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Huskies go big on fourth down

By Brian Thomas | October 14, 2012

NIU football’s aggressive style of play paid off in a big way in its 45-3 victory over Buffalo Saturday. On five occasions when the Huskies were not able to convert on third down, they decided to forgo a field goal or punt and go for it on fourth down....

Huskies dominate Buffalo at Homecoming

By Matt Hopkinson | October 14, 2012

On a rainy and foggy Saturday afternoon in front of a sparse Homecoming crowd, NIU football continued its dominance at home and in the MAC. NIU (6-1, 3-0 MAC) overpowered the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC), 45-3, posting their lowest opponent point total...

Huskies defense makes a stand, shows their depth

By Matt Hopkinson | October 14, 2012

While in my opinion NIU’s offense is the main contributing factor to its success, the defense made quite the showing against Buffalo. Not only the statistics and on field play, but what really stood out in this game was the depth possessed by the defensive...

Huskies face a dangerous Buffalo team for Homecoming

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

As the Huskies head into their homecoming matchup with Buffalo, a possible trap-game is at hand. The Huskies (5-1, 2-0 MAC) will host their 106th annual homecoming game against the Bulls (1-4, 0-2 MAC), and Head Coach Dave Doeren has been preparing for...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

Volleyball hopes to win pair of weekend games

By Mike Romor | October 11, 2012

Homecoming weekend will be significant for NIU volleyball as it looks to win a pair of cross-divisional MAC matches at home. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) hope for their 11th win in their last 15 matches when they square off against Buffalo (7-11, 1-5 MAC)...

NIU hopes to keep multiple streaks alive against Buffalo

By Matt Hopkinson | October 10, 2012

As of late, NIU football has strung a number of impressive streaks together. The Huskies are touting three separate streaks going into their game Saturday, four technically, if you count their streak against its homecoming game opponent. The Huskies are...

Huskies trailed behind the Buffalo Bulls in 63-52 loss

By Andrew Singer | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Three days after notching its first win against a MAC East opponent since Feb. 2009, the NIU men’s basketball team fell hard at Buffalo 63-52. The Huskies never led against the Bulls on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo (13-6 overall, 5-2 MAC) followed...

MAC coaches discuss coming season

By Andrew Singer | November 10, 2010

In order of predicted finish by blue ribbon forecasters East 1.) Ohio Bobcats 2009-10 record: 22-15, 7-9 MAC Head Coach: John Groce Record at school: 37-32 (Third Season) "I told my guys to pay homage to what they did last year," Groce said. "But they...

A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...

NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish rushes for a touchdown in Saturdays win over Buffalo.

Huskies beat down Bulls

By Jimmy Johnson | October 17, 2010

DeKALB | A revised second half of play by NIU led the Huskies past Buffalo Saturday, 45-14. The Huskies’ (5-2 overall, 3-0 MAC) offense was out of sync in the first half, as the NIU running game lacked its usual punch, with just 79 rushing yards on...

Breaking down the Buffalo Bulls

Breaking down the Buffalo Bulls

By Jimmy Johnson | October 13, 2010

Offense Quarterback: Jerry Davis will be the fourth dual-threat quarterback to take on the NIU defense this season. The Bulls are in their first year running a spread offense. "It's definitely a different look than what we've seen with the power football,"...