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Huskies have a shot at returning to DeKalb with Mallory Cup and second MAC win

By Maddie Barrett | October 15, 2019

DeKALB — After the football team lost the Mallory Cup last season in its inaugural game, the Huskies hope to win the trophy Saturday against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks. The Mallory Cup honors the late Bill Mallory, who led NIU to its first...

Offense clicks in Huskies’ victory over Ohio

By James Krause | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Redshirt first-year kicker John Richardson emerged from Athens as the Huskies’ hero, kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired for a 39-36 win over the Ohio Bobcats.Richardson converted on the kick after missing two of three previous...

Huskies find their groove in conference win

By Mike Knapp | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — All season long, the Huskies have been looking for more consistency on offense.It finally showed up in the second half against Ohio University, as the Huskies hung 29 points on the scoreboard in the final two quarters.The final three were the...

More rain than shine in the third quarter for Huskies

By Mike Knapp | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — The start of conference play is always a great opportunity for struggling teams to clear the slate and begin again.Returning to Huskie Stadium for the first time since Aug. 31 and opening Mid-American Conference play against Ball State gave...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers communicates with coaches Saturday during a match against Ball State University in an eventual 27-20 loss at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Bronze Stalk en route to Muncie as Huskies fall to Ball State

By James Krause | October 5, 2019

Head Coach Thomas Hammock Saturday during a match against Ball State University in an eventual 27-20 loss at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Bowers flips the script on past injuries, adversity

By James Krause | October 3, 2019

DeKALB — When first asked by the Northern Star in August about why he chose to transfer to NIU from University of California – Berkeley, senior quarterback Ross Bowers met the question with humor. “First and foremost, my favorite food is corn,...

Bronze Stalk on the line, Bowers says offense needs to improve

By Maddie Barrett | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — With 10 consecutive Bronze Stalk wins since 2009, the Huskies have a chance to keep the trophy Saturday at the 12th annual game between NIU and the Ball State Cardinals for this season’s Mid-American Conference opening game.The last time...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers makes a throw while being rushed by Vanderbilt defender at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Second-half comeback attempt falls just short in loss to Vanderbilt

By James Krause | September 29, 2019

DeKALB — A second-half resurgence on offense wasn’t enough for the football team to upset the Vanderbilt University Commodores on the road, with the Huskies losing 24-18 Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.After giving up 14 points early in the first...

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

By Matt Boecker | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer notched their first win of the season and football took one on the chin.Men’s soccerMen’s soccer goes 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Marquette University and beating Bradley University.Sophomore forward Nick Markanich opened...

Huskies allow most points in a loss since 2016 in a 44-8 loss to Nebraska

By James Krause | September 15, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team committed a multitude of errors on its way to a blowout 44-8 loss Saturday against the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.Head Coach Thomas Hammock took responsibility for the loss, saying his team didn’t play well enough...

Balance key for football to compete again

By Mike Knapp | September 15, 2019

LINCOLN — Over the course of the last two weeks, the Huskies have faced the two toughest opponents they will see on their schedule this season.NIU heads into a bye week before heading to Nashville to play Vanderbilt University on Sep. 28 to close out...