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  • Cato goes from underrecruited QB to record-holder

    BOCA RATON, Florida – Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato is another overlooked prep prospect who blossomed into a superstar.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • NIU football kicks off bowl festivities on arrival in South Florida

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Northern Illinois has arrived in South Florida. The Huskies flew into Palm B ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Nitz: Boca Raton Bowl hits jackpot in its debut with NIU, Marshall

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Bowl effectively hit the jackpot with its inaugural game. The firs ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • NIU football seniors looking for wins record

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois' senior class has built up a pretty impressive resume over the past four seasons.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • NIU women's basketball: Amanda Corral, Huskies trample Southern Illinois-Edwardsville

    DeKALB – For the second game in a row, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team held an opponent to less than 50 points.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • North grad Brown wraps up achievement-rich career

    DeKALB – Ryan Brown versed himself in whirlwinds even in the earliest stages of his Northern Illinois football career.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • NIU football: Coach Rod Carey – Bowl practices like 'stealing time'

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey likens bowl-game practices to “stealing time.” T ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois men's basketball preview

    Tipoff: 7 p.m. Saturday, Lantz Arena, CharlestonMedia: FM-98.9, AM-1360Records: Huskies 3-2, Panther ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Nothing is free: Bowie focused on the charity stripe

    DeKALB – Over the offseason, Darrell Bowie tried to shoot 100 free throws every day.At the very leas ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • KORCEK: ESPN missed chance to talk to Lynch

    Just typing out loud. Thought No. 1: Is it just me? How obvious was this oversight by our "friends” ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • NIU to take on Marshall in Boca Raton Bowl

    Northern Illinois is headed to South Florida for bowl season for the second time in the past three years.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • NIU quarter-by-quarter at the MAC championship

    First quarterKey stat: NIU forced two turnovers, both interceptions. One by Dechane Durante, one by ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • NIU Notes: Lynch takes in title win

    DETROIT – Drew Hare was making people think of past Northern Illinois greats with his performance in the Mid-American Conference championship game, a ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Durante, defense come up big for Huskies

    DETROIT – Dechane Durante said last season Northern Illinois got embarrassed by Bowling Green in its MAC Championship loss.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • VIEWS: Eakes' touchdown catch gives Huskies momentum

    DETROIT – A six-point lead is hardly insurmountable. In actuality it is very, very surmountable.Late ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • NIU wins 3rd crown in 4 years

    DETROIT – Last year’s Mid-American Conference championship game was a complete debacle for Northern Illinois.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • NIU football: Seniors key to Huskies' success

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois wasn’t in good shape at halftime of last week’s 31-21 win over Western Michigan.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:26 am
  • NIU football: Huskies bowl future uncertain

    One of the thousands of people in attendance at today’s Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field in Detroit will be Jerry Silverstein.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 1:33 am
  • NIU football: Huskies and Bowling Green meet in Mid-American Conference Championship rematch

    Northern Illinois’ opponent in Friday’s Mid-American Conference Championship game is certainly a familiar one.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Huskies land four on All-MAC first team

    Northern Illinois landed four players on the All-Mid-American Conference first team, which was released on Wednesday.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:10 am
  • Depaul handles NIU easily

    ROSEMONT–Mark Montgomery paced the sideline, yelling and waving his arms even more than the demonstrative coach usually does.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies prepare for Falcons' pace

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois football has seen this movie before. The Huskies are familiar with Bowling Green’s high-tempo offense. They saw it last yea ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies cornerback Anthony Brooks will play title game in hometown

    DeKALB – When Anthony Brooks arrives Friday at Ford Field for the Mid-American Conference championship game against Bowling Green, he’ll be playing wi ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • NIU erases 21-point hole in second half

    DeKalb – After playing sloppy defense in the first half and trailing by as much as 21 points in the second half, the Northern Illinois men’s basketbal ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Nitz: Fleck’s fourth-down call backfires for Broncos against NIU

    KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Whenever Western Michigan ran the zone read in Friday’s 31-21 loss to Northern Illinois, one thought kept popping into my head.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies win, advance to MAC title game

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Hopefully, Northern Illinois enjoyed the trip up I-94 to Kalamazoo. After a 31-21 ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • NIU football: Win sends Huskies back to Mid-American Conference title game

    DeKALB – When Northern Illinois lost to Central Michigan in October, there was reason for concern among Huskies football fans.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Iowa rolls past Northern Illinois men's hoops

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa's Gabriel Olaseni inspired his teammates just by playing.Olaseni had 10 point ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • NIU women’s hoops fall to Eastern Illinois

    NIU women’s hoops fall to Eastern IllinoisAmanda Corral was the only Huskie to score more than five ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • NIU football: Quarterback Drew Hare has only 1 interception among Huskies' 8 turnovers

    DeKALB – One reason Northern Illinois is gunning for its fifth straight Mid-American Conference West title Friday?
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Mike Korcek: NIU making no little plans

    Make no little plans.That phrase – from famous urban designer Daniel Burnham – has kept popping into ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:51 am
  • Northern Illinois football ready for another tough runner

    DeKALB – The Mid-American Conference has an impressive crop of tailbacks this season.In fact, Northe ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:42 am
  • NIU women’s golf signs two players

    Third-year Northern Illinois head women’s golf coach Kim Kester signed a pair of players for the 2015-16 season on Wednesday.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • NIU women’s tennis team adds recruit

    The Northern Illinois women’s tennis team added another international player, signing Anja Bebic to a National Letter of Intent this week.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Behind P.J. Fleck's turnaround of Western Michigan

    rom almost the instant he starts speaking, P.J. Fleck’s energy is both unmistakable and unavoidable.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • NIU men's basketball: 4 players in double figures in Huskies' win

    DeKALB – After years of mediocre and bad seasons, there was reason to be optimistic about Northern Illinois coming into the 2014-15 campaign, Mark Mon ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • NIU women's basketball: Cold-shooting Huskies lose to Valparaiso

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett said the first half of Thursday’s 65-50 loss to Valparaiso was the worst the Huskies ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Mathey resigns as NIU baseball coach

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois head baseball coach Ed Mathey resigned on Thursday and will head to Naperville to become the head coach at North Central Co ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Behind P.J. Fleck's turnaround of Western Michigan

    NIU, Kaneland alum leading Broncos near the top of the MAC West. ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • NIU football: Running back Akeem Daniels returns to form in win against Ohio

    ATHENS, Ohio – Tuesday night, Northern Illinois fans got a glimpse of the Akeem Daniels they were used to at the end of 2012 – and earlier this season ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • VIEWS: Twitterverse should give Carey credit already

    ATHENS, Ohio – When Northern Illinois football takes the field against Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the day after Thanksg ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • NIU baseball signs six players Tuesday

    DeKALB – The Northern Illinois baseball team announced six signings on Tuesday during the NCAA early signing period.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • NIU football: Huskies defeat Ohio, are now 1 win from conference title game

    ATHENS, Ohio – One more victory, and Northern Illinois’ football team is headed back to the Motor City.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • NIU's 5 storylines to follow: NIU at Ohio

    1. How much will NIU’s running game carry the Huskies?NIU ranks 13th in the country with 261.7 yards ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • NIU football: Huskies say they're not looking past Ohio

    DeKALB – For Northern Illinois football fans, it’s hard to not look ahead to Western Michigan next week.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Nitz: Looking at the Group of Five major bowl bid

    In the BCS era, the thought of a team from a nonpower conference getting a major bowl bid with two losses would be unheard of.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • NIU women's basketball falls at UIC

    The Northern Illinois women's basketball team suffered a 61-47 loss at Illinois-Chicago Monday night.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • NIU kicker Hagan earns MAC honor

    Northern Illinois freshman kicker Christian Hagan was named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • NIU men's basketball runs past Aurora

    DeKALB – If you like fast-paced basketball, Northern Illinois should be a fun team to watch this season.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Men's basketball: Aurora at Northern Illinois preview capsule

    MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aurora at Northern Illinois ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Women's volleyball: NIU holds off pesky Central Michigan

    DeKALB – After taking Game 1 and leading early in Game 2, it looked like the Northern Illinois women’s volleyball team was going to run away with anot ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Women's basketball: Freshman Smith powers NIU to win in season opener

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett expected Kelly Smith to contribute to her program immediately.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • NIU football notes: Jamaal Bass will miss Tuesday's game with Ohio

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass will not play in Tuesday’s game against Ohio. It will be the sixth straight game the senior has miss ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • NIU men's basketball: Huskies counting on transfers

    DeKALB – For Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery, having transfers is new.When ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Illinois State at Northern Illinois women's basketball preview

    Illinois State at Northern IllinoisTipoff: 6 p.m. todayMedia: ESPN3, AM-1360,FM-98.6Records: First g ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • College football: Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey's gutsy call pays off for Huskies in win

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey’s fourth-down call in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 27-24 win over Toledo could have been seen as a gambl ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:43 am
  • Macon throws NIU a scare, but Huskies hold on

    To say Rod Carey was surprised Dwight Macon would be an option for Toledo at quarterback is probably an understatement.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • College football: NIU tops Toledo

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois is still very much alive for the Mid-American Conference title. After Tue ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • NIU’s 5 storylines to watch

    1. Will Woodside play? Toledo quarterback Logan Woodside suffered a leg injury in the Rockets’ win o ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • MAC West’s top team set to clash

    DeKALB – Once again, there’s a lot on the line when Toledo comes to town.Northern Illinois and Toled ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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