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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

Kyle Mathas

December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots on primetime Sunday Night Football. After the win, the T...

Six Huskie football players named to All-MAC teams

James Krause

December 4, 2019

Six NIU football players were named to the year end Mid-American Conference All-MAC teams, including senior offensive lineman Jordan Steckler being named to the first team offense.Redshirt senior safety Mykelti Williams and redshirt junior defensive tackle Jack Heflin were named to the second team, with He...

Former Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch claims first state title as head coach

James Krause

December 2, 2019

DeKALB — Jordan Lynch, the former Huskie quarterback and Heisman trophy candidate, claimed his first IHSA football title as a head coach Saturday.The Mount Carmel High School Caravan completed an undefeated season with a 37-13 win over the Nazareth Academy Roadrunners. In just his second season as th...

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Mike Knapp

November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings. I’ve had a few other bad things happen to me. Whe...

How a former NIU lineman made America’s most beloved marketing slogan

James Krause

November 28, 2019

DeKALB — Former football team captain John McNamara was inducted into the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984 without playing a down of football outside of NIU.McNamara, an offensive guard for the Huskies from 1927 to 1930, made far more of an impact on NIU and the world as an administrator and educat...

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

Huskie offense prepares for its next play Tuesday during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group of underclassmen into what he believes to be a highlight win for his car...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

James Krause

November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison, a back-to-back 1,000 yard rusher, would be...

Huskies look to spoil Broncos’ MAC title hopes, seniors ready to gear up one last time

James Krause

November 25, 2019

DeKALB — The football team may not have a conference championship or bowl game after Tuesday night, but it can end its year with a win over the Western Michigan University Broncos.The Huskies were eliminated from postseason contention Tueaday in a 45-17 loss to the Eastern Michigan University Eagle...

Harbison crosses 1,000-yard mark on the season, 84-yards behind Hammock in all-time rushing list

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, wins the edge on a run Tuesday during NIU's home loss against Eastern Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Mike Knapp

November 21, 2019

DeKALB — It’s been a mix of good days and bad days for the football team this season.An inconsistent 2019 saw another check mark go into the ‘bad days’ column Tuesday when the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan University by a score of 45-17.The loss delivered two knockout punches to NIU, eliminati...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

James Krause

November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary to become bowl eligible.Head Coach Thomas Hammoc...

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

James Krause

November 19, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary to become bowl eligible.Head Coach Thoma...

Hammock addresses must-win victory against Toledo, says team is prepared for cold weather against EMU

James Krause

November 18, 2019

DeKALB — The football team will begin its first of two final home games Tuesday when it hosts the Eastern Michigan University Eagles at Huskie Stadium.Bowl eligibility hopes are still alive for NIU after a 31-28 victory Wednesday over the University of Toledo Rockets in the Huskies’ final road game of t...