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  • 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.

     
  • Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch has been named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.

    NIU, Northwestern quarterbacks on Unitas list Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch and Northwestern QB Kain Colter were named to the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, which honors 30 quarterbacks on its preseason list.

     
  • Plea deal reached in final NIU ‘coffee fund’ case Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The DeKalb County state’s attorney says prosecutors were too aggressive when they filed felony charges after employees set up a private bank account at Northern Illinois University. Prosecutor Richard Schmack made the statement Thursday after announcing a plea agreement with the last of the defendants in the “coffee fund” case.

     
  • Stephanie Smith

    Hampshire grad Smith excited for opportunity at NIU Jun 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stephanie Smith has always had a goal to become a Division I head women’s basketball coach. Earlier this week, Smith’s career took another step in that direction when Northern Illinois University coach Kathi Bennett named Smith the Huskies’ new director of women’s basketball operations. Smith, a 2000 Hampshire graduate and a two-time Daily Herald Fox Valley all-area captain when she played for the Whip-Purs (1998-99 and 1999-2000), went on to play four years at NIU and she couldn’t be happier to be taking the position she’s been offered by Bennett.

     
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  •  Former Gov. James R. Thompson

    NIU giving honorary degree to Thompson May 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Gov. James R. Thompson is being given an honorary law degree by Northern Illinois University. He will be presented with the degree during the College of Law’s commencement ceremony on Saturday in DeKalb. He’s also serving as commencement speaker.

     
  • NIU administrator to retire after FBI probe May 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Northern Illinois University administrator who went on leave after an FBI investigation will retire at the end of the month. Eddie Williams is the DeKalb school’s executive vice president for finance and chief of operations.

     
  • BRIAN HILL/bhill@dailyherald.com, 2008 John Peters’ tenure as Northern Illinois University president will end June 30.

    NIU holds farewell event for departing president May 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The character of Northern Illinois University President John Peters was praised Monday during a farewell ceremony for the man who led the school when a gunman opened fire on campus, killing five. Hundreds of people, including students, alumni and community leaders, attended the event.

     
  • David Bogenberger

    Defendants added to suit in NIU hazing death May 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sixteen women have been added as defendants to a lawsuit filed against Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity and several of its members by the family of David Bogenberger, a Northern Illinois University freshman from Palatine who died of alcohol poisoning Nov. 2 after a hazing ritual, according to the family's attorney.

     
  • More NIU honors for Lynch, Kurisch May 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    DEKALB — Jordan Lynch of the Northern Illinois football team and Mary Kurisch from the Huskie volleyball team were named NIU's male and female Athletes of the Year on Thursday night during the fourth annual Victors Awards at the Egyptian Theatre.

     
  • David Bogenberger

    Defendants to be added to lawsuit in Palatine man's hazing death Apr 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sixteen women will be added as defendants in a lawsuit filed against Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity and several of its members by the family of David Bogenberger, a Northern Illinois University freshman from Palatine who died of alcohol poisoning Nov. 2 after a hazing ritual, according to the family's attorney.

     
  • NIU adding new scoreboards to Huskie Stadium Apr 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois will install a new scoreboard and audio system, and add ribbon boards on the east and west sides, at Huskie Stadium for the 2013 season, NIU officials announced Tuesday.

     
  • This undated file photo provided by Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, shows student Antinette “Toni” Keller, 18, of Plainfield, who disappeared Oct. 14, 2010, and whose burned remains were later found in a park in DeKalb. On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, William Curl, 36, of DeKalb, who is charged Keller's slaying, will appear in court to enter a plea in exchange for a 37-year prison sentence.

    Man gets 37 years in NIU slaying plea dealApr 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    A man charged in the 2010 slaying of a Northern Illinois University student whose burned body was found in a park days after she disappeared has entered a plea in exchange for a 37-year prison sentence. William Curl entered the plea Wednesday in the 2010 slaying of 18-year-old Antinette "Toni" Keller a Neuqua Valley High School graduate

     
  • Ex-NIU police officer pleads not guilty to rape Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former NIU police officer Andrew Rifkin entered the plea Wednesday and asked the court to note previous court rulings, including one that found NIU police intentionally withheld evidence favorable to him.

     
  •  NIU fired Police Chief Donald Grady on Feb. 19, alleging he mishandled evidence in the case of campus police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student.

    Warrant at NIU seeks VP, police chief communicationMar 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    The FBI searched the Northern Illinois University police station this week with a warrant seeking, among other information, communications between the school's recently fired police chief and a vice president who took a leave of absence Friday in response to the investigation.

     
  • FBI searches NIU police station Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The FBI searched the campus police station at Northern Illinois University on Wednesday, weeks after a former NIU police officer was indicted on sexual assault charges and the department police chief was fired.

     
  • NIU’s Compher takes post at East Carolina Mar 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Northern Illinois University has lost another key athletic figure to the East Coast. Jeff Compher, associate vice president and director of athletics at NIU for the last five years, is the new athletics director at East Carolina University. Compher was introduced Wednesday during a news conference at the Murphy Center on East Carolina's campus, according to a report by the ECU News Bureau.

     
  • Daily Herald Sportswriter Tim Sassone receives his Northern Star Hall of Fame plaque Saturday from former NIU sports information director Michael Korcek.

    Sassone joins Northern Star's Hall of Fame Mar 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Veteran hockey writer Tim Sassone, who has covered the Blackhawks for the Daily Herald since 1988, was inducted Saturday into the Northern Star Hall of Fame.

     
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