| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:44 PM
TV/radio: 7 p.m., Tuesday; ESPN2, WIND-AM 560.
Records: Toledo 6-3, 5-0 MAC; Northern Illinois 7-2, 4-1.
Last meeting: NIU won 35-17 on Nov. 20, 2013, at Toledo.
On the offensive: The Huskies offense has scored 14 of its last 15...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:10 PM
DEKALB — Northern Illinois thought it had Toledo right where it wanted the Rockets on Tuesday night.
Northern Illinois held on to defeat Toledo 27-24 for a fifth straight time to move into a tie for first place in the Mid-American Conference...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The Huskies (8-2, 5-1) remain in control of their destiny in the Mid-American Conference West race after defeating Toledo (6-3, 5-1), 27-24 Tuesday night in DeKalb. NIU travels to Ohio on Tuesday night before winding up the regular season Nov. 28 at...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:53 PM
2013-14 record: 15-17, 8-11 Mid-American Conference (4th in MAC West).
MAC tournament: Lost to Eastern Michigan in the second round.
NCAA tournament: Did not appear.
Key players: Leading scorer Dontel Highsmith (10.5 points per game), a sophomore...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:15 PM
TV/radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; ESPN2, WIND-AM 560.
Line: NIU by 31/2 .
Records: Northern Illinois 6-2, 3-1 MAC; Ball State 3-5, 2-2.
Last meeting: NIU won 48-27 on Nov. 13, 2013, in DeKalb.
On the offensive: NIU quarterback Drew Hare is second in the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:51 PM
There are dozens of college football programs that would love to be bowl-eligible before the winter's first significant snowfall.
Northern Illinois has come to expect an early opportunity for a bowl bid, even though such a postseason invitation never is...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:08 AM
First collegiate starts
Tara Tralewski, a freshman volleyball player at Central College (Wis.), had 36 digs in two matches against Aurora and Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday in the NACC/IIAC Crossover tournament in Milwaukee.
Tralewski is a Naperville...
| 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...
| 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 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...