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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 loses in blowout

By Patrick Smith | September 12, 2016

DeKALB | After a difficult triple overtime defeat (40-34) against Univeristy of Wyoming last week, the Huskies had a tough time getting anything started Saturday in Tampa, Florida by a score of 48-17 against the University of South Florida Bulls.This...

Football back after inconsistent 2015-16 season

By Tom Burton | August 22, 2016

Football is looking to rebound from an up and down 2015-16 season — the team went 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference.The season ended in frustrating fashion for the Huskies when they lost their final three games. They dropped their final...

Aregeros Turner

Aregeros Turner

By Northern Star File Photo | August 1, 2016

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner returns a kick Saturday against Central Michigan. Turner has picked up three touchdowns on the season, playing wide receiver, kick returner and running back.

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

By Scott Nicol | August 1, 2016

After tying an NCAA record last year with its six straight division title, NIU football was picked to finish third in the MAC West in the preseason poll for the upcoming season.The Huskies were picked to finish third in the division last year before going...

Huskies fall in blowout loss to Boise State in Poinsettia Bowl

By Christopher Loggins | December 23, 2015

Football (8-6, 6-2 MAC) ended its season with a 55-7 loss to Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday. Boise State got the game started quickly, outscoring the Huskies 21-0 in the first quarter. Junior receiver Aregeros Turner returned a kick-off...

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...

Football streak up to 6 games

By Thomas Hiley | November 19, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) came out on top in a tough bout against Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) for the top spot in the MAC West.The Broncos took an early lead in the game after kicking a field goal and going down the field on 10 plays for 63 yards on...

Junior quarterback Drew Hare takes off for a run in a Sept. 26 game against Boston College. Hare went 11-25 in the game, throwing for 81 yards and an interception.

Football rides streak into Homecoming

By Thomas Hiley III | October 22, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) will face off against Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC) in its 109th Homecoming game on Saturday. The Eagles have lost five games in a row.NIU is on a two-game winning streak, their last win coming against Miami (Ohio) (1-6, 0-4...

Hare wins weekly MAC honor

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare was awarded MAC honor this week for his record-setting performance against Ball State on Saturday.The conference named Hare the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after obtaining the highest passing completion...

Football breaks losing streak in shootout

By Thomas Hiley | October 12, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) ended its three-game losing streak Saturday, earning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk against Ball State (2-4, 1-2 MAC).The Cardinals started the second quarter quickly, putting up the first 10 points of the period. The Huskies...

Junior running back Joel Bouagnon runs against Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Bouagnon ran for 56 yards on 16 carries in the game, scoring the only touchdown for the Huskies’ offense.

Football falls to Boston College in 17-14 bout

By Christopher Loggins | September 28, 2015

Football (2-2, 0-0 MAC) took a loss to Boston College (3-1) with a final score of 17-14, dropping its second consecutive game on its current three-game road trip.Neither team could get going on offense in the first quarter as they traded punts throughout...