ABC to air NIU vs. Ohio State


Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

By Northern Star staff

The Huskies will challenge Ohio State on Sept. 19 in front of a national televised audience.

ABC will air the game from Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m., marking the third time the Huskies will have made an appearance on the network, according to the NIU Alumni Association. NIU appeared on ABC in 2006 against Ohio State and in 2005 against Michigan.

The Alumni Association will host a pregame reception at noon in the Fawcett Center in Columbus, Ohio. Students enrolled in the fall semester and season ticket holders are able to purchase a maximum of two tickets each, priced at $79 a piece, for the September game through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office until Aug. 14.

Go to for more information about the pregame reception and call 815-753-7225 or go to the Convocation Center to purchase tickets.