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Two Huskies sign with NFL

By Northern Star staff | May 17, 2016

Former NIU wide receiver Tommylee Lewis signed with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL as an undrafted free agent recently.The 23-year-old Florida native was chosen along with fellow 2015 teammate former defensive end Perez Ford, who signed as an undrafted...

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner searches for a hole in last Tuesdays game against Ohio. The Huskies went on to lose the game 26-21.

Huskies set record as 8 players named to All-MAC First Team

By Christopher Loggins | December 3, 2015

Football had a school-record eight members of its team make it to the 2015 All Mid-American Conference First Team on Wednesday.The players named on the team included senior linebacker Boomer Mays, senior defensive end Perez Ford, sophomore kicker Christian...

Huskie Breakdown: key players for 2015 season

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Sports Editor Chris Loggins breaks down the Huskies' key players as the 2015 season opener approaches.OffenseWide ReceiverSenior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis exploded in 2013 after a 2012 season in which he caught 48 balls for second on the team and...

A host of Huskies tackle running back Horactio Banks Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind. The defense forced five turnovers and converted them into 21 points in the 35-21 victory over Ball State.

Defense clobbers Ball State on road

By Danny Albers | November 6, 2014

Football’s defense stepped up big on the road Wednesday at Ball State, shutting down the Cardinals in the second half.The Huskies (7-2, 4-1 MAC) beat the Ball State Cardinals (3-6, 2-3 MAC), 35-21, Wednesday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind.In the...

Defense stands tall against Northwestern

By Frank Gogola | September 7, 2014

Football’s defense proved Saturday its performance against Presbyterian in the season opener wasn’t a fluke.After the season-opening 55-3 trouncing of the Presbyterian Blue Hose, of the Football Championship Subdivision, there were questions about...

Former defensive tackle Ken Bishop tackles Akron Zips running back Jawon Chisholm Oct. 12 at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies lost their starting front four, and they have eight returning defensive linemen who saw playing time last season and six returning defensive linemen who didn’t play last season to fill the hole.

Defensive line undergoes revamp

By Frank Gogola | April 14, 2014

Football wants to build a defensive line so good it’s “bad.”The Huskies lost their entire starting front four — Ken Bishop, George Rainey, Joe Windsor and Anthony Wells. They also lost Stephen O’Neal, who played in 12 games and started one,...

Head coach Rod Carey talks about the Huskies beginning spring practice Tuesday at the Yordon Center. Carey said he is nowhere near ready to name a starting quarterback.

Football preps for fall

By Frank Gogola | March 18, 2014

Football’s preparing for life without quarterback Jordan Lynch, safety Jimmie Ward and a number of other seniors who graduated.Head coach Rod Carey, athletic director Sean Frazier, redshirt senior running back Cameron Stingily, redshirt junior offensive...

NIU head coach Dave Doeren details the 2012 recuriting class as
part of National Signing Day Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies inked
31 recruits including 16 from Illinois.

Doeren lands 31 new recruits for NIU football team

By Eli Gehn | February 1, 2012

Thirty-one new faces will join the NIU football come fall 2012.Huskies coach Dave Doeren received 23 national letters of intent wednesday, along with eight walk-ons. Out of the 31 recruits, 16 of them will be from Illinois."I think that's a drastic change...