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The first Huskie nicknamed after an Avenger

By Eli Gehn | October 20, 2011

When Jordan Lynch came to NIU in 2009 as a freshman, he earned the nickname "Captain America" from his teammates. "He's one of those guys that can do it all," said Huskies' starting quarterback Chandler Harnish. "He can run. He's probably one of the stronger...

Harnish delivers ‘record-breaking’ performance

By Tony Osborne | October 16, 2011

NIU (4-3, 2-1) had no trouble moving the ball on the ground at Huskie Stadium against Western Michigan (4-3, 2-1). This was never more evident than the record-breaking performance of Huskies' quarterback Chandler Harnish. Harnish ran the ball 14 times,...

Harnish: ‘We’ve got to get that swagger back’

By Eli Gehn | October 2, 2011

It ended up being too little and too late for NIU against Central Michigan Saturday. The Huskies (2-3, 0-1 MAC) came up short against the Chippewas (2-3, 1-0 MAC), 48-41. Despite the final score being close, the overall game wasn't as tight. "Obviously...

NIU key player

By Brian Belford | September 21, 2011

Cal Poly (1-2) will most likely try to stop the NIU's (1-2) passing attack Saturday.If Cal Poly wants to win this weekend, it will need to stop NIU's quick strike offense, which won't be easy as the Huskies look to rebound after dropping their last two...

NIU’s key player: Chandler Harnish

By Tony Osborne | September 14, 2011

There's some unfinished business between NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish and Wisconsin. Two seasons ago, the Huskies fell to the Badgers 28-20 at Camp Randall Stadium. "[That game] ended on a bad note, and left a bad taste in [my] mouth," Harnish said....

Faceoff: Can NIU beat Wisconsin?

By Tony Osborne & Eli Gehn | September 14, 2011

Tony Osborne: So Eli, big game coming up this week for NIU football. I think the Huskies' offense has the clout to upset the powerhouse in Wisconsin. What do you think? Eli Gehn: Well Tony, as much I will be rooting for the Huskies this Saturday, I just...

Can’t we all just get along?

By Brian Belford | September 7, 2011

Laboring on the practice field and cracking helmets against the same teammates each day is what skyrockets rivalry among some of the most competitive people on the planet: football players.Instead of letting familiarity breed contempt, the NIU football...

Football Recap from sports editor Jimmy Johnson

By Jimmy Johnson | September 5, 2011

DeKALB | The no-huddle scheme was implemented to create a quick and aggressive plan of attack for NIU's offense. In their season opener against Army on Saturday night, the Huskies executed their fast offensive philosophy crisply and precisely as they...

Harnish named MAC West Player of the Week

By Brian Belford | September 5, 2011

NIU starting quarterback Chandler Harnish was named the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week Monday by the league office after his performance against Army on Saturday night, according to a press release.Harnish completed 12 of 19 passes for...

NIU’s offense set on lightspeed against Army

By Jimmy Johnson | September 3, 2011

The no huddle scheme was implemented to create a quick and aggressively attacking scheme for NIU's offense. In their season opener against Army Saturday night, the Huskies executed their fast offensive philosophy crisply and precisely, as they battered...

Jack Marks

August 24, 2011

Marks spent most of the 2010 season as the second team tight end for the Huskies. The redshirt senior be this year's top tight end after he received a scholarship from head coach Dave Doeren before spring practices began earlier this year.Outlook: The...

Throw it down, big man - With the Huskie football season starting in just under two weeks, the Northern Star takes a closer look at this years group of gunslingers

Throw it down, big man – With the Huskie football season starting in just under two weeks, the Northern Star takes a closer look at this year’s group of gunslingers

By Eli Gehn | August 21, 2011

If there was one position the NIU football team doesn't need to have worries about, it's the quarterback position. Last year, Chandler Harnish helped the Huskies offense by leading them to 11 wins and a uDrove Humantarian Bowl win over Fresno State. This...