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By Joshua Lazenby | March 16, 2014

Seminoles too much for Huskies

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

On the biggest stage NIU football has ever played on, the bright lights of the Orange Bowl proved to be too much in its matchup against Florida State on New Year’s Day. The Huskies played the Seminoles close for three quarters, but the 31-10 Florida...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Huskies’ play leads to missed opportunities

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

While looking at the final score of the Orange Bowl between NIU and Florida State, one would assume the Seminoles proved the Huskies didn’t belong on one of the biggest stages in college football. However, the Huskies may have had more to do with that...

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

By Matt Hopkinson | January 1, 2013

The Florida State Seminoles won the opening coin toss in the Orange Bowl and chose to defer possession. The NIU Huskies went three and out on their opening possession, but got the ball back on a Nick O’Leary fumble, forced by Rashaan Melvin and recovered...

Timeline: Huskies’ Orange Bowl Run

By Kelly Bauer | January 1, 2013

Scroll through this interactive timeline to see articles about the Huskies' run to the Orange Bowl. Click on the bubbles for more stories, or to see articles, videos and photos related to the stories. If you would rather view the news items in a list...

Northern Illinois University new head football coach Rod Carey answers questions at a press conference in the Yordon Center on Dec. 2.

Huskies need to be aggressive

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

While former NIU head coach Dave Doeren has been gone for nearly a month, there are still many things to take away from his style of coaching. One of the biggest factors that contributed to NIU’s success and to putting a stamp on Doeren as a coach was...

Young Huskies gain valuable experience

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

While getting a BCS berth has certainly panned out to be one of the best ways to send out the winningest senior class in NIU history, it helps the returning players as well. “It sets a tone for them, it really does,” said coach Rod Carey. “It shows...

Secondary will play large role in bowl game

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

NIU football has not faced a ranked team this season. It has not faced a team that has the playmaking ability on either side of the ball like Florida State has. Defensively, this puts a lot of pressure on all the players, but especially the secondary....

NIU junior quarterback Jordan Lynch stands with his high school football coach and supporter, Frank Lenti. Lenti is the head football coach at Mount Carmel High School.

Huskies plan for Manuel

By Brian Earle | December 30, 2012

For some teams, game planning for a dual-threat, mobile quarterback can be a challenge. However, this will not be the case for NIU’s defense. The Huskies’ defense will feel comfortable going up against Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, as they...

Moore aims for the history books

By Brian Earle | December 29, 2012

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore has put together one of the best statistical seasons in wide receiver history at NIU. This season, Moore caught 71 passes, which is the fifth-most in a singles season, for 1,054 yards, which is fourth-most in a single...

Bowers awaits opportunity

By Matt Hopkinson | December 29, 2012

The running back situation for NIU football has been part of an ongoing evolution all season long. With the loss of Jamal Womble, the injuries to Leighton Settle and Keith Harris Jr. and the eventual emergence of Akeem Daniels, one player has kept his...