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Hare takes home 2nd MAC West Player of the Week of season

By Christopher Loggins | October 29, 2015

Junior quarterback Drew Hare took home the award for MAC West Division Player of the Week after his play in a 49-21 blowout over Eastern Michigan.Hare threw for 267 yards on 24-38 passing, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for...

Shane Wimann (35) celebrates a touchdown with fellow receivers Clayton Glasper (81) and Aregeros Turner (22). The Huskies caught four touchdowns in their 49-21 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Huskies gain 3-win streak at Homecoming

By Patrick Smith | October 26, 2015

Football (5-3, 3-1 MAC) throttled Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC) 49-21 in front of 17,000 fans Saturday, earning its third straight victory heading into the last stretch of the season.The Huskies started the game with a five-minute touchdown drive after...

Huskie Breakdown Pt. 2: key players for 2015 football

By Christopher Loggins | August 27, 2015

OffenseQuarterback2015 marks the first season that redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare will come into a season as a sure-fired starter. Coming into last season, Hare was battling for a starting spot before earning and maintaining it for the final 12...

NIU football: Huskies more ‘versatile’ on offense

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

On paper, football should be a much more pass-heavy team than in past years.The Huskies lose Da’Ron Brown and his team-leading 1,065 receiving yards, but they return eight receivers — six of whom played in 11 or more games — from last year’s squad....

NIU football spring camp notebook: Receivers dominate, new injuries popping up and more

By Frank Gogola | March 28, 2015

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner and the receiver corps stole the show during football’s spring practice Friday inside the Chessick Practice Center.The 5-foot-11, 173-pound wideout caught nearly everything thrown his way during 7-on-7s and the live...

NIU football: Huskies open spring camp Tuesday

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

Football officially gets back in the swing of things with the start of spring camp Tuesday.The Huskies open spring practice 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at Huskie Stadium or the Chessick Practice Center depending upon the weather. They’ll practice 15 times during...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Boca Raton Bowl Rapid Reaction: Marshall 52, NIU football 23

By Frank Gogola | December 23, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (11-3) lost to the Conference USA-champion Marshall Thundering Herd (13-1), 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.How it happened: The Thundering Herd jumpstarted their scoring with...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

DaRon Brown (4), redshirt senior wide receiver, jumps to catch a pass during the Dec. 5 MAC Championship game against Bowling Green at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU won, 51-17.

MAC Championship Rapid Reaction: NIU football 51, Bowling Green Falcons 17

By Frank Gogola | December 5, 2014

What happened: In a role reversal of the 2013 MAC Championship game, the Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, to capture the 2014 MAC title Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.How it happened: Redshirt senior safety Dechane Durante...

Ask an Athlete: Football

By Frank Gogola | October 20, 2014

What is your major?

Redshirt senior free safety Dechane Durante: General studies

Redshirt junior middle linebacker Boomer Mays: Corporate communication

Senior defensive end Jason Meehan: Business

Junior strong safety Marlon Moore: Sociology

What is your favorite movie?

Durante: “Kill Bill”

Mays: “The Warriors”

Meehan: “Casablanca”

Moore: “Friday”

Who is your favorite music artist/band?

Durante: Lil Wayne

Mays: Jay-Z

Meehan: Big K.R.I.T.

Moore: Too many to choose just one

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Durante: TGI Fridays

Mays: Red Lobster

Meehan: Tapa La Luna

Moore: Golden Corral

Brescacin makes all the right moves

By Frank Gogola | October 13, 2014

Basketball came too easy for Juwan Brescacin; he wanted to push himself to excel in football.Brescacin, redshirt junior wide receiver, began playing football starting in fourth grade, before he joined the basketball ranks. On the hardwood, he played with...

Sophomore wide receiver Aregeros Turner dives with the ball Saturday at the Homecoming game against Central Michigan at Huskie Stadium. NIU lost to the Chippewas, 34-17, breaking its 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak.

Football falls at Homecoming against CMU, 34-17

By Danny Albers | October 12, 2014

Football’s 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak came to an abrupt halt Saturday when it was beaten by conference rival Central Michigan.The Huskies (4-2, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3,...