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Football players catch attention of college football awards committees

By James Krause | August 26, 2019

DeKALB — Several NIU football players have grabbed the attention of college football awards committees.Redshirt junior quarterback Marcus Childers was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List. The award is handed to the best fourth-year...

NIU faces off against ISU in Aug. 31 game.

Players praise Hammock for his player-friendly coaching philosophy

By Marcel Carrasco | August 23, 2019

DeKALB — As the 2019 football season approaches, Head Coach Thomas Hammock looks to lead the Huskies as a coach instead of as the star running back from his playing days at NIU.Before being named the 23rd head coach in NIU’s football program, Hammock...

Thomas Hammock (middle) poses for a photo with a few key members of the NIU football team.

The ‘Hammock Era’ Begins : Chicago Media Day

By James Krause | August 1, 2019

DeKALB  —NIU’s football team held its annual Chicago Media Day on Monday, just days before the start of the first season under new head coach Thomas Hammock.Hammock and several members of the team spoke to the media at Ditka’s Steakhouse in downtown...

Huskies drop Boca Bowl to Blazers

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The football team couldn’t keep up with the passing game of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers, losing the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl by a final score of 37-13.A weekend celebration of their season and their graduating players ended with the...

Sophomore quarterback Marcus Childers looks to throw downfield against Miami.

Football plays for MAC Championship

By Jayce Eustice | November 28, 2018

Sophomore quarterback Marcus Childers looks to throw downfield against Miami.

Fill in the Blank: Huskie football this season was…

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 28, 2018

Sam Malone | Managing Editor... accidentally impressive.The football season has been full of wins, and no one can deny that, but some of those victories weren’t as clean as they should have been. The defense played a strong game throughout the season,...

Huskies face Miami for inaugural Mallory Cup

By Jayce Eustice | November 11, 2018

 A potential trip to the Mid-American Conference Championship is on the line, and the Huskies will play for something extra when they face off against conference rival Miami Ohio RedHawks. The inaugural Mallory Cup will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at Huskie...

Huskies return to DeKalb for Homecoming

By Jayce Eustice | October 10, 2018

NIU comes into Saturday’s Homecoming match against the Ohio Bobcats, winning three of the past four contests. The Bobcats have less MAC experience this season, coming in with a 1-0 MAC record and 3-2 overall. The Huskies will put their perfect 3-0 MAC...

Huskies offense needs to air it out

By Jayce Eustice | September 26, 2018

The Huskies enter their second conference match this weekend with a 1-3 overall record. While they are 1-0 in MAC play, the Huskies had their share of ups and downs.At times, the Huskies have looked like a top college football team, but more often than...