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Huskie football: key players for Tennessee-Martin

By Matt Hopkinson | September 5, 2012

In the upcoming game against Tennessee-Martin, NIU football will be eager to get on the field to rebound after its loss last week. For NIU to be able to come up with a victory, it will obviously need to be a team effort all around. However, there will...

Huskies secondary will be important in next game

By Brian Thomas | September 5, 2012

Although the Huskies’s defensive line was the headliner last week, the Huskies secondary will be the key in the game against Tennessee-Martin. The defensive line recorded six sacks against Iowa, which leads the NCAA in sacks, but the secondary played...

Jimmie Ward won’t stop, can’t stop blocking punts

By Jerry Burnes | September 5, 2011

When it comes to setting the tone, Jimmie Ward is always in business.Through 14 career games as an NIU safety, the sophomore has made a habit out of blocking punts. He struck again Saturday night.Ward blocked Kolin Ward's punt on the first possession...

Football springing into action

By Andrew Singer | April 21, 2011

Fans of the NIU football team will have their first opportunity to see the Dave Doeren-led Huskies at 2 p.m. Saturday.The annual spring game is the culmination of five weeks of practices in March and April. In his first year as head coach, Doeren says...

Huskie Briefs: Xavier Silas, Jordan Delegal and Mo Smunt

By Andrew Singer | November 22, 2010

Xavier Silas has been named MAC West Player of the Week following 22 and 34-point performances against Bradley and Cardinal Stritch, respectively. The senior guard on the NIU men's basketball team shot 64.3 percent from the field while sinking all 12...

Ward’s play is ‘special’

By Jimmy Johnson | November 1, 2010

College football programs know no better feeling than hitting it right with a player. But when that player is only a freshman and becomes an immediate force, everyone takes notice. Jimmie Ward makes NIU take notice. Ward has become the blocking bandit...

Huskie Briefs: Oct. 27

By Andrew Singer | October 26, 2010

After intercepting a career-high two passes in Saturday's victory over Central Michigan, NIU football's Tyrone Clark was named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The two interceptions brought the sophomore linebacker's season total to three....

Huskie Briefs: Oct. 19

By Andrew Singer | October 19, 2010

On Monday, <a href="">JimmieWard of the NIU football team was named MAC West Special TeamsPlayer of the Week for the second time this season. He garnered thedistinction after blocking...