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Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter, left, poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles with the ninth overall pick during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

COLUMN: Eagles, Texans win 2023 NFL Draft

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | May 3, 2023

DeKALB – This year's 2023 NFL Draft caught fans off guard with three quarterback selections in the top five, along with an exponential amount of defensive players being drafted in the first round. There were a few teams that fans could say won the draft,...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to Terry Bradshaw, left, and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt after the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35. (AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez)

COLUMN: 2023 NFL Playoffs what if?

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | February 16, 2023

The 2023 NFL playoffs were one of the best in recent memory. Some games were decided by injury and some came down to the wire leaving NFL fans with many questions. What would have happened if Patrick Mahomes never got hit late going out of bounds? What...

Kuchar shoots 64 to lead Riviera; Tiger wastes strong start

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods began with an unknowing tribute to Kobe Bryant by making an eagle putt that optical cameras measured at 24 feet, 8 inches. He ended his opening round with a reminder that getting around Riviera unscathed is no small task.That's...

Softball sweeps Eastern Michigan

By Krystal Ward | April 30, 2017

DeKALB — Softball completed its first conference sweep of the season when the Huskies beat the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in three games this weekend.The Huskies (27-18, 13-8 Mid-American Conference) scored 26 runs against the Eagles (15-32,...

Shane Wimann (35) celebrates a touchdown with fellow receivers Clayton Glasper (81) and Aregeros Turner (22). The Huskies caught four touchdowns in their 49-21 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Huskies gain 3-win streak at Homecoming

By Patrick Smith | October 26, 2015

Football (5-3, 3-1 MAC) throttled Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC) 49-21 in front of 17,000 fans Saturday, earning its third straight victory heading into the last stretch of the season.The Huskies started the game with a five-minute touchdown drive after...

Eastern Michigan Breakdown

By Patrick Smith | October 22, 2015

Sports writer Patrick Smith breaks down key players for the Eagles, who will take on the Huskies at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium. NIU defeated EMU 28-17 when the teams met in 2014 and have beaten them seven straight times.Quarterback:Sophomore...

Junior quarterback Drew Hare takes off for a run in a Sept. 26 game against Boston College. Hare went 11-25 in the game, throwing for 81 yards and an interception.

Football rides streak into Homecoming

By Thomas Hiley III | October 22, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) will face off against Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC) in its 109th Homecoming game on Saturday. The Eagles have lost five games in a row.NIU is on a two-game winning streak, their last win coming against Miami (Ohio) (1-6, 0-4...

Freshman forward Taylor Sarver battles for control of the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. The Huskies went on to win the game 2-0.

MAC fate ahead for women’s soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 22, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-12-1, 1-6-1 MAC) prepares for a two-game weekend that could secure its position in the MAC tournament. The team has won just one game in its last games.Bowling GreenThe Huskies, who have won one in the last eight contests, must lock...

Golladay making immediate impact

By Thomas Hiley | October 1, 2015

Junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay took a big risk when he made the decision to redshirt for NIU after two successful years of Division I college football, but he’s already putting up big numbers through just four games with the Huskies.Golladay is...

Junior running back Joel Bouagnon runs against Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Bouagnon ran for 56 yards on 16 carries in the game, scoring the only touchdown for the Huskies’ offense.

Football falls to Boston College in 17-14 bout

By Christopher Loggins | September 28, 2015

Football (2-2, 0-0 MAC) took a loss to Boston College (3-1) with a final score of 17-14, dropping its second consecutive game on its current three-game road trip.Neither team could get going on offense in the first quarter as they traded punts throughout...

Huskies gain few yards in close defeat against Boston College

By Thomas Hiley | September 26, 2015

The Huskies gained few yards in the first half what turned out to be a close defeat against Boston College at 17-14.The teams were tied up 7-7 at the end of the first half . NIU struggled to move the ball the entire game. In the first half, the Huskies...

Football set to rumble with Boston College

By Thomas Hiley | September 24, 2015

After falling to Ohio State (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) last week, football (2-1, 0-0 MAC) looks to get back on track against Boston College (2-1, 0-0 ACC) at noon on Saturday in Chestnut Hill, MA.The Huskies are coming off a close matchup against the Buckeyes,...