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A member of the crowd at Barstool Sports’ live presentation of the Barstool College Football Show on Wednesday holding up a cellphone to film the ending of the show at Fatty’s Pub & Grille. Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports president, announced the show’s season in early September, which included NIU in a series of Mid-American Conference games covered by the Barstool show. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Barstool Sports draws excitement to NIU community

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub & Grille hosted popular media group Barstool Sports’ Barstool College Football Show as the second episode of a two part series covering mid-week Mid-American Conference football games, the first being hosted Tuesday in Toledo,...

The Huskies run onto the field Oct. 5 at Huskie Stadium before a game against Ball State University.

Fatty’s to host NIU versus Central Michigan watch party

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2019

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will host a football watch party 11 a.m. Saturday for the NIU versus Central Michigan University game.The Huskies stand at 3–5 this season. NIU is coming off a Homecoming game victory where the Huskies...

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host a musical duo Friday evening.

DeKalb Public Library to host musical duo for Autumn and the Moon Concert

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | October 3, 2019

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host the musical duo of Deane Myers and Layni Katz 7 p.m. Friday at the Autumn and the Moon Concert. The pianist/vocalist duo will perform until 8:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages will also be provided by Fatty’s...

Mission to retire in 2021, pup hired as replacement

By Parker Otto | September 18, 2019

The NIU Alumni Association announced Monday that NIU’s beloved mascot Mission will retire in 2021, after nearly a decade of service. It was also announced that a Huskie puppy named Mission II will follow Mission to begin training as NIU’s mascot,...