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Former NIU football kicker Mathew Sims gets ready for a last-second field goal attempt against the Ohio University Bobcats on Dec. 2, 2011. Sims, NIUs all-time leader in extra-point attempts and makes, died in a car crash on Friday. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Former NIU kicker dies in car crash

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 23, 2023

Former NIU football kicker Mathew Sims died at 1:10 p.m. on Friday at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He was 31 years old. Sims was born on Nov. 8, 1991, in Hannibal, Missouri. He passed away in a car crash in Hannibal. Sims is survived by his parents...

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...

Michael Cklamovski was a standout soccer star, destined for stardom at Vanderbilt. Fate had different planes for the NIU kicker.

Cklamovski had long journey to NIU

By Andrew Singer | November 7, 2010

Whether he's changing schools or switching sports, Michael Cklamovski has never had a problem with his life turning at the drop of a hat. Unlike the majority of his teammates on the NIU football team, the senior kicker never made any recruiting trips...