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MAC to help cover NIU’s costs for Orange Bowl

By Erin Kolb | December 9, 2012

NIU is receiving a little help from a friend. MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher pushed forward a plan to help alleviate some of the costs NIU will incur from the Orange Bowl. Steinbrecher said the MAC is buying 17,500 tickets for NIU students. Each student...

Orange Bowl bringing everyone together

By Matt Hopkinson | December 9, 2012

NIU has received a lot of unwarranted bashing from multiple sources for its Orange Bowl bid. The guru’s at ESPN believe it’s a joke, not a great story and that NIU doesn’t belong in the Orange Bowl. Meanwhile, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron...

Orange Bowl excitement brings unlikely challenge

By Lindsey Rodriguez | December 5, 2012

Trent Eaves is not afraid to show his Huskie Pride. The senior communications major decided to challenge that school spirit with a post on Twitter: “If this tweet gets 1000 RT’s I will get a huskie tattoo’d on my butt,” Eaves tweeted. Eaves took...

Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch speaks to fans at the half time rally during the Huskies basketball game. Lynch asked fans to come out and support the Huskies in their Orange Bowl game.

NIU gets in the Orange Bowl spirit with Convo pep rally

By Joe Palmer | December 5, 2012

“We’re taking our talents to South Beach!” That’s how senior defensive end Sean Progar ended his speech at the NIU Discover Orange Bowl pep rally in the Convocation Center on Wednesday. The rally, which took place at halftime during the NIU men’s...

MAC sends record number of teams to bowl games

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2012

While the MAC is not known as a conference that sends a lot of football teams to bowl games, this year seven teams earned a bid. The seven teams set a new MAC record for most teams to get bids to bowl games. The previous record had been five. NIU made...

Huskies ignore critics, prepare for game day

By Brian Earle | December 4, 2012

While NIU has been ripped apart by sports analysts all over the TV and internet since it earned a bid to the Orange Bowl Sunday, it has not gotten involved in all the talk. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit leads the charge against the Huskies and called their...

FSU to be a tough opponent in the Orange Bowl

By Brian Earle | December 4, 2012

Since NIU got selected to play in the Orange Bowl against Florida State on New Year’s Day, the media has been interested in bashing the Huskies and the BCS system for allowing them to get in. No one has taken the time to focus on the game itself and...

Progar looks forward to BCS, reflects on Huskie career

By Matt Hopkinson | December 4, 2012

Despite the last couple hectic days for NIU football, the Northern Star found time to sit down with one of the anchors of NIU’s defense: senior defensive end Sean Progar. Progar has been a big factor in the Huskies’ 12-1, MAC Championship-winning...