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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

By James Krause | September 5, 2019

DeKALB — Five former NIU football players will be a part of opening week rosters in the NFL, including a rookie offensive linemen, a pair of wide receivers on rival teams, and a pair of cornerbacks.The newest Huskie to join the NFL is offensive lineman...

Five Huskies sign training camp deals

Five Huskies sign training camp deals

By Northern Star Staff | April 30, 2018

DeKalb — Five undrafted Huskie football players signed training camp deals with NFL teams for the upcoming mini-camps, according the NIU Football’s Facebook page.Shane Wimann, a fullback and tight end, signed with the New England Patriots. He led...

Huskies fly past Cardinals

By Ryan Ostry | November 9, 2017

On a frigid fall night in DeKalb, only one team came to play as the Huskies defeated the Ball State University Cardinals by a score of 63-17.“I thought all three phases [of the game] were executed at a high level for the majority of the game, “ Head...

Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Childers throws the ball in the Huskies’ 24-3 home win Oct. 7 against Kent State.

Football faces true test

By Ryan Ostry | November 2, 2017

The football team has, arguably, its biggest game of the year coming up, as Mid-American Conference title hopes are on the line against fellow rival University of Toledo Rockets.The 6-2 Huskies sit one game behind Toledo, who are 7-1. A win by NIU would...

Junior wide receiver D.J. Brown (left) runs the ball in the Huskies’ 14-13 road win Saturday at Buffalo. NIU returns to action Saturday when they face Bowling Green 1 p.m. Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Huskies defense holds off Buffalo

By Ryan Ostry | October 16, 2017

The football team put their motto of “The Hard Way” to fruition as they won a close battle with the University at Buffalo Bulls by a final score of 14-13.Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Childers led the way for the Huskies in his first career...

Senior wide receiver Christian Blake makes a catch on his way to a touchdown in the Huskies’ 34-28 loss at San Diego State Sept. 30. Blake was named Mid-American Conference player of the week Monday.     

Football ready for MAC play

By Ryan Ostry | October 5, 2017

The football team has many reasons they should be optimistic about it’s season with Mid-American Conference play approaching. The team will face the Kent State University Golden Flashes for homecoming Saturday, and there is no reason it should not dominate...

Senior wide receiver Christian Blake makes a catch on his way to a touchdown in the Huskies’ 34-28 loss at San Diego State Sept. 30. Blake was named Mid-American Conference player of the week Monday.     

Huskies lose first road game of season

By Ryan Ostry | October 2, 2017

The NIU football team dropped their first road game of a season Saturday to the No. 19 ranked San Diego State Aztecs with a score of 34-28.On a day where the Huskies beat the Aztecs 429-263 in total yards, they also turned the ball over four times, three...

Santacaterina, Huskies get first win

By Ryan Ostry | September 11, 2017

The first win of the season for the Huskies came with an offensive output of 506 yards, led by redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Santacaterina. The Huskies won wire-to-wire against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers 38-10 Saturday.“I’m extremely...

Top-5 football players to watch

By Eddie Garcia | July 31, 2017

It was a difficult season for NIU football as the team dealt with a multitude of injuries that derailed the season. Five quarterbacks appeared in the last 18 games played for the Huskies, with two season-ending injuries to Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie...

Huskies fall to the Rockets

By Tom Burton | November 10, 2016

CHICAGO | Huskie football nearly pulled off a Donald Trump-type upset but fell short Wednesday night in the Chi-Town Huskie Showdown against University of Toledo by a score of 31-24.The team lost in front of a crowd of 10,180 fans at the first ever football...

Football loses tough battle

By Patrick Smith | October 17, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies are still winless at home this season after losing to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 34-28 in triple overtime after not capitalizing on two missed field goals by Central late in regulation and overtime.This is only the...