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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...

Former football player fights for UFC opportunity

By James Krause | June 15, 2019

DeKALB — Some people can see their titles, roles or identity in professional life chiseled into stone and unchanged for large chunks of their life.Heavyweight mixed martial artist Alton Meeks can say his life and career might be better suited to be...

Jacques shines as middle-linebacker

By Matt Hopkinson | October 16, 2012

In the NFL, the middle-linebacker is generally the focal point of a good linebacking core. While NIU has capable players at the linebacker position, the names that usually get more attention are the outside-linebackers, seniors Jamaal Bass and Tyrone...

Running back from the law

By Tony Osborne | June 10, 2011

DeKalb| As we move into the beginning of summer, the NFL lockout continues to loom in the heads of coaches, fans and players alike. Even current NFL veterans are showing the displeasure around the league with the continuous staring contest between players...

Richard Van Arsdale III has been charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of the unlawful delivery of cannabis.

Shooting suspects await arraignment, describe ‘head rush’ in alleged crime

By Dave Gong | June 7, 2011

The two former NIU students charged in the April 5 shooting of NIU linebacker Devon Butler have been indicted by a grand jury and are awaiting arraignment. Mark Orozco, 24, and Richard Van Arsdale III, 20, face multiple charges for their alleged involvement...

Butler gives first statement since shooting

By Andrew Singer | April 22, 2011

Devon Butler, a linebacker on the NIU football team, spoke to the public on Friday for the first time since being shot off campus on April 5. Butler had been recovering at Kishwaukee Hospital, then at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford before...

Redshirt senior linebacker Alex Kube celebrates with teammates after the Huskies 34-23 victory over Minnesota. (Mike Greene)

Kube mentors young linebackers

By Jimmy Johnson | November 22, 2010

Going into spring practice, the NIU football team depth chart had only one starting linebacker penciled in: Alex Kube. It didn't take long, however, for sophomores Devon Butler and Tyrone Clark to grab the two remaining starting positions. "[Tyrone and...