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Gridders face Nebraska in 1989 and 1991

Dave Tuley

January 29, 1987

The Athletic Board approved football games with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1989 and 1991 among other schedule additions at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The board granted permission to move this year's football game with Fullerton State from Sept. 5 to Oct. 24. This will move the game off Labor Da...

Pettibone juggles staff

January 22, 1987

NIU football coach Jerry Pettibone announced Wednesday the appointment of Gary Evans as defensive secondary coach. Evans joins Pettibone's staff after seven seasons—the last four as defensive coordinator—at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. With the addition of Evans and the recent resignations of offensive l...

Tests on horizon for Peat, Bartlett

January 17, 1987

NIU offensive guard Todd Peat and defensive lineman Doug Bartlett head for the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis this week. The 1986 Huskie co-captains were among about 300 players across the country to be invited to the National Football League BLESTOV Combine Physical-Workouts that run Tuesday through S...

Coaches respond to legislation

Jeff Kirik

January 16, 1987

New legislation has been passed by NCAA athletic directors and presidents regarding the regulation of basketball and football recruiting. The new rules reduce the length of the recruiting season and the number of scholarships available. In men's and women's basketball, the recriuting season has been c...

Gridiron staff believes

Jeff Kirik

January 16, 1987

Recent recruiting cutbacks ordered by the NCAA could give NIU an advantage in the race to land top Chicago-area prep football stars, two members of the football staff said Thursday. ecruiting coordinator Russ Graham and offensive coordinator Pat Ruel said NIU will benefit from each of the cutbacks. Graham ...

NCAA reforms find reaction

Jim Wozniak

January 15, 1987

Last week's NCAA convention in San Diego left some people grumbling about the many new rules now in the books, but NIU personnel saw a brighter side. Some of the major changes athletic directors and presidents voted on were to reduce basketball scholarships for men and women from 15 to 13, allow only ...

Athletic Board sets Lamar game

Dave Tuley

January 15, 1987

It's official. Lamar was approved as the replacement for Miami (Fla.) on the 1987 football schedule at a special meeting of the Athletic Board Wednesday. The game will be played Sept. 12 at Huskie Stadium, giving NIU six home games. Lamar was 2-9 last season, 0-5 in the Southland Conference. Rush Wo...

Dalton concerned about racial taunting during football game

Dan Moran

January 15, 1987

Reports of racial slurs being shouted at members of the NIU football team during Saturday night's loss to Lamar has Jon Dalton, vice president for student affairs, set to take action. Dalton Monday said he heard there were some comments from the booster section area of the stadium. However, he didn't...

Peat, Bartlett named All-American

Jeff Kirik

January 13, 1987

NIU football co-captains Todd Peat and Doug Bartlett were honored as Associated Press All-Americans for their performances in the 1986 season. Peat ended his four-year Huskie career as a third-team choice after two consecutive years as an honorable mention selection. The 6-foot-2, 278-pound offensive...

Gridders lose line coach

Dave Tuley

January 13, 1987

Just when it looked like the NIU football team was going to lose only one valuable person associated with its offensive line, someone else left. Offensive line coach Lawrence Cooley has accepted the offensive coordinator job at Ball State. He also will coach the Cardinals' offensive linemen. Todd Peat...

Miami contest on hold until 1990

Jim Wozniak

January 12, 1987

Exposing Niu to the Chicago audience is one of the athletic department's biggest goals, but NIU's first opportunity will have to wait a little longer. The NIU football team's scheduled game with Miami (Fla.) Sept 12 in Soldier Field has been cancelled. NIU men's Athletic Director Robert Brigham would no...