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Letter to the editor: Football player gets praise for kindness

I would like to take a minute to publicly thank Rasheen Lemon, from the NIU football team.I dropped my iPhone in the middle of a parking lot. Rasheen found my phone and took the time to call both my partner and my roommate in an effort to return my phone...

Huskie Breakdown Pt. 3: key players for 2015 football

By Christopher Loggins | August 31, 2015

OffenseOffensive LineGreat rush attacks usually begin with great offensive lines, and redshirt senior left guard Aidan Conlon has helped lead the way for the Huskies up front. Coming into the season, Conlon has started in 42 consecutive games and has...

Football’s Lemon charged with domestic battery

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

Football redshirt senior Rasheen “Rock” Lemon has been suspended indefinitely from the team.Lemon, who is an outside linebacker, was charged with domestic battery on April 12. He was suspended immediately after the football program learned about the...

NIU football spring camp notebook: Huskie Bowl preview, injury updates

By Frank Gogola | April 10, 2015

The Black squad slowly walked off the field at the Chessick Practice Center around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, staring down the Cardinal squad, which was still running plays in preparation for Huskie Bowl III. As the Cardinal squad, practicing on the western...

NIU football spring camp notebook: Receivers dominate, new injuries popping up and more

By Frank Gogola | March 28, 2015

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner and the receiver corps stole the show during football’s spring practice Friday inside the Chessick Practice Center.The 5-foot-11, 173-pound wideout caught nearly everything thrown his way during 7-on-7s and the live...

Redshirt senior linebacker Jamaal Bass (6) celebrates a tackle for a loss Jan. 8, 2012, in the Bowl game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Bass knew what it took to play at a high level and used his experience to help his teammates improve their games.

NIU football: Injured season no free pass for Jamaal Bass

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2015

Redshirt senior linebacker Jamaal Bass, while reflecting on his final season, mentions four times how unfortunate it was for him that he ended his career on the sideline. He also says three times after a December practice how great he felt to see his...

Football stuffs Fleck’s gamble

By Frank Gogola | November 30, 2014

P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan head coach and NIU alumnus, saw his opportunity to throw a knockout punch that would dethrone the four-time defending MAC West champion Huskies.Instead, Fleck’s fourth-down play call midway through the third quarter turned...

Football’s defense stifles Bobcats

By Danny Albers | November 19, 2014

Football’s defense showed up big once again, holding the Ohio Bobcats to only 14 points Tuesday.The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) defeated the Bobcats (5-6, 3-4 MAC), 21-14, in Athens, Ohio. The Huskies won for the 42nd time in their last 43 games in which...

Football’s 4th full of twists

Football’s 4th full of twists

By Danny Albers | October 5, 2014

The defense was the glue that held football together in a tight win this weekend, as the Huskies’ offense never really found its rhythm.The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC), 17-14, Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Defense...

Redshirt junior linebacker Rasheen Lemon (9) exits Ryan Field in Evanston after NIU’s victory over Northwestern Sept. 6. Lemon, who played only two games last season before being suspended because of an academic issue, picked up MAC West Division Player of the Week honors for his performance against Northwestern, recording nine tackles and two sacks.

Lemon rock solid in return to field

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2014

Rasheen “Rock” Lemon, redshirt junior outside linebacker, learned the hard way that being a student-athlete meant taking care of business in the classroom so he could take to the field.Lemon was suspended indefinitely last season after two games because...

Football Fall Camp Notebook: ‘Frustrating’ QB battle rages on, Stingily’s ‘weird’ injury and more

By Frank Gogola | August 11, 2014

With football’s fall camp in full swing, things are beginning to heat up on the practice field.While no quarterback has emerged in the race to replace Jordan Lynch, a number of players, including Tyler Loos, Rasheen Lemon and Jamaal Bass, are making...