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Head Coach Rod Carey

Football falls behind after halftime

By Patrick Smith | October 10, 2016

Head Coach Rod Carey

Football streak up to 6 games

By Thomas Hiley | November 19, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) came out on top in a tough bout against Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) for the top spot in the MAC West.The Broncos took an early lead in the game after kicking a field goal and going down the field on 10 plays for 63 yards on...

Coach Rod Carey at the Sept. 6 game against Northwestern University.

NIU football’s Rod Carey set to get $70,000 in bonuses for MAC Championship win, bowl appearance and more

By Frank Gogola | December 10, 2014

Football head coach Rod Carey is in line to receive bonuses in the sum of $70,000 for the Huskies’ performance on and off the field.Carey is scheduled to make a base salary of $400,000 for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2014, and will get bonuses worth...

Lynch goes out with record-setting performance

By Frank Gogola | November 27, 2013

Redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch left the field at Huskie Stadium for the final time Nov. 26 to a standing ovation and well-deserved chants of “Heisman.”Playing in front of the Huskie faithful for the last time, Lynch went out in style with...

Dunbar hired as NIU’s offensive coordinator

By Northern Star Staff | February 8, 2012

Mike Dunbar will join NIU football as offensive coordinator, head coach Dave Doeren said in a press release Wednesday. The decision to hire Dunbar came less than a week after P.J. Fleck abruptly stepped down one day after getting hired as the Huskies'...

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...

Fleck resigns as Huskies offensive coordinator

Fleck resigns as Huskies’ offensive coordinator

By Northern Star Staff | February 5, 2012

There will be no second NIU homecoming for P.J. Fleck.One day after accepting the offensive coordinator for the Huskies, Fleck resigned to take a position as wide receivers coach with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Fleck will rejoin new head coach Greg...

P.J. Fleck resigns from offensive coordinator position

By Northern Star Staff | February 3, 2012

UPDATE: P.J. Fleck resigned from his position as NIU football's offensive coordinator, head coach Dave Doeren announced Friday.   While one two-time former NIU football offensive coordinator departs, another former Huskies coach comes in to replace him.Huskies'...