| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Rod Carey insists he did not give Northwestern a second thought before this week.
But immediately after Northern Illinois dominated Presbyterian 55-3 on Aug. 28 in DeKalb, the Wildcats became his No. 1 focus as the Huskies travel to Evanston on...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 3, 2014
Former Hinsdale South star Ashley Kopp, a softball player at Northern Illinois University, was named honorable mention for the All Mid-American Conference Academic team.
Kopp hit .209 in 56 games with two homers and 15 RBIs.
As a junior in 2013, she...