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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...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

By James Krause | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary...

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

By James Krause | November 19, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record...

Huskies impress with rotations in offensive line, Bowers Childers ‘two-headed moster’

By Mike Knapp | November 14, 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio — This season has certainly been a test of character for the Huskies.Between close losses and key injuries, it seems like NIU has been scratching and clawing for everything it has gotten all season long.In a must-win game Tuesday night...

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 win against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies sneak away with a win after late penalty by Toledo keeps the Rockets away from scoring

By James Krause | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team held off a comeback Wednesday from the University of Toledo Rockets with a late field-goal by John Richardson, redshirt first-year kicker, to win 31-28.The Huskies led 28-7 after three quarters, but Toledo scored three...

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

By James Krause | November 13, 2019

DeKALB — The football team has benefited from several explosive plays, allowing it to hold a 14-7 halftime lead over the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies are averaging 7.6 yards per rush, with a 40-yard touchdown run making the difference.Redshirt...

Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Saturday’s defeat to CMU saw Huskies concede most points in a loss since 2016

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team couldn’t contain the Central Michigan University Chippewas’ run game, nor produce anything on the ground in a 48-10 road loss Saturday.The Huskies’ rushing attack couldn’t put together an attack during Saturday's...

Junior defensive end Matt Lorbeck awaits pre snap Saturday as the defense looks to its coaches for the next call during NIUs 49-0 win against Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies prepare for inclement weather, defensive line sees tough matchup against CMU offense

By James Krause | October 31, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature could play a role in the Huskies’ game Saturday with AccuWeather forecasting potential snow showers for that day. Hammock said the forecasts play a factor in gameplaning.Weather affected the Huskies’ gameplay Saturday against...

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIUs 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

By Mike Knapp | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — Through the first four games of the season, yards were hard to come by for Tre Harbison. The last four games have been a different story for the redshirt junior running back.Harbison rushed for just 223 yards in four non-conference games, but...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

By James Krause | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing...

Harbison scores twice as Huskies lead 21-0 at the half against Akron

By James Krause | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — At the half of a rainy 113th Homecoming game, the NIU football team is pouring it on the University of Akron Zips with a 21-0 lead.The two teams have battled wet conditions with the Huskies' run game giving NIU the edge. After forcing a three...

Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers stands in the pocket Saturday after throwing to a receiver during an eventual 27-24 loss against Miami University – Ohio at Yager Stadium.

Mallory Cup stays in Oxford as Huskies fall to Miami–Ohio

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

DeKALB — The football team was unsuccessful in its bid to take the Mallory Cup Saturday, falling 27-24 to the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks.NIU took a 10-0 lead late in the second quarter but gave up three touchdowns on the next three Miami possessions...