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Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs pull off exciting fourth quarter comeback

By Kyle Mathas | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers after a heroic performance Sunday by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the second half. The Chiefs, who hadn’t won a super bowl in 50 years, made a historic second-half...

Sports staff predicts Super Bowl LIV

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — The sports staff give their predictions for Super Bowl LIV ahead of kickoff Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The game can be watched on FOX.Jarrett Huff | Sports Editor: Chiefs win 28-24With the New England Patriots finally giving up the throne to the AFC,...

Huskies in the NFL: week 13 performance recap

By Kyle Mathas | December 5, 2019

DeKALB – Week 13 of the NFL season featured multiple former Huskie football players who represented NIU in big ways.Guard Max Scharping once again played every offensive snap when on Sunday night the Houston Texans defeated the New England Patriots...

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

By James Krause | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns,...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and teammate kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game.

Sports and politics shouldn’t mix

By Peter Zemeske | June 24, 2018

The NFL’s May 23 decision to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem comes on the heels of the divisiveness caused by players protesting oppression of minorities in America, however the rule isn’t unreasonable. The NFL wants to keep football...

Safety Jimmie Ward said he spoke with Colts and Vikings representatives amongst others, for 90 minutes after he finished his workouts at Pro Day March 8 at the Chessick Center.

San Francisco 49ers draft Jimmie Ward with No. 30 pick

By Frank Gogola | May 9, 2014

Former NIU Huskies strong safety Jimmie Ward was drafted No. 30 overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft May 8.Ward is the second first-round selection in NIU history. Linebacker Larry English was selected No. 16 by...

Better late than never: Harnish drafted as Mr. Irrelevant

Better late than never: Harnish drafted as Mr. Irrelevant

By Jimmy Johnson | April 29, 2012

It was an unusual homecoming in Bluffton, Ind. for Chandler Harnish this weekend. The former NIU quarterback didn’t head home for a family party, or to see an old friend. It was the NFL Draft, and Harnish wanted to spend this important moment in his...

The rant: Manning is ruining his own career, Tebow’s as well

By Brian Thomas | March 25, 2012

I would like to half-heartedly congratulate Peyton Manning, who recently signed with the Denver Broncos and became their starting quarterback. By doing so, he managed to ruin two NFL careers at once. Not only did Manning manage to ruin his own career...

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