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Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers stands in the pocket Saturday after throwing to a receiver during an eventual 27-24 loss against Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Mallory Cup stays in Oxford as Huskies fall to Miami–Ohio

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

Huskie defends waits for the RedHawks’ snap Saturday during an eventual 27-24  loss to Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore Drew Hare plays in the 2014 Marathon MAC Championship game against the Bowling Green Falcons on Dec. 5 in Detroit. Hare is the third NIU quarterback to win the MAC Championship in the past four seasons.

Hare needs to lead team, not just stats

By Chris Loggins | July 20, 2015

When 2013 Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch left NIU after the 2013-14 season, he not only left very big shoes to fill, but he left a legacy that can be extremely tough to replace.Huskie fans will forever remember the immaculate run from Lynch, the former...

MAC title game defeat leaves Huskies stunned

By Jack Manning | December 9, 2013

DeKalb | Huskies fans mourned the team’s Friday loss of the MAC title game at Ford Field.The game marked NIU’s fourth consecutive trip to its conference’s championship, and NIU’s victory over the Bowling Green Falcons would have meant a trip to...

Daniels an offensive powerhouse, takes pressure off Lynch in MAC title game

By Matt Hopkinson | December 4, 2012

It’s been a bittersweet weekend respite for NIU football fans. The Huskies captured their second straight MAC Championship title on Friday night with their overtime victory over Kent State. Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch broke Denard Robinson’s national...

Progar looks forward to BCS, reflects on Huskie career

By Matt Hopkinson | December 4, 2012

Despite the last couple hectic days for NIU football, the Northern Star found time to sit down with one of the anchors of NIU’s defense: senior defensive end Sean Progar. Progar has been a big factor in the Huskies’ 12-1, MAC Championship-winning...

Baxter, Jefferson, Schepler and Sterling selected to Academic All-District team for football

By Northern Star Staff | November 12, 2012

Senior defensive end Alan Baxter, senior defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson, senior tight end Jason Schepler and sophomore fullback Rob Sterling were all selected to the Academic All-District first team. With their selection to the All-District first team,...

Key players: Toledo Rockets

By Matt Hopkinson | November 12, 2012

Quarterback: Selected in the 40th round of the MLB Draft, junior quarterback Terrance Owens is quite the athlete. He’s not a bad signal caller, either, it turns out. The 6’4” quarterback has thrown for more than 2,400 yards on the season, while...

Key matchups: NIU vs. Toledo

By Matt Hopkinson | November 12, 2012

Martel Moore vs. Jermaine Robinson: Just one yard shy of setting a career high in reception yards, senior Moore has been the No. 1 receiver for NIU this season. With close to 750 yards on the season and eight touchdown receptions, Moore will have to come...

Huskies hope to take down Rockets, move onto Detroit

By Brian Thomas | November 7, 2012

Well, the stage has been set for Tuesday’s showdown between NIU and the Toledo Rockets. While the Huskies (9-1, 6-0 MAC) were resting up on their bye week, the Rockets (8-2, 5-1 MAC) were in action Tuesday night against Ball State. With a win, the Rockets...

Huskies, Rockets jump in ranking polls

By Northern Star Staff | November 6, 2012

With the Huskies dominating victory over MAC bottom-feeder Massachusetts, 63-0, they saw a noticeable increase in votes from the polls this week. After receiving 12 votes in The Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received the most of...

MAC football deserves respect

By Brian Thomas | November 6, 2012

This season the Mid-American Conference has shown the rest of college football it is worthy of some respect and recognition. Already, this season, the MAC has six bowl-eligible teams; Kent State, Ohio and Bowling Green from the East Division; Northern...

Huskies use downtime to prepare for Toledo

By Matt Hopkinson | November 4, 2012

While I had opined that there was no real possible or legitimate reason for NIU football to lose to UMass, it was still huge that the Huskies won. The win served many purposes. A less important function: It keeps the Huskies’ multiple streaks (home,...