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NIU redshirt senior tight end Liam Soraghan turns upfield after catching a pass from freshman quarterback Nevan Cremascoli in the first quarter of Wednesdays football game between the NIU Huskies and the Miami University RedHawks. Soraghan finished the play by rolling into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, increasing the Huskies lead to 10-0. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Lost in the snow: Huskies fall short of Mallory Cup in cold-weather battle

By Joseph Segreti and Skyler Kisellus | November 17, 2022
The NIU football team ended its slate of midweek conference games with a 29-23 loss to Miami University on a snowy Wednesday night in DeKalb.
Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

By James Krause | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary...

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

Huskies sneak away with a win after late penalty by Toledo keeps the Rockets away from scoring

By James Krause | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team held off a comeback Wednesday from the University of Toledo Rockets with a late field-goal by John Richardson, redshirt first-year kicker, to win 31-28.The Huskies led 28-7 after three quarters, but Toledo scored three...

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...

Offense clicks in Huskies’ victory over Ohio

By James Krause | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Redshirt first-year kicker John Richardson emerged from Athens as the Huskies’ hero, kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired for a 39-36 win over the Ohio Bobcats.Richardson converted on the kick after missing two of three previous...

Huskies find their groove in conference win

By Mike Knapp | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — All season long, the Huskies have been looking for more consistency on offense.It finally showed up in the second half against Ohio University, as the Huskies hung 29 points on the scoreboard in the final two quarters.The final three were the...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers communicates with coaches Saturday during a match against Ball State University in an eventual 27-20 loss at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Bronze Stalk en route to Muncie as Huskies fall to Ball State

By James Krause | October 5, 2019

DeKALB — Mistakes and heavy rainfall washed away a halftime lead for the NIU football team, surrendering the Bronze Stalk trophy to the Ball State University Cardinals in a 27-20 loss Saturday at Huskie Stadium. NIU held a 17-3 lead at halftime, but...

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...

The Huskies traveled to Salt Lake City to face the University of Utah in the first of three consecutive road matches.

Second half struggles plague Huskies in loss to Utah

By James Krause | September 8, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team challenged the Utah Utes in the first half but failed to score in the second half, falling 35-17 to the 13th ranked team in the country Saturday.The Huskies were still in the game at halftime, down 21-17. NIU’s offense...