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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...

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....

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and teammate kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game.

Sports and politics shouldn’t mix

By Peter Zemeske | June 24, 2018

The NFL’s May 23 decision to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem comes on the heels of the divisiveness caused by players protesting oppression of minorities in America, however the rule isn’t unreasonable. The NFL wants to keep football...

Roger that, Mr. Goodell

By Jimmy Johnson | March 21, 2012

The game of football cannot be altered. It features grown men using their bodies as human wrecking balls. Year after year, the players get stronger, faster and the overall pace of the game increases. Within the past month, the NFL took an ugly turn with...