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Hare wins weekly MAC honor

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare was awarded MAC honor this week for his record-setting performance against Ball State on Saturday.The conference named Hare the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after obtaining the highest passing completion...

Football breaks losing streak in shootout

By Thomas Hiley | October 12, 2015

Football (3-3, 1-1 MAC) ended its three-game losing streak Saturday, earning the Battle for the Bronze Stalk against Ball State (2-4, 1-2 MAC).The Cardinals started the second quarter quickly, putting up the first 10 points of the period. The Huskies...

NIU football: Former quarterback Chandler Harnish signs with Arizona Cardinals

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

Former quarterback Chandler Harnish signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Tuesday.Harnish was a four-year starter at for the Huskies between 2008 and 2011, when he set 30 school passing, rushing and total offense records....

NIU football: Da’Ron Brown runs routes for NFL scouts at Pro Day

By Frank Gogola | March 6, 2015

Running routes is what Da’Ron Brown’s all about.Brown, former Huskies wide receiver, ran routes and did position drills during NIU’s Pro Day on Friday at the Chessick Practice Center.“I’m pretty sure they [the scouts] would say I probably have...

Season ticket sales down in NIU’s post-Lynch era

By Frank Gogola | October 2, 2014

Football season tickets sales fell by 890 from 2013 to 2014.There were 4,243 season tickets sold for the 2013 season and 3,353 season tickets sold so far for the 2014 season, marking a 20.9 percent decrease. The 3,353 season ticket sales was slightly...

Harnish signed to Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad

By Northern Star Staff | September 29, 2014

Former NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish was signed to the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad Monday, according to a Minnesota Vikings news release.Harnish set 30 school rushing, passing and total offense records as the Huskies’ starting quarterback...

Chandler Harnish interacts with fans prior to the start of Sunday nights game.

Chandler Harnish signing autographs at Castle Challenge at Convo

By Northern Star Staff | January 22, 2014

Former quarterback Chandler Harnish, who is now a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, will watch DeKalb and Sycamore high schools face off in a basketball match Jan. 31 at the Convocation Center.The match, called the Annual Castle Challenge, pits...

Lynch named All-American quarterback

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2012

Although junior quarterback Jordan Lynch was not named a Heisman finalist this season, he was named to the All-America Third Team. Lynch led the Huskies to a school-record 12 wins and NCAA’s longest winning streak at 12. He was a big part...

Lynch garners MAC’s highest award

By Matt Hopkinson | November 28, 2012

The season opened ominously for junior quarterback Jordan Lynch. He only managed 173 yards rushing and passing combined, was sacked twice and fumbled once in a loss to Iowa. Since that game at Soldier Field, Lynch has set the college football record for...

Lynch named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2012

For the third time this season, junior quarterback Jordan Lynch was named the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Huskies’ victory over Toledo. Lynch was also one of eight quarterbacks to be named a Manning Award Star of...

Lynch set to be top dog in NIU record books

By Brian Thomas | October 31, 2012

Former NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish’s historic performance last season was one that people would not soon forget. However, quarterback Jordan Lynch is doing his best to wipe Harnish’s season from everyone’s memory, putting up impressive numbers...