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.
Meghan Heuer is no stranger to moving around.
DeKALB – With a perfect multiyear Academic Progress Rate of 1,000, the Northern Illinois women’s gymnastics team on Wednesday was honored with a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA.
Jimmie Ward has the chance to make some Northern Illinois football history this weekend.
ATHENS, Ohio. – A four-run third inning by Ohio proved to the difference as the Northern Illinois University softball team suffered a 6-2 setback to the Bobcats in the series opener at Ohio Softball Field Saturday.
KENT, Ohio - An RBI single by Alex Klonowski gave the NIU Huskies (15-31-1, 9-11 MAC) a 6-5 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, however, the Huskie defense sealed the victory as it made the last two outs at third and home to tie the series, 1-1.
Former Northern Illinois center Scott Wedige was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Wedige was signed by the Bengals on Jan. 6.
Northern Illinois softball beat Illinois-Chicago, 12-4, Wednesday night at Flames Field.
Northern Illinois men’s tennis coach Patrick Fisher was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
Former Northern Illinois offensive tackle Matt Krempel has earned membership in the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire honor society for 2014.
Huntley senior Aubrie Purtell’s first college choice would have been Michigan, although she knew that also would have ended her gymnastics career.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Northern Illinois senior Alex Klonowski threw his second complete game shutout of the season Sunday over Western Michigan (15-23, 6-12 Mid-American Confereence) to lead the NIU baseball team to a win over the Broncos and clinch the series, 1-0.
KALAMAZOO - The NIU Huskies (12-29-1, 7-10 MAC) picked up their fourth shutout of the season Saturday afternoon behind an eight inning, 141 pitch effort by Eli Anderson to defeat Western Michigan, 2-0. Justin Fletcher and Micah McCulloch each collected a hit and an RBI.
CLEVELAND - Northern Illinois University seniors Rebecca Cronin and Juliane Totzke and sophomore Leah Raffety have been named the Mid-American Conference’s Indoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team, the league announced Tuesday.
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois baseball team added a 10th player to its 2014 signing class Monday, announcing the addition of Hinsdale South High School infielder Don Buonavolanto. Don is following in the footsteps of older brother, Joe, who played at NIU from 2007 to 10.
DeKALB – The Tennessee Titans recently got a head start on most of the NFL.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.
DeKALB, Ill. - The Huskies took on Toledo (9-16, 2-1 MAC) in their third conference match of the spring Saturday afternoon. The Huskies were 2-0 in MAC play coming into the match, and they remained undefeated in conference play with a 4-3 victory. NIU is now 17-5 with a 3-0 MAC record this spring.
DEKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University softball team wrapped up a weekend of Mid-American Conference action splitting a pair of game with Miami University at Mary M. Bell Field Saturday.
EL PASO, Texas - Competing in Texas for the second time in three weekends, the Northern Illinois University track & field team came away with 11 top 10 finishes Saturday at the UTEP Invitational.