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Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs pull off exciting fourth quarter comeback

By Kyle Mathas | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers after a heroic performance Sunday by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the second half. The Chiefs, who hadn’t won a super bowl in 50 years, made a historic second-half...

Super Bowl prop bets can give fans another fun way to enjoy the big game

By Matt Boecker | January 31, 2020

DeKALB — Every year, the Super Bowl brings people together to watch the big game, indulge in some buffalo dip and eat some other food that won’t leave it’s consumer feeling very rosy in the morning. There’s another fold that can be added to the...

Sports staff predicts Super Bowl LIV

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — The sports staff give their predictions for Super Bowl LIV ahead of kickoff Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The game can be watched on FOX.Jarrett Huff | Sports Editor: Chiefs win 28-24With the New England Patriots finally giving up the throne to the AFC,...

Packers defense emerges and other top stories in week three of NFL

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — This week the NFL was highlighted by a team continuing their dominance and an unexpected team emerging. The Baltimore Ravens get derailed by the ChiefsThrough two weeks, the Ravens averaged 542 total yards of offense and 41 points per game,...

Bears success hinges on defense and improved quarterback play

By James Krause | October 10, 2018

The Bears are currently doing what few expected them to do at any point this season, leading the NFC North.Simply by being in the position they are in this early in the season, the Bears can easily call this year a success.There are still questions surrounding...