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Senior wide receiver Kacper Rutkiewicz celebrates the overtime touchdown scored by redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi. The Huskies defeated the Boston College Eagles 27-24 Saturday for their first win of the 2023 regular season. (Gaelen Morse | NIU Athletics)

Huskies down Eagles in overtime thriller

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | September 2, 2023

DeKALB – Thanks to a walk-off touchdown from redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi, NIU football (1-0) outlasted the Boston College Eagles (0-1) for a 27-24 win.  After the Huskies raced out to a 14-0 lead, the Eagles exploded for 14 fourth-quarter...

Then-sophomore running back Antario Brown rushes down the left side of the field on a 35-yard touchdown run on Sept. 1, 2022 (Ivan Meza | Northern Star)

Healthier Huskies ready to battle Eagles

By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor | August 31, 2023

DeKALB – NIU football opens its 2023 season against the Boston College Eagles, the Huskies’ first ACC opponent since their 37-19 loss against Florida State University in 2018.  NEW LOOK EAGLES The Eagles are coming off a 3-9 record last year,...

Larson earns MAC baseball award for stellar start to season

By Matt Boecker | February 18, 2020

DeKALB — Senior first baseman Jordan Larson was selected as the Mid-American Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week award for his hot start to the 2020 season.Larson and the Huskies opened the season this past weekend with a four game set against...

Baseball bested by Boston College in opening series of new season

By Matt Boecker | February 17, 2020

DeKALB — Baseball fell to the Boston College University Eagles in the first series of the season, dropping the first three games and winning the fourth.Game one BC came out of the gates firing on Friday, scoring four runs in the first inning. However,...

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight common enemy with Boston College

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight “common enemy” with Boston College

By Jemea Green | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team will travel to Winter Haven, Florida to face the Boston College University Eagles and raise awareness of ALS during this weekend’s matchup.Pete Frates, who promoted the ice bucket challenge, was a mutual friend of both head...

Huskies head to bowl game

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2017

DeKalb | Even though the football team didn’t make the Mid-American Conference Championship, it will still head to Ford Field Dec. 26 for its bowl game.NIU and MAC officials announced Sunday the Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) will battle the Duke University...

Loggins: No need to panic, Huskies will be just fine

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Fans of Huskie football have been spoiled for some time now, but the start of this season should humble all of us.I’ve bragged for a long time about how I felt NIU deserved to be ranked nationally and was the best college football team in all of Illinois,...

Football facing first 3-game slide in 5 years

By Patrick Smith | October 1, 2015

 After a two-game skid, football (2-2, 0-0 MAC), which hasn’t lost three straight games in five seasons, will face off in a battle against Central Michigan (1-3, 0-0 MAC) Saturday at Kelly Shorts Stadium.The Huskies are coming off of a close loss,...

Golladay making immediate impact

By Thomas Hiley | October 1, 2015

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay took a big risk when he made the decision to redshirt for NIU after two successful years of Division I college football, but he’s already putting up big numbers through just four games with the Huskies.Golladay is...

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...

Huskies gain few yards in close defeat against Boston College

By Thomas Hiley | September 26, 2015

The Huskies gained few yards in the first half what turned out to be a close defeat against Boston College at 17-14.The teams were tied up 7-7 at the end of the first half . NIU struggled to move the ball the entire game. In the first half, the Huskies...

Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare practices in fall camp before the start of the 2015 season. Through three games, Hare has thrown for six touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Huskies to a 2-1 record.

Five minutes with Drew Hare

By Patrick Smith | September 24, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare has made strides since becoming a full-time starter in 2014. He proved putting him on the field was a good decision by throwing 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions in his first year as a starter. He also threw for more...