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Senior quarterback Drew Hare checks for signals in a game against Northwestern University on Sep. 6, 2014. Hare threw 14 touchdowns in nine games before missing the remainder of the season due to an Achilles injury.

Football starts spring practices without Hare

By Christopher Loggins | March 28, 2016

Football began its spring practices last week with senior quarterback Drew Hare still sidelined, officially marking the start of its preparation for the 2016-17 season.The Huskies went 8-6 last season, their worst finish since the 2009-10 campaign when...

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...

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner searches for a hole in last Tuesdays game against Ohio. The Huskies went on to lose the game 26-21.

Football preps for trip to Detroit

By Thomas Hiley III | December 3, 2015

Football (8-4, MAC 6-2) will play in its sixth consecutive MAC Championship game Friday in Detroit, facing off against MAC East Champion Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1 MAC).The contest will be the third consecutive meeting between NIU and Bowling Green in the...

Freshman quarterback Tommy Fiedler drops back for a pass in Tuesday’s game against Ohio. Fiedler threw for 113 yards and a touchdown in his debut, nearly leading the Huskies to a comeback victory in their regular season finale.

Huskies prep for third straight MAC game against BGU

By Christopher Loggins | November 30, 2015

Football will compete in its sixth straight MAC Championship game Friday — its third consecutive time playing Bowling Green in the game.The Huskies picked up a big win last season in the championship when they defeated the Falcons 51-17. Bowling Green...

Football finishes with unusual record

By Thomas Hiley | November 30, 2015

The Huskies (8-4, 6-2 MAC) earned a spot in their sixth consecutive MAC Championship this season despite fewer wins compared to years past.Football finished the regular season with its worst start to a year since 2009-10 when it went 7-5 before losing...

Football drops regular season finale

By Thomas Hiley | November 25, 2015

Football (8-4, MAC 6-2) lost its final home game of the season to Ohio (8-4, MAC 5-3 MAC) on senior night by a score of 26-21.The Huskies struggled early and often on both sides of the ball to start the game. They totaled only 71 yards in the first half...