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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Former Northern Illinois center Scott Wedige was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Wedige was signed by the Bengals on Jan. 6.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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DeKALB – College football fans will hear a lot about Northern Illinois over the next few days.
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