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Huskies celebrate after a touchdown Oct. 26 during NIUs 49-0 victory against University of Akron at Huskie Stadium.

Saturday’s defeat to CMU saw Huskies concede most points in a loss since 2016

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team couldn’t contain the Central Michigan University Chippewas’ run game, nor produce anything on the ground in a 48-10 road loss Saturday.The Huskies’ rushing attack couldn’t put together an attack during Saturday's...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers makes a throw while being rushed by Vanderbilt defender at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Second-half comeback attempt falls just short in loss to Vanderbilt

By James Krause | September 29, 2019

DeKALB — A second-half resurgence on offense wasn’t enough for the football team to upset the Vanderbilt University Commodores on the road, with the Huskies losing 24-18 Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.After giving up 14 points early in the first...

Spencer Tears (left), redshirt senior wide receiver, and redshirt senior safety Mykelti Williams address media Tuesday during a press conference.

Football to travel to SEC territory for a Saturday morning game

By Maddie Barrett | September 25, 2019

DeKALB — NIU heads to Southeastern Conference territory Saturday where it will face Vanderbilt University in Nashville.Vanderbilt is coming off a 66-38 loss to No. 4 Louisiana State University and is winless this season with two other losses to the...

Huskies allow most points in a loss since 2016 in a 44-8 loss to Nebraska

By James Krause | September 15, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team committed a multitude of errors on its way to a blowout 44-8 loss Saturday against the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.Head Coach Thomas Hammock took responsibility for the loss, saying his team didn’t play well enough...

The Huskies traveled to Salt Lake City to face the University of Utah in the first of three consecutive road matches.

Second half struggles plague Huskies in loss to Utah

By James Krause | September 8, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU football team challenged the Utah Utes in the first half but failed to score in the second half, falling 35-17 to the 13th ranked team in the country Saturday.The Huskies were still in the game at halftime, down 21-17. NIU’s offense...

Thomas Hammock (middle) poses for a photo with a few key members of the NIU football team.

The ‘Hammock Era’ Begins : Chicago Media Day

By James Krause | August 1, 2019

DeKALB  —NIU’s football team held its annual Chicago Media Day on Monday, just days before the start of the first season under new head coach Thomas Hammock.Hammock and several members of the team spoke to the media at Ditka’s Steakhouse in downtown...

Huskies drop Boca Bowl to Blazers

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The football team couldn’t keep up with the passing game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, losing the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl by a final score of 37-13.A weekend celebration of their season and their graduating players ended with the...

Huskies win 2018 MAC title game against University of Buffalo

Huskies win 2018 MAC title game against University of Buffalo

By James Krause | November 30, 2018

Huskies comeback to claim conference titleDETROIT- A 19-point comeback in the second half helped the NIU football team top the University of Buffalo Bulls 30-29 to win the 2018 Mid-American Conference title game.After falling behind 29-10 with one minute...

Sophomore quarterback Marcus Childers looks to throw downfield against Miami.

Football plays for MAC Championship

By Jayce Eustice | November 28, 2018

The Mid-American Conference Championship is set for 7 p.m. Friday in Detroit, Michigan and the Huskies will represent the MAC West for the seventh time in the last nine years. NIU will take on the University of Buffalo after the Bulls defeated Bowling...

Huskies end conference play with two straight losses

By James Krause | November 25, 2018

Turnovers and mistakes from the offense led to the football team’s second straight loss Tuesday, dropping their road game 28-21 against the Western Michigan Broncos.Sophomore quarterback Marcus Childers committed three turnovers, including a late interception,...

Northern Illinois quarterback Marcus Childers (15) makes a pass against BYU during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Provo, Utah. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

Stingy defense nets Huskies first non-conference win

By James Krause | October 28, 2018

The NIU football team won their first non-conference game of the season with a 7-6 victory in a old school slugfest against the BYU Cougars.Among the towering mountains of Provo, Utah, the NIU defense stood tall over the Cougars running game, allowing...

Huskies offense needs to air it out

By Jayce Eustice | September 26, 2018

The Huskies enter their second conference match this weekend with a 1-3 overall record. While they are 1-0 in MAC play, the Huskies had their share of ups and downs.At times, the Huskies have looked like a top college football team, but more often than...