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Sycamore Speedway Roundup

By Korey Peterson | August 23, 2010

In racing, luck is sometimes more important than driving skill or a fast engine. Super Late Model driver Jim Klingel, of Aurora, can attribute his latest victory at Sycamore Speedway to his good fortune. After recording the seventh-fastest lap in qualifying...

Luzzi adds 3 more foreign recruits to 2010 class

By Mike Buda | August 23, 2010

Bringing in international talent has been a constant for American soccer over the past few decades to improve the game in the States. The NIU men's soccer program has a history of acting similarly and has holstered top overseas recruits, which includes...

Huskies begin youth movement after rough 2009 campaign

By Andrew Singer | August 23, 2010

  No matter what the sport, building a tradition of winning is at the top of any college coach's to-do list. Entering her third year as the head coach of NIU head women's soccer, Carrie Barker continues on her quest to build a tradition at NIU. Barker...

Chad Spann will lead the NIU running backs into the 2010 season. Spann rushed for 1,038 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2009.

Running backs power NIU football

By Chris Dertz | August 23, 2010

DeKALB | There are few universal truths in this world. Taking a shower every day is probably a good idea. There will always be that one girl at the party crying. Jerry Kill likes to run the football. It's that hard-nosed approach that led to NIU's rushing...

Adams walks away from NIU basketball

By Jimmy Johnson | August 23, 2010

DeKALB | Mauvolyene Adams will not be playing for the NIU women's basketball team this season. Kathi Bennett, first year head coach said due to conflicting views and theories, the 6-foot forward who started 28 games for NIU last season isn't going to...

Luzzi knows bar has been raised

By Jimmy Johnson | August 19, 2010

Excited would be an understatement on Eric Luzzi, NIU men's soccer head coach, feels about the 2010-2011 season. Luzzi, who signed a contract extension which will keep him as the Huskies head coach until 2014, declared three specific reasons why he is...

Hancock discusses state of the BCS

By Andrew Singer | August 19, 2010

Reporters bicker with Bill Hancock regularly. Then again, disagreements tend to follow the man in charge of one of the most controversial organizations in college sports. The executive director of college football's Bowl Championship Series was on hand...

NIU, Temple selected as MAC favorites

By Andrew Singer | August 19, 2010

Late last month, football coaches and players from the Mid American Conference descended on Detroit to discuss the upcoming season at the 2010 MAC Media Day. Here are the preseason rankings along with thoughts from head coaches on last year and what they're...

Harnish looks for fresh start

By Jimmy Johnson | August 19, 2010

The battle has already begun for Chandler Harnish. Despite being listed as the backup quarterback on the preseason depth chart, the redshirt junior is looking forward to getting on the field and winning back the starting signal caller spot. Harnish suffered...