NIU football: 109th Homecoming set vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Northern Star staff

NIU will celebrate its 109th Homecoming when football takes on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Oct. 24 at Huskie Stadium.

NIU is 68-30-10 in Homecoming games and 34-14-2 in Homecoming games at Huskie Stadium.

NIU Athletics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Huskie Stadium throughout the season. The stadium was dedicated and the first game was played there Nov. 6, 1965, when the Huskies beat Illinois State, 48-6.

The Huskies are 7-0 against the Eagles in their last seven meetings. The last NIU loss to Eastern Michigan came on Sept. 15, 2007, when the Eagles squeaked out a 21-19 victory at Huskie Stadium.