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Football’s Marlon Moore suspended for first half of Saturday game

By Northern Star Staff | October 14, 2014

Junior strong safety Marlon Moore will be suspended from the first half of Saturday’s football game for violation of the MAC’s sportsmanship conduct policy, according to a MAC news release.Moore is one of three MAC players to be suspended for the...

Durante, Moore make formidable duo

By Frank Gogola | September 30, 2014

Attempting to replace a playmaker like strong safety Jimmie Ward is a tall task, but the Huskies have redshirt senior free safety Dechane Durante and junior strong safety Marlon Moore to help fill the void.The Huskies lost Ward, who was selected 30th...

Late heroics cement win for football

By Frank Gogola | September 14, 2014

Following a third quarter and early fourth quarter to forget, football (3-0) bookended a timely interception with two fourth-quarter scoring drives to escape Las Vegas with a 48-34 win over the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2).The Rebels knotted the game,...

Rapid Reaction: NIU 48, Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels 34

By Frank Gogola | September 13, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (3-0) defeated the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2), 48-34, Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.How it happened: The Huskies scored the game’s final 14 points to secure a two-touchdown victory over the Rebels.Drew Hare...

Senior Tommylee Lewis returns a kickoff against the Purdue Boilermakers Sept. 28 in West Lafayette, Ind. Lewis, who has returned four kickoffs for touchdowns in his three years at NIU, should play a vital role for the Huskies in the return game against Presbyterian.

Football faces Presbyterian’s aerial attack

By Frank Gogola | August 27, 2014

Football is branding itself as a new team in a new year wanting a different ending than last season’s pair of losses to close out the schedule.The Huskies will have the opportunity to get the bad taste of last season’s ending out of their mouths when...

Football Fall Camp Notebook: ‘Frustrating’ QB battle rages on, Stingily’s ‘weird’ injury and more

By Frank Gogola | August 11, 2014

With football’s fall camp in full swing, things are beginning to heat up on the practice field.While no quarterback has emerged in the race to replace Jordan Lynch, a number of players, including Tyler Loos, Rasheen Lemon and Jamaal Bass, are making...

NIU President Doug Baker (right) unveils the NIU quarterback greats window Tuesday outside of the Lincoln Inn, 240 E. Lincoln Highway. This is the second year the city has partnered with NIU to honor Huskies players and athletics through window displays.NIU President Doug Baker (right) unveils the NIU quarterback greats window Tuesday outside of the Lincoln Inn, 240E. Lincoln Highway. This is the second year the city has partnered with NIU to honor Huskies players and athleticsthrough window display

Football update: QB still TBD; Huskies picked 2nd in MAC West; Football, Corn Fest to partner for home opener; NIU, DeKalb join forces for community window displays

By Frank Gogola | July 27, 2014

With football’s fall camp right around the corner, things are beginning to heat up for the Huskies.While the Huskies are still not sure who their quarterback will be, they know who their competition will be, as they weren’t selected to win the MAC...

Head coach Rod Carey talks about the Huskies beginning spring practice Tuesday at the Yordon Center. Carey said he is nowhere near ready to name a starting quarterback.

Football preps for fall

By Frank Gogola | March 18, 2014

Football’s preparing for life without quarterback Jordan Lynch, safety Jimmie Ward and a number of other seniors who graduated.Head coach Rod Carey, athletic director Sean Frazier, redshirt senior running back Cameron Stingily, redshirt junior offensive...

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily maneuvers through the Eastern Illinois defense Saturday night at the Huskie Stadium.

NIU battles to continue win streak

By Brian Earle | September 22, 2013

Football lived up to its motto Saturday night when it defeated Eastern Illinois at Huskie Stadium, 43-39, “the hard way.”The Huskies (3-0) quickly found themselves facing their biggest deficit of the season, 20-0, in the middle of the first quarter....

Forced turnovers play a big role in Huskies success

By Brian Thomas | October 23, 2012

When looking at the Huskies’ statistics through their first four MAC games, one statistic stands out as a reason for their success: turnovers. Early in the season, NIU (7-1, 4-0 MAC) struggled to maintain possession of the ball, as in its four games...

Marlon Moore wins MAC Defensive Player of the Week in debut performance

By Northern Star Staff | October 15, 2012

In his first career start as a Huskie, true freshman Marlon Moore was awarded the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week. Moore started at cornerback after Demetrius Stone was moved to safety to fill in for the injured Dechane Durante. Moore came up with...

Huskies dominate Buffalo at Homecoming

By Matt Hopkinson | October 14, 2012

On a rainy and foggy Saturday afternoon in front of a sparse Homecoming crowd, NIU football continued its dominance at home and in the MAC. NIU (6-1, 3-0 MAC) overpowered the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC), 45-3, posting their lowest opponent point total...