| 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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Radio: Noon Saturday; WIND-AM 560, WCPT-FM 92.5.
Line: NIU by 21.
Records: Northern Illinois 5-2, 2-1 MAC; Eastern Michigan 2-5, 1-2.
Last meeting: NIU won 59-20 on Oct. 26, 2013, in DeKalb.
On the offensive: The Huskies lead the MAC and are fifth...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 1:50 PM
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Quarterback Drew Hare rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown and Joel Bouagnon scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 24-yard run to lead Northern Illinois to a shaky 28-17 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon at Rynearson...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Winning has not come easily of late for Northern Illinois, yet the Huskies should come away with a victory Saturday at Eastern Michigan.
The Eagles dropped to 2-5 and 1-2 in the Mid-American Conference with their 36-14 loss Saturday at Massachusetts....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Even Jerry Kill would have been skeptical.
The Minnesota coach's collection of doubters was vast after he was hired from Northern Illinois and brought along a resume that included stops at Saginaw Valley, Emporia State and, as much of a successful...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Atop a dais, Britton Banowsky and Jon Steinbrecher smiled as they each shared their excitement for the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl.
Banowsky, the commissioner of Conference USA, said the Boca Raton Bowl, which will be played Dec. 23 at FAU Stadium, has...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Tortoise and Hare: After being questioned about his lack of running options in last week's loss to Central Michigan, NIU quarterback Drew Hare ran wild against Miami. Hare rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown in the first half, finishing with 180 yards...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:06 PM
DEKALB — Northern Illinois' offensive production was prolific, while its defense was much less than aesthetically pleasing.
Regardless, NIU outlasted Miami of Ohio 51-41 Saturday at Huskie Stadium.
"We never discount winning around here," NIU...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Northern Illinois seems to have rectified its issues on offense with Saturday's 51-41 victory over Miami of Ohio. Now if NIU can only raise the level of its performances on defense, the Huskies might be able to challenge for another Mid-American...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Radio: 4 p.m. Saturday; WIND-AM 560, WCPT-FM 92.5.
Line: NIU by 13.
Records: Northern Illinois 4-2, 1-1 MAC; Miami 1-6, 1-2.
Last meeting: Miami won 26-21 for the MAC championship game on Dec. 3, 2010 in Detroit.
On the offensive: NIU has averaged...