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Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

By James Krause | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns,...

Huskies to play in Boca Raton Bowl

By James Krause | December 17, 2018

The NIU football team will try to close their season with a win in the Boca Raton Bowl against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Tuesday.The Huskies will be riding the high of a comeback 30-29 victory Nov. 30 in Detroit against the Buffalo...

Huskies return to DeKalb for Homecoming

By Jayce Eustice | October 10, 2018

NIU comes into Saturday’s Homecoming match against the Ohio Bobcats, winning three of the past four contests. The Bobcats have less MAC experience this season, coming in with a 1-0 MAC record and 3-2 overall. The Huskies will put their perfect 3-0 MAC...

The top 10 must-see Huskie athletes

The top 10 must-see Huskie athletes

By Tom Burton | August 27, 2018

Students are encouraged to put the books aside once in a while and check out everything NIU Division I athletics has to offer, including some of the athletes expected to turn heads this school year.Sean T. Frazier, Associate Vice President and Director...

Football confident in strong defense

By James Krause | July 23, 2018

Since their loss in the Quick Lane Bowl in December, the NIU football team has had their eyes set on the new season.Football felt like it was just around the corner July 18 at Ditka’s Restaurant in Chicago, where members of the media got to talk to...

NIU lineman nominated for AFCA Good Works Award

By Northern Star Staff | July 23, 2018

Huskies offensive lineman Max Scharping was nominated for the 2018 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for his volunteer efforts and community service, according to a July 17 press release.Scharping is one of 169 nominees from...

Top 5 Huskies to watch

Top 5 Huskies to watch

By Michael Urbanec | July 16, 2018

Football season is on the horizon and the Huskies will have to continue the tradition of impressive Mid-American Conference play if they want to land themselves in a bowl game.5. D.J. BrownThe Huskies have their two leading receivers from last season...

Football set for the spring

Football set for the spring

By Tom Burton | March 29, 2018

DeKALB — The football team is back in action after a cold winter as training in preparation for the 2018 season began Tuesday.Head Coach Rod Carey is entering his sixth season with the Huskies and said he looks forward to getting the players back on...

Football players react to anthem protests

By Tom Burton | September 28, 2017

Players in the NFL are taking their disagreements to the field as some players have not been supporting the national anthem before games, whether it’s choosing not to stand or avoiding being present all together for the honoring of our country.The controversy...

Q-and-A with Max Scharping

Q-and-A with Max Scharping

By Ryan Ostry | September 25, 2017

Max Scharping, redshirt junior offensive lineman, led the way for the Huskie offensive line in 2016, and he is looking to do the same this season.Scharping started all 12 games in 2016 and was named an All-American.The 6’6, 320 pound tackle bolstered...

Redshirt senior tailback Jordan Huff fends off the defense in their game against Nebraska Sept. 16. The Huskies won 21-14, making it their fourth win in the last five games against Big-ten opponents. 

Huskie football recognized for recent success

By Ryan Ostry | September 21, 2017

The NIU football team is getting national recognition for their recent play after beating four out of their last five Big-ten teams they have faced, most recently the Nebraska Cornhuskers.The Football Writer’s Association of America announced Monday...