| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Rod Carey is not one to procrastinate. But the starting quarterback issue continues to linger over the Northern Illinois coach as the Huskies prepare for preseason practice to begin next month.
And the mere idea of looking ahead to the second game on...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Four of the five members of last year's Tribune All-State first team were not seniors, and their teams occupied the top four spots in the Tribune's preseason Top 20.
They're still there.
What promised to be an exciting season has already brought us...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:46 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE It’s no secret that the Mid-American Conference thrives on the talent and speed from South Florida, but on National Signing Day that couldn’t have been more apparent for one school. Northern Illinois signed five players from...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:47 AM
“The Journey” is an eight-part, eight-day series that takes you behind the scenes of the college football recruiting process as South Florida's best make the biggest decisions of their lives. To read other installments of "The Journey" visit...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:59 PM
In one of the more intriguing new conference affiliations to be found, Old Dominion is moving its women’s rowing program from Conference USA to the Big 12, starting for the next school year.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...