Football team prepares to host yearly Huskie Bowl
DeKALB — With multiple practices and scrimmages under its belt, NIU will hold the annual Huskie Bowl practice 9 a.m. Saturday to close out its spring workouts.
 
The event is open to the public and will include a live scrimmage of players and a Huskie gear sale taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chessick Practice Center.
 
There will also be a Huskie Athletics Fund Appreciation Luncheon.
 
The defending Mid-American Conference football champions have undergone a head coaching change and have seen their star offensive lineman Max Sharping and defensive end Sutton Smith declare for the NFL draft since they last took the field.
 
The Huskies are coming off an 8-6 season that included a 6-2 record in the MAC. NIU won the MAC Championship game Nov. 30 in a come-from-behind fashion 30-29 victory against the University of Buffalo. 
 
The Huskies were selected to play in the 2018 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. NIU fell 13-37 to the Blazers to end its championship season.
 
NIU Huskie season tickets, are available for renewal or purchase. Prices for individual reserved season tickets start at $125 but can be purchased at $55 through the Family Pack.
 
The renewal deadline for season tickets is April 26. Contact NIU Athletics for more information.