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NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Boca Raton Bowl Rapid Reaction: Marshall 52, NIU football 23

By Frank Gogola | December 23, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (11-3) lost to the Conference USA-champion Marshall Thundering Herd (13-1), 52-23, in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.How it happened: The Thundering Herd jumpstarted their scoring with...

Marckie Hayes still bleeds “red and black” after 3 concussions left him on sidelines of NIU football

By Frank Gogola | December 12, 2014

Marckie Hayes, a wide smile on his face when he talks about football, stands on the sideline in his cardinal and black NIU Huskies gear.Hayes watches the football team run play after play during a Tuesday practice under the setting sun. Unlike the other...

NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....