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The US needs to cut defense spending and condense the military

By Aaron Brooks | April 12, 2011

Have we learned anything over the past 10 years? May God have mercy on our souls because we have not. In 2010, the total amount of money appropriated for both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars equaled over a trillion dollars, according to the Congressional...

Huskies’ defense looked solid against Minnesota

By Jimmy Johnson | September 26, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS | Giving up field goals instead touchdowns is a victory for any defense. So when Minnesota failed to prolong three drives and instead had to settle for field goals, NIU’s defense knew it had done its job. Three stands by the Huskies’ defense...

NIU football found their swagger against North Dakota

By Jerry Burnes | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | There was a pulse in Huskie Stadium on Saturday night against North Dakota- the NIU football team, for the most part, found its swagger. The final score didn't tell the whole story, but the fact NIU posted 510 yards of total offense is a far...

Lost: NIU’s defensive pressure

By Chris Dertz | September 6, 2010

AMES, IOWA | To the casual observer, last Thursday’s season opener for NIU football may have looked pretty simple. A MAC team looked generally out-matched and couldn’t keep up with a deceptively talented Iowa State team. But preseason expectations...

Linebacker Kube ready to help lead on defense

By Chris Dertz | August 23, 2010

With expectations for NIU football high this season, much of the anticipation is due to the strength of its defense. Redshirt senior linebacker Alex Kube figures to be one of the leaders for a unit that held opponents under 14 points on five occasions...