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Top 5 Super Bowl commercials

By Jemea Green | February 3, 2020

Number 5 – Hulu: “Tom Brady’s Big Announcement”With Tom Brady getting older, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he would retire. He also posted a picture on Twitter making it seem like he might be done with football, or maybe...

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...

Daniel helps Chicago Bears win and other NFL headlines

By Matt Boecker | October 1, 2019

DeKALB — This week in the NFL stellar defenses and backup quarterbacks stepping in highlighted top stories in the league. The New England Patriots survive their first testThrough the first three weeks of the season, the Patriots had a rather easy schedule....

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game,...

Rob Gronkowski credits head trauma for early retirement

Rob Gronkowski credits head trauma for early retirement

By Matt Boecker | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spoke out about his retirement and why he decided to walk away from football at only 29 in March of 2019.During his playing career, Gronkowski was one of the most dominant tight ends in football....

Northern Star Sports Staff predicts the Super Bowl

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 30, 2019

Jayce Eustice | Sports Editor: Rams win 35-27Tom Brady’s quest for yet another Super Bowl ring is stopped by the offensive brilliance of head coach Sean McVay and third-year quarterback Jared Goff.The Patriots will drive down the field and score a touchdown...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is congratulated after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health. In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, Gordon said his decision was spurred by him feeling recently that he could have a better grasp on things mentally. He thanked the Patriots for their support and vowed to work his way back. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The end of football for Josh Gordon could be the start of something great

By James Krause | December 30, 2018

Wide receiver Josh Gordon was en route to make over $790 thousand with the New England Patriots during the 2018 season prior to his suspension and departure from the team last week.Gordon announced in a Dec. 20 statement that he is stepping away from...

Northern Star staff Super Bowl XLIX picks

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are looking to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since the New England Patriots, their opponent Sunday, won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX in 2004 and 2005, respectively.The Seahawks and Patriots will play 5:30 p.m....

The Rant: lovin’ some Mallett

By Andrew Singer | May 2, 2011

Apparently a laser-rocket arm that racked up 8,388 career passing yards at Michigan and Arkansas wasn't good enough to be chosen before the 74th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Why did Ryan Mallett last that long? Character issues, leadership questions,...