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Coach guides failed season

Coach guides failed season

By Infographic by Nick Bosshart | November 28, 2016

Football finished with its worst regular season record since the team finished 2-10 in 2007 with a 31-21 victory Friday over Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.The poor season performance from the team should force NIU to quickly make a decision on whether...

In Focus: Who will win the Super Bowl?

By Northern Star staff | February 5, 2016

The Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Here are the Northern Star staff's predictions for Sunday's big game:Photo Editor Nick BosshartWinner: Carolina Panthers. Carolina quarterback Cam Newton had a dominant season...

Huskies lose MAC Championship 34-14

By Chris Loggins | December 4, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) fell in a dominating loss to Bowling Green on Friday, dropping the MAC Championship for the second time in three years.Bowling Green took over early in the contest, picking up a first quarter touchdown relatively quickly. The Huskies...

Head coach Rod Carey talks about newly signed recruits in February at the Convocation Center. The Huskies signed 11 recruits from Illinois. ”Illinois is and always will be our recruiting home, Carey said. That’s what our backbone of our program is built on.”

Top 5 winningest NIU football coaches

By Chris Loggins | October 20, 2015

NIU football has been defined by the coaches who have carried the program to new heights. Here are the top 5 most winningest coaches in Huskies history.1. George “Chick” Evans (1929-54)George “Chick” Evans is the winningest coach in the history...

Redshirt senior cornerback Paris Logan returns a kick in the game against Murray State on Saturday at Huskie Stadium. Logan picked up six tackles and a key interception in the game. He now has five interceptions in his career.

Huskies face off against No. 1 Ohio State

By Chris Loggins | September 17, 2015

After a 31-point win over Murray State last week gave football a 2-0 start to the season, the team will look to remain undefeated as it takes on No. 1 Ohio State (2-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium on ABC/ESPN2.Ohio State is also 2-0 heading into...

Ohio State Breakdown

By Chris Loggins | September 17, 2015

QuarterbackJunior quarterback Cardale Jones made a name for himself in 2014, when he stepped in as starting quarterback for the Buckeyes after an ankle injury to J.T. Barrett. Up to that point, Jones had seen action in six games and thrown for only 114...

Huskies take down UNLV 38-30

By Patrick Smith | September 8, 2015

Football (1-0, 0-0 MAC) opened the season Saturday with a win over UNLV (0-1, 0-0 MWC), rallying in the second half of the game to defeat the Rebels 38-30.UNLV opened the game with an immediate strike, scoring on a 64-yard pass from senior quarterback...

Former redshirt quarterback Jordan Lynch prepares for a throw during an Oct. 19 game against the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Huskies would go on to win by a margin of 21 points.

Football’s journey to top program in Illinois

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Storied football programs will forever hold their places in history, and NIU is no different.From the days of the undefeated 1963 team, to the 1983 hall of fame team who got NIU its first bowl win as a major college, the Huskies have always managed to...

Huskie Breakdown: key players for 2015 season

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Sports Editor Chris Loggins breaks down the Huskies' key players as the 2015 season opener approaches.OffenseWide ReceiverSenior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis exploded in 2013 after a 2012 season in which he caught 48 balls for second on the team and...

NIU head coach Rod Carey looks on during the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 23. NIU lost to the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Football’s Media Day gives look into upcoming season

By Chris Loggins | July 27, 2015

Football has officially wrapped up Media Day in Chicago, but it didn’t go without exciting interviews that were sure to gear Huskie fans up nicely for the upcoming season.Head Coach Rod Carey said he was enthusiastic heading into the year, noting his...

Redshirt sophomore Drew Hare plays in the 2014 Marathon MAC Championship game against the Bowling Green Falcons on Dec. 5 in Detroit. Hare is the third NIU quarterback to win the MAC Championship in the past four seasons.

Hare needs to lead team, not just stats

By Chris Loggins | July 20, 2015

When 2013 Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch left NIU after the 2013-14 season, he not only left very big shoes to fill, but he left a legacy that can be extremely tough to replace.Huskie fans will forever remember the immaculate run from Lynch, the former...

Lisa Carlsen, women’s basketball head coach, and Athletics Director Sean Frazier pose with a Huskie jersey Tuesday at a press conference. Carlsen joins the Huskies from Lewis University, where she coached since 2007.

Carlsen will help Huskies succeed

By Chris Loggins | July 6, 2015

With the lack of recent success for women’s basketball, a coach with a great history of winning can only be a positive step in the right direction for the program.Women’s basketball finally ended its search for a new head coach, hiring Lisa Carlsen...