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Marcus Jones, redshirt senior running back, secures the ball Tuesday after a handoff against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Through adversity and distractions, Huskies close season with hard-fought win

By Mike Knapp | November 29, 2019

I’ll be honest — as a grown man with over three decades of adult life experience, usually when I hear the words adversity and distractions as applied to sports teams, I tend to cringe.I mean, I’ve lost my dad. I’ve also lost two of my siblings....

Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Harbison to seek a new destination as the Huskie leading rusher enters transfer portal

By James Krause | November 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU Athletics has confirmed that redshirt junior running back Tre Harbison will be entering the NCAA transfer portal as a graduate transfer.Harbison will not play tonight in the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan University. Harbison,...

Huskies look to spoil Broncos’ MAC title hopes, seniors ready to gear up one last time

By James Krause | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — The football team may not have a conference championship or bowl game after Tuesday night, but it can end its year with a win over the Western Michigan University Broncos.The Huskies were eliminated from postseason contention Tueaday in a 45-17...

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, wins the edge on a run Tuesday during NIUs home loss against Eastern Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison crosses 1,000-yard mark on the season, 84-yards behind Hammock in all-time rushing list

By Mike Knapp | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — It’s been a mix of good days and bad days for the football team this season.An inconsistent 2019 saw another check mark go into the ‘bad days’ column Tuesday when the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan University by a score of 45-17.The...

Huskies drop second home game of season, lose chance to retain MAC title

By James Krause | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The football team saw its postseason hopes shatter Tuesday in a 45-17 blowout loss to Eastern Michigan University.With the loss, NIU is eliminated from Mid-American Conference title contention and will fall short of the 6-6 record necessary...

Christopher Perez Jr. (left), senior offensive lineman, and Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, celebrate a touchdown during NIUs 49-0 victory over Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Harbison at his best against Zips, pummels Akron defense

By Mike Knapp | October 27, 2019

Tre Harbison, redshirt junior running back, breaks free on a run Saturday during NIU's 49-0 victory agaisnt Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Fill in the Blank: Huskie football this season was…

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 28, 2018

Sam Malone | Managing Editor... accidentally impressive.The football season has been full of wins, and no one can deny that, but some of those victories weren’t as clean as they should have been. The defense played a strong game throughout the season,...

Stingily solidifies running back transition

By Brian Earle | September 5, 2013

In a competitive Huskies backfield, one running back has claimed his spot at the top of the depth chart: red shirt juniorCameron Stingily.A season ago, Stingily wouldn’t have been on anybody’s radar as the Huskies’ starting running back. That’s...

Roy Manning named NIU running backs coach

Roy Manning named NIU running backs coach

By Brian Earle | January 16, 2013

With the departure of former football coach Dave Doeren and some of his staff to North Carolina State, there are a number of coaching vacancies that need to be filled. New football coach Rod Carey filled one of those spots Wednesday, when Roy Manning...

NIU tailback Chad Spann was a walk-on in NIUs underrated 2007 recruiting class.

Top 10 Huskies of the Year: #1 Chad Spann

By Andrew Singer | May 8, 2011

Forgive Chad Spann if he didn't jump for joy when told the Northern Star had named him the best Huskie of 2010-11. The former NIU running back has been a little preoccupied after going undrafted in last month's NFL Draft. Spann had interest from multiple...

Jamal Womble gets a chance to run with the Huskies

By Jimmy Johnson | May 3, 2011

Give Jamal Womble the eye test, and you'll see a classic bruiser, but your notion will quickly be put to rest. Sure, the NIU running back is built like a soda machine, but his feet tell a different story. "As soon as we got out there for the first day...