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Column: Kill’s departure a classless gesture

By Chris Dertz | December 6, 2010

NIU fans have no reason to be upset with Jerry Kill for taking the head coaching job at the University of Minnesota. Those same fans have every right to be upset with how Kill did it. Consider this: at Sunday night's annual football banquet at NIU, Kill...

Jake Coffman lines up at the start of a play earlier this season. The Huskies are getting ready to battle Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game in Detroit.

Huskies battle for the MAC Championship

By Chris Dertz | December 2, 2010

Every man that has walked out the Yordon Center doors into Huskie Stadium over the past four years has been waiting for this. Every hand that has touched that Huskie statue, and every cleat to dig into that FieldTurf has been waiting for this. But while...

NIU Quarterback Chandler Harnish

Football key players: Chandler Harnish, Armand Robinson

By Andrew Singer | December 1, 2010

NIU QB Chandler Harnish Digging into a pile of stats isn't necessary to find NIU's key player for this week's game against Miami (OH). At MAC Media Day in July, NIU head coach Jerry Kill made it clear that his team needed good quarterback play if they...

Jordan Lynch rushes in a game earlier this season. Lynch rushed for 142 years on two carries on NIUs 71-3 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

NIU football team grounds Eagles with a 71-3 victory

By Andrew Singer | November 26, 2010

Playing only 36 miles away from the site of Friday's MAC Championship game, the NIU football team showed why it deserves to play its final MAC game in Detroit instead of Ypsilanti, Mich. For the second straight week, NIU went on the road to come away...

Chandler Harnish has been named MAC West player of the week for the eighth week in a row.

Huskie Briefs: Harnish gets third POTW award

By Andrew Singer | November 16, 2010

Harnish earns record third POTW honor of year For the eighth straight week, an NIU football player has been named MAC West Player of the Week. This week, NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish received the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors for the...

Key players of the Toledo Rockets

By Andrew Singer | November 3, 2010

NIU Offensive Line The Huskies will be going up against one of the best pass rushes in the MAC Tuesday night when they take on Toledo at Huskie Stadium. The Rockets have taken down the quarterback 21 times through nine games; the second highest sack total...

Harnish clearly NIU’s MVP

By Jimmy Johnson | October 31, 2010

He may not be the obvious choice, but Chandler Harnish is the MVP of the NIU football team. Sure, running back Chad Spann reached consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons Saturday, but Harnish showed why he is so vital to the Huskies after coming up in...

Jake Coffman celebrates NIUs 28-21 victory Saturday.

Huskies take down Western Michigan

By Jimmy Johnson | October 31, 2010

NIU did not pile it on Western Michigan during the second half of play like the Huskies did to their three previous opponents. Instead, the Huskies (7-2 overall, 5-0 MAC) had to rally late to defeat the Broncos (3-5, 2-2), 28-21. "That's the way I thought...

Huskies set to take on Western Michigan

By Chris Dertz | October 28, 2010

Everyone's got to leave home sometime. After spending its last three games at home, NIU football will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. Saturday looking to extend its winning streak to six games against the Western Michigan Broncos. The Huskies (6-2 overall,...

Always a way to a favorable call

By Andrew Singer | October 26, 2010

Screaming at an official after a bad call can make a player or coach feel better at the time, but it won't in the long run. Most coaches and players will attest to how important it is to establish a solid rapport with the officials early on in the game....

NIU football runs over Chippewas

By Andrew Singer | October 24, 2010

Five games and counting. On Saturday, NIU ran Central Michigan into submission in a 33-7 victory; the Huskies fifth in as many games. Highlighted by three rushing touchdowns from NIU (6-2 overall, 4-0 MAC) senior Chad Spann, the Huskies rode a wave of...