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Football schedule sends Huskie on the road 7 times

By Frank Gogola | March 1, 2014

Football’s 2014 season schedule presents some challenges, but it’s very favorable in terms of making a return trip to Detroit for the MAC Championship game.For the second year in a row, Huskie Stadium will play host to only five teams, while the Huskies...

Huskies dogfight for victory over Ball State

By Brian Earle | November 14, 2013

In a game that may have decided the MAC West Champion, football bested Ball State, 48-27, in a dogfight until the end Wednesday night at Huskie Stadium.With the win, the Huskies took sole possession of first place in the MAC West and increased their winning...

Face Off: Will Ball State be trouble for Huskies?

By Brian Earle & Frank Gogola | November 12, 2013

After hype and buildup over the last couple weeks, the Huskies are set for their biggest game of the season. Football (9-0, 5-0 MAC) will host Ball State (9-1, 6-0 MAC) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a game that will have serious implications for the season to...

Huskies to play their first game in MAC contest Saturday

By Matt Hopkinson | October 3, 2012

NIU football will face its first road MAC contest Saturday as it heads to Muncie, Ind., to square off with Ball State. The Cardinals (3-2, 1-1 MAC) will be looking to rebound from a close MAC loss against Kent State, while NIU (4-1, 1-0 MAC) will aim...

Huskie center Scott Wedige holds up the Bronze Stalk Trophy,
which has been awarded to the winner of the NIU-Ball State game
since 2008. NIU defeated the Cardinals for the third straight
season, by a score of 41-38.

Huskies beat Cardinals in blackout game

By Eli Gehn | November 16, 2011

Adversity is something NIU football has been through numerous times this season. Adversity popped its head Tuesday night, but NIU persevered and defeated Ball State 4-38 on a 34 yard field goal by kicker Matt Sims with 11 seconds left in regulation. "I...

Ball State key player: Keith Wenning

By Eli Gehn | November 14, 2011

The Ball State Cardinals are bowl eligible this season thanks to the play of starting quarterback Keith Wenning. The sophomore has good stature to look over the defensive front, standing at 6'4". Wenning has the potential to have a breakout game, and...

A breakdown of the MAC West quarterbacks

By Eli Gehn | July 19, 2011

Ball State The Cardinals are counting on new head coach Pete Lembo to help the passing game. Lembo coached the second-best passing attack with the Division II Elon Phoenix, and hopes to bring the same numbers to Ball State. Sophomore quarterback Keith...