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Jimmie Ward, San Francisco 49ers defensive back, first NIU graduate to make it to Super Bowl since 2009

By James Krause | January 27, 2020

DeKALB — San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward will represent NIU when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV Sunday in Miami.Ward is the first NIU alum to reach and start in the Super Bowl since Ryan Diem did so as an offensive...

Former redshirt quarterback Jordan Lynch prepares for a throw during an Oct. 19 game against the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Huskies would go on to win by a margin of 21 points.

Football’s journey to top program in Illinois

By Chris Loggins | August 24, 2015

Storied football programs will forever hold their places in history, and NIU is no different.From the days of the undefeated 1963 team, to the 1983 hall of fame team who got NIU its first bowl win as a major college, the Huskies have always managed to...

NFL vets visit for pro football clinic

By Northern Star Staff | April 16, 2014

Athletics will hold the second annual X’s and O’s with the Pros Men’s Football Clinic 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center.Headlining the list of pros for the 2014 event is former Chicago Bears running back Garrett Wolfe;...

Hall of fame to induct athletes

By Northern Star Staff | October 2, 2013

Athletics will induct its 31st class into the Hall of Fame.On Oct. 11, seven people will be inducted into the hall of fame at 7 p.m. at the Duke Ellington Ballroom inside the Holmes Student Center. Former head football coach Joe Novak, NFL veteran and...

The Convocation Center should be used for more important things

By Aaron Brooks | November 6, 2011

There comes a point in life when you have to realize you suck at certain things. For NIU, the time has come to realize that the athletic potential of recruits, for some programs, are on par with a couch-potato. I am frustrated by NIU spending $6 million...

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