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Chad Beebe, redshirt senior wide receiver, runs the football in the Huskies’ 23-20 loss Sept. 1 against Boston College. The Huskies finished the season 8-4.

Trials and Tribulations: Chad Beebe

By Ryan Ostry | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — Chad Beebe, redshirt senior wide receiver, had aspiring dreams to become a player in the NFL, but major injuries throughout his high school and college career hampered his chances of fulfilling that dream.The 185-pound Beebe started playing...

Football facing first 3-game slide in 5 years

By Patrick Smith | October 1, 2015

 After a two-game skid, football (2-2, 0-0 MAC), which hasn’t lost three straight games in five seasons, will face off in a battle against Central Michigan (1-3, 0-0 MAC) Saturday at Kelly Shorts Stadium.The Huskies are coming off of a close loss,...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

NIU football: Huskies lead conference with 14 students on Academic All-MAC team

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

NIU football placed a school-record and conference-leading 14 student-athletes on the 2014 Academic All-MAC team, which was released by the league office Tuesday.NIU and the Central Michigan Chippewas led the MAC with 14 selections apiece. The Bowling...

Former defensive tackle Ken Bishop tackles Akron Zips running back Jawon Chisholm Oct. 12 at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies lost their starting front four, and they have eight returning defensive linemen who saw playing time last season and six returning defensive linemen who didn’t play last season to fill the hole.

Defensive line undergoes revamp

By Frank Gogola | April 14, 2014

Football wants to build a defensive line so good it’s “bad.”The Huskies lost their entire starting front four — Ken Bishop, George Rainey, Joe Windsor and Anthony Wells. They also lost Stephen O’Neal, who played in 12 games and started one,...

Clinton-Earl, Spencer embrace role on scout team

By Eli Gehn | November 2, 2011

In college football, scout teams play a pivotal role in the preparation for first stringers to build on before game day."We take a lot of pride in the scout team," said NIU defensive end Cameron Clinton-Earl. "We're helping our main offense get better,...

Tuesday Commentary: Kill’s recruiting is becoming NIU’s new tradition

By Chris Dertz | August 30, 2010

Some football programs have customs, and others have traditions. Normally, these have little to do with the game of football itself. Ohio State's band has someone dot the "i" in "Ohio." Notre Dame goes to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart the morning of...

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