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Michael “The Burner” Turner, one of the most famous names in Northern Illinois University’s football history, whose powerful running style made him an All-American tailback at NIU and an All-Pro in the National Football League, will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame as part of its 2018 Class, the league office...
Ricky Connors and Kim Gotlund
Northern Illinois University student-athletes Kim Gotlund (women’s gymnastics) and Ricky Connors (football) have been named the NIU recipients of the first Mid-American Conference Medals of Excellence, which were presented Tuesday night at the annual MAC Honors Dinner in Cleveland. The Medal of Excellence is a new award that will be presented annually to one male...
Joe Novak
Former Northern Illinois football coach Joe Novak will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame in May, the league office announced Friday, becoming the first NIU-nominated representative in the MAC Hall of Fame. Novak is part of a seven-member class that includes the late Charlie Coles (Miami/Central Michigan, men’s basketball), Judy Devine (Kent...
Bill Mallory
Former Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) head football coach Bill Mallory, who led the Huskies to their first Mid-American Conference title, has been selected for induction into the MAC Hall of Fame, the league announced Thursday. The head coach at Northern Illinois from 1980 to 1983, Mallory posted a 25-19 record, and led the Huskies...