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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...

Loggins: No need to panic, Huskies will be just fine

By Christopher Loggins | October 5, 2015

Fans of Huskie football have been spoiled for some time now, but the start of this season should humble all of us.I’ve bragged for a long time about how I felt NIU deserved to be ranked nationally and was the best college football team in all of Illinois,...

Football ready to take next step after close fight

By Christopher Loggins | September 21, 2015

Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 1 Ohio State, many questioned whether football could compete with the national champions, but the Huskies proved to be ready for any challenge thrown their way.PredictionsLeading up to game day, I battled all...

Huskies take down UNLV 38-30

By Patrick Smith | September 8, 2015

Football (1-0, 0-0 MAC) opened the season Saturday with a win over UNLV (0-1, 0-0 MWC), rallying in the second half of the game to defeat the Rebels 38-30.UNLV opened the game with an immediate strike, scoring on a 64-yard pass from senior quarterback...

Football awaits season

By Thomas Hiley | September 3, 2015

Football will open up the season against UNLV 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Huskie Stadium.The team is coming off a season where they finished 11-3 and made an appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Rebels finished the 2014-15 season with a 2-11 record and are...

Football plays mock game to prepare for opener

By Christopher Loggins | August 31, 2015

The Huskies have been playing mock games in their practices to ready themselves for the season opener against UNLV on Saturday.The mock games, which run similarly to an actual game, are non-contact, and players don’t wear any pads. Though the games...

1965 football jerseys return

By Christopher Loggins | August 27, 2015

When football launches its season on Sept. 5 against UNLV, it will pay homage to the 1965 undefeated Huskie team for the 50th anniversary of Huskie Stadium.The Huskies plan on doing so by wearing throwback jerseys that highly resemble those worn by the...

The M119A2 Howitzer fires after a touchdown during at football game at Huskie Stadium. The fate of the cannon is still up in the air, NIU President Doug Baker said.

Baker: Fate of football cannon unsure

By Alexander Chettiath & Satta Kendor | August 27, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker said plans to continue to incorporate a cannon that sounds off at football games may take up to a year to complete.Earlier this month, NIU Athletics announced a plan to replace the cannon with fireworks to celebrate Huskie touchdowns....

NIU head coach Rod Carey looks on during the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 23. NIU lost to the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Football’s Media Day gives look into upcoming season

By Chris Loggins | July 27, 2015

Football has officially wrapped up Media Day in Chicago, but it didn’t go without exciting interviews that were sure to gear Huskie fans up nicely for the upcoming season.Head Coach Rod Carey said he was enthusiastic heading into the year, noting his...

Redshirt sophomore Drew Hare plays in the 2014 Marathon MAC Championship game against the Bowling Green Falcons on Dec. 5 in Detroit. Hare is the third NIU quarterback to win the MAC Championship in the past four seasons.

Hare needs to lead team, not just stats

By Chris Loggins | July 20, 2015

When 2013 Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch left NIU after the 2013-14 season, he not only left very big shoes to fill, but he left a legacy that can be extremely tough to replace.Huskie fans will forever remember the immaculate run from Lynch, the former...