was on the wrong end of a 10-inning, 12-11 game against No. 5 Eastern Michigan in a Mid-American Conference Tournament elimination contest. In all, the best game of the tournament thus far took three-hours...
Photo of a baseball in the grass
No. 4 seed Northern Illinois defeated No. 8 seed Bowling Green 4-2 on Thursday afternoon in a Mid-American Conference Tournament elimination game at VA Memorial Stadium. The win for the Huskies (30-26) gives NIU its first win in the MAC Tournament since 2008, which was its last postseason appearance. The win also gives NIU its...
In a pitching duel, No. 4 seed Northern Illinois was unable to muster enough runs against Rob Wendzicki this morning as No. 5 seed Eastern Michigan won 4-2 in the first round of the 2011 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament at VA Memorial Stadium. NIU (29-26) starter Zach Oates and Wendzicki (6-5) faced each other in...
The Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships began Thursday at the NIU Track & Field and Soccer Complex. Northern Illinois had just one athlete competing on the opening day of the meet as Amanda Schwab represented the Huskies in the javelin throw. “We are excited to have competition under way here at the MAC...