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NIU Huskies conquer Bowling Green Falcons in MAC Championship, 51-17

By Frank Gogola | December 8, 2014

Football put its best foot forward on the big stage Friday in the MAC Championship game after months of close victories.The Huskies (11-2) blew out the Bowling Green Falcons (7-6), 51-17, in the MAC title contest at Ford Field in Detroit. This is the...

5 minutes with… Christian Hagan

By Frank Gogola | November 17, 2014

Freshman place kicker Christian Hagan has provided stability in the kicking game during football’s past two wins.Hagan took over place kicking duties from senior Tyler Wedel against the Ball State Cardinals Nov. 5 in Muncie, Ind. Through two games Hagan...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) carries the ball during his 78-yard touchdown run on the Huskies’ first series of the game. The Huskies ran for 332 yards while passing for only 54 yards Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich., against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Running game carries football’s offense in win

By Ryan Simpson | October 26, 2014

Football’s ground game proved to be too much for Eastern Michigan as NIU ran to victory Saturday at “The Factory.”The Huskies (6-2, 3-1 MAC) and their ground attack went uncontested against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-6, 1-3 MAC) at Rynearson...

Rapid Reaction: Football 28, Eastern Michigan 17

By Frank Gogola | October 25, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (6-2, 3-1, MAC) beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-6, 1-3 MAC), 28-17, Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happened: The Huskies scored the game’s final 14 points after going down 17-14 early in the fourth...

Ask an Athlete: Football

By Frank Gogola | October 20, 2014

What is your major?

Redshirt senior free safety Dechane Durante: General studies

Redshirt junior middle linebacker Boomer Mays: Corporate communication

Senior defensive end Jason Meehan: Business

Junior strong safety Marlon Moore: Sociology

What is your favorite movie?

Durante: “Kill Bill”

Mays: “The Warriors”

Meehan: “Casablanca”

Moore: “Friday”

Who is your favorite music artist/band?

Durante: Lil Wayne

Mays: Jay-Z

Meehan: Big K.R.I.T.

Moore: Too many to choose just one

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Durante: TGI Fridays

Mays: Red Lobster

Meehan: Tapa La Luna

Moore: Golden Corral

Football redeemed at home

By Ryan Simpson | October 19, 2014

Football’s offense emerged from its three-game hibernation, posting its second-high offensive output of the season at its weekend game.The Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC) defeated the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (1-7, 1-3 MAC), 51-41, Saturday at Huskie Stadium. The...

Football’s 4th full of twists

Football’s 4th full of twists

By Danny Albers | October 5, 2014

The defense was the glue that held football together in a tight win this weekend, as the Huskies’ offense never really found its rhythm.The Huskies (4-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC), 17-14, Saturday at Huskie Stadium.Defense...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare throws the ball during Saturday’s 48-34 victory over the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Hare went 18-of-28 for 285 yards and three touchdowns through the air and carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and one touchdown.

Football suppresses Rebels’ comeback attempt

By Frank Gogola | September 14, 2014

Football scored the game’s final two touchdowns en route to its third win in as many games this season.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2), 48-34, Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The win upped the Huskies’ all-time...

Late heroics cement win for football

By Frank Gogola | September 14, 2014

Following a third quarter and early fourth quarter to forget, football (3-0) bookended a timely interception with two fourth-quarter scoring drives to escape Las Vegas with a 48-34 win over the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2).The Rebels knotted the game,...

Rapid Reaction: NIU 48, Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels 34

By Frank Gogola | September 13, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (3-0) defeated the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels (1-2), 48-34, Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.How it happened: The Huskies scored the game’s final 14 points to secure a two-touchdown victory over the Rebels.Drew Hare...

NIU players Boomer Mays (45) and Corey Thomas (69) are congratulated after NIUs victory over Northwestern University on Saturday.

Taking Down the Big Ten: NIU knocks out Northwestern, 23-14

By Ryan Barnard | September 7, 2014

Football (2-0) discovered its offense in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2) during Saturday’s 23-15 win at Ryan Field in Evanston; however, questions remain about who will be NIU’s leader under center for the remainder of the...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Maddie rushes the ball against Presbyterian Thursday at Huskie Stadium. Maddie, redshirt junior Matt McIntosh and redshirt sophomore Drew Hare all took snaps in the 55-3 victory.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 23, Northwestern 15

By Frank Gogola | September 6, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (2-0) defeated the Northwestern Wildcats (0-2), 23-15, Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston.How it happened: Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare led four second-half scoring drives, propelling the NIU offense, which was held...