DeKALB – The Tennessee Titans recently got a head start on most of the NFL.
DeKALB – Akeem Daniels was supposed to be a big part of the 2013 Huskie football team.
DeKALB – For Jimmy Russell, playing football for Northern Illinois was always in the back of his head.
DeKALB – When Sean Frazier arrived at Northern Illinois and walked through the halls of Huskie Stadium, one thing was clear to the first-year NIU athletic director.
All four starting positions must be filled
DeKALB – BCS bowl games and a facility like the Chessick Center were just figments of everyone’s imagination during Craig Harmon’s playing days at Northern Illinois.
DeKALB – For the first time since 2010, Northern Illinois is going into spring practice without having named its starting quarterback.
For the first time, Huskies able to hold spring practice inside Chessick Center
DeKALB – Jimmie Ward wanted to show pro scouts he could run with NFL skill position players.
INDIANAPOLIS – At the same time Johnny Manziel addressed the largest media gathering at the NFL Scouting Combine thus far, another quarterback prospect responded to a litany of doubts.
INDIANAPOLIS – Jordan Lynch and Keith Wenning already have forgotten about their college rivalry.
When Joe Novak arrived at Northern Illinois before the 1996 season, he knew that in order to turn around the program, he would have to recruit the Chicago area well.
DeKALB – When Northern Illinois' earned its Orange Bowl berth in December of 2012, it was impossible not to think about the recruiting impact.
Unlike last year, Carey and his staff not scrambling
Northern Illinois’ Class of 2010 brought a number of impact players to NIU.
DeKALB – Shane Evans remembers the first Division I letter he received.
MOBILE, Ala. – When Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward saw another Mobile-area native, D.J. Fluker, get drafted 11th overall last year, it was a moment when it “really clicked” that he could go pro.
For months Rod Carey avoided the question.
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SAN DIEGO — Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said the Poinsettia Bowl represented an opportunity for the Huskies to “get the bad taste” out of their mouths from the team’s MAC championship loss to Bowling Green.
DeKALB – A year ago around this time, Cameron Stingily was thinking about San Diego for a completely different reason.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois could have a very nice 1-2 punch at running back next season.
DeKALB – Jimmie Ward had a goal to be an All-American.
Earlier this season, Utah State had its own Heisman Trophy campaign going.
The honors keep coming for Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch.
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VIEWS: Even with third-place finish, Lynch and NIU win
NEW YORK – Jordan Lynch is the third-best player in college football.
NEW YORK – Jordan Lynch was just soaking everything in.
Jordan Lynch can't tell you exactly how many items bearing his photo or autograph exist on eBay. But he knows they're out there.
This is the third story of a three-part series on Jordan Lynch's evolution into a Heisman Trophy candidate.
Note: This is the second of a three-part series on Jordan Lynch's evolution into a Heisman contender.
DeKALB – College football fans will hear a lot about Northern Illinois over the next few days.
Just typing out loud about ESPN, the BCS and the upcoming bowl season.
This is the first of a three-part series on Jordan Lynch's evolution to a Heisman Trophy contender.
DeKALB – Jordan Lynch's Heisman Trophy game of phone tag began at 4:45 p.m. on Monday.
Click here for our look at Jordan Lynch's journey to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Jordan Lynch is on his way to New York.
Jordan Lynch's journey from Mount Carmel High School to NIU's star quarterback.
DETROIT – All season, opposing coaches and defensive coordinators have talked about how it’s impossible to stop Jordan Lynch.
DETROIT – Northern Illinois may have had the big-name quarterback coming into the Mid-American Conference Championship, but it was Bowling Green’s gunslinger who grabbed the glory.
DETROIT – Mathew Sims’ struggles have been well-documented. The senior kicker missed three consecutive kicks against Toledo and failed to convert on another short field-goal attempt against Western Michigan.
DETROIT – One is larger than 12.
Here is a collection of tweets from NIU's loss to Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference championship.
DETROIT – Northern Illinois' dream season has ended.
Playing Bowling Green in a spotlight game is nothing new to Northern Illinois.
When the Bowl Championship Series expanded in 2006, it brought a flurry of teams from nonautomatic qualifying conferences with it.
1. Will Jordan Lynch have a Heisman moment?
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 compare the early ’90s Marshall dynasty to Northern Illinois’ recent run of title game appearances.
Senior class playing in in fourth MAC title game.
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch is one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year.
Senior quarterback also wins second Mid-American Conference MVP.
DeKALB – When people talk about Northern Illinois, Jordan Lynch is the first thing that comes to mind.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims has come up with some big kicks in the Mid-American Conference Championship Game.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University alum Pete Lonsway is ready for the football team's Mid-American Conference championship game Friday.
Bowling Green football coach Dave Clawson has had the service of both his coordinators since he took the job after the 2008 season.
Offshore sports book Bovada took some money on Jordan Lynch before last week when the Northern Illinois quarterback was listed at 28/1 to win the Heisman.
Excitement is building for Northern Illinois' run at a possible third consecutive Mid-American Conference championship and back-to-back Bowl Championship Series bowl game appearances.
Northern Illinois is essentially in control of its own destiny in trying to get to a second consecutive Bowl Championship Series game.
DeKALB – P.J. Fleck got up to the podium and didn’t waste any time.
DeKALB – Stacey Robinson's single-game FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback stood for more than 20 years.
DeKALB – P.J. Fleck tried hard to fight back his emotions while talking about his alma mater.
Photos from Tuesday night's NIU-Western Michigan game.
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1. Can the Huskies earn some style points?
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 Northern Illinois, Fresno State and the latest BCS rankings.
Huskies move up to No. 14
DeKALB – Mike Dunbar spent time as an assistant at both Northern Illinois and Toledo.
NIU QB should get Heisman invite, at least
Lynch rushes for 3 TDs in MAC West clinching win