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Football puts mind to test against Iowa

By Frank Gogola | August 26, 2013

Sun Life Stadium is nearly 1,500 miles away from Huskie Stadium, but the NIU Orange Bowl performance is a million miles away in the minds of the football players.Trailing 17-10 heading into the fourth quarter of the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl game, the...

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,...

 Junior quarterback, Jordan Lynch (#6) runs the football against Kent State on January 1 at the 2013 MAC championship.

‘Lynch for 6’ looking to gain attention

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

The big question surrounding the football team last season was if quarterback Jordan Lynch could fill the shoes of former quarterback Chandler Harnish. Lynch answered that question quickly and in a big way by giving one of the best statistical performances...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Football: Who to look out for

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

Stepping into a championship team can be intimidating, but with players moving on, football will need to look at different personnel to step up. Last season, former wide receivers Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were big parts of the Huskies’ offense...

Seminoles too much for Huskies

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

On the biggest stage NIU football has ever played on, the bright lights of the Orange Bowl proved to be too much in its matchup against Florida State on New Year’s Day. The Huskies played the Seminoles close for three quarters, but the 31-10 Florida...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskie fans celebrate team’s homecoming

By Joe Palmer | January 2, 2013

“It was a great experience. We gave it our all and our fans were incredible.” That’s what junior quarterback Jordan Lynch had to say to all the NIU students, alumni, professors and DeKalb residents who lined up in the cold to welcome the Huskies...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Huskies’ play leads to missed opportunities

By Brian Earle | January 1, 2013

While looking at the final score of the Orange Bowl between NIU and Florida State, one would assume the Seminoles proved the Huskies didn’t belong on one of the biggest stages in college football. However, the Huskies may have had more to do with that...

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

Huskies down 14-3 at halftime

By Matt Hopkinson | January 1, 2013

The Florida State Seminoles won the opening coin toss in the Orange Bowl and chose to defer possession. The NIU Huskies went three and out on their opening possession, but got the ball back on a Nick O’Leary fumble, forced by Rashaan Melvin and recovered...

Young Huskies gain valuable experience

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

While getting a BCS berth has certainly panned out to be one of the best ways to send out the winningest senior class in NIU history, it helps the returning players as well. “It sets a tone for them, it really does,” said coach Rod Carey. “It shows...

NIU junior quarterback Jordan Lynch stands with his high school football coach and supporter, Frank Lenti. Lenti is the head football coach at Mount Carmel High School.

Huskies plan for Manuel

By Brian Earle | December 30, 2012

For some teams, game planning for a dual-threat, mobile quarterback can be a challenge. However, this will not be the case for NIU’s defense. The Huskies’ defense will feel comfortable going up against Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, as they...

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...