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  • NIU, Illini, NU land players on Hornung Watch List Jul 7, 2014 11:30 AM
    College football players from Northern Illinois University, Illinois and Northwestern were named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List by the Louisville Sports Commission on Monday.

     
  • Life after Lynch: NIU football moves forward Jun 15, 2014 6:02 AM
    The past two years under Jordan Lynch were extraordinary. Never have Huskies fans been so filled with pride. With Lynch gone, some may fear what comes next, but NIU coach Rod Carey sees just the opposite.

     
  • Hard way the only way for Jordan Lynch May 12, 2014 1:26 PM
    The temptation will be to bet against Jordan Lynch again, but it's never a smart wager. Undrafted by the NFL, Lynch signed with the Bears as a free agent and will be given a shot at running back, special teams and possibly as a third- or fourth-team quarterback, Barry Rozner believes that if the Bears figure out a way to get the ball in Lynch's hands, he will make plays.

     
  • Former NIU QB Lynch coming to Bears May 11, 2014 3:42 AM
    The Bears wouldn't confirm it until all the paperwork had been completed, but record-setting NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch reached agreement with the team on a free-agent contract Saturday night after he went undrafted. Lynch rushed for 3,735 yards and 42 touchdowns over the past two seasons.

     
  • Report: Bears to sign Lynch May 10, 2014 8:37 PM
    Undrafted former Northern Illinois quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch has agreed to sign a rookie free-agent deal with the Bears, according to a report on HYPERLINK "http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4692133/bears-to-sign-nius-jordan-lynch"ESPNChicago.com.

     
  • Lynch, Garoppolo earn Gruden’s QB spotlight Apr 28, 2014 12:25 PM
    Two NFL prospects with ties to Chicago and the suburbs — former Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch and former Eastern Illinois University quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo — will appear this week on episodes of ESPN’s “Gruden’s QB Camp.”

     
  • Gymnast jumps at chance to become a trainer Apr 25, 2014 7:24 PM
    Northern Illiinois gymnast Kim Gotlund, a high school star at Warren, was a warrior during her college career. For the last three years, she competed in every event of every meet for the Huskies. Now she was to pursue a career as an athletic trainer

     
  • Bowie leads N. Illinois past Ball St. 70-56 Mar 8, 2014 6:45 PM
    Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday. Aaron Armstead led the charge off the bench with 11 points and his brother Aaric and J.J. Cravatta had nine each for the Huskies (14-16, 8-10 Mid-American Conference).

     
  • NIU falters against Eastern Michigan 56-52 Mar 1, 2014 4:34 PM
    Mike Talley tied his career high with 21 points and Eastern Michigan scored the last 10 points of the game as the Eagles defeated Northern Illinois 56-52 on Saturday.

     
  • Baker leads Northern Illinois past Toledo 74-66 Feb 26, 2014 10:26 PM
    Travon Baker scored 17 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 to lead Northern Illinois to a 74-66 victory over Toledo Wednesday night.

     
  • NIU extends Carey’s deal Feb 21, 2014 4:28 PM
    After watching him guide the Huskies to a 12-0 record in his first full season as head football coach, Northern Illinois University officials have extended Rod Carey’s contract by one year and boosted his salary for 2014.

     
  • NIU’s Lynch ready to prove doubters wrong Feb 21, 2014 3:06 PM
    It’s not that NIU’s undersized-but-athletic Jordan Lynch refuses to play another position in the NFL. He just thinks he’s better off playing at quarterback, the position where he compiled a 24-4 career record and finished third in last year’s Heisman Trophy voting. Lynch talks about his doubters and his preferences in this report from the NFL Scouting Combine with Bob LeGere.

     
  • NIU falls to Western Michigan Feb 9, 2014 7:44 PM
    David Brown scored 26 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range, as Western Michigan held on for a 74-71 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday. Western Michigan (14-8, 7-3 Mid-American) led by as many as 16 in the second half and was up by 12 with less than 6 minutes to play but Northern Illinois went on an 11-1 run to come within 71-69 with 2:04 left. Missed free throws by Western Michigan gave Northern Illinois (10-12, 4-6) chances to tie the game in the waning seconds but the Huskies missed a pair of 3-pointers, including a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer by Aaric Armstead. Shayne Whittington added 15 points and Connar Tava scored 12 for Western Michigan, which shot 52.8 percent from the field and has now won nine straight over Northern Illinois. Jordan Threloff led the Huskies with 16 points.

     
  • NIU Huskies load up on defensive recruits Feb 5, 2014 6:03 PM
    After a second consecutive 12-win season, Northern Illinois head football coach Rod Carey came away with 31 recruits for its 2014 class. Drawing from 11 states, NIU’s list includes 15 defensive players, 14 offensive players and two specialists. NIU added nine recruits from Illinois, seven from Wisconsin and five from Florida to lead the class.

     
  • Northern Illinois tops Ball State in OT Feb 1, 2014 5:10 PM
    Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday. Travon Baker made 1 of 2 free throws with 17 seconds left to put Northern Illinois up 67-65, and Chris Bond’s shot with 3 seconds remaining missed as the Huskies (9-11, 3-5 Mid-American) held on. Armstead had a steal with 18 seconds left, setting up Baker’s free throw attempts. Baker tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer with 9 seconds remaining in regulation, and Bond’s runner at the buzzer missed. Ball State (4-15, 1-7) led by 15 in the first half and 10 in the second half before the Huskies came back. Northern Illinois took its first lead since the game’s opening minutes at 55-54 with under 4 minutes to go, setting up a tight finish. Bond scored 16 while Jesse Berry had 13 and Zavier Turner added 11.

     
  • Baker lifts Northern Illinois over Kent St. 50-49 Jan 29, 2014 9:21 PM
    Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night. Devareaux Manley made two free throws with 11.2 seconds remaining to put the Golden Flashes (11-9, 2-5 Mid-American) up by a point. But Baker was then fouled attempting a layup.

     
  • Buffalo tops NIU 75-67 Jan 25, 2014 5:48 PM
    Javon McCrea’s 20 points and big second half Saturday helped Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois for a 75-67 win. McCrea scored 13 points in the second half, including a dunk that broke a 48-48 tie to give Buffalo (10-6, 4-2 Mid-American) a lead they never relinquished. Joshua Freelove scored 13 points and Will Regan added 12 for Buffalo.

     
  • Toledo handles Northern Illinois 77-68 Jan 22, 2014 9:27 PM
    Justin Drummond scored 24 points with 11 rebounds to lift Toledo over Northern Illinois 77-68 on Wednesday. Toledo (16-2, 4-1 Mid-American) trailed by three at 16-13 after Northern Illinois’ Aksel Bolin drilled a 3-pointer. The Rockets scored the next six points, including a layup and pair of free throws by Drummond, en route to a 34-26 lead at the break.

     
  • Ohio cruises to 65-46 win over Northern Illinois Jan 18, 2014 9:35 PM
    Nick Kellogg scored 16 points, Maurice Ndour added 10 and Ohio cruised to a 65-46 victory Saturday night over Northern Illinois. Down 25-24 at the break, Ohio opened the second half with a 23-12 run to take a 47-37 lead with 12:18 remaining. Northern Illinois then went nearly nine minutes without scoring, allowing the Bobcats to stretch their lead to 62-40 with 3:47 left.

     
  • McCrea, Buffalo beat Northern Illinois 67-46 Jan 8, 2014 11:01 PM
    Javon McCrea had 14 points, eight rebounds, eight blocks, and four assists on Wednesday night to lead Buffalo past Northern Illinois 67-46 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

     
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