| 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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Jenna Radtke showed up for her first volleyball practice at Northern Illinois last summer just trying to help out wherever she could.
From that moment on, it seems she never left the court.
The Stevenson graduate started all 32 matches last year for...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:41 PM
In the 4.38 seconds it took Marcus Jones to run the 40-yard dash at the Illinois camp in June, the Brother Rice running back found himself on the radar of high-major Division I programs.
“I got a call from Michigan State and Wisconsin,” Jones...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Northern Illinois will host San Diego State in a 2016 football game in DeKalb, and travel to San Diego to face the Aztecs in 2017, Huskies athletic director Sean Frazier announced Tuesday.
"Going forward, the College Football Playoff Committee will be...
| 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...