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Huskies impress with rotations in offensive line, Bowers Childers ‘two-headed moster’

By Mike Knapp | November 14, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — This season has certainly been a test of character for the Huskies.Between close losses and key injuries, it seems like NIU has been scratching and clawing for everything it has gotten all season long.In a must-win game Tuesday night...

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

By James Krause | November 13, 2019

DeKALB — The football team has benefited from several explosive plays, allowing it to hold a 14-7 halftime lead over the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies are averaging 7.6 yards per rush, with a 40-yard touchdown run making the difference.Redshirt...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies take break to ramp up intensity in preparation for Toledo

By James Krause | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The football team is trying to make the most of its three additional days of preparation for the Wednesday night road matchup against the University of Toledo Rockets.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said he wasn’t prepared for the physicality of...

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Saturday’s defeat to CMU saw Huskies concede most points in a loss since 2016

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team couldn’t contain the Central Michigan University Chippewas’ run game, nor produce anything on the ground in a 48-10 road loss Saturday.The Huskies’ rushing attack couldn’t put together an attack during Saturday's...

Huskies struggle in the first half, currently down to CMU at the half

By James Krause | November 2, 2019

DeKALB — A change at quarterback has sparked NIU to some points, but the Huskies still trail the Central Michigan University Chippewas 38-10 at halftime.While redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers started the game, senior quarterback Ross Bowers...

Daniel Crawford, redshirt senior tight end, muscles away an opponent Aug. 31 2019 after a catch against Illinois State University during NIUs 24-10 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Crawford has emerged as a top athlete but not without trials and tribulations

By James Krause | November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Daniel Crawford’s style of playing high school basketball earned him a nickname that could just as easily apply to his style of playing football.“In basketball, they nicknamed me ‘Chevy’ because I was physical but also smooth,” Crawford,...

Junior defensive end Matt Lorbeck awaits pre snap Saturday as the defense looks to its coaches for the next call during NIUs 49-0 win against Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies prepare for inclement weather, defensive line sees tough matchup against CMU offense

By James Krause | October 31, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature could play a role in the Huskies’ game Saturday with AccuWeather forecasting potential snow showers for that day. Hammock said the forecasts play a factor in gameplaning.Weather affected the Huskies’ gameplay Saturday against...

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIUs 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

By Mike Knapp | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — Through the first four games of the season, yards were hard to come by for Tre Harbison. The last four games have been a different story for the redshirt junior running back.Harbison rushed for just 223 yards in four non-conference games, but...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

By James Krause | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing...

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

By James Krause | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three...