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A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Athletics to award Huskie Bowl tickets, $100 to Mission 6 eligible students

By Alexander Chettiath | February 11, 2016

A photo showing the view from the Yordon Center’s Terrace Club ticket package. A 10-person single package for the Terrace Club is $1,500, according to the NIU Huskie Athletic Fund website. Students who went to every home football game in 2015 will be given seats in the Yordon Terrace to watch the Huskie Bowl on April 22, according to an email from Morris White, assistant director of Marketing and Game Experience, on Wednesday.

Mission 6 initiative misleading to students

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 8, 2016

NIU Athletics should look at its free tuition initiative failure as an example of what needs to be improved rather than put the blame on students.No student could be awarded the free tuition waiver promised by NIU Athletics’ Mission 6 initiative because...

Currently NIU athletics expects fans to remain in the stands for the season at 100% capacity, the rise in Delta variant cases puts everything on the table for spectators. The Northern Star is committed to providing fans updates as they become available.

Free tuition initiative fails after 6K attendance not met

By Ashley Morse | February 4, 2016

Fans watch as the Huskies beat Ball State 59-41 on Oct. 10 at Huskie Stadium. The game was one of six games part of the Mission 6 initiative presented by NIU Athletics. The initiative, which made students eligible for free tuition for the spring 2016 semester if they attended and stayed at every home football game, was declared unsuccessful as the goal to have at least 6,000 NIU students at each game was not accomplished.

NIU continues attendance promotions with $10K raffle

By Ashley Morse | January 19, 2016

NIU Athletics Department hopes to continue their promotions for increased attendance through a $10,000 raffle, courtesy of Mason Properties, at home basketball games, despite no winner being announced for the Mission 6 initiative.Mission 6 debuted for...

Students can enter a drawing to win free tuition for the spring 2016 semester by attending and staying at all six home football games and checking in through the Red Black Rewards app.

Students can win free tuition by attending all home games

By Northern Star staff | September 3, 2015

Students who attend and stay for the entire duration of all six home football games can get a chance to win a semester of free tuition.In order to be eligible for the drawing, students must download the Red Black Rewards app and use it to check in and...

Basketball game attendees have chance to win $400 scholarship

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2015

Students who attend the Saturday men's basketball game have a chance to win a $400 scholarship.Athletics has held more giveaways and events during games as a way to encourage student attendance, and a Hawaii vacation giveaway is ongoing. Morris White,...

Junior guard Travon Baker (5) plays in a Feb. 7 game against Bowling Green at the Convocation Center. Morris White, assistant athletic director for marketing and game experience, is hoping an enhanced game-day experience will lure more students to men’s and women’s basketball games.

NIU basketball attendance increases: Morris White, NIU draw fans to basketball games with promotions

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2015

Morris White, assistant athletic director for marketing and game experience, is hoping free trips to Hawaii, promotional giveaways and charitable donations will bring more students to men’s and women’s basketball games at the Convocation Center.White,...

Costumed football fans have chance to win prize

By Salta Kendor | November 11, 2014

Today’s final home game for football will kick off with a costume contest for students, marking the first time this has been done to boost student engagement and game attendance.The idea for a costume contest occurred to Morris White, assistant director...

Prospective students pose with Victor E. Huskie during NIU’s Open House and Campus Tour in April 2014. The Open House — the biggest in NIU’s history — drew in more than 4,000 prospective students.

Victor E. Huskie in contention for Hall of Fame nomination

By Mitchell Spence | September 30, 2014

Victor E. Huskie has made it to the final round of a poll being conducted by the Chicago Tribune for a Mascot Hall of Fame nomination.The poll, hosted on the newspaper’s website at trib.in/1tPoxZs, has four contestants in the final round of public voting....