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  •  Here's a preview of the jerseys that will be worn by the Northern Illinois University Huskies during their Mid-American Conference game against Ball State on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The jerseys will be auctioned to benefit Active Heroes, a charity that supports veterans, active military and their families.

    NIU jersey auction to benefit Active HeroesNov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Special game jerseys to be worn by the Northern Illinois University Huskies during their Mid-American Conference football game against Ball State on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be auctioned to benefit Active Heroes, a charity that supports veterans, active military and their families.

  • NIU quarterback Joran Lynch rushes for a touchdown during the second quarter of last Saturday's road game against Central Michigan. Lynch scored three times in the Huskies' 38-17 win.

    Huskies look to stay unbeaten against Eastern MichiganOct 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Huskies are one of just 10 unbeaten FBS teams and rank 18th in this week's first BCS poll. They host Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

  • Lynch’s 316 rushing yards carry Northern Illinois Oct 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch always is a rushing threat, though he never had a day like this. Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and the 23rd-ranked Huskies stayed unbeaten with a 31-17 victory at Central Michigan on Saturday. Lynch had three rushing touchdowns and was 20 for 30 through the air for 155 yards and another score to help Northern Illinois (7-0, 3-0 Mid-American) extend the nation’s best conference winning streak to 20 games.

  • NIU announces football series with UNLV Oct 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois University and UNLV will play a home-and-home football series in 2014 and 2015, completing the Huskies’ nonconference schedule for 2014, school officials announced Wednesday.

  • NIU president shakes up administrative structure Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois University’s president says he’s making broad administrative changes, including splitting the beleaguered Division of Finance and Facilities.

  • A shipping container houses a workshop for scientists and engineers in January 2013 at subglacial Lake Whillans in Antarctica. A Northern Illinois University team's trip this year is in jeopardy due to the partial federal government shutdown.

    NIU Antarctic study, Fermilab activities in jeopardy from federal shutdownOct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    The partial shutdown of the federal government is putting a Northern Illinois University study of climate change in jeopardy. And Fermilab in Batavia is curtailing public activies, such as lectures and tours, as it tries to stretch its reserves. “What can we do? Our hands are tied,” geologist Reed Scherer of Elburn said.

  • NIU still undefeated after 38-24 win over Kent State Oct 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cameron Stingily ran for a career-high 266 yards and two scores as Northern Illinois remained undefeated with a 38-24 win over Kent State on Saturday. Northern Illinois (5-0, 1-0 Mid-American) trailed 24-21 in the third quarter but proceeded to score 17 unanswered points, beginning with a 22-yard touchdown run by James Spencer midway through the quarter. Spencer then scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Lynch on the Huskies’ following possession. Northern Illinois finished with 698 yards of total offense, 454 yards rushing.

  • William Curl

    Inmate files appeal in NIU student’s murder Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    A northern Illinois man who is serving decades in prison for the death of a Northern Illinois University student wants to appeal a judge’s decision in his case.

  • N. Illinois squeaks past EIU Sep 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    A matchup of two impressive quarterbacks lived up to its billing Saturday as Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch combined for nearly 900 yards of offense. NIU rallied from an early 20-0 deficit to win a 43-39 shootout in DeKalb.

  •  Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo of Rolling Meadows and wide receiver Erik Lora of Miami are creating problems for defenses this season. Garoppolo has thrown for 14 touchdowns in three games, and Lora has 31 receptions and 6 TDs as well.

    Former Meadows QB has EIU offense rollingSep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two years ago, Eastern Illinois went 2-9. Now it flaunts one of the most powerful offenses in all of college football behind quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, a Rolling Meadows High School grad, and receiver Erik Lora, who set an FCS record for receptions last season.

  • Merit board reinstates officer in NIU rape case Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    A civil service merit board has determined a Northern Illinois University police lieutenant fired for failing to give prosecutors two witness statements in a rape case can return to work.

  • NIU enrollment falls 3.3 percent Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    NIU released enrollment totals on Wednesday for the new school year. The DeKalb university says the school’s total enrollment is 21,138. That’s 3.3 percent less than the 21,869 that attended NIU in fall 2012.

  • Antinette “Toni” Keller

    Judge sets Sept. 16 hearing in NIU murder case Sep 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    The attorney for a man who is in prison for killing a Northern Illinois University student says it wasn’t his client’s fault he missed a deadline to appeal his 37-year sentence.

  •  Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey knows his team is eager to replace the memories of their Orange Bowl defeat with a win, and he says the Huskies have plenty of confidence this season.

    Confident Huskies see strong start at Iowa Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    A year ago, NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch was making his first career start. He didn’t have his best game, going just 6 of 16 passing for 54 yards against Iowa, although he did run for 119 yards and a touchdown. Now, Lynch has 14 starts under his belt, and there’s a lot of offensive talent that returns from last season, while Iowa will start an unproven quarterback in their rematch today at Kinnick Stadium.

  • NIU hires new police chief Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois University announced Wednesday it hired a new police chief to replace longtime former chief Donald Grady, who was fired amid accusations that he mishandled evidence in an alleged sexual assault case involving an officer.

  •  Kathleen McNamara teaches a social gerontology course through Columbia College of Missouri on Wednesday nights in Building K of Elgin Community College.

    ECC students can get 4-year degrees without a moveAug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kerry McCullor is just one class away from meeting the graduation requirements for an associate degree from Elgin Community College. McCullor, 38, wants a bachelor’s degree, too, and thanks to a partnership with Columbia College of Missouri, she can stay right where she is and get it. Similar partnerships are in place with Judson University and Northern Illinois University.

  • In 2010, Jacob Brinlee was a star running back for Lake Zurich High School and captain of the Lake County Daily Herald All-Area Football Team. As a walk-on at Northern Illinois last season, he saw action in eight games.

    Lake Zurich native looking to catch on at NIUAug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jacob Brinlee capped his high school career at Lake Zurich by rushing for 226 yards in a state championship loss to Wheaton Warrenville South. But no colleges were ready to offer a scholarship, so Brinlee attended a prep school in Virginia for a year. Now he's a walk-on receiver at NIU who is expected to contribute this season. Mike McGraw has more on local players making an impact for the Huskies.

  • David Bogenberger

    Details emerge in NIU freshman’s hazing deathAug 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Graphic new details have emerged in the hazing death of Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogenberger in an amended civil lawsuit filed by Bogenberger's family against the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, and several of its members. Bogenberger, originally from Palatine, died of alcohol poisoning Nov. 2 after a hazing ritual, according to the family's attorney.

  • Court appoints defense attorney in NIU murder case Aug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    A man who is serving a 37-year prison sentence for killing a Northern Illinois University student from Plainfield now has a court-appointed attorney.

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