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Huskie offense prepares for its next play Nov. 27 during a home game against Western Michigan University at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies wrap 2019 season on strong note, beat WMU at home

By James Krause | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — The football team closed a season of highs and lows with a 17-14 win Tuesday over the Western Michigan University Broncos and sent off 18 seniors in their final Huskie career game.Head Coach Thomas Hammock said the seniors led a motivated group...

Bronze Stalk on the line, Bowers says offense needs to improve

By Maddie Barrett | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — With 10 consecutive Bronze Stalk wins since 2009, the Huskies have a chance to keep the trophy Saturday at the 12th annual game between NIU and the Ball State Cardinals for this season’s Mid-American Conference opening game.The last time...

Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Childers gets ready to throw in the Huskies 63-17 win Thursday against Ball State. Kickoff against Western Michigan is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Huskie Stadium.

Huskies face pivotal conference matchup

By Ryan Ostry | November 14, 2017

The football team will host its, arguably, second biggest game of the season on senior night as the Western Michigan University Broncos will come to DeKalb looking to supersede the Huskies in the Mid-American Conference West standings.“Western Michigan...

Huskies fly past Cardinals

By Ryan Ostry | November 9, 2017

On a frigid fall night in DeKalb, only one team came to play as the Huskies defeated the Ball State University Cardinals by a score of 63-17.“I thought all three phases [of the game] were executed at a high level for the majority of the game, “ Head...

Chad Beebe, redshirt senior wide receiver, runs the ball in the Huskies’ 48-17 road win Saturday against Bowling Green. The Huskies are 3-0 in Conference play.

Football smashes Bowling Green

By Ryan Ostry | October 23, 2017

DeKALB — On a beautiful 72 degree Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio, not much went right for the home team as the Huskies won a no-doubter with a final score of 48-17.The Huskies (5-2, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) came out firing on all cylinders as redshirt...