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Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

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 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...

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIUs 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

By Mike Knapp | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — Through the first four games of the season, yards were hard to come by for Tre Harbison. The last four games have been a different story for the redshirt junior running back.Harbison rushed for just 223 yards in four non-conference games, but...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

By James Krause | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers makes a throw while being rushed by Vanderbilt defender at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Second-half comeback attempt falls just short in loss to Vanderbilt

By James Krause | September 29, 2019

DeKALB — A second-half resurgence on offense wasn’t enough for the football team to upset the Vanderbilt University Commodores on the road, with the Huskies losing 24-18 Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.After giving up 14 points early in the first...

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

By Matt Boecker | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer notched their first win of the season and football took one on the chin.Men’s soccerMen’s soccer goes 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Marquette University and beating Bradley University.Sophomore forward Nick Markanich opened...

Huskies drop Boca Bowl to Blazers

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The football team couldn’t keep up with the passing game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, losing the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl by a final score of 37-13.A weekend celebration of their season and their graduating players ended with the...

Huskies offense needs to air it out

By Jayce Eustice | September 26, 2018

The Huskies enter their second conference match this weekend with a 1-3 overall record. While they are 1-0 in MAC play, the Huskies had their share of ups and downs.At times, the Huskies have looked like a top college football team, but more often than...