Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student media since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Kent State, NIU, Toledo in running for MAC championship

By Matt Hopkinson | October 31, 2012

Kent State: Sitting atop the MAC East, the Golden Flashes have won six games in a row and are undefeated in conference play. On top of their dominance in conference play, they have most recently defeated former nationally No. 18-ranked Rutgers squad by...

MAC teams earning national attention

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2012

While NIU football continues to streak, earning its eighth straight victory, it also continues to receive votes in the polls. After receiving five votes in the Associated Press Top-25 poll last week, the Huskies received 12 votes this week. In the USA...

Toledo poses biggest threat to Huskies

By Brian Thomas | October 22, 2012

Although the Huskies are still slated to play four more guaranteed games this season, I only see one game that sticks out. The game I am keying in on is the Huskies’ Nov. 14 showdown with Toledo at home, which will be shown on ESPN. Both teams are currently...

MAC football divided between the have, the have-nots

By Matt Hopkinson | October 11, 2012

Ball State: Dropping its most recent game against NIU, Ball State has found itself in a bind. Sitting at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the MAC, Ball State has no gimme’s at all, with tough-games against Central and Western Michigan. They also still have to...

MAC coaches discuss coming season

By Andrew Singer | November 10, 2010

In order of predicted finish by blue ribbon forecasters East 1.) Ohio Bobcats 2009-10 record: 22-15, 7-9 MAC Head Coach: John Groce Record at school: 37-32 (Third Season) "I told my guys to pay homage to what they did last year," Groce said. "But they...

NIU football defense’s strong start puts Toledo on the ropes

By Jimmy Johnson | November 10, 2010

NIU’s defense isn’t going to stick its chest out about giving 30 points in the second half of play during its 65-30 victory over Toledo Tuesday night. The instrumental shut out the Huskies pitched in the first half is what they’re proud of. “We...

NIU football is class of the MAC

By Chris Dertz | November 10, 2010

Well that was a good, old-fashioned butt-whoopin’. With the Huskies’ 65-30 thrashing of rival Toledo Tuesday night, they have effectively asserted their dominance on the Mid-American Conference, and can clearly be considered the class of the league....

NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish has his work cut out for him while facing NIUs rival the Toledo Rockets.

Huskies take on rival Toledo, possible MAC West crown on the line

By Chris Dertz | November 8, 2010

DeKALB | When the lights go on in Huskie Stadium tonight, all eyes will be on an NIU program garnering national attention going up against its most bitter rival. When the Toledo Rockets roll into DeKalb, they bring with them a 29-8 record all-time against...

A look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | November 7, 2010

MAC East Temple Owls Head Coach - Al Golden 2010 Record - 8-2 (5-1 MAC) Temple found its way to victory over Kent State, 28-10. Owls' quarterback Mike Gerardi was highly effective through the air, throwing for 368 yards and two touchdown passes. Temple...

Breaking down the Toledo Rockets

Breaking down the Toledo Rockets

By Jimmy Johnson | November 4, 2010

The Offense Quarterback: True freshman Terrance Owens had to step in for starter Austin Dantin, who was injured during the Rockets’ 42-7 win over Eastern Michigan. The Toledo’s offense didn’t miss a beat as Owens threw four touchdown passes. It’ll...

Key players of the Toledo Rockets

By Andrew Singer | November 3, 2010

NIU Offensive Line The Huskies will be going up against one of the best pass rushes in the MAC Tuesday night when they take on Toledo at Huskie Stadium. The Rockets have taken down the quarterback 21 times through nine games; the second highest sack total...