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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....

Freshman linebacker Jamaal Payton (33) takes down the Eagles ball carrier Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

Football’s fall in BCS rankings not all bad

By Frank Gogola | November 5, 2013

Although it may sound strange, NIU fans should not be that upset the Huskies (9-0, 5-0 MAC) fell to No. 18 (.3169) in the latest BCS standings.In Week Three of the BCS standings, the Huskies came in at No. 20 (.2770) in the Harris Poll, No. 20 (.2639)...

Bowl math: How NIU will get back to a BCS game

By Brian Earle | October 14, 2013

Last season, football defied the odds when it made its first ever BCS Bowl game appearance in the Discover Orange Bowl. With the No. 23 Huskies ranked in both major polls and undefeated after their first six games of the season, it is not farfetched to...

A breakdown of the MAC West quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Ball State The Cardinals are counting on new head coach Pete Lembo to help the passing game. Lembo coached the second-best passing attack with the Division II Elon Phoenix, and hopes to bring the same numbers to Ball State. Sophomore quarterback Keith...

Chandler Harnish points to the sky after scoring his first rushing touchdown of the game in the first quarter of NIUs 40-17 Humanitarian Bowl victory against Fresno State.

NIU beats Fresno State in first bowl game victory since 2004

By Andrew Singer | January 17, 2011

December had not been kind to the NIU football team leading up to the Huskies 40-17 win over Fresno State in the uDrove Humanitarian Bowl. NIU (11-3 overall, 8-0 MAC) lost to Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game on Dec. 3. The team lost its head coach...

Commentary: NIU football played in a bowl game it had a chance of winning

By Andrew Singer | January 17, 2011

Last month, the NIU football team went to a bowl game it deserved to be in and played a team of comparable ability. Nice concept, isn't it? It's unfortunate this notion has been lost on NIU in recent years. The Huskies - along with many other mid-major...

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