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Five Huskies named to watch lists

By Frank Gogola | July 20, 2014

Five football upperclassmen made preseason watch lists over the past two weeks.A total of 15 watch lists are revealed during 10 days in July. The watch lists are whittled down throughout the season, and the winner of each award is announced in early December.Tommylee...

Huskies dogfight for victory over Ball State

By Brian Earle | November 14, 2013

In a game that may have decided the MAC West Champion, football bested Ball State, 48-27, in a dogfight until the end Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium.With the win, the Huskies took sole possession of first place in the MAC West and increased their winning...

Brown takes reins a No. 1 receiver

By Brian Earle | November 5, 2013

After the graduation of one of the best wide receivers in NIU history, it’s been Da’Ron Brown who has stepped up for football.Brown takes over for wide out Martel Moore, who finished his career No. 2 in receiving yards and touchdown receptions with...

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily maneuvers through the Eastern Illinois defense Saturday night at the Huskie Stadium.

NIU battles to continue win streak

By Brian Earle | September 22, 2013

Football lived up to its motto Saturday night when it defeated Eastern Illinois at Huskie Stadium, 43-39, “the hard way.”The Huskies (3-0) quickly found themselves facing their biggest deficit of the season, 20-0, in the middle of the first quarter....

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily makes a leaping play Saturday against Idaho.

Football answers to ‘adversity’ in game

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2013

Going into Moscow, Idaho, as heavy favorites, NIU football (2-0) used a second-half rally to escape with a victory over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).After falling behind 28-14 with 9:35 to play in the second half, the Huskies outscored the Vandals 31-7 to...

Junior wide out TommyLee Lewis about to be tackled by a Hawkeye defender late August at Kinnick Stadium. NIU will face the Vandals in their second match of the season on Saturday.

Snatching Victory: Football defeats Big Ten’s Iowa in final seconds of Saturday game

By Brian Earle | September 3, 2013

Revenge may not have been on NIU football’s mind, but that’s exactly what the team got Saturday in Iowa City.In a rematch with the Hawkeyes (0-1), the Huskies (1-0) rolled into hostile Kinnick Stadium and rallied for a 30-27 victory in their season...

Final drive proved football can dig deep

By Frank Gogola | September 3, 2013

With less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, NIU was trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) by seven points and it appeared all hope was lost.The Huskies refused to fold in the raucous environment of Kinnick Stadium and...

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Clayton Glasper wraps up a pass football Sunday during the Huskies preseason practice.

Football sports new faces at wide receiver

By Brian Earle | August 27, 2013

The success of a team depends highly on its ability to rebuild and reload after losing players to graduation and other scenarios.NIU football has been able to do this very well, especially at the wide receiver position.The Huskies go into this season...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

Lynch leads Huskies to win over Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | October 28, 2012

Despite giving up more points than in its last three games combined, NIU came from behind to defeat Western Michigan on the road Saturday. NIU (8-1, 5-0 MAC) has now won eight straight games this season, and with its 48-34 victory over the Broncos (3-6,...

Huskies ability to adjust leads them to victory over Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | October 28, 2012

There are a plethora of reasons that NIU football was able to win its eighth straight game of the season with its victory over Western Michigan Saturday. One reason that could be cited is the play from junior quarterback Jordan Lynch. Another reason could...

Huskies go big on fourth down

By Brian Thomas | October 14, 2012

NIU football’s aggressive style of play paid off in a big way in its 45-3 victory over Buffalo Saturday. On five occasions when the Huskies were not able to convert on third down, they decided to forgo a field goal or punt and go for it on fourth down....