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Huskie defense leads them towards MAC title game

By James Krause | November 25, 2018

Football Head Coach Rod Carey said he doesn’t always trust the numbers, but at the Huskies’ Chicago Media Day July 18, he said defense in 2017 changed his attitude.“I think sometimes the numbers lie, and you can manipulate them,” Carey said. “In...

Kane, Uremovich return to Huskie football staff

By Northern Star staff | January 6, 2016

Kevin Kane and Mike Uremovich will return to the NIU football coaching staff, according to an NIU Athletics news release Wednesday.Kane will be the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, while Uremovich will be the offensive coordinator.Kane coached...

Mays realizes boyhood dream

By Ryan Simpson | November 9, 2014

Boomer Mays, redshirt junior middle linebacker, has become a consistent contributor to football’s defense although he came to NIU to be the Huskies’ long snapper.The 2014 season is Mays’ third with the Huskies and his second year starting at middle...

Santacaterina leads charge in final year

By Danny Albers | October 20, 2014

Michael Santacaterina, redshirt senior outside linebacker, has risen to the occasion to be a leader on football’s defense after it lost Jimmie Ward and the entire defensive line from last season’s squad.Santacaterina has been with the program for...

Redshirt junior linebacker Rasheen Lemon (9) exits Ryan Field in Evanston after NIU’s victory over Northwestern Sept. 6. Lemon, who played only two games last season before being suspended because of an academic issue, picked up MAC West Division Player of the Week honors for his performance against Northwestern, recording nine tackles and two sacks.

Lemon rock solid in return to field

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2014

Rasheen “Rock” Lemon, redshirt junior outside linebacker, learned the hard way that being a student-athlete meant taking care of business in the classroom so he could take to the field.Lemon was suspended indefinitely last season after two games because...

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Some Huskies have home advantage in Kansas away game

By Brian Belford | September 8, 2011

They're not in Kansas anymore. When the Huskies play the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Saturday night, it will be a reunion of sorts for many NIU players and coaches. It will be interesting to see how head coach Dave Doeren reacts once he hits the field....

NIU Assistant football coach Kevin Kane imbues youth into team

March 30, 2011

NIU head football coach Dave Doeren has always held a liking for Kevin Kane. From recruiting him as a player at Kansas, to having him on staff at Wisconsin for the past three seasons, Doeren has always found a spot for Kane. "He's a hard-working guy,"...