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Dave Doeren, former NIU football head coach, poses with the MAC Championship trophy and members of his team at the MAC Championship in Detroit in 2012. After securing the trophy for the second year in a row, NIU was chosen to play in the BCS’s Orange Bowl.

NIU will play in Discover Orange Bowl

By Brian Earle | December 2, 2012

There had been speculation in recent weeks that NIU football may venture to where no other team in NIU or MAC history had ever been before: a BCS Bowl game. Senior defensive end Sean Progar and other players heard the rumors but never dreamed of having...

Fan support a huge factor for Huskies

By Matt Hopkinson | November 28, 2012

Ford Field is 344 miles away from NIU. While this is over six hours worth of travel, the three hour game and the implications it bares should be enough to counter the distance and time. NIU is providing bus transportation to the game so people cannot...

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Some Huskies have home advantage in Kansas away game

By Brian Belford | September 8, 2011

They're not in Kansas anymore. When the Huskies play the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Saturday night, it will be a reunion of sorts for many NIU players and coaches. It will be interesting to see how head coach Dave Doeren reacts once he hits the field....