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NIU’s Grad Sport Society will host its fourth annual 5K race this year at Huskie Stadium. The race, sponsored by Midwest Orthopedic Institute, begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28, with doors for check-in and registration opening at 7 a.m. Check-in is on the west side of the stadium, and light refreshments will be provided....
Drew Hare
Admittedly, calling Saturday’s Northern Illinois football practice a “Spring Game” was a little bit of a misnomer in terms of both the “spring” and the “game”. With temperatures in the low 40s and winds measured near 20 miles per hour at times, spring has not quite arrived in Northern Illinois. And when NIU’s spring football...
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...
Coming off the most successful season in school history, three straight years with 11 wins or more and back-to-back Mid-American Conference Championships, Northern Illinois will face one of its most challenging schedules in recent seasons according to the 2013 slate released Friday by Northern Illinois and the Mid-American Conference. With five home games at Huskie...
Greg and Kevin Smith
As soon as Northern Illinois University received its bid to the Discover Orange Bowl, NIU students Greg and Kevin Smith began making plans to ensure that they would be in Florida for the game on New Year’s Day. That made them no different from several thousand other NIU students who attended the game. What did...
Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois’ 2012 football team made a little more history Tuesday when the Huskies were ranked in the final Associated Press and USA Today Top 25 polls for the first time. The Huskies finished the season ranked 22nd by the writers who vote in the AP poll, and came in at No. 24 in the...
Composite image of Akeem Daniels and book cover of "NIU Football"
As NIU Huskie football fans continue to bask in the glow of the team’s historic New Year’s Day appearance in the 2013 Orange Bowl, the Northern Illinois University Press is adding to excitement. “NIU Football,” a new book by Dan Verdun, is expected to publish in March.  The press is offering a 30 percent discount to...
Go Huskies!
The 1,300 NIU students who took the Orange Bowl Student Fan Bus trip began arriving back in DeKalb shortly before noon Thursday, still glowing from an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. “It was awesome – probably the best experience I ever had,” said Chelsie Bram, a nursing major from Buffalo...
Suzy and David Changnon
As the tops of the four coach buses appeared on the western edge of the NIU Convocation Center about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, the joyous clanging of the victory bell grew louder. Many in the crowd of well-wishers who came with flags, banners and handmade signs began to wave, most of their hands tucked inside red...
Go Huskies!
The buses heading north to DeKalb today will be quiet, not because of disappointment over the New Year’s Day loss to Florida State in the Discover Orange Bowl but rather thanks to laryngitis. Not a single vocal cord among the Huskie faithful was spared a night of absolute abuse as NIU fans did their best...
Go Huskies!
There was no official proclamation. No formal ceremony. To anyone paying attention, however, it was obvious that Florida A1A in Ft. Lauderdale had been transformed into “Huskie Way” for New Year’s Day 2013. Members of the Huskie Nation were out in force on the sidewalks, on the sand and in the waves, and they didn’t...
Coach Rod Carey leads the NIU Huskies onto the field at the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl.
So who’s ready to cheer? All Huskie football fans are encouraged to welcome the team back home from Miami this afternoon – Wednesday, Jan. 2 – at the NIU Convocation Center. The team is anticipated to return to campus around 2:30 p.m. today, at which time fans will line the entrance of the Convo. Bring thunderstix,...
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