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Football’s Haney intends to transfer from NIU

Football's Haney intends to transfer from NIU

James Krause

November 15, 2019

DeKALB — Sophomore cornerback Devin Haney announced on his personal Twitter account Thursday he will transfer from NIU at the end of the season.Haney expressed gratitude through a notepad message he posted, including confirmation from the NCAA granting his request.“I want to first and foremost thank God...

Huskies impress with rotations in offensive line, Bowers Childers ‘two-headed moster’

Mike Knapp

November 14, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — This season has certainly been a test of character for the Huskies.Between close losses and key injuries, it seems like NIU has been scratching and clawing for everything it has gotten all season long.In a must-win game Tuesday night against the University of Toledo at the Glass Bowl, th...

Huskies sneak away with a win after late penalty by Toledo keeps the Rockets away from scoring

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIU's 49-0 win against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team held off a comeback Wednesday from the University of Toledo Rockets with a late field-goal by John Richardson, redshirt first-year kicker, to win 31-28.The Huskies led 28-7 after three quarters, but Toledo scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. NIU took back ...

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

James Krause

November 13, 2019

DeKALB — The football team has benefited from several explosive plays, allowing it to hold a 14-7 halftime lead over the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies are averaging 7.6 yards per rush, with a 40-yard touchdown run making the difference.Redshirt senior safety Trayshon Foster recovered an...

Huskies take break to ramp up intensity in preparation for Toledo

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams Oct. 26 during NIU's 49-0 victory against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The football team is trying to make the most of its three additional days of preparation for the Wednesday night road matchup against the University of Toledo Rockets.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said he wasn’t prepared for the physicality of Central Michigan University when NIU lost 48-10 to ...

Saturday’s defeat to CMU saw Huskies concede most points in a loss since 2016

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIU's 49-0 victory against University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team couldn’t contain the Central Michigan University Chippewas’ run game, nor produce anything on the ground in a 48-10 road loss Saturday.The Huskies’ rushing attack couldn’t put together an attack during Saturday's game, finishing with only 22 rushing yards. NI...

Hockey couldn’t hold its one goal lead in a Friday loss against Waldorf

Senior forward Brad Krauser skates in a counter attack Sept. 27 during a 3-2 loss to Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Matt Boecker

November 2, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies were unable to hold the lead Friday in a loss to Midwest College Hockey opponent Waldorf University.After sophomore defenseman Zach Huggins’ power-play goal late in the first period, NIU couldn’t ride the momentum to get the victory. The Warriors would go on to score four ...

Huskies struggle in the first half, currently down to CMU at the half

James Krause

November 2, 2019

DeKALB — A change at quarterback has sparked NIU to some points, but the Huskies still trail the Central Michigan University Chippewas 38-10 at halftime.While redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers started the game, senior quarterback Ross Bowers took over mid-way through the first quarter.The ...

Crawford has emerged as a top athlete but not without trials and tribulations

Daniel Crawford, redshirt senior tight end, muscles away an opponent Aug. 31 2019 after a catch against Illinois State University during NIU's 24-10 victory at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Daniel Crawford’s style of playing high school basketball earned him a nickname that could just as easily apply to his style of playing football.“In basketball, they nicknamed me ‘Chevy’ because I was physical but also smooth,” Crawford, redshirt senior tight end, said with a laugh...

Fatty’s to host NIU versus Central Michigan watch party

The Huskies run onto the field Oct. 5 at Huskie Stadium before a game against Ball State University.

Northern Star Staff

November 1, 2019

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will host a football watch party 11 a.m. Saturday for the NIU versus Central Michigan University game.The Huskies stand at 3–5 this season. NIU is coming off a Homecoming game victory where the Huskies dominate University of Akron, 49–0.With a strong ...

Huskies prepare for inclement weather, defensive line sees tough matchup against CMU offense

Junior defensive end Matt Lorbeck awaits pre snap Saturday as the defense looks to its coaches for the next call during NIU's 49-0 win against Akron at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

October 31, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature could play a role in the Huskies’ game Saturday with AccuWeather forecasting potential snow showers for that day. Hammock said the forecasts play a factor in gameplaning.Weather affected the Huskies’ gameplay Saturday against the University of Akron Zips. The rain forced NIU to run the ba...

Walk-on linebackers Rattin and Labus shine in Akron win

Redshirt Sophomore linebacker Vinny Labus (50) and Nick Rattin, first-year linebacker Nick Rattin (38) prepare for an Akron snap Saturday during NIU's 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

October 28, 2019

DeKALB — In his first tweet following his team handling Akron 49-0 Saturday, Head Coach Thomas Hammock captioned a video of first-year linebacker Nick Rattin's interception return touchdown.{{tncms-inline account="Thomas Hammock" html="<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang=&...