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See you in another life when we are both cats

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Of the over hundred stories I wrote at the Northern Star, I loved writing every single one of them. The Cameron Bell feature? Best interview of my life. Talking to Connie Teaberry about track and field, and how the weather was so gloomy? Always puts a...

Changing of the position

By Eli Gehn | September 5, 2011

NIU football players DeMarcus Grady and Cameron Bell are contributing in different roles this season."I'm just thankful that the coaches are giving me an opportunity and taking the chance of me playing a new position I've never experienced before," Bell...

NIU running back Cameron Bell breaks off a long run against Minnesota

Cameron Bell

August 24, 2011

Bell is unselfishly making the switch from running back to fullback in order to help the team. He was third on the team last season with 39 carries and averaged 5.8 yards per carry.Outlook: Watch for the former Iowa State linebacker to get some short...

Football practice notes: Thursday, March 31

By Andrew Singer | March 31, 2011

-Running back Cameron Bell missed his second consecutive practice on Thursday morning. The redshirt senior injured his hamstring in Saturday's practice. Bell was on the sideline in shoulder pads on Thursday, but the Huskies' tailback was wearing the orange...

NIU football running back coach looks for number one for position

March 23, 2011

Eddie Faulkner knows what it's like to play in the shadow of another great athlete. During his four years in the Wisconsin backfield, the Huskie running backs coach had to share time with a robust Badger legend. "I backed up Ron Dayne for all four years...

Huskies set to take on Western Michigan

By Chris Dertz | October 28, 2010

Everyone's got to leave home sometime. After spending its last three games at home, NIU football will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. Saturday looking to extend its winning streak to six games against the Western Michigan Broncos. The Huskies (6-2 overall,...

Perfect storm brewing in NIU’s backfield

By Jimmy Johnson | October 24, 2010

Apparently there are a few unlisted coaches on the NIU football staff. They happen to be players running backs Chad Spann and Ricky Crider. Their prime pupil: Cameron Bell. "Those kids have a tremendous relationship," NIU head coach Jerry Kill said. "Not...

NIU football runs over Chippewas

By Andrew Singer | October 24, 2010

Five games and counting. On Saturday, NIU ran Central Michigan into submission in a 33-7 victory; the Huskies fifth in as many games. Highlighted by three rushing touchdowns from NIU (6-2 overall, 4-0 MAC) senior Chad Spann, the Huskies rode a wave of...

NIU running back Cameron Bell breaks off a long run against Minnesota

Family comes first for Cameron Bell

By Jimmy Johnson | October 20, 2010

Life throws people roadblocks. How they respond to these events can often define who they are as people. NIU running back Cameron Bell has been dealt some major blows. But these bumps in the road haven’t come on the football field. Rather, they shook...

Chad Spann will lead the NIU running backs into the 2010 season. Spann rushed for 1,038 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2009.

Running backs power NIU football

By Chris Dertz | August 23, 2010

DeKALB | There are few universal truths in this world. Taking a shower every day is probably a good idea. There will always be that one girl at the party crying. Jerry Kill likes to run the football. It's that hard-nosed approach that led to NIU's rushing...

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