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DeKALB  NIU Football announced the time and broadcasters for several of their games for the upcoming 2019 season.

The Huskies will kick off their season against the Illinois State Redbirds at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Huskies Stadium in the first game under new head coach Thomas Hammock.

NIU will follow the season opener with a trio of road games, starting with the Utah Utes at noon local time on Sept. 7 on Pac-12 Networks.

On Sept. 14 the Huskies return to primetime to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

The Huskies have times set for a pair of conference road games, facing the Ohio Bobcats at 2:30 p.m. local time on Oct. 12 and the Miami of Ohio RedHawks at 1:30 p.m. local time on Oct. 19. Broadcasters for both games will be determined at a later date.

For the 113th Homecoming game in NIU’s history, the Huskies kick off at 2:30 p.m. against the Akron Zips on Oct. 26 at Huskies Stadium. A broadcaster will be determined later in the season.

After a road game at Central Michigan on Nov. 2, the Huskies play the Toledo Rockets in a marquee mid-week matchup on the road. NIU plays the Rockets at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 on an ESPN Network to be determined.

The Huskies final two regular season games, both at home against Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, will also be mid-week matchups on ESPN Networks.

NIU hosts EMU at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, while they wrap up the season against WMU at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Times and broadcasters have yet to be determined for the Vanderbilt road game on Sept. 28 and Mid-American Conference opener against Ball State on Oct. 5. Both will be announced 12 days prior to each game, as well as the Central Michigan game on Nov. 2.