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NIU football: Black team routs Cardinal team at Huskie Bowl

By Frank Gogola | April 13, 2015

Defense stole the show in the third annual Huskie Bowl as Team Black shut out Team Cardinal Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Team Black picked off Team Cardinal on the third play off the scrimmage, running it back for a touchdown, and the 21-0 rout was on.“Anytime...

Huskie Bowl 2015

By Nick Smith | April 12, 2015

Football divided into the Black Team and Cardinal Team for the 2015 Huskie Bowl. The Black Team won, 21-0.

Guide: Where and how to donate to tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Two people were left dead and at least 11 injured after tornadoes swept through northern Illinois on Thursday.Donations for the tornado victims are being accepted throughout the area. Look below for a complete guide for how and where you can donate:DeKalbDeKalb...

Donations for tornado victims being accepted at Huskie Bowl block party

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Those attending the Huskie Bowl can also donate supplies for the victims of Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois.Donations will be accepted at tables during the Communiversity Block Party on the west side of Huskie Stadium. The tables will be staffed...

NIU food truck to open Saturday

By Alexander Chettiath | April 9, 2015

The DogHouse, an alumni-owned food truck, will debut Saturday at the Huskie Bowl and Communiversity Block Party.The DogHouse is operated by alumni Keith Otis, Elliot Echols and Jordan Delegal. They plan to move to a student-operated food truck as their...

Defense injuries lead to Huskie Bowl changes

By Frank Gogola | April 17, 2014

The Huskie Bowl, 3 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium, will have a new format but should bring the same competitive feel.Instead of the teams originally drafted and the seven-series-apiece scrimmage used in the past, this year’s format will be more of...

Sophomore wide-reciever, Jacob Brinlee runs the ball for a gain after a successful pass Saturday at the Huskie Bowl scrimmage.

Huskie Bowl game showed weaknesses in football team

By Matt Hopkinson | April 23, 2013

After watching the Huskie Bowl, I can’t say I’m 100 percent certain as to how the football team will do this season. The biggest issue I see is that the team is very dependent on senior quarterback Jordan Lynch. Redshirt freshman Drew Hare has found...

Huskie Bowl brough out friendly competition

By Matt Hopkinson | April 21, 2013

As the inaugural Huskie Bowl was under way, the effects of drafting the teammates to play against each other was in full evidence. The Huskies were drafted into two squads--Black and Cardinal--and were led through the game by assistant coaches Joe Tripodi,...

Football to compete in annual Red and Black game

By Matt Hopkinson | April 17, 2013

The football team will look to find the right balance of fun and hard work as it gets set to play in the inaugural Huskie Bowl at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The concept was spearheaded by the coaching staff, which is led by head coach Rod Carey. The team has...