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Junior cornerback Javaughn Byrd attempts to block a Ball State University field goal. The Huskies were defeated by the Cardinals by a final score of 20-17 on Tuesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Football fails to capture Bronze Stalk

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter | November 8, 2023

DeKALB – A 36-yard field goal set up by a forced fumble was the deciding factor in NIU football’s (4-6, 3-3 MAC) 20-17 loss against Ball State University (3-7, 2-4 MAC) on Tuesday.  "As the head coach, it's my responsibility to get the team ready...

Ball State University third-year outside linebacker Sidney Houston Jr. flips NIU freshman running back Jaiden Credle Saturday at Scheumann Stadium. Houston had seven total tackles during the game. (Amber Pietz | Ball State Daily News)

Huskies leave Bronze Stalk battle empty-handed

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | October 1, 2022
A 24-7 halftime lead wasn't enough to help the Huskies retain the Bronze Stalk Trophy as they fell to rival Ball State 44-38 in double overtime in Muncie.
COVID-freshman running back Jay Ducker is tackled by a Ball State defender in NIUs 30-29 victory over the Cardinals on Nov. 10 at Huskie Stadium. Ducker had a touchdown run with 2:42 remaining to give NIU their first lead of the game.

Looking back at NIU’s 49 years of Bronze Stalk battles

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | October 1, 2022

It’s that time of the year once again; the Huskies football team is taking on its arch-rivals, the Ball State University Cardinals. NIU currently sits at fourth place in the MAC West, they are coming off of a two game losing streak against Southeastern...

Bronze Stalk on the line, Bowers says offense needs to improve

By Maddie Barrett | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — With 10 consecutive Bronze Stalk wins since 2009, the Huskies have a chance to keep the trophy Saturday at the 12th annual game between NIU and the Ball State Cardinals for this season’s Mid-American Conference opening game.The last time...