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  • NIU football: A look at the Huskies' 2016 nonconference opponents

    at Wyoming 9:30 p.m. Saturday, CBSSN Coach: Craig Bohl (second season) Last year: 2-10 Last meet ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Volleyball: SOphomore wins MAC West POW

    Sophomore middle blocker Meg Wolowicz was named the Mid-American Conference's West Division Defensive Player of the Week Monday evening following an i ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 7:29 pm
  • Women's Volleyball: NIU can't hang on to leads in loss to Iowa

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University volleyball team lost in straight sets Sunday afternoon to the Iowa Hawkeyes, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-23.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • NIU football: Versatile on offense, Turner becomes game-changer on kick returns

    DeKALB – After nearly every time the Toledo football team scored against Northern Illinois last season, Aregeros Turner responded with a strong kickof ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • NIU volleyball MAC West preseason favorite

    With plenty of talent returning for a program that won the Mid-American Conference regular season in 2015, the Northern Illinois volleyball team was p ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Soccer: NIU women draw in opener

    DEKALB – The Northern Illinois University women’s soccer team took on the University of Illinois at Chicago for their season opener on Friday night, e ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • NIU football: New number, role for Mayes as he is most experienced safety

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois safety Brandon Mayes took over the jersey number of former teammate Marlon Moore.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • NIU women's soccer: Even without Gierman, Huskies ready for 2016 season

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team got a tough dose of bad news well before the season started.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • HuskieWire Podcast: Chandler Harnish

    Former NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish talks with the HuskieWire HuskieTalk podcast about throwing out the first pitch of the Kane County Cougars gam ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • NIU women's cross country: Hildreth returns with chance at MAC crown

    Coming down the home stretch of the Mid-American Conference women's cross country championship meet last year, Northern Illinois runner Kelsey Hildret ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • NIU men's soccer: Young Huskies still relying on experienced defense

    DeKALB – While sophomores dominate the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team roster – 11 in total – the defensive side of the field is still run by the ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • NIU football: Former QB Maddie now practicing with WRs for Huskies

    Beginning on Monday, Northern Illinois senior Anthony Maddie has switched to practicing and taking reps as a wide receiver, Northern Illinois coach Ro ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • NIU volleyball: Huskies set to host tournament, but lose 2 key pieces from last year’s team

    DeKALB – Despite being the No. 2 seed heading into the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2015, the Ohio volleyball team got to play at home when ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • WMU picked to overtake NIU in West

    DETROIT – For six straight seasons, Northern Illinois has played in the Mid-American Conference Championship game. The Huskies haven’t always won, but ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • NIU football: Former QB Harnish delivers first pitch at Kane County Cougars' NIU Night

    GENEVA – Chandler Harnish put Northern Illinois football on the map with his arm and legs. Despite ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • NIU: Regular season fast approaching for fall sports

    DeKALB – For the fall athletic programs at Northern Illinois, the start of the season is fast approaching.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Carifio: Huskies have to leave late-season meltdown behind

    DeKALB – On one hand, the Northern Illinois football team concluded its 2015 season with its sixth straight Mid-American Conference West Division titl ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • NIU football: Defensive line to face tough test with nonconference running backs

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois run defense is going to get tested early and often during nonconference play.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • NIU football: South Florida's trip to DeKalb pushed back from 2017 to 2025

    The University of South Florida football team's trip to DeKalb originally planned for 2017 is getting kicked down the road a bit.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • NIU football: Golladay, Lurry both coming off breakout seasons for Huskies

    DeKALB – Iron sharpens iron for the Northern Illinois football team.A year after they each had a bre ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies open up training camp with non-pads practice

    DeKALB – The sound of coaches yelling out instructions, quarterbacks barking out their cadences and music blasting from the PA system filled the air i ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • NIU women's soccer: Cummings returns to pitch after 16-week stint with NASA

    DeKALB – There’s smart and then there’s NASA smart.Northern Illinois senior midfielder Haley Cumming ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • NIU football notebook: Huskies players preparing in week leading up to training camp

    CHICAGO – This week is the calm before the storm for the Northern Illinois football players. With t ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • HuskieWire Podcast: Sean Folliard

    After finishing up with NIU's media day in Chicago, Daily Chronicle sports writer Jesse Severson caught up with senior linebacker Sean Folliard and ta ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • NIU football: Optimistic about 'Chi-Town Showdown,' Frazier comes with experience playing home games away from campus

    CHICAGO – Looking for a way to combat low attendance at football games late in the season, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier knew he co ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • NIU football: Hare feeling just fine after Achilles injury last season

    DETROIT – The question comes relentlessly at Northern Illinois quarterback Drew Hare as would an opposing defensive end.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • NIU football: Huskies not picked to win MAC West – again

    DETROIT – Once again, the media preseason poll failed to give Northern Illinois the benefit of the doubt.
    July 30, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • NIU football: Toledo's Candle one of three new coaches in the MAC

    DETROIT – Taking the reins as the new Toledo football coach, Jason Candle said his Rockets don't necessarily have a rivalry with Northern Illinois.
    July 29, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Q&A with Hare, Lurry

    At the 2016 Mid-American Media Day, Daily Chronicle sports reporter Jesse Severson decided to have a little fun and ask Northern Illinois quarterback ...
    July 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Realignment, injuries and aliens – media day is almost here

    Daily Chronicle Sports Editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Jesse Severson spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they g ...
    July 30, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Raven Neely to Compete in ITA National Summer Championship

    Northern Illinois University women's tennis player Raven Neely is set to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Summer Championshi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 6:02 pm
  • Views: From top to bottom, NIU athletics not ready for jump to AAC

    Don’t expect Northern Illinois to be leaving the Mid-American Conference anytime soon. The landscap ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Former NIU soccer star goalkeeper Amy Carr recovering from brain tumor

    Amy Carr was bed-ridden in the hospital in London for more than a week. She had lost her ability to ...
    July 23, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Camp Power visits NIU Huskies

    Northern Illinois hosted children from Camp Power on Wednesday. The campers, made up of residents of University Village, worked with football players ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • A three-year starter for the Huskies, Fletcher signs with Normal Cornbelters

    Former Northern Illinois baseball player Justin Fletcher signed a contract with the Normal Cornbelters of the Frontier League on Friday, the universit ...
    July 18, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • After battling leukemia, NIU grad finally meets bone marrow donor who helped save his life

    CHICAGO – Even though he was meeting her for the first time, Josh Byrd knew he would hug Stephanie Newton.
    July 18, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Football: Turner, Lurry make watch lists

    Northern Illinois football players Aregeros Turner and Shawun Lurry were named to college football award lists on Friday.
    July 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • NIU women's basketball: Huskies nab transfer from Butler

    Nicole Orr will transfer from Butler to Northern Illinois, Huskies women's basketball coach Lisa Carlsen announced on Thursday.
    July 14, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • NIU football: Bouagnon named preseason candidate for Doak Walker Award

    Northern Illinois senior Joel Bouagnon was named as one of the preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on ...
    July 14, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Golladay named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Kenny Golladay’s big first season with the Northern Illinois football team garnered plenty of attention for the Chicago native.
    July 14, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Football: NIU's Lurry named to Thorpe watch list

    Northern Illinois University All-American Shawun Lurry was named to his second preseason watch list this year when he was placed on the 2016 Jim Thorp ...
    July 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Football: NIU's Lurry named to Nagursky watch list

    Northern Illinois All-American Shawun Lurry is one of 88 defensive players named to the 2016 Nagurski Award Watch List, the Football Writers Associati ...
    July 9, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • NIU football: RB Bouagnon on Maxwell Award watch list

    Northern Illinois running back Joel Bouagnon was named to the Maxwell Award watch list Tuesday, the first Huskie to be named to a preseason watch list ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:41 pm
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