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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...

Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...

Huskies look to spoil Broncos’ MAC title hopes, seniors ready to gear up one last time

By James Krause | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — The football team may not have a conference championship or bowl game after Tuesday night, but it can end its year with a win over the Western Michigan University Broncos.The Huskies were eliminated from postseason contention Tueaday in a 45-17...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

By James Krause | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary...

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

Huskies trail Eastern Michigan by one score at the half

By James Krause | November 19, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record...

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

Huskies hold a one-score lead heading into halftime against the Rockets

By James Krause | November 13, 2019

DeKALB — The football team has benefited from several explosive plays, allowing it to hold a 14-7 halftime lead over the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies are averaging 7.6 yards per rush, with a 40-yard touchdown run making the difference.Redshirt...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against the University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies take break to ramp up intensity in preparation for Toledo

By James Krause | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The football team is trying to make the most of its three additional days of preparation for the Wednesday night road matchup against the University of Toledo Rockets.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said he wasn’t prepared for the physicality of...

Offense clicks in Huskies’ victory over Ohio

By James Krause | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Redshirt first-year kicker John Richardson emerged from Athens as the Huskies’ hero, kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired for a 39-36 win over the Ohio Bobcats.Richardson converted on the kick after missing two of three previous...

More rain than shine in the third quarter for Huskies

By Mike Knapp | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — The start of conference play is always a great opportunity for struggling teams to clear the slate and begin again.Returning to Huskie Stadium for the first time since Aug. 31 and opening Mid-American Conference play against Ball State gave...

Bronze Stalk on the line, Bowers says offense needs to improve

By Maddie Barrett | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — With 10 consecutive Bronze Stalk wins since 2009, the Huskies have a chance to keep the trophy Saturday at the 12th annual game between NIU and the Ball State Cardinals for this season’s Mid-American Conference opening game.The last time...

Huskies drop Boca Bowl to Blazers

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The football team couldn’t keep up with the passing game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, losing the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl by a final score of 37-13.A weekend celebration of their season and their graduating players ended with the...