Commits as preferred walk-on
It’s been a month since Richards High School’s Spencer Tears committed to Northern Illinois, and sometimes, he has to catch himself from pretending he’s already there.
Northern Illinois senior safety Dechane Durante will compete in the College Gridiron Showcase on Jan. 31 in Arlington, Texas.
Eventually, Jordan Lynch wants another shot at making an NFL roster.
Northern Illinois receiver Da’Ron Brown accepted an invitation recently to play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jordan Lynch never really considered the Canadian Football League a destination.
Chad Beebe assures he’ll be able to go over the middle – of the aisle, anyway – as his May 15 wedding looms.
Left tackle anchors line that has keyed Huskies' success
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – As soon as Northern Illinois' appearance in the Boca Raton Bowl was announced, one thing that immediately came to Albert Smalls' mind was getting enough tickets for friends and family.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois' senior class has built up a pretty impressive resume over the past four seasons.
Images from the MAC Championship win on Friday.
Former Northern Illinois receiver, Kaneland grad is turning around a rival MAC football program
Huskies go for 5th straight MAC West title
ATHENS, Ohio – One more victory, and Northern Illinois’ football team is headed back to the Motor City.
Images from the game on Tuesday night.
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Northern Illinois’ passing game was basically nonexistent Saturday.
YPSILANTI, Mich. – In sports, mediocrity can lead to parity.
DeKALB – During Saturday’s 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois football ran the ball the way fans are accustomed to seeing.
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DeKALB – Rod Carey doesn’t care about Miami (Ohio)’s record.
Images from the Huskies' loss to Central Michigan on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey said he expects sophomore wide receiver Chad Beebe to play Saturday.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey thinks Central Michigan tailback Thomas Rawls is right at, or at least close to, the level of Arkansas running backs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, who the Huskies saw earlier this season.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois’ quarterback puzzle still might not be solved.
DeKALB – The DeKalb football team is winning games with a speed-based explosive offense led by a Division I football recruit.
Images from Northern Illinois' 28th straight win at Huskie Stadium.
DeKALB – Out of any other high school listed on Northern Illinois’ football roster, a school with an official enrollment of 287 students has the most representation.
DeKALB – If it were completely up to him, Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey would prefer to have his bye week smack dab in the middle of the season.
DeKALB – Over the past few months, Northern Illinois has made headlines with a seemingly constant stream of additions to its football schedule.
Huskies get an SEC opponent
DeKALB – Rod Carey still enjoys getting out on a Friday night and watching a high school football game.
Northern Illinois’ first opponent of its “SchedulePalooza Encore” is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – The Arkansas Razorbacks accomplished something few teams have been able to do against Northern Illinois the past few years.
DeKALB – After missing a handful of practices during the 2001-02 season, former NBA star Allen Iverson was criticized by 76ers coach Larry Brown for missing too many.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said Arkansas has the best group of tailbacks in the nation.
Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey named sophomore Drew Hare his starting quarterback at his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
DeKALB – The verdict is in.
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.
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.
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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 wide receiver Da'Ron Brown was named the the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced.
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been named to the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.
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.
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.
From a 21st century viewpoint, Bob Brigham’s Northern Illinois University athletics résumé soars off any chart.
The Dallas Cowboys signed NT Ken Bishop to a four-year contract Tuesday.
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.
Jordan Lynch isn’t your average undrafted free agent.
Jimmie Ward is heading to the Bay Area.
Jimmie Ward has the chance to make some Northern Illinois football history this weekend.
Former Northern Illinois center Scott Wedige was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Wedige was signed by the Bengals on Jan. 6.