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Football ready for action; Carey says losses on defense won’t hurt

By Brian Earle | August 8, 2013

Football was back in the air in DeKalb on Wednesday, when the Huskies took the field in pads for the first time this summer.The Huskies are coming off an historic season in which they repeated as MAC Champions, defeating Kent State in the MAC Championship,...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Football: Who to look out for

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

Stepping into a championship team can be intimidating, but with players moving on, football will need to look at different personnel to step up. Last season, former wide receivers Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were big parts of the Huskies’ offense...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Huskies’ play leads to missed opportunities

By Brian Earle | January 1, 2013

While looking at the final score of the Orange Bowl between NIU and Florida State, one would assume the Seminoles proved the Huskies didn’t belong on one of the biggest stages in college football. However, the Huskies may have had more to do with that...

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

By Matt Hopkinson | January 1, 2013

The Florida State Seminoles won the opening coin toss in the Orange Bowl and chose to defer possession. The NIU Huskies went three and out on their opening possession, but got the ball back on a Nick O’Leary fumble, forced by Rashaan Melvin and recovered...

Secondary will play large role in bowl game

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

NIU football has not faced a ranked team this season. It has not faced a team that has the playmaking ability on either side of the ball like Florida State has. Defensively, this puts a lot of pressure on all the players, but especially the secondary....

NIU junior quarterback Jordan Lynch stands with his high school football coach and supporter, Frank Lenti. Lenti is the head football coach at Mount Carmel High School.

Huskies plan for Manuel

By Brian Earle | December 30, 2012

For some teams, game planning for a dual-threat, mobile quarterback can be a challenge. However, this will not be the case for NIU’s defense. The Huskies’ defense will feel comfortable going up against Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, as they...

NIU wins second straight MAC Championship

NIU wins second straight MAC Championship

By Matt Hopkinson | November 30, 2012

NIU football has attained the status of MAC champion for the second year in a row. The Huskies (12-1 9-0 MAC) did not have the best start of their season against Kent State (11-2, 8-1 MAC), as the Golden Flashes opened the scoring early. Kent State took...

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Some Huskies have home advantage in Kansas away game

By Brian Belford | September 7, 2011

They're not in Kansas anymore. When the Huskies play the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Saturday night, it will be a reunion of sorts for many NIU players and coaches. It will be interesting to see how head coach Dave Doeren reacts once he hits the field....