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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game,...

Football head coach Thomas Hammock is among the 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.

Hammock is an exemplary choice

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 23, 2019

The Northern Star Editorial Board would like to congratulate Head Football Coach Thomas Hammock and NIU for finding a perfect marriage. In sports, loyalty is never easy to come by, and Hammock exemplifies the Huskies’ “hard way.”Hammock played football...

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Trubisky Showing Promise

By Derrick Green | October 18, 2017

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears quarterback, got his first professional win against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Trubisky completed 8 of 16 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown while adding four scrambles for 32 yards.Trubisky and the Bears beat the...

NIU linebacker Jordan Delegal participates in the DeKalb Bengals
youth football camp Thursday night at the old DeKalb High

NIU football players spend some time with local youth football camp

By Jerry Burnes | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | For Jordan Delegal, it was a tweet.It was July 14 and the tweet was a simple response from current Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, whom Delegal grew up watching when the safety was a Miami Hurricane.That tweet brought back memories for the NIU...

Running back from the law

By Tony Osborne | June 10, 2011

DeKalb| As we move into the beginning of summer, the NFL lockout continues to loom in the heads of coaches, fans and players alike. Even current NFL veterans are showing the displeasure around the league with the continuous staring contest between players...