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Football players react to anthem protests

By Tom Burton | September 28, 2017

Players in the NFL are taking their disagreements to the field as some players have not been supporting the national anthem before games, whether it’s choosing not to stand or avoiding being present all together for the honoring of our country.The controversy...

Redshirt senior tailback Jordan Huff fends off the defense in their game against Nebraska Sept. 16. The Huskies won 21-14, making it their fourth win in the last five games against Big-ten opponents. 

Huskie football recognized for recent success

By Ryan Ostry | September 21, 2017

The NIU football team is getting national recognition for their recent play after beating four out of their last five Big-ten teams they have faced, most recently the Nebraska Cornhuskers.The Football Writer’s Association of America announced Monday...

Shawun Lurry Q-and-A

By Ryan Ostry | September 7, 2017

Senior cornerback Shawun Lurry is looking forward to being the dominant cornerback he was in 2015 when he led the nation with nine interceptions.Lurry was still a productive cornerback last season when he had three interceptions. However, because of a...

Top-5 football players to watch

By Eddie Garcia | July 31, 2017

It was a difficult season for NIU football as the team dealt with a multitude of injuries that derailed the season. Five quarterbacks appeared in the last 18 games played for the Huskies, with two season-ending injuries to Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie...

Top 5 Athletes

Top 5 Athletes

By Scott A. Nicol | April 10, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred after 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and before 5 p.m. Sunday. If you feel there are student-athletes left off who deserve to be on the list or in upcoming weeks, tweet us at @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.Top...

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 to square off against Buffalo

October 20, 2016

DeKALB | The Huskies (1-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) have won 16 of their last 18 homecoming games and will look to improve those numbers against the Buffalo Bulls (1-5, 0-2 MAC) 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.The Huskies are coming off a triple...

Football back after inconsistent 2015-16 season

By Tom Burton | August 22, 2016

Football is looking to rebound from an up and down 2015-16 season — the team went 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the Mid-American Conference.The season ended in frustrating fashion for the Huskies when they lost their final three games. They dropped their final...

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

Carey not worried about polls after NIU not picked to win division title

By Scott Nicol | August 1, 2016

After tying an NCAA record last year with its six straight division title, NIU football was picked to finish third in the MAC West in the preseason poll for the upcoming season.The Huskies were picked to finish third in the division last year before going...

Head Coach Christina Sutcliffe coaches from third base during the Huskie’s game against the Western Michigan Broncos on April 15.

Victors Awards Predictions

By Jay Ibarra | May 2, 2016

Student athletes will gather to celebrate their accomplishments from the season at the seventh annual Victors Awards.The Victors Awards is an event to honor NIU student athletes, coaches and teams. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the...

Sophomore cornerback Shawun Lurry returns an interception in a game against Central Michigan on Oct. 3. Lurry was named to the 2015 Autonation Football Writers Association of America All-America First Team on Monday.

Shawun Lurry named to All-American first team by FWAA

By Northern Star staff | December 14, 2015

Sophomore Cornerback Shawun Lurry was named to the 2015 Autonation Football Writers Association of America All-America First Team on Monday.The First Team is a group of 26 individuals, of which Lurry is the only representative of NIU and the Mid-American...

Huskies lose MAC title, but head for Poinsettia Bowl game

By Patrick Smith | December 7, 2015

Football (8-5, 6-3 MAC) will face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl later this month after losing to Bowling Green (10-3, 8-1 MAC) in the MAC Championship game 34-14 Friday.The Huskies’ offense struggled in the first quarter, ending with two punts...