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Rashawn Melvin (11) dives for a tipped pass by Tyrone Clark (36). The tipped pass was caught by Miami (OH) to complete a 4th and 20 Friday night during the MAC Championship.

Huskies heartbroken after MAC Championship lost

By Chris Dertz | December 5, 2010

NIU head coach Jerry Kill doesn't believe in fate. It certainly seems like fate had a hand in things Friday night, as No. 24 NIU lost to Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game 26-21, on a last-minute touchdown throw from freshman RedHawk Austin Boucher...

The blitz that broke a season

By Chris Dertz | December 5, 2010

Miami (OH) quarterback Austin Boucher said he couldn't believe NIU blitzed two players on the play that ended the Huskies' MAC Championship dreams. On second down, with no timeouts in the last minute of the game, the RedHawks lined up with three receivers...

Jake Coffman lines up at the start of a play earlier this season. The Huskies are getting ready to battle Miami (OH) in the MAC Championship game in Detroit.

Huskies battle for the MAC Championship

By Chris Dertz | December 2, 2010

Every man that has walked out the Yordon Center doors into Huskie Stadium over the past four years has been waiting for this. Every hand that has touched that Huskie statue, and every cleat to dig into that FieldTurf has been waiting for this. But while...

NIU football defense’s strong start puts Toledo on the ropes

By Jimmy Johnson | November 10, 2010

NIU’s defense isn’t going to stick its chest out about giving 30 points in the second half of play during its 65-30 victory over Toledo Tuesday night. The instrumental shut out the Huskies pitched in the first half is what they’re proud of. “We...

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