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Daniel helps Chicago Bears win and other NFL headlines

By Matt Boecker | October 1, 2019

DeKALB — This week in the NFL stellar defenses and backup quarterbacks stepping in highlighted top stories in the league. The New England Patriots survive their first testThrough the first three weeks of the season, the Patriots had a rather easy schedule....

Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Bears offense out of sync, need to lift weight off defense against Washington

By Matt Boecker | September 23, 2019

DeKALB —The story of the Chicago Bears’ season so far has been a replica of last year: an amazing defense and an offense that limps through each game. The defense is third in points allowed, with 12 per-game, according to ESPN. Meanwhile, the offense...

Associated Press

Bears need to step up their game

By Ryan Ostry | October 18, 2017

Associated Press

Associated Press

Mitch Trubisky finally starting for the Bears

By Ryan Ostry | October 5, 2017

Associated Press

Footballs Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but thats changing Friday

Football’s Tyler Loos has been on the sidelines of the MAC Championship game for 4 years, but that’s changing Friday

By Frank Gogola | December 4, 2014

For Tyler Loos, redshirt senior left tackle, the fifth time’s the charm.Loos missed the Huskies’ MAC title game each of the last four seasons due to redshirting or being sidelined with injuries. He’ll see his first MAC Championship game action when...

Huskies prove themselves time and again

By Matt Hopkinson | October 7, 2012

There are a lot cliche lines from athletes: “It was a team effort,” “I need to watch the tape,” and my favorite, “One game at a time.” After the loss against Iowa in the opening game of the season, senior defensive end Sean Progar provided...

Lack of fans at Soldier Field

By Matt Hopkinson | September 4, 2012

When Iowa’s running back Damon Bullock crossed the goal line with a little over two minutes remaining Saturday afternoon, Soldier Field was deafening. The attendance was listed at 52,117. If Soldier Field’s odd bowl was of the fruit variety, it would...

Soldier Field game could prove to be monumental for Huskies

By Matt Hopkinson | August 28, 2012

There’s an old saying: Any publicity is good publicity. The saying has me wondering how important a victory really is for the NIU football team this Saturday at Soldier Field against Iowa. Sure, I’m sure no one affiliated with the team wants to see...

Football schedule released

By Northern Star Staff | April 1, 2012

The NIU football team is coming off a 10-2 season with wins against three BCS teams and have high expectations for next season.

Here is a look at the 2004 NIU football schedule, as announced Thursday:

Time/Day Date Opponent

• 5 p.m. Sat. 9/4 at Maryland

• 3 p.m. Sat. 9/11 vs. S. Illinois

• TBA Sat. 9/18 at Iowa State

• *TBA Fri. 9/24 vs. Bowling Green

• 3 p.m. Sat. 10/2 vs. Akron

• TBA Sat. 10/9 at C. Florida

• #3 p.m. Sat. 10/16 vs. C. Michigan

• TBA Sat. 10/23 at W. Michigan

• TBA Sat, 10/30 at Ball State

• *TBA Wed. 11/10 vs. Toledo

• Noon Sat. 11/20 at E. Michigan

• *TBA Thurs. 12/2 MAC title game


# Homecoming

Beats Chicago

Beats Chicago

By Alex Fiore | February 8, 2012

Chicago's summer music schedule may get a little more crowded.Live Music Blog writer Nick Isasi reported Monday that electronic artists Skrillex, Daft Punk, and Afrojack may be performing in Chicago as part of the brand new Spring Awakening Festival.Isasi...

Onside kick leads to huskie defeat at Soldier Field

By Eli Gehn | September 18, 2011

NIU's onside kick in the first quarter caught Wisconsin completely off guard."I know that Dave [Doeren] has that in his bag," said Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema. "He likes those pop kicks."However, the Badgers managed to recover the kick, which in...

Huskies fall to Badgers 49-7 in Chicago

By Brian Belford | September 18, 2011

Soldier Field Showdown II went from a highly-anticipated match up to a forgettable loss for NIU. The Huskies (1-2) got beat up by the Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) in Chicago 49-7. NIU was in the game early, trading touchdowns with Wisconsin in the first quarter....