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Top-5 football players to watch

By Eddie Garcia | July 31, 2017

It was a difficult season for NIU football as the team dealt with a multitude of injuries that derailed the season. Five quarterbacks appeared in the last 18 games played for the Huskies, with two season-ending injuries to Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie...

Football looks for starting quarterback

By Eddie Garcia | June 26, 2017

The football team began their summer training and conditioning sessions for the 2017 season and have already showed a high a level of competitiveness.Head Coach Rod Carey said the team seems to have picked things up quickly after the spring game Aril...

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

By Tom Burton | May 1, 2017

DeKALB — The Detroit Lions selected former NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay with the 96th overall and the 32nd and final pick of the third round of the 2017 NFL draft Friday night.{{tncms-inline type="twitter" id="858160999555268608" account="NIUNorthernStar"...

Football signs 22 players for upcoming season

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — The football program announced Wednesday it has brought in 22 recruits to join the 2017-18 roster. Head Coach Rod Carey recruited 20 of 22 players from the Midwest and 10 from Illinois schools.Wide receiver Cole Tucker, of DeKalb High School,...

Injury list lengthens

By Scott Nicol | November 17, 2016

Huskie back-ups lead football's winYPSILANTI, Michigan | After four injuries in the first half, including one to redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham, the Huskies (4-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Eastern...

Football searches for quarterback

By Tom Burton | November 14, 2016

DeKALB | Quarterback Anthony Maddie suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg Nov. 1 and will not return for the Huskies in 2016, Head Coach Rod Carey said Sunday.“Our hearts are broken for Anthony to see his career end this way,” Carey said. “He...

The Huskies line up against the Bowling Green State University Falcons in their home game Nov. 1, 2016. NIU won the game 45-20 on senior night.

Football wins match for Senior Night

By Tom Burton | November 3, 2016

DeKALB | Senior tailback Joel Bouagnon scored five touchdowns on 134 yards en route to defeating the Bowling Green State University Falcons 45-20 Tuesday on senior night at Huskie Stadium.NIU (3-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) outplayed Bowling Green...

Kenny Golladay, redshirt senior wide receiver, dives to catch the ball and score a touchdown for the Huskies during an Oct. 22 game against the University of Buffalo in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies won the game 44-7.

Huskies outplay Bowling Green for a win

By Northern Star staff | November 2, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 45-20 on Senior Night Tuesday at Huskie Stadium.NIU (3-6) outplayed Bowling Green (1-8) in almost every statistical category, as it handed the Falcons their seventh loss in a row.The Huskies got...

Football hosts Senior Night

By Scott Nicol | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Tuesday marks senior night for the Huskies football team as they are set to take on Bowling Green State University.“It’s the best, worst night as a coach,” Head Coach Rod Carey said at Thursday’s press conference. “It’s awesome because...

Huskies earn 1st home win

By Scott Nicol | October 24, 2016

NIU quarterback rushes 125 yardsDeKALB | Senior wide receiver Aregeros Turner returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and the Huskies never looked back in a 44-7 victory over University at Buffalo in the 110th homecoming game at Huskie Stadium.“I...

Football to square off against Buffalo

October 20, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (1-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) have won 16 of their last 18 homecoming games and will look to improve those numbers against the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC) 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies are coming off a triple...

Football loses tough battle

By Patrick Smith | October 17, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies are still winless at home this season after losing to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 34-28 in triple overtime after not capitalizing on two missed field goals by Central late in regulation and overtime.This is only the...

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