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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...

Football heads east for Buffalo

By Ryan Ostry | October 12, 2017

DeKALB — The football team will reach the midpoint of its season and its second Mid-American Conference game Saturday when they take on the University at Buffalo Bulls.The Bulls are coming off of a seven-overtime game Oct. 7 against the Western Michigan...

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

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.     

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...

Football players react to anthem protests

By Tom Burton | September 28, 2017

Players in the NFL are taking their disagreements to the field as some players have not been supporting the national anthem before games, whether it’s choosing not to stand or avoiding being present all together for the honoring of our country.The controversy...

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...

Redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Graham lines up against Western Illinois University Sept. 24, 2016. The Huskies begin their season against Boston College 8:30 p.m. Friday at Huskie Stadium. 

Tenure vs talent; starting quarterback position still available

By Ryan Ostry | August 28, 2017

The race of who will be calling plays as quarterback has come down to the week of the season opener, as head coach Rod Carey has yet to make the announcement. Though two strong candidates have been competing for the spot since last season, redshirt sophomore...

Football signs 22 players for upcoming season

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — The football program announced Wednesday it has brought in 22 recruits to join the 2017-18 roster. Head Coach Rod Carey recruited 20 of 22 players from the Midwest and 10 from Illinois schools.Wide receiver Cole Tucker, of DeKalb High School,...

Huskies end on high note

By Scott Nicol | November 28, 2016

Rod Carey Head Coach

Injury list lengthens

By Scott Nicol | November 17, 2016

Huskie back-ups lead football's winYPSILANTI, Michigan | After four injuries in the first half, including one to redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham, the Huskies (4-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Eastern...