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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare rushes the ball Saturday in the game against Miami (Ohio).

NIU football gears up for ‘dogfight’ vs. Rockets

By Frank Gogola | November 11, 2014

Football and the Toledo Rockets face off in a mid-week matchup with the winner positioning themselves in the driver’s seat to win the MAC West.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) host the Rockets (6-3, 5-0 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies have...

Santacaterina leads charge in final year

By Danny Albers | October 20, 2014

Michael Santacaterina, redshirt senior outside linebacker, has risen to the occasion to be a leader on football’s defense after it lost Jimmie Ward and the entire defensive line from last season’s squad.Santacaterina has been with the program for...

Sophomore wide receiver Aregeros Turner dives with the ball Saturday at the Homecoming game against Central Michigan at Huskie Stadium. NIU lost to the Chippewas, 34-17, breaking its 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak.

Football falls at Homecoming against CMU, 34-17

By Danny Albers | October 12, 2014

Football’s 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak came to an abrupt halt Saturday when it was beaten by conference rival Central Michigan.The Huskies (4-2, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3,...

Rawls, CMU run NIU streaks into ground

By Frank Gogola | October 12, 2014

Tough. That was the word Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls used to describe his running style and the Chippewas’ offense as a whole Saturday.The Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3, 2-1 MAC) upset the Huskies (4-2, 1-1 MAC), 34-17, Saturday at...

Rapid Reaction: Central Michigan 34, NIU 17

By Frank Gogola | October 11, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (4-2, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3, 2-1 MAC), 34-17, in NIU’s 108th Homecoming game Saturday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: The Chippewas went up 14-7 late in the first quarter and never looked...

Redshirt junior linebacker Rasheen Lemon (9) exits Ryan Field in Evanston after NIU’s victory over Northwestern Sept. 6. Lemon, who played only two games last season before being suspended because of an academic issue, picked up MAC West Division Player of the Week honors for his performance against Northwestern, recording nine tackles and two sacks.

Lemon rock solid in return to field

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2014

Rasheen “Rock” Lemon, redshirt junior outside linebacker, learned the hard way that being a student-athlete meant taking care of business in the classroom so he could take to the field.Lemon was suspended indefinitely last season after two games because...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Football hoses Presbyterian

By Frank Gogola | September 1, 2014

Football’s season opener went exactly as it was expected to go: The Huskies (1-0) dismantled the Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-1), of the Football Championship Subdivision, in a 55-3 romp Thursday at Huskie Stadium.“I’ll put it as simple as I can: We...

Rapid Reaction: NIU 55, Presbyterian 3

Rapid Reaction: NIU 55, Presbyterian 3

By Frank Gogola | August 28, 2014

What happened: The Huskies opened the 2014 season with a 55-3 victory over the Presbyterian Blue Hose Thursday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: The offense accumulated 635 total yards, including 424 rushing yards. Senior Akeem Daniels, who missed all...

Football putting record behind for Golden Flashes

By Brian Earle | October 2, 2013

DeKalb | What football has done doesn’t mean anything to the Huskies as they have their eyes strictly focused on conference play.NIU went undefeated in its four non-conference schedule, beating Big 10 teams Iowa and Purude along the way, but it has...

Football defense focused on the big picture

By Frank Gogola | October 1, 2013

DeKalb | Statistically, the Huskies’ (4-0) defense has been one of the worst yet one of the best units in the Mid-American Conference and the NCAA.The Huskie defense surrendered 31.3 points per game through four games. That is currently 88th out of...

NIU senior linebacker Tyrone Clark responds to media questions during an NIU defensive player news conference in late December.

Linebackers aim to step up with departure of Clark

By Brian Earle | September 9, 2013

The departure of former linebacker Tyrone Clark is a huge blow to football’s defense and linebacking core.Clark was a force for the Huskies as he was the second leading tackler last season, recording 86 tackles and 10 tackles for a loss. He will not...