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Redshirt freshman wide receiver Clayton Glasper wraps up a pass football Sunday during the Huskies preseason practice.

Football sports new faces at wide receiver

By Brian Earle | August 27, 2013

The success of a team depends highly on its ability to rebuild and reload after losing players to graduation and other scenarios.NIU football has been able to do this very well, especially at the wide receiver position.The Huskies go into this season...

Football ready for action; Carey says losses on defense won’t hurt

By Brian Earle | August 8, 2013

Football was back in the air in DeKalb on Wednesday, when the Huskies took the field in pads for the first time this summer.The Huskies are coming off an historic season in which they repeated as MAC Champions, defeating Kent State in the MAC Championship,...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Football: Who to look out for

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

Stepping into a championship team can be intimidating, but with players moving on, football will need to look at different personnel to step up. Last season, former wide receivers Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were big parts of the Huskies’ offense...

Top 10 athletes: #2

By Matt Hopkinson | April 30, 2013

After putting together a stellar year as wide receiver last season, Martel Moore is now in the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons, joining another former Huskie in Patrick Schiller. What the future holds for Moore is wide open, but what he did...

Graduating players might pose threat for football

By Matt Hopkinson | April 1, 2013

With football starting off its spring practice schedule, many questions surround NIU when it comes to graduating seniors. Despite the unprecedented success of last year, there are some glaring departures from that record setting team. Gone from the offense...

Seminoles too much for Huskies

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

On the biggest stage NIU football has ever played on, the bright lights of the Orange Bowl proved to be too much in its matchup against Florida State on New Year’s Day. The Huskies played the Seminoles close for three quarters, but the 31-10 Florida...

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore (1) dives and scores during Tuesdays Orange Bowl game against FSU.

Huskies fall short in Orange Bowl, 31-10

By Matt Hopkinson | January 2, 2013

In a game where NIU had a lot of the breaks go its way, it still could not muster up enough to pull out a victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The crucial play of the game came in the third quarter. After scoring a touchdown on a connection between...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Huskies’ play leads to missed opportunities

By Brian Earle | January 2, 2013

While looking at the final score of the Orange Bowl between NIU and Florida State, one would assume the Seminoles proved the Huskies didn’t belong on one of the biggest stages in college football. However, the Huskies may have had more to do with that...

Northern Illinois University new head football coach Rod Carey answers questions at a press conference in the Yordon Center on Dec. 2.

Huskies need to be aggressive

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

While former NIU head coach Dave Doeren has been gone for nearly a month, there are still many things to take away from his style of coaching. One of the biggest factors that contributed to NIU’s success and to putting a stamp on Doeren as a coach was...

Young Huskies gain valuable experience

By Matt Hopkinson | December 30, 2012

While getting a BCS berth has certainly panned out to be one of the best ways to send out the winningest senior class in NIU history, it helps the returning players as well. “It sets a tone for them, it really does,” said coach Rod Carey. “It shows...

Moore aims for the history books

By Brian Earle | December 29, 2012

Senior wide receiver Martel Moore has put together one of the best statistical seasons in wide receiver history at NIU. This season, Moore caught 71 passes, which is the fifth-most in a singles season, for 1,054 yards, which is fourth-most in a single...

Huskies have talents beyond Lynch

By Matt Hopkison | December 29, 2012

Junior quarterback Jordan Lynch has been the face of NIU football, the MAC conference and of every mid-major Heisman hopeful all season long. Lynch came into the season as a major question mark: Could he handle the position? Could he throw effectively...