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Former football player fights for UFC opportunity

By James Krause | June 15, 2019

DeKALB — Some people can see their titles, roles or identity in professional life chiseled into stone and unchanged for large chunks of their life.Heavyweight mixed martial artist Alton Meeks can say his life and career might be better suited to be...

Property owner Jim Mitchell gives a tour of a house, 824 Greenbrier Road. The residence was recently rented out to the Veterans Association for housing military veterans, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, among other military students.

A home of their own: NIU Veterans Association gains vet housing

By Keith Hernandez | September 24, 2015

The NIU Veterans Association has found a home on Greek Row for student veterans after a year of searching DeKalb properties.The house, located at 824 Greenbrier Road, will serve as a place of living for military veterans, Army Reservists, National Guardsmen...

The M119A2 Howitzer fires after a touchdown during at football game at Huskie Stadium. The fate of the cannon is still up in the air, NIU President Doug Baker said.

Baker: Fate of football cannon unsure

By Alexander Chettiath & Satta Kendor | August 27, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker said plans to continue to incorporate a cannon that sounds off at football games may take up to a year to complete.Earlier this month, NIU Athletics announced a plan to replace the cannon with fireworks to celebrate Huskie touchdowns....

ROTC program to hold weekend retreat

By Newell Miao | April 17, 2013

The black helicopters are coming, why we shouldn’t be afraid. Students participating in the ROTC program have the opportunity to catch a ride on military UH-60 Blackhawks Thursday. ROTC has teamed with the Air National Guard as well as the university...