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Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

Footballs Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but thats changing Friday

Football’s Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but that’s changing Friday

By Frank Gogola | December 4, 2014

For Tyler Loos, redshirt senior left tackle, the fifth time’s the charm.Loos missed the Huskies’ MAC title game each of the last four seasons due to redshirting or being sidelined with injuries. He’ll see his first MAC Championship game action when...

Employees eligible for 100 free tickets

By Northern Star Staff | December 1, 2014

Faculty and staff are eligible to receive one free ticket to the MAC Championship game, which is Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.One hundred free tickets are available to employees who call 815-752-6800 or go to the ticket office at the Convocation Center.Tickets...

NIU students celebrate Homecoming weekend by tailgating outside of Huskie Stadium Saturday before the football game.

NIU offers $20 student fan package for 2014 MAC Championship football game

By Northern Star Staff | November 30, 2014

NIU will sell a student fan bus package to the MAC Championship as the Huskies face the Bowling Green Falcons Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The $20 packages include a coach bus ride to Ford Field, dinner at Rub BBQ Pub in Detroit, one student game ticket...

Rapid Reaction: NIU football 31, Western Michigan Broncos 21

November 28, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (10-2, 7-1 MAC) scored the game’s final 24 points to beat the Western Michigan Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MAC), 31-21, to clinch the MAC West title.How it happened: Freshman kicker Christian Hagan split the uprights on a 40-yard field...

NIU vs. BGSU, MAC Championship 2013

BCS hopes dashed in MAC Champion loss

By Frank Gogola | December 6, 2013

After perfection through its first 12 games, football stood 60 minutes away from a second straight BCS bowl, but Bowling Green shattered NIU’s dream of crashing the party Friday at the MAC Championship.The Huskies (12-1, 8-1 MAC) fell 47-27 to the Bowling...

Dave Doeren, former NIU football head coach, poses with the MAC Championship trophy and members of his team at the MAC Championship in Detroit in 2012. After securing the trophy for the second year in a row, NIU was chosen to play in the BCS’s Orange Bowl.

NIU to fight for three-peat in MAC Champ game Friday

By Brian Earle | December 5, 2013

Football is heading back to Detroit for the fourth consecutive season, this time with a chance for a three-peat when it takes on Bowling Green for the MAC Championship 7 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.The Falcons’ (9-3, 7-1 MAC) defensive unit...

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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Story of the year for NIU sports

By Jimmy Johnson | May 6, 2012

Scott Wedige said it was a moment of disbelief. After kicker Mathew Sims nailed a 33-yard game winning field goal, the long road back to Detroit for NIU football was over: the Huskies had clinched their first MAC Championship in nearly 30 years. “The...

Referee flop, bad omen doesn’t affect Huskies in big game

By Brian Belford | December 4, 2011

In cavernous Ford Field, the words echoed like thunder across the arena: "Northern Iowa wins the toss".The referee caught himself before the "wa" in Iowa tumbled out of his mouth completely, but the damage had been done.The bad omen was compounded as...