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Huskies drop Boca Bowl to Blazers

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The football team couldn’t keep up with the passing game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, losing the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl by a final score of 37-13.A weekend celebration of their season and their graduating players ended with the...

Huskies to play in Boca Raton Bowl

By James Krause | December 17, 2018

The NIU football team will try to close their season with a win in the Boca Raton Bowl against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Tuesday.The Huskies will be riding the high of a comeback 30-29 victory Nov. 30 in Detroit against the Buffalo...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Boca Raton Bowl Rapid Reaction: Marshall 52, NIU football 23

By Frank Gogola | December 23, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (11-3) lost to the Conference USA-champion Marshall Thundering Herd (13-1), 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.How it happened: The Thundering Herd jumpstarted their scoring with...

Marckie Hayes still bleeds “red and black” after 3 concussions left him on sidelines of NIU football

By Frank Gogola | December 12, 2014

Marckie Hayes, a wide smile on his face when he talks about football, stands on the sideline in his cardinal and black NIU Huskies gear.Hayes watches the football team run play after play during a Tuesday practice under the setting sun. Unlike the other...

Coach Rod Carey at the Sept. 6 game against Northwestern University.

NIU football’s Rod Carey set to get $70,000 in bonuses for MAC Championship win, bowl appearance and more

By Frank Gogola | December 10, 2014

Football head coach Rod Carey is in line to receive bonuses in the sum of $70,000 for the Huskies’ performance on and off the field.Carey is scheduled to make a base salary of $400,000 for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and will get bonuses worth...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....