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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....

Reaction to NIU winning MAC Championship game over Bowling Green

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2014

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DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...

Ford Field in Detroit before the start of the NIU-Bowling Green MAC Championship 2014 game.

MAC Championship at the half: NIU up 20-10 over Bowling Green

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

The Huskies turned a pair of first-quarter interceptions into 10 points.They converted redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante’s interception on the game’s opening drive into a 5-yard touchdown run by redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare. An interception...

Football’s Chad Beebe breaks arm during MAC Championship game

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2014

Chad Beebe, sophomore wide receiver/punt returner, was injured during the Friday MAC Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit.Beebe was reported to have a broken arm sustained on a punt return. He was removed from the field with an air cast on his left...

Ford Field in Detroit before the start of the NIU-Bowling Green MAC Championship 2014 game.

Play by play: NIU takes on Bowling Green in MAC Championship

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2014

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NIU students celebrate Homecoming weekend by tailgating outside of Huskie Stadium Saturday before the football game.

NIU offers $20 student fan package for 2014 MAC Championship football game

By Northern Star Staff | November 30, 2014

NIU will sell a student fan bus package to the MAC Championship as the Huskies face the Bowling Green Falcons Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The $20 packages include a coach bus ride to Ford Field, dinner at Rub BBQ Pub in Detroit, one student game ticket...

Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

1 win: That’s what NIU football needs to get back to MAC Championship

By Frank Gogola | November 19, 2014

Football’s victory over the Ohio Bobcats Tuesday positions the Huskies one win away from their fifth-straight trip to Detroit.The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) beat the Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. If the Huskies beat the...

Football schedule sends Huskie on the road 7 times

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2014

Football’s 2014 season schedule presents some challenges, but it’s very favorable in terms of making a return trip to Detroit for the MAC Championship game.For the second year in a row, Huskie Stadium will play host to only five teams, while the Huskies...

NIU vs. BGSU, MAC Championship 2013

BCS hopes dashed in MAC Champion loss

By Frank Gogola | December 6, 2013

After perfection through its first 12 games, football stood 60 minutes away from a second straight BCS bowl, but Bowling Green shattered NIU’s dream of crashing the party Friday at the MAC Championship.The Huskies (12-1, 8-1 MAC) fell 47-27 to the Bowling...

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...

Junior Nicole Gremillion runs to third base on May 5 to help the team win 4-5 against Bowling Green University.

Softball sweeps Bowling Green

By Jacob Onak | May 5, 2013

After a Toledo sweep on Friday, softball was able to get the sweep Sunday against Bowling Green with a close 5-4 victory. Head coach Christina Sutcliffe thought it was good to have such a close game as the Huskies will go into the MAC tournament as a...