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Huskies fly past Cardinals

By Ryan Ostry | November 9, 2017

On a frigid fall night in DeKalb, only one team came to play as the Huskies defeated the Ball State University Cardinals by a score of 63-17.“I thought all three phases [of the game] were executed at a high level for the majority of the game, “ Head...

Football begins two-game homestand

By Tom Burton | November 9, 2017

DeKALB — The football team prepares for its 10th game of the season, as it looks to rebound from its first conference loss of the season in a 27-17 loss Thursday at Toledo.The Huskies (6-3, 4-1 MAC) host Ball State at home Thursday and only have three...

Football heads east for Buffalo

By Ryan Ostry | October 12, 2017

DeKALB — The football team will reach the midpoint of its season and its second Mid-American Conference game Saturday when they take on the University at Buffalo Bulls.The Bulls are coming off of a seven-overtime game Oct. 7 against the Western Michigan...

Senior wide receiver Christian Blake makes a catch on his way to a touchdown in the Huskies’ 34-28 loss at San Diego State Sept. 30. Blake was named Mid-American Conference player of the week Monday.     

Football ready for MAC play

By Ryan Ostry | October 5, 2017

The football team has many reasons they should be optimistic about it’s season with Mid-American Conference play approaching. The team will face the Kent State University Golden Flashes for homecoming Saturday, and there is no reason it should not dominate...

Redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Graham lines up against Western Illinois University Sept. 24, 2016. The Huskies begin their season against Boston College 8:30 p.m. Friday at Huskie Stadium. 

Tenure vs talent; starting quarterback position still available

By Ryan Ostry | August 28, 2017

The race of who will be calling plays as quarterback has come down to the week of the season opener, as head coach Rod Carey has yet to make the announcement. Though two strong candidates have been competing for the spot since last season, redshirt sophomore...

Football looks for starting quarterback

By Eddie Garcia | June 26, 2017

The football team began their summer training and conditioning sessions for the 2017 season and have already showed a high a level of competitiveness.Head Coach Rod Carey said the team seems to have picked things up quickly after the spring game Aril...

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

Former football player drafted by Detroit Lions

By Tom Burton | May 1, 2017

DeKALB — The Detroit Lions selected former NIU wide receiver Kenny Golladay with the 96th overall and the 32nd and final pick of the third round of the 2017 NFL draft Friday night.{{tncms-inline type="twitter" id="858160999555268608" account="NIUNorthernStar"...

Football signs 22 players for upcoming season

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — The football program announced Wednesday it has brought in 22 recruits to join the 2017-18 roster. Head Coach Rod Carey recruited 20 of 22 players from the Midwest and 10 from Illinois schools.Wide receiver Cole Tucker, of DeKalb High School,...

Injury list lengthens

By Scott Nicol | November 17, 2016

Huskie back-ups lead football's winYPSILANTI, Michigan | After four injuries in the first half, including one to redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham, the Huskies (4-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Eastern...

Football searches for quarterback

By Tom Burton | November 14, 2016

DeKALB | Quarterback Anthony Maddie suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg Nov. 1 and will not return for the Huskies in 2016, Head Coach Rod Carey said Sunday.“Our hearts are broken for Anthony to see his career end this way,” Carey said. “He...

Quarterback wins first career start

By Keelen Holcomb | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | Redshirt senior Anthony Maddie’s first career start for the Huskies showed promise, as he led the Huskies (1-4) to their first win of the season 31-24 against the Ball State Cardinals (3-2) Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.Coming...

Football starts its 3rd quarterback

By Scott Nicol | September 29, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (0-4) will start their third different quarterback in just the fifth game of the season 2:30 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Muncie, Indiana, to open Mid-American Conference play against the Ball State University Cardinals.Redshirt...