DeKALB - The NIU volleyball team (1-0) picked up its 11th season-opening victory under Head Coach Ray Gooden Friday night as the Huskies defeated Presbyterian (0-1) in four sets, 25-8, 25-16, 28-30, 25-13. NIU is 11-1 in season-openers since 2002 under Gooden, last falling in 2007.
Northern Illinois football will be broadcast on 92.5 WCPT FM in DeKalb this season. The Huskies were previously heard on 1360 WLBK.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the Northern Illinois football quarterback situation and NIU’s season opener at 6 p.m. today against Presbyterian.
Huskies prepare to play Blue Hose in their season opener
DeKALB – As spread, up-tempo offenses continue to storm college football, it’s the players built like Sean Folliard who prove especially useful in countering them.
We asked you on Twitter for your predictions for what Bears running back and Northern Illinois alum Jordan Lynch will do in Thursday night's preseason game vs. Jacksonville.
It’s exhibition season for Northern Illinois’ men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Northern Illinois completed its first full week of practice Friday. The Huskies will hold their first two-a-day Saturday, with practices at 9:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
DeEKALB – Toward the end of Wednesday’s Northern Illinois University football practice, second-year head coach Rod Carey had an announcement.
After the Bowl Championship Series began in 1998, it took six seasons for the first "BCS Buster" to come forward.
Athletic directors past and present, “Chick” Evans, Bob Brigham, and Sean Frazier – must be kindred Northern Illinois University spirits.
The Northern Illinois football team will wear special Corn Fest jerseys in the team’s season opener against Presbyterian on Aug. 28 at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
DeKALB – Rob Sterling hadn’t played fullback before he arrived on Northern Illinois’ campus.
DeKALB – For the past three years of fall camp, the quarterback position has been set in stone for Northern Illinois football.
Social media is a very easy thing to screw up.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said in today’s college football world, it’s necessary to have a committee approach at running back.
The game didn’t turn out well for the Maryland football team the last time the Terrapins visited Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
DeKALB – During the past two years, Northern Illinois football is 24-4.
Images of the team and coaches giving women a crash course on Huskie Football.
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers have released outside linebacker Northern Illinois University graduate Larry English, a former first-round pick.
NIU football on track with season ticket sales
Northern Illinois University tailback Cameron Stingily was named a candidate for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday.
Northern Illinois University assistant volleyball coach Lynnette Moster will be inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame, the school announced Thursday.
Northern Illinois wide receiver Da'Ron Brown was named the the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced.
Dixon 6-foot-7 forward Roby expects to garner a lot of attention
Jenna Thorp has played organized basketball since she was 4 years old.
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been named to the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University men’s soccer head coach Eric Luzzi announced Wednesday the addition of six student-athletes to the Huskie soccer program for the upcoming 2014 season.
CLEVELAND – Northern Illinois University women’s track athletes and seniors Rebecca Cronin, Natalie Tarter and Juliane Totzke and junior Alexandra Schad (Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee Lutheran) were named to the Mid-American Conference’s Academic All-Conference Team, the conference office announced Tuesday.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University senior tight end Luke Eakes is one of 40 players on the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List distributed by the John Mackey Award on Tuesday.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois receiver and kick return specialist Tommylee Lewis was named to the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday.
DeKALB – In less than a month, fall camp will begin, and Northern Illinois’ football season opener against Presbyterian will be right around the corner.
DeKALB – In the world of college athletics, transfer students are becoming increasingly more common.
Jordan Wetsch recently learned the value of slowing himself down on the golf course.
Northern Illinois women’s tennis coach Ryun Ferrell is leaving the program to pursue other opportunities, the school announced Thursday.
LAKE FOREST – In the two years that took Jordan Lynch from a Mid-American Conference unknown to a Heisman Trophy finalist, the sidelines were never a familiar place.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Freshman Claudette Day made history for the Northern Illinois University track & field team Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round by qualifying for the national championship meet in the high jump.
From a 21st century viewpoint, Bob Brigham’s Northern Illinois University athletics résumé soars off any chart.
Northern Illinois senior pitcher Alex Klonowski was named second-team All-Mid-American Conference on Tuesday.
The Dallas Cowboys signed NT Ken Bishop to a four-year contract Tuesday.
Northern Illinois junior Meghan Heuer was named MAC Track Athlete of the Week after setting a school record in the 800 meters at Saturday's Wisconsin Open.
Geneva quarterback Daniel Santacaterina has committed to Northern Illinois football. Santacaterina is the younger brother of NIU linebacker Michael Santacaterina.
Sometimes the distance between “high-profile” and “behind-the-scenes” isn’t very far.
DeKALB – Senior Alex Klonowski set the Northern Illinois baseball (16-33-1, 11-13 Mid-American Conference) single season record for complete game shutouts in a season Sunday to clinch the series over Akron in a 2-0 victory. Klonowski scattered two hits, striking out seven with two walks on senior day.
Jordan Lynch isn’t your average undrafted free agent.
KRON, Ohio – The Northern Illinois University softball team’s run in the 2014 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament came to an end with a 7-2 setback to Buffalo at Firestone Stadium Saturday.
Jimmie Ward is heading to the Bay Area.
AKRON, Ohio. The Northern Illinois softball team suffered an 11-6 loss to Buffalo in its first round game of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Firestone Stadium.