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Don women’s sportswear on gameday

By Kathryn Minniti | October 8, 2013

Finding women’s sportswear that isn’t coated with 6 inches of glitter isn’t always easy.Here are a few ideas on how to rock women’s sportswear for this weekend’s football game. Now, I am not trying to put down glittered sports T’s. What I...

The Super Bowl is in the Bears’ future

By Bob Kreider | March 4, 2013

The Chicago Bears putting the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton is proof they are going to try and make a run at the Super Bowl in 2013-14. The franchise tag guarantees a player the average of the top five salaries at his position. In the...

Bring the ‘real referees’ back

By Mike Romor | September 18, 2012

It is the worst thing that could be happening to the sport right now. It is the NFL’s replacement refereeing. The unprofessionalism from the NFL and the replacement referees has hit a level so high that Charles Barkley’s cholesterol now has competition....

Torres hit provides torrid backlash

By Matt Hopkinson | April 18, 2012

Whether you’re a lifer or just someone who jumped on the bandwagon a few years back, all Chicago Blackhawks viewers are aware of Raffi Torres’ hit on Marian Hossa. I’m not going to rehash the situation or the time frame, as everyone should be familiar...

Seattle Mariners rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki, left, celebrates with first baseman Justin Smoak after beating the Oakland Athletics 3-1 in their American League season opening MLB baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

The Rant: Wait, the MLB season started?

By Brian Thomas | March 28, 2012

For those of you who were wondering when the MLB season started, it already did. Last night in Tokyo, Japan at 5:10 in the morning U.S. time, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics kicked off the 2012 campaign in an 11 inning thriller. The question...

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...

The Rant- Goodell’s good move would be to squash the Pro Bowl

By Jimmy Johnson | February 6, 2012

Roger Goodell frequently strikes out with NFL players and fans.Often, the NFL's commissioner is the subject of displeased Tweets or comments from players questioning his judgement, and boos from spectators in the stands.But, it sounds like good ol' Roger...

Editorial: Fleck’s 24-hour stint with NIU shows lack of class

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 6, 2012

Loyalty is a fickle thing in sports.After four years playing and two years coaching at NIU, P.J. Fleck looked like he was ready to rekindle his relationship with his alma mater. However, one day after accepting NIU's offensive coordinator position, he...

Huskies’ focus will determine bowl game fate

By Brian Belford & Eli Gehn | January 8, 2012

Eli Gehn: Alright, Brian, the lastgame for NIU football this season is finally upon us. The Huskieshad a huge comeback victory over Ohio in the MAC Championship lastmonth. It was an exciting year, wouldn't you agree?Brian Belford: I would say it hasbeen...

NIU alum Scott Bolzan speaks to students about how he relearned
the events of his life after suffering retrograde amnesia.

Alumnus recalls not remembering: Scott Bolzan speaks to students about his book ‘My Life, Deleted: A Memoir’

By Chelsey Boutan | October 6, 2011

Imagine waking up in a hospital and not knowing what your name was, let alone that you have a wife, son and daughter. NIU alumnus Scott Bolzan was 46 and had no memory, from proposing to his wife on NIU's campus to raising his children. Scott, along with...

Guest columnist gives fantasy football advice

By Pat Kaiser | September 8, 2011

It's finally here. After an offseason that toyed with our emotions and almost took away our sacred fall Sunday ritual, NFL Week 1 is staring us right in the face. For many, the season crept up in a hurry with the shortened training camp, so I'm here to...

Faceoff: Super Bowl winner

By Tony Osborne & Brian Thomas | September 7, 2011

Tony Osborne: Well, Brian, that was an exciting game on Saturday night at Huskie Stadium. It just seems to get my blood pumping for some football! But let's talk some NFL; who do you think will be carrying the Lombardi Trophy off the field at Lucas Oil...