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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

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Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

Northern Star Staff December 1, 2021

After missing a few key players in a 42-21 loss to Western Michigan, NIU hopes rest over the Thanksgiving holiday rehabs and reenergizes the Huskies ahead of a championship battle in Detroit. Thomas Hammock returns to Detroit for the first time since...

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

Northern Star Staff November 22, 2021

A fumble recovery and 25-yard touchdown run by Clint Ratkovich gave NIU the 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bulls to secure the Mid-American Conference West Division championship. The Huskies are heading to Detroit, but they have one more regular...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

Northern Star Staff November 15, 2021

In one of the most dramatic finishes of the year, the Huskies knocked off the Ball State Cardinals 30-29 to reclaim the Bronze Stalk Trophy thanks to a field goal by John Richardson as time expired. While Richardson's celebration was wild, the celebration...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

Northern Star Staff November 8, 2021

Rocky Lombardi and Trayvon Rudolph broke school records for NIU, but the Huskies couldn't break the Kent State Golden Flashes in a 52-47 loss last week. The pair of offensive playmakers had all-time performances, but injury concerns follow the Huskies...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

Northern Star Staff November 1, 2021

With the arrival of November comes the return of midweek MACtion. The Huskies open their midweek schedule with a bang as they meet the Kent State Golden Flashes in a battle of divisional leaders at Dix Stadium. With the extra time to prepare, how will...

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

Northern Star Staff October 27, 2021

The Huskies came back from down 28-10 in the first half to knock off the Central Michigan Chippewas 39-38. NIU was propelled to 4-0 in Mid-American Conference play with a great performance by Rocky Lombardi, another prolific rushing game and a late field...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

Northern Star Staff October 20, 2021

A 210-yard rushing performance by Jay Ducker and a 100-yard kick return touchdown by Trayvon Rudolph helped lift the Huskies past the Bowling Green Falcons 34-26 at Huskie Stadium. The victory brings NIU's winning streak to four and their record remains...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

Northern Star Staff October 13, 2021

A program-record five field goals by kicker John Richardson helped lift the Huskies past the Toledo Rockets 22-20 in a road win Saturday. At the season's halfway point, NIU sits 4-2 and in sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference...

Ruff Talk Ep. 5// Ryan Swan joins the crew

Northern Star Staff October 8, 2021

NIU men's soccer coach Ryan Swan joins the show to talk about his team's hot start, facing a tough team this weekend and best goal celebration. The crew talks Facebook, women in Kabul and we finish with Mt. Rushmore of Holiday food and drinks

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 6 @ Toledo w/ Tristen Tewes)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 6 @ Toledo w/ Tristen Tewes)

Northern Star Staff October 6, 2021

The Huskies battled through a long weather delay and a long list of injuries to win their conference opener against the Eastern Michigan Eagles last Saturday. With their 3-2 record, NIU heads on the road to meet another Mid-American Conference powerhouse...

Ruff Talk EP. 4: Coach Thomas Hammock

October 1, 2021

The crew is back as NIU football head coach Thomas Hammock joins the show to talk Huskie football, a Boneyard win and parking at Fatty's. The crew gets into the nitty-gritty about R Kelly, cat yoga and Homecoming Week.

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 4 vs EMU w/ Dillon Thomas)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 4 vs EMU w/ Dillon Thomas)

Northern Star Staff September 29, 2021

The NIU Huskies moved to 2-2 on the season with an impressive victory 41-14 against the University of Maine last week. Junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi had three rushing touchdowns and the defense shut out the Black Bears in the second half. The homecoming...

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