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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) runs with the ball in the game against the Toledo Rockets on Nov. 11 at Huskie Stadium. Student-athletes from all Div. I sports are eligible to receive cost of attendance scholarships.

NIU football: Quarterback Drew Hare seeks to improve before fall

By Frank Gogola | April 13, 2015

Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare would have a grade of “B” in offensive coordinator Bob Cole’s book — unless Cole was using NIU’s plus-minus grading system.Cole, also the quarterbacks coach, said he’d give Hare a grade of 80 out of 100...

NIU football: Huskies more ‘versatile’ on offense

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

On paper, football should be a much more pass-heavy team than in past years.The Huskies lose Da’Ron Brown and his team-leading 1,065 receiving yards, but they return eight receivers — six of whom played in 11 or more games — from last year’s squad....

NIU football: Drew Hare owns offseason

By Frank Gogola | March 30, 2015

Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare knew after the Boca Raton Bowl loss in December that his first season as football’s starting quarterback was far from great on a personal level.Hare guided the ship as the Huskies won their third MAC Championship...

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...

Eye on the Falcons

By Content compiled by Frank Gogola | December 2, 2014

Offensive coordinator Bob Cole breaks down how the Huskies’ offense matches up against the Bowling Green Falcons’ defense.NIU receivers vs. BG secondary“That’s going to be a good matchup in the game. There’ll be times where they might have the...

Eakes doing dirty work for football

By Frank Gogola | November 3, 2014

If Luke Eakes, redshirt senior tight end, never caught a pass or scored a touchdown he’d be perfectly fine with that.Eakes isn’t worried about pretty stats; his focus is on doing what the team needs done in order to be successful. One of the Huskies’...

Football back to its bread and butter

By Frank Gogola | October 21, 2014

Football got back to its roots Saturday against Miami (Ohio), running its way to victory.The Huskies ran the ball 55 times compared to 22 pass attempts. Although the Huskies have run the ball 360 times this season and have thrown the ball 194 times, Bob...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare hands off the ball on Sept. 6 in the game against Northwestern University.

Hare remains starting QB

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2014

Redshirt sophomore Drew Hare appears to be football’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season, but he won’t be alone under center.Head coach Rod Carey said his intentions are for Hare to be the Huskies’ starting quarterback for the rest...

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...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Football hoses Presbyterian

By Frank Gogola | September 1, 2014

Football’s season opener went exactly as it was expected to go: The Huskies (1-0) dismantled the Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-1), of the Football Championship Subdivision, in a 55-3 romp Thursday at Huskie Stadium.“I’ll put it as simple as I can: We...

NIU and Western Michigan face off in their Nov. 26 match. NIU won, 33-14.

3-way Quarterback Battle

By Frank Gogola | August 24, 2014

Junior Matt McIntosh and sophomores Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie share their thoughts on their fellow quarterbacks, give a self-evaluation and say what it would mean to be named starting quarterback. Bob Cole, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach,...

Football Fall Camp Notebook: ‘Frustrating’ QB battle rages on, Stingily’s ‘weird’ injury and more

By Frank Gogola | August 11, 2014

With football’s fall camp in full swing, things are beginning to heat up on the practice field.While no quarterback has emerged in the race to replace Jordan Lynch, a number of players, including Tyler Loos, Rasheen Lemon and Jamaal Bass, are making...