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Men’s basketball earns first wins of season

By Brian Belford | January 16, 2012

Victory would be found for NIU men's basketball over winter break. While the Huskies went 1-4 during their five-game home stand over the break, they earned their first win with a 72-46 blowout over Roosevelt. The Huskies entered MAC play on Jan. 7, and...

Huskie football senior class is ‘winningest’ in NIU history

By Brian Belford | January 16, 2012

Mobile, Ala.| Chandler Harnish walked into the Bowl game press conference barefoot. NIU's record breaking quarterback's feet had carried him to victory for one last time, and he was finally able to kick off his shoes. Harnish and the rest...

Huskies’ focus will determine bowl game fate

By Brian Belford & Eli Gehn | January 8, 2012

Eli Gehn: Alright, Brian, the lastgame for NIU football this season is finally upon us. The Huskieshad a huge comeback victory over Ohio in the MAC Championship lastmonth. It was an exciting year, wouldn't you agree?Brian Belford: I would say it hasbeen...

Men’s basketball falls to Blue Demons

By Brian Belford | December 15, 2011

Bigger, faster, stronger, and better. That's what the DePaul Blue Demons (7-3) looked like as they took down NIU (0-9) in a 75-52 slugfest, handing the Huskies their ninth straight loss. NIU was in the game early and senior forward Tim Toler recorded...

Men’s basketball falls to Nebraska Omaha

By Brian Thomas | December 4, 2011

Despite scoring a season-high in points, NIU men's basketball fell to Nebraska Omaha at home Saturday, 77-72. The Huskies (0-7) lost their seventh game in a row. NIU once again started the game playing from behind and got off to a slow start, a reoccurring...

Courtesy Photo | NIU football concludes its Thursday practice at
Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. for Fridays MAC Championship

Football seeks MAC crown

By Brian Belford | December 2, 2011

The last time NIU won the MAC football championship, Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War was raging and McDonald’s McNugget was introduced. So when NIU (9-3, 7-1 MAC) takes the field against the Ohio Bobcats (9-3, 8-2 MAC) in Detroit Friday, it...

Men’s basketball still looking for first win

By Brian Belford | December 2, 2011

Despite its winless status, NIU's men basketball will take the floor Saturday night to try for its first win of the season against the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks."Our heads aren't down," said NIU senior forward Tim Toler. "Everyone still has that hungry...

Breakdown: Ohio’s offense

By Brian Belford | December 1, 2011

Quarterback Sophomore Tyler Tettleton presents a challenge for the Huskies' defense. Tettleton, who ranks fourth in the MAC in total yardage, is a dual threat to run or pass the ball; he has thrown for 2,894 yards and 26 touchdowns, and has also rushed...

Men’s basketball falls flat versus Wolverines

By Brian Belford | November 29, 2011

A long road trip and jet lag might have helped factor into another loss for NIU men's basketball Monday night 58-47.Coming off a loss to Boise State, the Huskies (0-6) traveled to Utah and dropped their second straight road game out west to the Utah Valley...

Huskies hope mountains are not too rocky

By Brian Belford | November 21, 2011

Sometimes, a change of scenery is all it takes to reverse bad fortunes. Perhaps a glimpse of the rocky mountains will help NIU men's basketball turn things around. The Huskies (0-4) are winless after dropping their fourth loss in a row at home to Eastern...

NIU has big appetite for Big Ten opponents

By Brian Belford | November 17, 2011

Another game, another quality Big Ten opponent.Tonight, NIU men's basketball (0-2) will continue its trend of playing Big Ten teams when it travels to Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.Both players and coaches agree the Huskies have to play the best...

NIUs wide-receiver Nathan Palmer 81 soars through the air
after catching a pass as Ball State linebacker Tony Martin 47
attempted to make a pick during the first half of the match up at
Huskie Stadium on Tuesday night. The Huskies would go on to defeat
Ball State 41-38 making it their sixth straight win.

Huskies kept the faith versus Cardinals

By Brian Belford | November 16, 2011

Exhausted and elated, Scott Wedige took hold of the rivalry trophy in both hands, lifted it above his head, and shouted triumphantly towards the night sky.Finally, it was over. After NIU scraped, clawed and chewed its way to a thrilling 41-38 victory...