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Caleb Wright, redshirt first-year defensive tackle, rushes out of the tunnel Oct. 5 before kick off against Ball State University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies intend to compete with a depleted roster, Jones-Davis, Walker done for season

By Maddie Barrett | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Injuries and suspensions have dealt a blow to the football team, but Head Coach Thomas Hammock said his team needs to perform with the players available.“That’s what it is,” Hammock said. “Nobody cares. You think [University of Akron]...

Redshirt sophomore cornerback Jalen McKie running Tuesday Oct. 1 during practice at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

McKie makes leap in NIU secondary, Hammock praises the redshirt sophomore

By Mike Knapp | October 3, 2019

Redshirt sophomore cornerback Jalen McKie running Tuesday Oct. 1 during practice at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Huskies allow most points in a loss since 2016 in a 44-8 loss to Nebraska

By James Krause | September 15, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team committed a multitude of errors on its way to a blowout 44-8 loss Saturday against the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.Head Coach Thomas Hammock took responsibility for the loss, saying his team didn’t play well enough...

Balance key for football to compete again

By Mike Knapp | September 15, 2019

LINCOLN — Over the course of the last two weeks, the Huskies have faced the two toughest opponents they will see on their schedule this season.NIU heads into a bye week before heading to Nashville to play Vanderbilt University on Sep. 28 to close out...

At the 50: Huskies anchored by experienced defense in win over ISU

By Mike Knapp | September 1, 2019

DeKALB —The Huskies entered the 2019 season with a defense that has a chance to be very, very good.While there were some question marks on the offensive side of the football, the defense was back with a deep and experienced unit. The Huskies were ready...