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  • NIU baseball coach returns to North Central Nov 20, 2014 2:00 PM
    Northern Illinois University head baseball coach Ed Mathey has resigned and will take over as head coach at North Central College, a position he held before joining NIU in 2003.

     
  • Rozner: Bears’ treatment of Lynch makes more sense now Nov 18, 2014 8:03 PM
    Phil Emery and Marc Trestman rarely deal in reality. This would have been valuable information had Jordan Lynch possessed it back in May when the Bears sold him on the idea of signing with his hometown team.

     
  • NIU hangs on to beat Ohio 21-14 Nov 18, 2014 11:11 PM
    Drew Hare threw an 18-yard touchdown strike to a wide open Chad Beebe in the end zone with 6 minutes left, and Northern Illinois held on to beat Ohio 21-14 on Tuesday night. Hare’s game-winning TD pass capped an 8-play, 70-yard drive for the Huskies (9-2, 6-1 Mid-American Conference). The Bobcats drove to the Huskies 42 on the ensuing series, but stalled when Marlon Moore recovered a Landon Smith fumble with 4:03 to play. The Huskies then ran out the clock.

     
  • Western Michigan now a contender under Kaneland’s Fleck Nov 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    A year after Western Michigan went 1-11 in coach P.J. Fleck’s first season, the Broncos are 6-3 and riding a four-game winning streak into their home game with Eastern Michigan on Saturday. A victory would put Western Michigan in a tie for first in the Mid-American Conference’s West Division with perennial league power Northern Illinois.

     
  • Let midweek MAC madness begin NIU must do better job stopping opposing RBs Nov 4, 2014 11:47 PM
    It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mid-American Conference to showcase weeknight football games on the road to Detroit.News: And if the Northern Illinois Huskies win their next four games, they’re MAC West champs again. That’s not going to be easy, however.

     
  • Hare leads N. Illinois to 28-17 win over E. Mich. Oct 25, 2014 3:56 PM
    Drew Hare ran for 166 yards and passed for 44 yards to lead Northern Illinois to a 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Northern Illinois (6-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) held a 14-10 advantage at the half. Reginald Bell, Jr., who finished with 257 total yards, scored from the 4 to give EMU (2-6, 1-3) a 17-14 lead at the start of the final quarter.

     
  • NIU powers past Miami of Ohio 51-41 Oct 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    Drew Hare finished 365 yards of total offense, 185 passing and 180 rushing, and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Overall, the two teams combined for 1172 yards and 56 first downs.

     
  • NIU falls to Central Michigan, 34-17 Oct 11, 2014 8:46 PM
    Thomas Rawls carried the load for the second straight game, scoring a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to spark Central Michigan to a 34-17 win at Northern Illinois Saturday. Drew Hare tossed the first of his two touchdown passes to Juwan Brescacin a minute and a half into the game to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead, but Rawls capped a 10-play, 86-yard drive by punching in from the 5 to even the score on the Chippewas’ first possession.

     
  • Northern Illinois holds off Kent State, 17-14 Oct 4, 2014 8:07 PM
    Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night. The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) needed a late defensive stand to preserve the win.

     
  • Tulsa, Northern Illinois agree to football series Sep 23, 2014 6:42 PM
    The University of Tulsa and Northern Illinois University have agreed to a two-game football series. Tulsa officials announced Tuesday that the two schools will play in 2022 and 2023.

     
  • NIU loses 1st road game in 3 years to Arkansas Sep 21, 2014 12:17 AM
    Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, and Brandon Allen accounted for three touchdowns as Arkansas won its third straight game with a 52-14 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night. The win for the Razorbacks (3-1) snapped a 17-game road winning streak for the Huskies, whose last road loss came at Central Michigan in 2011.

     
  • Northern Illinos faces tough road test at Arkansas Sep 19, 2014 6:39 PM
    The Huskies (3-0) are no strangers to top competition from the biggest conferences in the country, having played against Florida State in the Orange Bowl following the 2012 season — and nearly reaching a second straight BCS bowl game last year. Northern Illinois’ road winning streak includes three wins over Big 10 Conference teams, including a 23-15 win over Northwestern two weeks ago.

     
  • Hare guides NIU to 48-34 win in Vegas Sep 14, 2014 8:10 AM
    Drew Hare threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Northern Illinois to a 48-34 win over UNLV Saturday night. Cameron Stingily ran for the first of his two touchdowns midway through the first quarter to give the Huskies the lead, 7-3.

     
  • NIU adds Boston College to 2015 football schedule Sep 9, 2014 2:21 PM
    Northern Illinois will play a home-and-home football series with Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference beginning next year, school officials announced Tuesday.

     
  • NIU slips past Northwestern in 23-15 win Sep 6, 2014 6:54 PM
    Drew Hare passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Northern Illinois to a 23-15 win over in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday. He got help from Da’Ron Brown, who hauled in the two TD passes and finished with six receptions for 128 yards. Hare, who didn’t play until the second half, completed six of 10 passes for 109 yards and had 11 rushes for 31 yards. Hare was the third quarterback to play for the Huskies.

     
  • Rozner: Young Huskies prevail in Battle of Illinois Sep 6, 2014 10:21 PM
    NIU might have found its new quarterback as the Huskies put together a strong second half to defeat Northwestern in Evanston.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: My math says 10-6 for Bears Sep 4, 2014 10:18 PM
    If my math doesn't fail me, and it hasn't in more than three days, the Bears will go 10-6 and be playoff-bound.

     
  • NIU women’s basketball to play in Las Vegas Sep 3, 2014 2:23 PM
    The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team’s 2014-15 schedule includes the program’s first trip to Las Vegas since the 1988-89 season and its first game at a Southeast Conference foe since 1995 when it heads to Missouri.

     
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability Aug 19, 2014 1:49 PM
    Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league’s new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season, on Tuesday. The contract reworks the final three years of the current eight-year deal that MAC has with the network, and adds 10 years.

     
  • WIND to carry NIU football, basketball Aug 11, 2014 2:50 PM
    Northern Illinois University has found a new home for its college sports broadcasts with WIND 560-AM, school officials announced Monday.

     
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