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  • In the Wake of the Web: Haugh on Castro, Conte, Notre Dame-Michigan

    For openers… Speculation about Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s future practically began before the swelling in his left ankle subsided. Castro likely will miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain Tuesday...
  • NIU and Northwestern both have something to prove

    NIU and Northwestern both have something to prove
    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...
  • Kirk Herbstreit offers high praise for NIU football

     Kirk Herbstreit offers high praise for NIU football
    Kirk Herbstreit touched a sensitive nerve in the Northern Illinois and Mid-American Conference football community two seasons ago when he ranted on ESPN that the 12-1 Huskies did not deserve a chance to play in the Orange Bowl against Florida State....
  • Thursday's matchup: Presbyterian at Northern Illinois

     Thursday's matchup: Presbyterian at Northern Illinois
    Radio: 6 p.m., Thursday; WIND-AM 560. Line: Off. Records: NIU 12-2 in 2013; Presbyterian 3-8. Last meeting: First. On the offensive: QBs Matt McIntosh, Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie all may see playing time against the Blue Hose as coach Rod...
  • Northern Illinois makes short work of Presbyterian

    Northern Illinois makes short work of Presbyterian
    DEKALB — Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey put three quarterbacks under the spotlight Thursday night but may be no closer to naming a starter after the Huskies rolled to a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College. Each had credible performances as...
  • Minnesota looking to make strides

    After an eight-win season that included a four-game win streak, it would seem Minnesota would feel satiated with last season's success. Not so, said Gophers coach Jerry Kill. "When we came back from our (Texas) Bowl game and we had a team meeting, I...
  • 2-a-days: Tommy Vitale not following in brother's footsteps for No. 17 Wheaton South

    2-a-days: Tommy Vitale not following in brother's footsteps for No. 17 Wheaton South
    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...
  • NIU offense in good position with veteran O-line

    NIU offense in good position with veteran O-line
    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...
  • Football | Wheaton South's Watson quickly picks Western Michigan

    Football | Wheaton South's Watson quickly picks Western Michigan
    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...
  • Stevenson grad Radtke ready to lead young NIU team

    Stevenson grad Radtke ready to lead young NIU team
    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...
  • Brother Rice's Marcus Jones picks NIU; Providence's Nate Vejvoda chooses Iowa

    Brother Rice's Marcus Jones picks NIU; Providence's Nate Vejvoda chooses Iowa
    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...