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Top 5 stories | No. 1: NIU football conquers the MAC — again

By Frank Gogola | May 4, 2015

Football has cemented itself as a dynasty in the MAC as it won its third MAC Championship in the past four seasons.The Huskies won those three MAC Championships under three starting quarterbacks: Chandler Harnish (2011), Jordan Lynch (2012) and Drew Hare...

NIU football: Huskies more ‘versatile’ on offense

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

On paper, football should be a much more pass-heavy team than in past years.The Huskies lose Da’Ron Brown and his team-leading 1,065 receiving yards, but they return eight receivers — six of whom played in 11 or more games — from last year’s squad....

NIU football: Former Huskies set for Pro Day

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

Nine former football players will participate in NIU’s 2015 Pro Day on Friday.Eight 2014 seniors and one 2012 senior will be on hand to work out for NFL scouts 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chessick Practice Center. This event is not open to the general...

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

Boca Raton Bowl Rapid Reaction: Marshall 52, NIU football 23

By Frank Gogola | December 23, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (11-3) lost to the Conference USA-champion Marshall Thundering Herd (13-1), 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.How it happened: The Thundering Herd jumpstarted their scoring with...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...

Junior safety Marlon Moore (2) celebrates recovering a fumble in NIU’s 21-14 win against Ohio on Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. NIU is now one win away from securing a trip to the MAC Championship. The Huskies take on the Western Michigan Broncos 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

1 win: That’s what NIU football needs to get back to MAC Championship

By Frank Gogola | November 19, 2014

Football’s victory over the Ohio Bobcats Tuesday positions the Huskies one win away from their fifth-straight trip to Detroit.The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) beat the Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. If the Huskies beat the...

Football’s defense stifles Bobcats

By Danny Albers | November 19, 2014

Football’s defense showed up big once again, holding the Ohio Bobcats to only 14 points Tuesday.The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) defeated the Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, in Athens, Ohio. The Huskies won for the 42nd time in their last 43 games in which...

Rapid Reaction: NIU 21, Ohio 14

By Frank Gogola | November 18, 2014

What happened: Football (9-2, 6-1 MAC) beat the Ohio Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, Tuesday at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.How it happened: Redshirt senior tailback Cameron Stingily opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of...

NIU football takes on Ohio Bobcats on road

By Danny Albers | November 18, 2014

Football will need to win a pair of games on the road — including one tonight — to stay in contention for its fifth-straight MAC West title.The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) take on the Ohio Bobcats (5-5, 3-3 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Peden Stadium in Athens,...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) carries the ball during his 78-yard touchdown run on the Huskies’ first series of the game. The Huskies ran for 332 yards while passing for only 54 yards Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich., against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Rapid reaction: Football 27, Toledo Rockets 24

By Frank Gogola | November 11, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) beat the Toledo Rockets (6-4, 5-1 MAC) for the fifth-straight season, 27-24, Tuesday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: The NIU offense jumped to a 10-0 lead 10 minutes into the first quarter as the defense forced...

Football runs to victory against Ball State

By Ryan Simpson | November 6, 2014

Football’s combination of defensive turnovers and run game was key to its victory Wednesday night.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) used a strong start and finish to beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind....