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Lynch reflects on FSU, the Orange Bowl, and the MAC

By James Krause | September 19, 2018

The first time the NIU football team played Florida State was in the 2013 Orange Bowl, thanks in part to quarterback Jordan Lynch. Following a playing career that took him from quarterback to running back, Chicago to Edmonton, Lynch has started coaching...

Huskies head to bowl game

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2017

DeKalb | Even though the football team didn’t make the Mid-American Conference Championship, it will still head to Ford Field Dec. 26 for its bowl game.NIU and MAC officials announced Sunday the Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) will battle the Duke University...

Alumnus Mike Korcek (left) speaks with Phil Kadner in 2009.

Alumnus reflects on NIU Athletics

By Chris Loggins | October 19, 2015

Mike Korcek, NIU alumnus and retired sports information director, has been around to see it all — or at least five decades worth of historic moments in NIU Athletics.Korcek worked as a Sports Editor for the Northern Star before getting his career started...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

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Jordan Lynch

By Joshua Lazenby | March 16, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Hats off to football attendance

By John Gibbs | November 25, 2013

As a former Huskie football player and alumnus, I was thoroughly impressed with the robust attendance and enthusiasm of the NIU student body at the Ball State game.They braved the cold weather rather than watch in the warmth of their dorm or apartment....

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Lynch: BCS bowl run will take ‘ton of hard work’

By Frank Gogola | August 27, 2013

Going bowling has been a recent trend for the football team.The Huskies have gone to five consecutive postseason bowl games, posting a 2-3 record during that stretch. They were on a two-bowl winning streak before falling to the Florida State Seminoles...

What to expect from football after dream season

By Brian Earle | August 26, 2013

Now may be the most exciting time to be an NIU football fan.The Huskies are coming off their most historic season in school history (12-2), during which they earned their first-ever berth to a BCS Bowl game, repeated as MAC Champions and won the MAC West...

Football puts mind to test against Iowa

By Frank Gogola | August 26, 2013

Sun Life Stadium is nearly 1,500 miles away from Huskie Stadium, but the NIU Orange Bowl performance is a million miles away in the minds of the football players.Trailing 17-10 heading into the fourth quarter of the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl game, the...

President Peter’s replacement discussed in faculty senate meeting

By Kevin Steiger | January 24, 2013

The Faculty Senate met Wednesday to discuss a range of topics, including how much NIU spent on the Orange Bowl and the search for NIU President John Peters’ successor. According to Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum, there have been 27 candidates...

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By Cody Laplante | January 14, 2013

Often I write columns about world issues, politics or something else that you might hear about on CNN. While these issues are important, they are very big. What I mean by this is that unless you are a U.S. senator or a CEO of a large corporation, there...

NIU students recall Oange Bowl trip

By KEVIN STEIGER | January 13, 2013

About 1,300 Huskie fans filled into fan buses and headed down to the Orange Bowl to see the Huskies make history on New Year’s Day, according to NIU Today. Soon after it was announced that the Huskies would compete in the Orange Bowl, a travel package...