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  • NIU looking to attract international students Jan 20, 2014 4:24 PM
    Northern Illinois University is making an effort to attract more international students. “We believe higher education fails a student if we do not provide the global competencies,” said Raymond Alden, the school’s new vice president of international affairs.

  • Northern Illinois falls to No. 13 Iowa State 99-63 Dec 31, 2013 8:59 PM
    Iowa State capped one of the saddest days in program history with a reminder of why its future looks so bright. DeAndre Kane had 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and No. 13 Iowa State blew past Northern Illinois 99-63 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight win.

  • IHSA football championships drew nearly 30,000 Dec 17, 2013 2:13 PM
    Organizers of this year’s high school football state finals say the two-day event drew nearly 30,000 fans to DeKalb and Northern Illinois University’s football stadium, topping last year's numbers at the title games in Champaign.

  • Winston wins Heisman Trophy; NIU's Lynch third Dec 14, 2013 8:49 PM
    Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshmen to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football's most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn't derail his candidacy. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch finished third.

  • Another MAC honor for NIU’s Lynch Dec 2, 2013 4:35 PM
    Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch earned a his eighth Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading NIU to a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan, league officials announced Monday.

  • Huskie legend Jorgensen dies at 78 Dec 2, 2013 4:34 PM
    DEKALB — A member of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame, former men’s basketball head coach Tom Jorgensen, who was known for his high-scoring teams, died Friday in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 78.

  • IHSA, NIU excited about state final weekend Nov 29, 2013 5:40 PM
    Marty Hickman has heard the speculation as long as he has been executive director of the Illinois High School Association: move the football state finals closer to the state’s largest population center and watch attendance rise. That long-held theory gets put to the test Friday and Saturday when Northern Illinois University hosts eight IHSA state championship games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb for the first time.

  • When it comes to sports coverage, you just can’t win Nov 18, 2013 11:31 AM
    We try really, really hard not to show bias when it comes to our sports teams. But that's a tall order when you're dealing with so many fanatics, says Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

  • NIU inaugurates new president Nov 13, 2013 9:34 PM
    Northern Illinois University inaugurated Douglas Baker as its new president on Wednesday during a 90-minute ceremony at the Holmes Student Center of its DeKalb campus. Baker said he is honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading the university of 21,000 students. He said his top priority will be student career success.

  • Guns found in Northern Illinois University dorm Nov 13, 2013 9:31 PM
    Bond has been set at $40,000 for a South suburban man arrested after police said they found guns and body armor in his Northern Illinois University dorm room.

  • Lynch leads No. 20 N. Illinois past Ball State Nov 14, 2013 12:13 AM
    Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey thinks Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves to be mentioned in Heisman Trophy talk. "If Jordan isn't in the conversation for the Heisman I don't know what people are watching, they were asleep," Carey said. Playing in front of a national television audience, Lynch threw two touchdown passes ran for two scores to help No. 20 Northern Illinois beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night.

  • Huskies to honor veterans at game Nov 12, 2013 4:02 PM
    Northern Illinois University will honor the nation’s veterans before and during Wednesday’s game with Ball State. There will be numerous activities to commemorate the veterans, active members of the military and emergency first responders.

  • Cary-Grove grad's documentary highlights campus sexual assault Nov 4, 2013 9:47 AM
    Northern Illinois University student filmmakers are working on turning the spotlight on the national epidemic of college sexual assault, and graduate student Alexandra Forni of Fox River Grove is one of the lead students in the effort. “It's not just here, it's everywhere. It's such a pervasive problem,” said Forni, 24, a graduate of Cary-Grove High School.

  • NIU jersey auction to benefit Active Heroes Nov 1, 2013 4:49 PM
    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.

  • Huskies look to stay unbeaten against Eastern Michigan Oct 25, 2013 8:25 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 6:59 PM
    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 4:49 PM
    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 6:00 PM
    Northern Illinois University’s president says he’s making broad administrative changes, including splitting the beleaguered Division of Finance and Facilities.

  • NIU Antarctic study, Fermilab activities in jeopardy from federal shutdown Oct 10, 2013 5:27 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 7:18 PM
    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.

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