| Apr 18, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Catch 'em if you can.
Spring practice is complete for the Northern Illinois football team and one thing is clear as the Huskies prepare for 2015 and what they hope will be a sixth straight MAC West title. The passing game looks to be in very good hands....
| Apr 18, 2015
| 3:55 PM
He dropped the pass. Not to worry, at least not on this day.
There was good reason for many in the crowd of just under 2,000 Northern Illinois football fans Saturday at Huskie Stadium to breathe a sigh of relief when wide receiver Chad Beebe picked...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Last season was a bit of a struggle for the Mid-American Conference against non-conference foes. MAC teams won just 37 percent of their games (20-34) in 2014. This season, there are several key matchups that could give the league’s national...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:51 PM
As Burlington Central junior Sam Pryor conducted her college search, it kept coming back to the first school to extend an offer.
After sorting through the other offers and making visits, Pryor decided this week that Northern Illinois University was...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Spraying to all fields …
• Waukegan grad Rashaan Melvin has been re-signed by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens to a one-year, $585,000 contract.
The 6-foot-2 defensive back was signed by the Ravens late last season when the team lost several...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 1:28 PM
Carmel graduate and Bowling Green University sophomore Lauren Feely scored 9.9 to tie for first in the vault at the Mid-American Conference women's gymnastics meet last weekend.
Feely also scored 9.725 to place 29th on floor and scored 9.5 on balance...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:06 AM
Few programs outside of the Power 5 have been as dominate as Northern Illinois.
The Huskies have won 57 games over the past five seasons while becoming a fixture in annual rankings. Quite the feather in the cap of the Mid-American Conference. That said,...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:17 PM
In the opening game of his amazing weekend against Oklahoma earlier this month, it wasn't the at-bat in the first inning in which Kyle Wood drilled a three-run double that provided him the most satisfaction.
Nor was it the plate appearance in the third...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:47 AM
Northern Illinois shooting guard Anthony Johnson's 3-pointer had barely dropped through the net when Patrick Gorman, perched in a cramped TV control room just off the arena floor, fired a string of commands.
"We got a second angle?" Gorman said....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:18 AM
Niles North boys basketball coach Glenn Olson couldn't help but text Abdel Nader after witnessing his former player put up 13 points against Kansas in Iowa State's 70-66 Big 12 tournament championship win.
"We text throughout the season, and we had a...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 5:06 PM
The unmistakable sound of silence.
It is what first comes to mind when many NFL prospects describe pro days.
Ask Da'Ron Brown, it's no different than playing in front of 50,000 screaming fans on Saturdays in the fall.
"As my old coach called it, you're...