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A breakdown of the MAC West quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Ball State The Cardinals are counting on new head coach Pete Lembo to help the passing game. Lembo coached the second-best passing attack with the Division II Elon Phoenix, and hopes to bring the same numbers to Ball State. Sophomore quarterback Keith...

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5 minutes with Huskie’s quarterback , Chandler Harnish, as he talk about the improvements and changes the team is making

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish is heading into the 2011 season as the only representative for the MAC Conference to be on the Maxwell Award Watch List. The award is given to America's outstanding collegiate football player. Sixty-six college...

Top 10 Huskies of the Year: #3 Chandler Harnish

By Jimmy Johnson | May 5, 2011

Leave it to Chandler Harnish to be humble about his success on the football field.The NIU football quarterback guided his team toward a school-record 11-win season, along with appearances in the MAC Championship and the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl on his...

Football practice notes: Weekend of April 8

By Jimmy Johnson | April 10, 2011

Without Devon Butler in as the starting middle linebacker, NIU head coach Dave Doeren gave two underclassmen the chance to step in. "[Mike Hellams was] a little bit ‘deer in the headlights,' but you could tell he was excited to be out there," Doeren...

Football hits the field for fourth time

By Andrew Singer | March 29, 2011

Several coaches from other schools were on hand Tuesday morning to watch the NIU football team go through its fourth practice of the spring. Coaches from Concordia and North Central College among others watched junior-college transfer Jamal Womble take...

Spring football practice report: March 24

By Andrew Singer | March 24, 2011

With temperatures hovering in the high 20s at Huskie Stadium, NIU football head coach Dave Doeren put the Huskies through their second spring practice on Thursday morning. The first-year head coach said he saw noticeable improvements after a somewhat...

NIU linebacker Devon Butler readies himself for a drill in Tuesdays inaugural spring football practice.

Huskies football kicks off spring practices

By Jerry Burnes | March 22, 2011

Dave Doeren kicked off his reign as the NIU head football coach Tuesday morning as spring practice opened for players and coaches. Hired in December, it was the first time Doeren was able to see his new team on the field, as opposed to in meetings and...

Social media privacy is tight for NIU athletes

By Andrew Singer | February 22, 2011

DeKALB | Social media forums like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized the way college students make fools of themselves. Tweet-induced insanity has made it difficult to believe there are people out there that actually care about what they put on...

Canada returns to NIU football coaching staff

By Jimmy Johnson | February 11, 2011

Even while he was at Indiana for seven seasons, Matt Canada and his family always kept tabs on NIU football. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that the Huskies are a second family to NIU football's new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. "Certainly...

Huskie Briefs: Luzzi signs seven

By Andrew Singer | February 7, 2011

Luzzi signs seven to soccer class of 2011 "Chicago Sun-Times'" player of the year Paul Hogan highlights a seven-player recruiting class for the NIU men's soccer team. NIU head coach Eric Luzzi announced the signings last Friday. Hogan scored 26 goals...

Dave Doeren is introduced as the new head football coach of the NIU.

Reports say Doeren has recruited eight high school players for NIU football

By Jimmy Johnson | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | NIU football head coach Dave Doeren couldn’t wait to hit the road and recruit players for his inaugural 2011 class. At the same time, the first-year head coach is pleased for the process to be over. “I’m equally excited to have it over...

Chandler Harnish points to the sky after scoring his first rushing touchdown of the game in the first quarter of NIUs 40-17 Humanitarian Bowl victory against Fresno State.

NIU beats Fresno State in first bowl game victory since 2004

By Andrew Singer | January 17, 2011

December had not been kind to the NIU football team leading up to the Huskies 40-17 win over Fresno State in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl. NIU (11-3 overall, 8-0 MAC) lost to Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game on Dec. 3. The team lost its head coach...