Our View: Thumbs for the start of football season
Thumbs up: For the start of football season. Many local high school teams play their first games of the season today, as well Northern Illinois University kicks off its season at 2:30 p.m. today against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Meanwhile, the Bears will play their season opener at noon Sept. 8 at Soldier Field against the Cincinnati Bengals. We have high hopes that the Huskies and Heisman hopeful quarterback Jordan Lynch can deliver another exciting season, and would love to see one of our local teams playing at Huskie Stadium the weekend after Thanksgiving when DeKalb hosts the IHSA state football championships for the first time.