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  • 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...
  • Countdown to high school football kickoff

    Countdown to high school football kickoff
    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...
  • 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 reloading to keep run of success going

     Northern Illinois reloading to keep run of success going
    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...
  • 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...
  • George M. Thomas: MAC deal with ESPN could offer an abundance of opportunities

    The Mid-American Conference took steps this week to ensure that it remains viable in a changing sports universe where the five most powerful conferences will increasingly dictate what happens. The MAC and ESPN announced Tuesday that they had signed a 13-...
  • Can Rockets rebound?

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Toledo - INSIDE SLANT They are dealing with a unique version of climate change in Toledo as the Rockets prepare for the 2014 season. After watching the prevailing winds emanate from DeKalb, Ill., for the past few...
  • Falcons ready to defend title

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Bowling Green - INSIDE SLANT Bowling Green is coming off a 10-4 season which included the Falcons' first Mid-American Conference championship since 1992. And the Falcons are the pick of many to repeat as...
  • Huskies search for new signal caller

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northern Illinois - INSIDE SLANT The Huskies are coming off the best two-year stint in school history, but coach Rod Carey continues to find ways to motivate his players. Despite appearing in a BCS game in 2013 and...
  • Northern Illinois QB battle 'still a three-horse race'

     Northern Illinois QB battle 'still a three-horse race'
    DEKALB, Ill. — Nine days before the season opener against Presbyterian, Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey remains uncommitted to a successor at quarterback to Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch. In fact, Carey hasn't even narrowed the...