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Huskies end season with loss at Poinsettia Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 27, 2013

No. 23 football (12-2, 8-1 MAC) suffered its second loss of the season – and second loss in a row – as it fell, 21-14, to the Utah State Aggies (9-5, 7-2 MW) in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium...

Huskies take down Zips in Homecoming

By Brian Earle | October 14, 2013

In front of a capacity crowd at Huskie Stadium, No. 23 NIU football came away with a 27-20 victory in its Homecoming matchup with Akron on Saturday.The victory increased the Huskies’ (6-0, 2-0 MAC) home-game winning streak to 23, which is a new MAC...

Lewis continues to prove his worth

By Frank Gogola | September 23, 2013

DeKalb | After a breakout year, junior receiver Tommylee Lewis has continued to be one of the Huskies’ most electrifying players.When he went down with an injury on the Huskies’ first drive of the second half in the season opener against the Iowa...

Time to take out the cats

By Brian Earle | September 19, 2013

Football may find itself in the midst of a trap game when Eastern Illinois comes into Huskie Stadium this Saturday.The Panthers (3-0) are out of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the Ohio Valley Conference and are not a team to be taken lightly...

Football duo get MAC honors

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2013

Junior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis and senior defensive tackle Ken Bishop have been named MAC-West Players of the Week.Lewis had nine catches for 56 yards and had 104 rushing yards on four carries during NIU’s win against Idaho.Bishop was part of the...

Redshirt junior Cameron Stingily makes a leaping play Saturday against Idaho.

Football answers to ‘adversity’ in game

By Frank Gogola | September 15, 2013

Going into Moscow, Idaho, as heavy favorites, NIU football (2-0) used a second-half rally to escape with a victory over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).After falling behind 28-14 with 9:35 to play in the second half, the Huskies outscored the Vandals 31-7 to...

Junior wide out TommyLee Lewis about to be tackled by a Hawkeye defender late August at Kinnick Stadium. NIU will face the Vandals in their second match of the season on Saturday.

Snatching Victory: Football defeats Big Ten’s Iowa in final seconds of Saturday game

By Brian Earle | September 3, 2013

Revenge may not have been on NIU football’s mind, but that’s exactly what the team got Saturday in Iowa City.In a rematch with the Hawkeyes (0-1), the Huskies (1-0) rolled into hostile Kinnick Stadium and rallied for a 30-27 victory in their season...

Final drive proved football can dig deep

By Frank Gogola | September 3, 2013

With less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, NIU was trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) by seven points and it appeared all hope was lost.The Huskies refused to fold in the raucous environment of Kinnick Stadium and...

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Clayton Glasper wraps up a pass football Sunday during the Huskies preseason practice.

Football sports new faces at wide receiver

By Brian Earle | August 27, 2013

The success of a team depends highly on its ability to rebuild and reload after losing players to graduation and other scenarios.NIU football has been able to do this very well, especially at the wide receiver position.The Huskies go into this season...

Football ready for action; Carey says losses on defense won’t hurt

By Brian Earle | August 8, 2013

Football was back in the air in DeKalb on Wednesday, when the Huskies took the field in pads for the first time this summer.The Huskies are coming off an historic season in which they repeated as MAC Champions, defeating Kent State in the MAC Championship,...

NIU and FSU players prepare to battle out another play during the 2013 Orange Bowl game. The Huskies lost, 31-10.

Football: Who to look out for

By Brian Earle | June 25, 2013

Stepping into a championship team can be intimidating, but with players moving on, football will need to look at different personnel to step up. Last season, former wide receivers Martel Moore and Perez Ashford were big parts of the Huskies’ offense...

Huskies’ second practice doesn’t go as smoothly as first

By Matt Hopkinson | December 27, 2012

While the warm weather is providing a forced adaptation for NIU football, the team's second practice was not as hot performance-wise as its first. “It wasn’t as sharp; it was still good, don’t get me wrong,” said coach Rod Carey. “They know...