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NIU looks to solve Chippewas

By Andrew Singer | October 21, 2010

Records can be deceiving. Or so NIU will find out if they decide to take it easy on Central Michigan this Saturday. Winners of three of the last four MAC Championship games, CMU (2-5, 0-3 MAC) is experiencing an uncharacteristically poor year. Against...

NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish rushes for a touchdown in Saturdays win over Buffalo.

Huskies beat down Bulls

By Jimmy Johnson | October 17, 2010

DeKALB | A revised second half of play by NIU led the Huskies past Buffalo Saturday, 45-14. The Huskies’ (5-2 overall, 3-0 MAC) offense was out of sync in the first half, as the NIU running game lacked its usual punch, with just 79 rushing yards on...

Huskie Sports Briefs

By Andrew Singer | October 12, 2010


NIU volleyball’s Lauren Wicinski’s Monday tradition continued this week as the MAC announced the outside hitter as the MAC West Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. The freshman racked up 59 total points in two road wins over the weekend for the Huskies. Wicinski leads the MAC in aces, points and kills.

Football: For the second straight week, NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish garnered MAC West Offensive Player of the Week honors. The redshirt junior piled up 282 total yards and two passing touchdowns against Temple. With the player of the week selection, Harnish becomes the first quarterback in NIU history to be honored in consecutive weeks.   

The NIU women’s golf record books took a hit at the 26th annual Huskie Classic. With the conclusion of Sunday’s first round, NIU set a new school record for lowest overall score in a single round with 296. NIU would wind up finishing second overall in the Huskie Classic, finishing behind Brown University.

Chandler Harnish has faced many injuries and health problems in his college career.

The roller coaster ride of Harnish’s health

By Chris Dertz | October 12, 2010

DeKALB | A roller coaster's path is an interesting thing. It can contain any number of unexpected turns and flips, mountains and valleys, and once it's begun, there's no straying from its path until you reach the end. The last eight months of Chandler...

NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish scrambles as Jason Schepler (87) runs a route in Saturdays 31-17 victory over Temple.

Third-down success key to NIU win

By Chris Dertz | October 10, 2010

In the game of football, you've got to be able to convert third downs if you want to have success. NIU's ability to move the sticks when it mattered led to a victory over the preseason MAC-favorite Temple Owls on Saturday, 31-17. The Huskies successfully...

NIU running back Chad Spann evades Minnesota defenders in the Huskies 34-23 victory.

Running back combos set stage for MAC battle

By Chris Dertz | October 7, 2010

The Huskies know they have an important game this weekend. Starting quarterback Chandler Harnish said as much, calling Saturday's matchup against Temple a game between what he feels are the two best teams in the MAC. "I think it's huge to have that homefield...

Huskie Briefs: Harnish, Wicinski, men’s golf, cross country

By Andrew Singer | October 5, 2010

For his performance against Akron on Saturday, NIU quarterback<a href=""target="_blank">Chandler Harnish received MAC West OffensivePlayer of the Week honors. The redshirt junior threw...

The results of beating Minnesota

By Chris Dertz | September 26, 2010

DeKALB | “It was our day today.” Those were the final words out of Jerry Kill’s mouth after Saturday night’s 34-23 win over Minnesota. But the NIU head coach dispelled any delusions of grandeur, spouting allthe coach speak you’d expect: Any...

5 minutes with Quarterback Chandler Harnish

By Northern Star Staff | September 24, 2010

When NIU travels to Minnesota this Saturday, it marks a return to the place where Huskie quarterback Chandler Harnish made his impressive debut. Harnish took some time to talk to the Northern Star about making the trip back up to Minneapolis, how the...

Key players: Martez Wilson and Chandler Harnish

Key players: Martez Wilson and Chandler Harnish

By Jerry Burnes and Jimmy Johnson | September 15, 2010

Illinois-LB Martez Wilson To say expectations were high for Martez Wilson when he arrived at Illinois in 2007 would be a major understatement. The junior middle linebacker received every recruit accolade coming out Simeon High School, including a rank...

NIU’s quarterback situation

By Jerry Burnes | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | When the starting quarterback was announced Saturday night at Huskie Stadium, the NIU fans gave their seal of approval and Chandler Harnish did his best to warrant the ovation. In his first game of the 2010 season, Harnish was the offensive spark...

NIU head coach Jerry Kill has not announced who will start at quarterback tonight: Chandler Harnish (pictured) or DeMarcus Grady.

A storm is brewing: NIU set to open season against Cyclones

By Jerry Burnes | September 1, 2010

When the lights click on tonight at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, the NIU football team will shed the practice shells and don full uniforms for the first time in 2010. Unlike the NFL, there have been no preseason games for NIU head coach Jerry Kill...