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NFL vets visit for pro football clinic

By Northern Star Staff | April 16, 2014

Athletics will hold the second annual X’s and O’s with the Pros Men’s Football Clinic 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center.Headlining the list of pros for the 2014 event is former Chicago Bears running back Garrett Wolfe;...

Football ready for action; Carey says losses on defense won’t hurt

By Brian Earle | August 8, 2013

Football was back in the air in DeKalb on Wednesday, when the Huskies took the field in pads for the first time this summer.The Huskies are coming off an historic season in which they repeated as MAC Champions, defeating Kent State in the MAC Championship,...

Moore aims for the history books

By Brian Earle | December 29, 2012

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore has put together one of the best statistical seasons in wide receiver history at NIU. This season, Moore caught 71 passes, which is the fifth-most in a singles season, for 1,054 yards, which is fourth-most in a single...

Bowers awaits opportunity

By Matt Hopkinson | December 29, 2012

The running back situation for NIU football has been part of an ongoing evolution all season long. With the loss of Jamal Womble, the injuries to Leighton Settle and Keith Harris Jr. and the eventual emergence of Akeem Daniels, one player has kept his...

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,...

Seniors take title of most winningest in NIU history

By Matt Hopkinson | October 22, 2012

With a 37-7 win over Akron Saturday, the 2012-2013 senior class surpassed last year’s seniors as the most winningest in NIU school history. Last year’s seniors featured such standout players as MVP quarterback Chandler Harnish, second leading receiver...

Huskies go big on fourth down

By Brian Thomas | October 14, 2012

NIU football’s aggressive style of play paid off in a big way in its 45-3 victory over Buffalo Saturday. On five occasions when the Huskies were not able to convert on third down, they decided to forgo a field goal or punt and go for it on fourth down....

Tight ends often overlooked in football

By Matt Hopkinson | September 25, 2012

While there are a myriad of reasons NIU has been able to find success in its running game this season, one that may go overlooked is the tight ends. While seldom incorporated into the passing element of the offense, junior quarterback Jordan Lynch knows...

Huskie football key positions

By Matt Hopkinson | September 12, 2012

Quarterback: At quarterback the focal point will be Jordan Lynch once again. What will be interesting to watch for is the situation Lynch will be placed in. In the last game against Tennessee-Martin, Lynch rushed far fewer times than against Iowa, and...

Freshman volleyball player Justine Schepler, pictured, and her brother, junior football player Jason Schepler, try to support each other as much as possible as NIU athletes.

From the same pack

By Jerry Burnes | October 5, 2010

It's not out of the ordinary to see siblings attending the same the college no matter the age difference. Being a student-athlete tends to complicate that system, as the siblings might find their student-athlete needs are met at different schools. This...

NIU linebacker Alex Kube tackles a Purdue player during a game last season. The senior has been named a captain for the 2010 season.

Kill announces captains for 2010 season

By Jerry Burnes | August 30, 2010

DeKALB | Jerry Kill announced team captains, also called the NIU Leadership Council, after the team's practice on Saturday. Six captains were voted on by the Huskies and then approved by the coaching staff. Senior defensive end Jake Coffman, senior linebacker...