| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:23 PM
1. Game away from 400 as a head coach for Mount Carmel’s Frank Lenti, who is second all-time in wins (339) and first in state titles (11).
2. Heisman Trophy winners who played high school football in Illinois. Evanston’s Clint Frank and...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:32 PM
DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois tailback Cameron Stingily ran wild last season against Kent State, rushing for 266 yards and two touchdowns.
The Golden Flashes visit the Huskies on Saturday for NIU's Mid-American Conference opener. Stingily is...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Spencer Tears' nickname might apply to his unpredictable skills on the football field, but he doesn't plan to employ the same philosophy with his recruiting.
The Richards senior, nicknamed "Suspense," is regarded as one of the top uncommitted seniors in...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:08 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Hours before kickoff at Razorback Stadium, the video scoreboard flashed larger-than-life images of former Arkansas football notables such as Dan Hampton, Lance Alworth and, yes, even Jerry Jones.
Only the names seemed to...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Northern Illinois' nation-leading 17-game road winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark., as Arkansas struck early and often in a 52-14 rout. Turnovers and special teams breakdowns contributed to the game getting out of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive.
NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
DEKALB -- Northern Illinois’ dynamic wide receiver/kick returner Tommylee Lewis will be lost for the season with a lower-body injury, coach Rod Carey announced on Tuesday.
Lewis has accounted for 3,617 all-purpose yards in 39 career games for...
| Sep 14, 2014
Northwestern's first seven series against Northern Illinois last Saturday ended like this: punt, punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt.
No wonder Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald said of his offense: "Right now we don't have any guys playing at an...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Wisconsin's second-half collapse Saturday raised two key questions: Why didn't Melvin Gordon get more than four carries in the second half? And why didn't quarterback Joel Stave relieve an overwhelmed Tanner McEvoy?
It took some time, but the answers...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:52 PM
DEKALB, Ill. — After winning 46 games over the last four seasons, it might appear Northern Illinois merely needs to reload and not rebuild.
Yet the losses of record-setting quarterback Jordan Lynch and playmaking safety Jimmie Ward left major...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:36 PM
If I were a millionaire who didn't write about sports for a living, I'd be camping out at the home of my bookie. That's how flawed some of these lines seem.
Let's start with …
Northern Illinois (plus 61/2) at Northwestern: The line opened at...