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Second-half comeback attempt falls just short in loss to Vanderbilt

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers makes a throw while being rushed by Vanderbilt defender at Vanderbilt Stadium.

James Krause

September 29, 2019

DeKALB — A second-half resurgence on offense wasn’t enough for the football team to upset the Vanderbilt University Commodores on the road, with the Huskies losing 24-18 Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.After giving up 14 points early in the first quarter, NIU closed the gap with points on its firs...

Football to travel to SEC territory for a Saturday morning game

Spencer Tears (left), redshirt senior wide receiver, and redshirt senior safety Mykelti Williams address media Tuesday during a press conference.

Maddie Barrett

September 25, 2019

DeKALB — NIU heads to Southeastern Conference territory Saturday where it will face Vanderbilt University in Nashville.Vanderbilt is coming off a 66-38 loss to No. 4 Louisiana State University and is winless this season with two other losses to the University of Georgia and Purdue University. Although the...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 – 9/29)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 - 9/29)

Kyle Mathas

September 23, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the men’s soccer team will play at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The men’s football team will travel Saturday to the University of Vanderbilt. This week in Huskie sports: Men’s GolfThe Huskies will be starting the week off in Toledo, Ohio for t...

Chicago Bears offense out of sync, need to lift weight off defense against Washington

Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Matt Boecker

September 23, 2019

DeKALB —The story of the Chicago Bears’ season so far has been a replica of last year: an amazing defense and an offense that limps through each game. The defense is third in points allowed, with 12 per-game, according to ESPN. Meanwhile, the offense is tied for second worst in points per-game, a...

Top Dog: Q&A with Aaron Wilkins

Top Dog: Q&A with Aaron Wilkins

Mike Knapp

September 19, 2019

DeKALB — Huskies cornerback coach Aaron Wilkins is in his first year at NIU after coaching for five years at Liberty University. This season marks his 13th season coaching football, making stops at the high school, junior college and major college levels.The Northern Star interviewed Wilkins about ...

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

Matt Boecker

September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer notched their first win of the season and football took one on the chin.Men’s soccerMen’s soccer goes 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Marquette University and beating Bradley University.Sophomore forward Nick Markanich opened the scoring early for the Huskies before Marquet...

Huskies allow most points in a loss since 2016 in a 44-8 loss to Nebraska

James Krause

September 15, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team committed a multitude of errors on its way to a blowout 44-8 loss Saturday against the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.Head Coach Thomas Hammock took responsibility for the loss, saying his team didn’t play well enough to compete with the talent of Nebraska.“This game is on...

Family ties stir up competitive drive

Maddie Barrett

September 11, 2019

DeKALB — Redshirt senior linebacker Antonio Jones-Davis said he is looking forward to Saturday’s game because of a special connection. His cousin, Alex Davis, is one of the University of Nebraska’s senior linebackers.Northern Star reporter James Krause spoke with Antonio about his cousin during an i...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

Kyle Mathas

September 9, 2019

DeKALB — This week in NIU athletics, the football team will face the University of Nebraska. The volleyball team will travel to San Antonio and women’s soccer faces Loyola University - Chicago.This week in Huskie sports (Sept. 9 - Sept. 15):FootballThe Huskies will travel to Lincoln, NE to face the University of Nebras...

At the 50: Bowers makes early impact with Huskies

At the 50: Bowers makes early impact with Huskies

Mike Knapp

September 8, 2019

Bowers aims for his target receiver against University of Utah Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Second half struggles plague Huskies in loss to Utah

The Huskies traveled to Salt Lake City to face the University of Utah in the first of three consecutive road matches.

James Krause

September 8, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team challenged the Utah Utes in the first half but failed to score in the second half, falling 35-17 to the 13th ranked team in the country Saturday.The Huskies were still in the game at halftime, down 21-17. NIU’s offense picked up only three first downs in the second ha...

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

James Krause

September 5, 2019

DeKALB — Five former NIU football players will be a part of opening week rosters in the NFL, including a rookie offensive linemen, a pair of wide receivers on rival teams, and a pair of cornerbacks.The newest Huskie to join the NFL is offensive lineman Max Scharping, with the Houston Texans. Scharpi...