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Lynch reflects on FSU, the Orange Bowl, and the MAC

By James Krause | September 19, 2018

The first time the NIU football team played Florida State was in the 2013 Orange Bowl, thanks in part to quarterback Jordan Lynch. Following a playing career that took him from quarterback to running back, Chicago to Edmonton, Lynch has started coaching...

Former quarterback signed as coach

By Scott A. Nicol | March 9, 2017

DeKALB — Jordan Lynch, former Huskie quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist, is returning to his alma mater.Lynch will take over as the running backs coach, Head Coach Rod Carey announced today, according to a March 8 media release.Lynch said he didn’t...

Huskies earn 1st home win

By Scott Nicol | October 24, 2016

NIU quarterback rushes 125 yardsDeKALB | Senior wide receiver Aregeros Turner returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and the Huskies never looked back in a 44-7 victory over University at Buffalo in the 110th homecoming game at Huskie Stadium.“I...

Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare practices in fall camp before the start of the 2015 season. Through three games, Hare has thrown for six touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Huskies to a 2-1 record.

Five minutes with Drew Hare

By Patrick Smith | September 24, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare has made strides since becoming a full-time starter in 2014. He proved putting him on the field was a good decision by throwing 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions in his first year as a starter. He also threw for more...

Former redshirt quarterback Jordan Lynch prepares for a throw during an Oct. 19 game against the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Huskies would go on to win by a margin of 21 points.

Football’s journey to top program in Illinois

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Storied football programs will forever hold their places in history, and NIU is no different.From the days of the undefeated 1963 team, to the 1983 hall of fame team who got NIU its first bowl win as a major college, the Huskies have always managed to...

Redshirt sophomore Drew Hare plays in the 2014 Marathon MAC Championship game against the Bowling Green Falcons on Dec. 5 in Detroit. Hare is the third NIU quarterback to win the MAC Championship in the past four seasons.

Hare needs to lead team, not just stats

By Chris Loggins | July 20, 2015

When 2013 Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch left NIU after the 2013-14 season, he not only left very big shoes to fill, but he left a legacy that can be extremely tough to replace.Huskie fans will forever remember the immaculate run from Lynch, the former...

NIU football: Da’Ron Brown runs routes for NFL scouts at Pro Day

By Frank Gogola | March 6, 2015

Running routes is what Da’Ron Brown’s all about.Brown, former Huskies wide receiver, ran routes and did position drills during NIU’s Pro Day on Friday at the Chessick Practice Center.“I’m pretty sure they [the scouts] would say I probably have...

Redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch carries the ball against Purdue Sep. 28 in West Lafayette, Ind. Lynch threw for 2,892 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,920 yards and 23 touchdowns in his Heisman campaign.

5 Things to Know Today: Jan. 15, 2014

By Northern Star Staff | January 15, 2015

1. Jordan Lynch signs with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.2. Obama calls upon Congress, states and cities to create paid leave measures for millions of workers.3. Free climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson complete a 19-day...

Quarterback Jordan Lynch scans and prepares to launch the ball downfield during Saturdays game against Central Michigan.

Lynch headed to Canadian league

By Frank Gogola | January 15, 2015

After calling himself a NIU Huskie and a Chicago Bear — albeit briefly — quarterback Jordan Lynch can now call himself an Edmonton Eskimo.Lynch signed a three-year contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on Wednesday. He...

Redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch carries the ball against Purdue Sep. 28 in West Lafayette, Ind. Lynch threw for 2,892 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 1,920 yards and 23 touchdowns in his Heisman campaign.

Football: Former NIU Huskie Jordan Lynch signs with CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos

By Northern Star staff | January 14, 2015

Former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, according to a news release.Lynch was a Heisman finalist during his tenure at NIU. He broke several NCAA, MAC and NIU records, and was named a MAC...

NIU football a beacon of light in a dark football city

December 16, 2014

Part of me thought the playoff-eliminated Chicago Bears (5-9) would come out and play for pride against the equally struggling New Orleans Saints (6-8) Monday at Soldier Field in Chicago.Sadly, it became apparent the Bears had more or less checked out...

Season ticket sales down in NIU’s post-Lynch era

By Frank Gogola | October 2, 2014

Football season tickets sales fell by 890 from 2013 to 2014.There were 4,243 season tickets sold for the 2013 season and 3,353 season tickets sold so far for the 2014 season, marking a 20.9 percent decrease. The 3,353 season ticket sales was slightly...