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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

By James Krause | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns,...

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

By James Krause | September 5, 2019

DeKALB — Five former NIU football players will be a part of opening week rosters in the NFL, including a rookie offensive linemen, a pair of wide receivers on rival teams, and a pair of cornerbacks.The newest Huskie to join the NFL is offensive lineman...

Five Huskies sign training camp deals

Five Huskies sign training camp deals

By Northern Star Staff | April 30, 2018

DeKalb — Five undrafted Huskie football players signed training camp deals with NFL teams for the upcoming mini-camps, according the NIU Football’s Facebook page.Shane Wimann, a fullback and tight end, signed with the New England Patriots. He led...

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 season ends on loss

By Ryan Ostry | November 27, 2017

DeKALB — It was a tale of two halves in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, resulting in a 31-24 loss for the Huskies against Central Michigan, putting them at an 8-4 record to finish the regular season.“It’s disappointing,” Head Coach Rod Carey said. “We...

Chad Beebe, redshirt senior wide receiver, runs the ball in the Huskies’ 48-17 road win Saturday against Bowling Green. The Huskies are 3-0 in Conference play.

Football smashes Bowling Green

By Ryan Ostry | October 23, 2017

DeKALB — On a beautiful 72 degree Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio, not much went right for the home team as the Huskies won a no-doubter with a final score of 48-17.The Huskies (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) came out firing on all cylinders as redshirt...

Football heads east for Buffalo

By Ryan Ostry | October 12, 2017

DeKALB — The football team will reach the midpoint of its season and its second Mid-American Conference game Saturday when they take on the University at Buffalo Bulls.The Bulls are coming off of a seven-overtime game Oct. 7 against the Western Michigan...

Santacaterina, Huskies get first win

By Ryan Ostry | September 11, 2017

The first win of the season for the Huskies came with an offensive output of 506 yards, led by redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Santacaterina. The Huskies won wire-to-wire against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers 38-10 Saturday.“I’m extremely...

Football plays for MAC game

By Patrick Smith | November 23, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) will look to defeat the Ohio Bobcats (7-4, 4-3 MAC) Tuesday for a chance to win the MAC West for the sixth straight season.The Huskies defeated Ohio 21-14 on the road last season behind a game-winning touchdown as junior quarterback...

Check out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories of 2014-15

By Kelly Bauer | May 5, 2015

Catch up on the news and columns you missed this academic year by checking out the 10 most-read Northern Star stories.If you're interested in all the news -- and there was quite a bit in between the Huskies losing at Homecoming and the university implementing...

NIU football spring camp notebook: Huskie Bowl preview, injury updates

By Frank Gogola | April 10, 2015

The Black squad slowly walked off the field at the Chessick Practice Center around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, staring down the Cardinal squad, which was still running plays in preparation for Huskie Bowl III. As the Cardinal squad, practicing on the western...