| 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 2, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Wisconsin's second-half collapse Saturday raised two key questions: Why didn't Melvin Gordon get more than four carries in the second half? And why didn't quarterback Joel Stave relieve an overwhelmed Tanner McEvoy?
It took some time, but the answers...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:52 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:36 PM
If I were a millionaire who didn't write about sports for a living, I'd be camping out at the home of my bookie. That's how flawed some of these lines seem.
Let's start with …
Northern Illinois (plus 61/2) at Northwestern: The line opened at...
| Sep 14, 2014
Northwestern's first seven series against Northern Illinois last Saturday ended like this: punt, punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt.
No wonder Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald said of his offense: "Right now we don't have any guys playing at an...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Drew Hare has been anointed Northern Illinois’ starting quarterback for Saturday night’s contest at UNLV. Hare led the Huskies to all 23 second-half points in last Saturday’s 23-15 win at Northwestern.
“We will let him play and...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:03 AM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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....