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NIU football added 14 new members to the roster, including a former Navy SEAL

By James Krause | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The football team added 14 new members to their roster as part of Signing Day on Wednesday, including a former U.S. Navy SEAL with championship experience.Redshirt senior safety Greg DeLuca will be a walk-on for NIU after spending the last...

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 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...

Corey Lersch, redshirt junior tight end, makes a tackle on special teams against an Akron return specialist Saturday during NIUs 49-0 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies drown out Zips in shutout victory for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Game

By James Krause | October 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team celebrated Homecoming with a bludgeoning blowout 49-0 win Saturday over the University of Akron Zips, its first shutout since 2012.Head coach Thomas Hammock said weeks of working to improve helped NIU finish its closest thing...

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

Huskies lead Miami at the half, Childers replaces injured Bowers

By James Krause | October 19, 2019

DeKALB— NIU leads the Miami RedHawks 10-7 at halftime, and will likely have to win back the Mallory Cup without their starting quarterback.Senior quarterback Ross Bowers was taken out of the game in the second quarter after he landed head first on...

Huskies have a shot at returning to DeKalb with Mallory Cup and second MAC win

By Maddie Barrett | October 15, 2019

DeKALB — After the football team lost the Mallory Cup last season in its inaugural game, the Huskies hope to win the trophy Saturday against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks. The Mallory Cup honors the late Bill Mallory, who led NIU to its first...

Huskies find their groove in conference win

By Mike Knapp | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — All season long, the Huskies have been looking for more consistency on offense.It finally showed up in the second half against Ohio University, as the Huskies hung 29 points on the scoreboard in the final two quarters.The final three were the...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers communicates with coaches Saturday during a match against Ball State University in an eventual 27-20 loss at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Bronze Stalk en route to Muncie as Huskies fall to Ball State

By James Krause | October 5, 2019

DeKALB — Mistakes and heavy rainfall washed away a halftime lead for the NIU football team, surrendering the Bronze Stalk trophy to the Ball State University Cardinals in a 27-20 loss Saturday at Huskie Stadium. NIU held a 17-3 lead at halftime, but...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 - 9/29)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 – 9/29)

By Kyle Mathas | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the men’s soccer team will play at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The men’s football team will travel Saturday to the University of Vanderbilt. This week in Huskie sports: Men’s GolfThe Huskies will...

NIU hires Thomas Hammock as new football coach

By James Krause | January 18, 2019

NIU announced Friday the hiring of former Baltimore Ravens running backs coach Thomas Hammock to be the 23rd head coach in program history. The 37-year-old graduated from NIU in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing.Hammock’s hiring is following...

Huskies to play in Boca Raton Bowl

By James Krause | December 17, 2018

The NIU football team will try to close their season with a win in the Boca Raton Bowl against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Tuesday.The Huskies will be riding the high of a comeback 30-29 victory Nov. 30 in Detroit against the Buffalo...