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Quarterback Jordan Lynch scans and prepares to launch the ball downfield during Saturdays game against Central Michigan.

Race to Replace Lynch

By Frank Gogola | April 8, 2014

Football is searching for former quarterback Jordan Lynch’s successor, but it’s a search that likely won’t come to a close until the temperatures soar into the triple digits.Among the candidates to replace Lynch are redshirt junior Matt McIntosh...

Dave Doeren, former NIU football head coach, poses with the MAC Championship trophy and members of his team at the MAC Championship in Detroit in 2012. After securing the trophy for the second year in a row, NIU was chosen to play in the BCS’s Orange Bowl.

NIU to fight for three-peat in MAC Champ game Friday

By Brian Earle | December 5, 2013

Football is heading back to Detroit for the fourth consecutive season, this time with a chance for a three-peat when it takes on Bowling Green for the MAC Championship 7 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The Falcons’ (9-3, 7-1 MAC) defensive unit...

Lynch vs. running backs: Who gets the call?

By Frank Gogola | September 9, 2013

DeKalb | Don’t rush to assume redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch will be the Huskies’ (1-0) leading rusher every game.In the season opener against the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1), Lynch rushed the ball a team-high 22 times for team-leading 56 yards.Compared...

NIU wants to start strong in bowl game

By Matt Hopkinson | December 29, 2012

NIU football is looking to make a statement early on in its Orange Bowl tilt with Florida State. As important as a good beginning is in any game, as players admitted, a fast start in a game of this magnitude is especially important. “We have to make...

FSU red shirt junior defensive back Xavier Rhodes responds to media questions during an FSU defensive players news conference on Saturday. The Seminoles will play the NIU Huskies in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl on Jan. 1.

Can Seminoles stop Huskies’ run game?

By Brian Earle | December 29, 2012

Something is going to have to give in this matchup on New Year’s Day between NIU and Florida State. The Seminoles enter this game with the No. 5 rushing defense in the nation, only surrendering 10 rushing touchdowns all season. They allow a mere 92.62...

Jordan Lynch runs with the ol pigskin at a spring practice for the NIU football team in Huskie Stadium Monday afternoon.

No more waiting for Lynch

By Jimmy Johnson | April 16, 2012

With wide receivers Perez Ashford, Martel Moore and left guard Logan Pegram returning, NIU football’s offense will feature plenty of new faces next season. However, there’s a face that should jog memories of a player who received modest playing time,...

Bob Cole, NIU’s newest wide receiver coach

By Jimmy Johnson | March 3, 2011

NIU wideout Nathan Palmer didn’t realize that a tennis ball could improve his skill set as a football player. That was until his first workout with his new wide receivers coach, Bob Cole. Having 22 years of collegiate experience under his belt, Cole...