| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:08 PM
One of the key reasons Northern Illinois frustrated Northwestern last Saturday was linebacker Rasheen Lemon.
The junior from Proviso West High School contributed a career-high nine tackles and two sacks as the Huskies prevailed 23-15. Lemon was...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Doing something different is working fine for Tommy Vitale.
As a freshman at Wheaton Warrenville South, Vitale decided to not follow in his older brother's footsteps, switching from running back to linebacker.
His brother, Dan Vitale, was the midst of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:20 PM
With a new quarterback named Jordan Lynch and a wide-eyed group of offensive linemen in 2012, Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey wondered how they would come together.
Lynch became a Heisman Trophy finalist who now plays for the Bears. In DeKalb, the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Just hours after receiving his first college scholarship offer, Keishawn Watson abruptly put an end to his recruiting process.
The Wheaton Warrenville South senior wide receiver followed his instinct and gave a verbal commitment to Western Michigan...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he took special notice of a full-page advertisement a Northern Illinois alumni group placed in the Tribune last week, teasing the University of Illinois about not having the Huskies on its schedule.
"I played these (NIU)...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:12 PM
DEKALB — As deafening artificial crowd noise was pumped in during practices this week, Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey and his staff suffered from headaches.
But sophomore quarterback Drew Hare, preparing to make just his second collegiate start...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:32 PM
TV/radio: 6 p.m., Saturday; ESPNU, WIND-AM 560.
Line: Arkansas by 131/2.
Records: Northern Illinois 3-0; Arkansas 2-1.
Last meeting: Arkansas won 30-27 on Nov. 12, 1994, in Fayetteville, Ark.
On the offensive: The Huskies' offense ranks third in...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Welcome to The Drive. The Orlando Sentinel’s quick look at some of the teams, players and storylines we’re keeping an eye on this week in college football. Here we go:
Northern Illinois extended its nation’s-best 17-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The common national perception that Jordan Lynch alone propelled Northern Illinois to an undefeated 2013 regular season was a theme neither Lynch nor the NIU program pushed.
It made for a convenient storyline and perhaps helped garner a few more Heisman...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Radio/Internet: 6 p.m., Saturday; WIND-AM 560, WCPT-FM 92.5, http://www.campusinsiders.com.
Records: Northern Illinois 2-0, UNLV 1-1.
Last meeting: NIU won 62-14 on Oct. 5, 1995 in DeKalb.
On the offensive: Newly-anointed starting...
| Sep 8, 2014
Northern Illinois was delighted to notch its third straight win against a Big Ten opponent over the last two seasons Saturday when the Huskies trumped Northwestern 23-15 in Evanston. But coach Rod Carey knows his team needs to clean up a few areas to play...