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Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIU's 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Mike Knapp

October 27, 2019

DeKALB — Through the first four games of the season, yards were hard to come by for Tre Harbison. The last four games have been a different story for the redshirt junior running back.Harbison rushed for just 223 yards in four non-conference games, but when the Huskies moved into their Mid-American Conf...

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIU's 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing to a complete game this season.“I’m certainly...

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

James Krause

October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three and out on Akron’s opening possession, NIU fo...

Huskies intend to compete with a depleted roster, Jones-Davis, Walker done for season

Caleb Wright, redshirt first-year defensive tackle, rushes out of the tunnel Oct. 5 before kick off against Ball State University at Huskie Stadium.

Maddie Barrett

October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Injuries and suspensions have dealt a blow to the football team, but Head Coach Thomas Hammock said his team needs to perform with the players available.“That’s what it is,” Hammock said. “Nobody cares. You think [University of Akron] cares about what injuries we have? No, they don’...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

Kyle Mathas

October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansi...

Family and former players remember father-figure Coach Mallory

Maddie Barrett

October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Saturday was the second time the Huskies competed against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks for the Mallory Cup, in honor of the late Bill Mallory.NIU lost a tough road game to the RedHawks in a 27-24 match Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.Mallory coached NIU to its first Mid-American Conferen...

Mallory Cup stays in Oxford as Huskies fall to Miami–Ohio

Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers stands in the pocket Saturday after throwing to a receiver during an eventual 27-24 loss against Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

James Krause

October 19, 2019

DeKALB — The football team was unsuccessful in its bid to take the Mallory Cup Saturday, falling 27-24 to the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks.NIU took a 10-0 lead late in the second quarter but gave up three touchdowns on the next three Miami possessions and never regained the lead. Losing while...

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

James Krause

October 19, 2019

DeKALB— NIU leads the Miami RedHawks 10-7 at halftime, and will likely have to win back the Mallory Cup without their starting quarterback.Senior quarterback Ross Bowers was taken out of the game in the second quarter after he landed head first on the turf. Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Chil...

After early season plagued with injuries, penalties, Huskies look to get back on track

Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, returns a kick Oct. 5 against Ball State University during an eventual 27-20 loss at Huskie Stadium.

James Krause

October 18, 2019

DeKALB — NIU football head coach Thomas Hammock was able to take more from his grandfather, Charles Thomas Johnson, than just his middle name.After Hammock’s mother had the future Huskie at an early age, Hammock’s grandfather took on a large role in raising him, leaving a lasting impact on Hamm...

Hall of Fame includes several NIU and MAC stars

Marcel Carrasco

October 17, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class is packed with Huskies who etched their mark in NIU athletics. Cleats, sneakers, playbooks and hurdles are mere trademarks in the careers of the history-making athletes who represented NIU. The 2019 class includes the first Huskie drafted in the WNBA, a basketball t...

Huskies have a shot at returning to DeKalb with Mallory Cup and second MAC win

Maddie Barrett

October 15, 2019

DeKALB — After the football team lost the Mallory Cup last season in its inaugural game, the Huskies hope to win the trophy Saturday against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks. The Mallory Cup honors the late Bill Mallory, who led NIU to its first Mid-American Conference Championship in 1983 during hi...