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Maxwell putting up career numbers

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Senior tight end Desroy Maxwell is in his final season as a Huskie, and is looking to finish the year on a positive note.Maxwell has put up career numbers in 2015, catching 19 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns, all of which are career highs. He...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...

Huskies take down UNLV 38-30

By Patrick Smith | September 8, 2015

Football (1-0, 0-0 MAC) opened the season Saturday with a win over UNLV (0-1, 0-0 MWC), rallying in the second half of the game to defeat the Rebels 38-30.UNLV opened the game with an immediate strike, scoring on a 64-yard pass from senior quarterback...

NIU football: Huskies more ‘versatile’ on offense

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

On paper, football should be a much more pass-heavy team than in past years.The Huskies lose Da’Ron Brown and his team-leading 1,065 receiving yards, but they return eight receivers — six of whom played in 11 or more games — from last year’s squad....

Redshirt senior tailback Cameron Stingily rushes down the field Tuesday at Huskie Stadium against the Toledo Rockets. The Huskies used two second-half touchdowns from Stingily to help secure a significant victory in the MAC standings.

Football notches signature win

By Frank Gogola | November 12, 2014

Football did more in its win over the Toledo Rockets than position itself on the inside track to play in the MAC Championship game: It showed this year’s team deserves to make what has become an annual trek to Detroit.The Huskies (8-2, 5-1 MAC) showed...

5 minutes with… Craig Harmon

By Frank Gogola | September 22, 2014

Craig Harmon, tight ends and fullbacks coach, is back with the Huskies after nearly a decade away from the programAs a walk-on at NIU in 1998, Harmon was tabbed as the Huskies’ starting quarterback as a true freshman in the fourth game of the season...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare throws the ball during Saturday’s 48-34 victory over the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Hare went 18-of-28 for 285 yards and three touchdowns through the air and carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and one touchdown.

Football suppresses Rebels’ comeback attempt

By Frank Gogola | September 14, 2014

Football scored the game’s final two touchdowns en route to its third win in as many games this season.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2), 48-34, Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The win upped the Huskies’ all-time...

Late heroics cement win for football

By Frank Gogola | September 14, 2014

Following a third quarter and early fourth quarter to forget, football (3-0) bookended a timely interception with two fourth-quarter scoring drives to escape Las Vegas with a 48-34 win over the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2).The Rebels knotted the game,...

Huskies end season with loss at Poinsettia Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 27, 2013

No. 23 football (12-2, 8-1 MAC) suffered its second loss of the season – and second loss in a row – as it fell, 21-14, to the Utah State Aggies (9-5, 7-2 MW) in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium...

Huskies take down Zips in Homecoming

By Brian Earle | October 14, 2013

In front of a capacity crowd at Huskie Stadium, No. 23 NIU football came away with a 27-20 victory in its Homecoming matchup with Akron on Saturday.The victory increased the Huskies’ (6-0, 2-0 MAC) home-game winning streak to 23, which is a new MAC...

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...

Seminoles too much for Huskies

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

On the biggest stage NIU football has ever played on, the bright lights of the Orange Bowl proved to be too much in its matchup against Florida State on New Year’s Day. The Huskies played the Seminoles close for three quarters, but the 31-10 Florida...