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Rob Sterling
A school-record and league-leading 14 Northern Illinois University Huskie football players have been named to the Mid-American Conference’s 2014 Academic All-MAC Football Team released Tuesday by the league office. NIU’s 14 Academic All-MAC players tied with Central Michigan as the most by any school in the league. Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Ohio each had...
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...
So it all comes down to this. Rod Carey and the NIU Huskie football team will work off their turkey dinners Friday morning in Kalamazoo, where the final game of the regular season means everything. Carey and Co. must beat NIU alum P.J. Fleck’s Western Michigan Broncos to win the Mid-American Conference West Division and...
NIU moved into first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division with a 27-24 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night at Huskie Stadium. With the win NIU improves to 8-2 overall, 5-1 in the MAC, while Toledo suffered its first league loss to fall to 6-4 overall, 5-1 in league play. Senior tailback Cameron Stingily...
Luke Eakes
It is a comforting thing for coaches to see veterans on their two-deep depth chart, players that have experience when the lights come on and players that can help guide the youngsters at their position. The NIU football team has just that luxury when it comes to its tight ends and fullbacks group, where four...
The Northern Illinois University football team donned shoulder pads and helmets Monday afternoon for its third practice of the 2014 preseason at Huskie Stadium. “Overall they came out and had good energy,” said NIU head coach Rod Carey. “Then, like the first day of pads, they aren’t used to pads so it got to them...
Luke Eakes
Northern Illinois University senior tight end Luke Eakes is one of 40 players on the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List distributed Tuesday by the John Mackey Award. The John Mackey Award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end and is chosen through a vote of the John Mackey Award Selection...
Rod Carey leads his team onto Brigham Field.
Time was when the word “Toledo” thrust anxiety into the heart of every NIU football fan. And with good reason: The Rockets lead the 46-year series 29-11, owning bragging rights in not only their home Glass Bowl (18-3) but in Huskie Stadium (11-8) as well. But things change. NIU has won the last three games...
Tommylee Lewis
For a college football team about to play only its fourth game of the season, the NIU Huskies already have seen plenty. Victory in a Big Ten stadium. An early weekend off. A four-hour flight across the country followed by a long bus ride to a hotel and another time-consuming bus ride to not a...
Tommylee Lewis
Spurred on by an aggressive defense that recorded a school-record 11 quarterback sacks, including seven in the second-half, Northern Illinois scored the final 10 points of the game Saturday to claim a hard-fought 45-35 victory over Idaho in the Kibbie Dome. After trailing 28-14 with 9:35 to play in the second quarter, Northern Illinois outscored...
Da’Ron Brown
As the Northern Illinois University football team begins spring practice today, there are great expectations for the 2013 season. With back-to-back Mid-American Conference championships, five straight bowl trips, including the school’s first BCS bowl bid, the bar has been set pretty high. “I’d rather have the expectations high because then you’re going to be going...
Jordan Lynch
Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) was 13-of-20 passing for 232 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 129 yards and two scores Saturday as Northern Illinois claimed a dominant 45-3 Homecoming victory over Buffalo at Huskie Stadium. The victory moves NIU to 6-1 overall, 3-0 in Mid-American Conference play, while increasing its...
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