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NIU football spring camp notebook: Huskie Bowl preview, injury updates

By Frank Gogola | April 10, 2015

The Black squad slowly walked off the field at the Chessick Practice Center around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, staring down the Cardinal squad, which was still running plays in preparation for Huskie Bowl III. As the Cardinal squad, practicing on the western...

NIU football plays the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Boca Raton Bowl.

NIU football: Huskies lead conference with 14 students on Academic All-MAC team

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

NIU football placed a school-record and conference-leading 14 student-athletes on the 2014 Academic All-MAC team, which was released by the league office Tuesday.NIU and the Central Michigan Chippewas led the MAC with 14 selections apiece. The Bowling...

NIU football clashes with surging Ball State Cardinals

NIU football clashes with surging Ball State Cardinals

By Danny Albers | November 4, 2014

Football heads into Ball State needing to keep its hands on the ball if it hopes to hold onto its chances of playing in the MAC Championship game.The Huskies (6-2, 3-1 MAC) visit the Ball State Cardinals (3-5, 2-2 MAC) 7 p.m. today at Scheumann Stadium...

5 minutes with… William Lee

By Danny Albers | October 7, 2014

William Lee, redshirt freshman defensive tackle, is contributing to football’s success on a young defensive line after redshirting in the 2013 season.Lee, 6-foot-2 and 301 pounds, has started on the defensive line in all five of the Huskies’ games...

Meehan mastering art of football

By Frank Gogola | September 29, 2014

Senior defensive end Jason Meehan’s foray into martial arts was part of a family affair, and he’s seen that experience pay off on the football field.Jason Meehan’s dad, Justin Meehan, is a world-renowned Chinese martial artist. A lawyer by trade,...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) scans the field before delivering a pass during the teams September game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. The Huskies have a bye week after the 52-14 loss to the Razorbacks, and the players and coaches aren’t getting too far away from the game of football.

Football finds little rest in bye week

By Frank Gogola | September 24, 2014

Football’s Rod Carey will not be on the sidelines coaching this weekend.The coaching staff will be on the road watching high school football games during the Huskies’ bye week this weekend. NIU returns to action against the Kent State Golden Flashes...

Former defensive tackle Ken Bishop tackles Akron Zips running back Jawon Chisholm Oct. 12 at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies lost their starting front four, and they have eight returning defensive linemen who saw playing time last season and six returning defensive linemen who didn’t play last season to fill the hole.

Defensive line undergoes revamp

By Frank Gogola | April 14, 2014

Football wants to build a defensive line so good it’s “bad.”The Huskies lost their entire starting front four — Ken Bishop, George Rainey, Joe Windsor and Anthony Wells. They also lost Stephen O’Neal, who played in 12 games and started one,...