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Herbstreit fails in attempt to heal Huskie wounds

By Ryan Barnard | September 9, 2014

Kirk Herbstreit is trying to right the ship regarding his 2012 comments on NIU and the MAC.The ESPN College GameDay analyst received backlash from Huskie nation after he declared on national television the decision to include NIU in the 2013 Discover...

NIU players Boomer Mays (45) and Corey Thomas (69) are congratulated after NIUs victory over Northwestern University on Saturday.

Taking Down the Big Ten: NIU knocks out Northwestern, 23-14

By Ryan Barnard | September 7, 2014

Football (2-0) discovered its offense in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2) during Saturday’s 23-15 win at Ryan Field in Evanston; however, questions remain about who will be NIU’s leader under center for the remainder of the...

Sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon (28) blocks a Presbyterian defender Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Bouagnon made his first career start at running back in the Huskies’ 55-3 victory over the Blue Hose, taking 16 handoffs for 97 yards and four touchdowns, including his first career rushing touchdown.

Football wary of Wildcats ahead of matchup

By Ryan Barnard | September 4, 2014

Football will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on the field for the first time since 2005 when the teams play Saturday in Evanston.The 2:30 p.m. match at Ryan Field will mark the eighth meeting between the teams, with all the games taking place in Evanston...

Breaking down the Blue Hose

By Ryan Barnard | August 27, 2014

The Huskies open their season at home for the first time since 2011 when they host the Presbyterian Blue Hose 6 p.m. today. The Blue Hose have had a tough go of things since moving up the Football Championship Subdivision in 2007. Football beat writer...

Tested offensive line leads charge

By Ryan Barnard | August 26, 2014

The 2014 version of football’s offensive line has retained experienced players and will be looked upon to help the team carry on its recent success.The Huskies’ offensive line, arguably one of the deepest in the MAC, returns four of its five starters...