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DogHouse DeKalb co-founders Jordan Delegal (left), Elliot Echols and Keith Otis prepare food at the 2014 Homecoming football game. 

DogHouse food truck hiring students

By Northern Star staff | October 16, 2015

The DogHouse food truck is hiring students from all majors for various jobs on the truck.The DogHouse — absent a truck — was introduced during the 2014 Homecoming game by alumni Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols. Gourmet grilled cheese...

NIU food truck to open Saturday

By Alexander Chettiath | April 9, 2015

The DogHouse, an alumni-owned food truck, will debut Saturday at the Huskie Bowl and Communiversity Block Party.The DogHouse is operated by alumni Keith Otis, Elliot Echols and Jordan Delegal. They plan to move to a student-operated food truck as their...

DogHouse DeKalb co-founders Jordan Delegal (left), Elliot Echols and Keith Otis prepare food at the 2014 Homecoming football game. 

Students get glimpse of DogHouse, NIU’s 1st food truck

By Northern Star staff | February 24, 2015

NIU has been given a glimpse of its first food truck via Instagram.The DogHouse, an entrepreneurial project started by three NIU alumni, raised $20,000 by Nov. 25 through Kickstarter to purchase NIU’s first student-run food truck. DogHouse co-founder...

The founders of the DogHouse DeKalb, which would be NIUs first food truck, stand with NIU President Doug Baker (in red) at Homecoming in October.

DogHouse DeKalb gets $10,000 pledge, is $3,000 short of goal with 5 days to go

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

The DogHouse DeKalb, which is using a Kickstarter to fund what would be NIU's first food truck, received a $10,000 pledge today.The "large" pledge -- which makes up half of the $20,000 sought by the Doghouse DeKalb -- was more than DogHouse co-founder...

DogHouse to raise food truck money

By Northern Star Staff | October 22, 2014

Fundraising for the DeKalb DogHouse, a campus food truck, is being done through a Kickstarter campaign with a $20,000 goal.The DogHouse, created by alumni Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols, was introduced Homecoming weekend at the Martin Luther...

Alumni food truck to launch Kickstarter

By Mitchell Spence | October 14, 2014

The alumni behind Hungry Huskies Inc. will start fundraising Monday to purchase a food truck that will provide meals during football games.Jordan Delegal, Hungry Huskies Inc. cofounder, said the goal for the company is to gain $25,000 through a crowdfunding...

Alumni fundraise to buy NIU’s 1st food truck

By Deanna Frances | September 21, 2014

Alumni are raising money to open NIU’s first food truck, the DogHouse, at the Homecoming football game.Jordan Delegal, Keith Otis and Elliot Echols created Hungry Huskies, Inc., which would manage the food truck, to align with NIU President Doug Baker’s...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Return to the field

Return to the field

By Jerry Burnes | March 28, 2012

A bird call echoed through Huskie Stadium as spring practice opened Wednesday, signaling the return of one of NIU’s wounded brothers. On a sunny, seasonably warm March afternoon with the wind whipping around the field, linebacker Devon Butler was back,...

Associated Press- West quarterback Chandler Harnish, of Northern
Illinois University, runs three yards for a touchdown against the
East during the second quarter of the East-West Shrine Classic NCAA
college football game on Saturday Jan. 21, 2012, in St. Petersburg,

Five former Huskies showcase talents in post-season games

By Brian Belford | January 23, 2012

For five former NIU football players, the culmination of their college careers happened over the weekend in three different postseason college football games.Senior outside linebacker Jordan Delegal played for the North team in the Battle of Florida All...

Nine NIU football players recieve academic honors

Nine NIU football players recieve academic honors

By Tony Osborne | January 17, 2012

With MAC Championship and Bowl victories already under their belt, nine NIU football players added more to their resume by receiving All-MAC Academic honors. "Obviously to be the conference champs on the field and then to represent the MAC...

Delegal has Hurricane connection

By Jerry Burnes | November 27, 2011

It's all about "The U." Growing up in Carol City, Fla., about 20 miles north of the University of Miami, NIU linebacker Jordan Delegal's life has been influenced by a school he never attended, but one that surrounds him at every turn. On the field at...