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Football’s bowl-eligibility quest highlights this week in Huskie sports

Ria Pathak
A graphic shows the dates of this week in Huskie sports. NIU Athletics kicks off a slower week of events, highlighted by football’s regular season finale against Kent State University. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

DeKALB – NIU football seeks a win in its regular season finale to become bowl-eligible, men’s basketball rides a four-game win streak into the weekend and women’s basketball attempts to get into the win column this week in Huskie sports.


Saturday, Nov. 25: at Kent State University, 11 a.m.

Kent, Ohio / Dix Stadium

Watch: ESPN+

NIU football (5-6, 4-3 MAC) plays its final regular season game of the year Saturday against Kent State University (1-10, 0-7 MAC). The Huskies are coming off a dominant 24-0 win over Western Michigan University on senior night last week to keep their hopes of bowl eligibility alive. The Golden Flashes come into Saturday’s game on an eight game losing streak, sitting in last place in the MAC. This is a win-and-in game for the Huskies, meaning if they win, they will earn a spot in a bowl game. 


Saturday, Nov. 25: at DePaul University, 8 p.m.

Chicago / Wintrust Arena

Watch: Fox Sports | Live Stats: StatBroadcast

NIU men’s basketball (4-1) and its four game winning streak travels on Saturday to Chicago to take on DePaul University (1-3). After defeating the Illinois Institute of Technology at home and winning both of their games in the Capitol Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, the Huskies will look for their fifth consecutive victory Saturday. Junior guard David Coit’s 18.2 points per game ranks tied for second place in the MAC


Tuesday, Nov. 21: vs Lindenwood University, 6 p.m.

DeKalb, Illinois / The Convocation Center

Listen: Varsity Network | Live Stats: SIDEARM Stats.

Friday, Nov. 24: vs Radford University, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 25: vs Indiana State University, 10 a.m. 

San Juan, Puerto Rico / Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez

Listen: Varsity Network | Live Stats: SIDEARM Stats

Following a 6-point loss to the University of Southern Indiana, NIU women’s basketball returns home at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Lindenwood University for its first home game of the regular season. 

The Huskies’ will then start the November Clasico at 10 a.m. Friday against Radford University. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the Huskies will close the tournament against Indiana State University. All November Clasico games will be played in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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