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Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner searches for a hole in last Tuesdays game against Ohio. The Huskies went on to lose the game 26-21.

Huskies set record as 8 players named to All-MAC First Team

By Christopher Loggins | December 3, 2015

Football had a school-record eight members of its team make it to the 2015 All Mid-American Conference First Team on Wednesday.The players named on the team included senior linebacker Boomer Mays, senior defensive end Perez Ford, sophomore kicker Christian...

Huskie Breakdown Pt. 3: key players for 2015 football

By Christopher Loggins | August 31, 2015

OffenseOffensive LineGreat rush attacks usually begin with great offensive lines, and redshirt senior left guard Aidan Conlon has helped lead the way for the Huskies up front. Coming into the season, Conlon has started in 42 consecutive games and has...

NIU football spring camp notebook: Receivers dominate, new injuries popping up and more

By Frank Gogola | March 28, 2015

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner and the receiver corps stole the show during football’s spring practice Friday inside the Chessick Practice Center.The 5-foot-11, 173-pound wideout caught nearly everything thrown his way during 7-on-7s and the live...

Footballs Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but thats changing Friday

Football’s Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but that’s changing Friday

By Frank Gogola | December 4, 2014

For Tyler Loos, redshirt senior left tackle, the fifth time’s the charm.Loos missed the Huskies’ MAC title game each of the last four seasons due to redshirting or being sidelined with injuries. He’ll see his first MAC Championship game action when...

Ask an Athlete: Football

By Frank Gogola | October 20, 2014

What is your major?

Redshirt senior free safety Dechane Durante: General studies

Redshirt junior middle linebacker Boomer Mays: Corporate communication

Senior defensive end Jason Meehan: Business

Junior strong safety Marlon Moore: Sociology

What is your favorite movie?

Durante: “Kill Bill”

Mays: “The Warriors”

Meehan: “Casablanca”

Moore: “Friday”

Who is your favorite music artist/band?

Durante: Lil Wayne

Mays: Jay-Z

Meehan: Big K.R.I.T.

Moore: Too many to choose just one

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Durante: TGI Fridays

Mays: Red Lobster

Meehan: Tapa La Luna

Moore: Golden Corral

Quarterback Matt McIntosh (9) plays during Thursday’s game against Presbyterian, which NIU won 55-3. Head coach Rod Carey named McIntosh the Huskies’ starting quarterback Tuesday after months of McIntosh vying for the spot with Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie.

McIntosh named starting quarterback after months of wait

By Frank Gogola | September 3, 2014

Redshirt junior quarterback Matt McIntosh was less concerned with calling people to share the news of him being named NIU’s starting quarterback Tuesday and more concerned with perfecting his play calling on the field.McIntosh learned from head coach...

Tested offensive line leads charge

By Ryan Barnard | August 26, 2014

The 2014 version of football’s offensive line has retained experienced players and will be looked upon to help the team carry on its recent success.The Huskies’ offensive line, arguably one of the deepest in the MAC, returns four of its five starters...

Head coach Rod Carey talks about the Huskies beginning spring practice Tuesday at the Yordon Center. Carey said he is nowhere near ready to name a starting quarterback.

Football preps for fall

By Frank Gogola | March 18, 2014

Football’s preparing for life without quarterback Jordan Lynch, safety Jimmie Ward and a number of other seniors who graduated.Head coach Rod Carey, athletic director Sean Frazier, redshirt senior running back Cameron Stingily, redshirt junior offensive...

Letter to the Editor: Hats off to football attendance

By John Gibbs | November 25, 2013

As a former Huskie football player and alumnus, I was thoroughly impressed with the robust attendance and enthusiasm of the NIU student body at the Ball State game.They braved the cold weather rather than watch in the warmth of their dorm or apartment....