NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Heisman Trophy update: Winston lock to win, Lynch going to New York

The Heisman race has finally cleared up with just a left week in the season. Florida State QB Jameis Winston looks now to be a lock for the Trophy after the announcement yesterday that he would not be charged.There also looks to be some MACtion in New York as Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch came in second on straw polls this week done by Heisman Pundit and USA Today. I have been...
Via College Football Universe
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois high-fiving husky mascot is retiring after nine seasons

“Diesel,” the Northern Illinois mascot famous for handing out high-fives on the sidelines, is hanging up the collar. The MAC powerhouse announced Tuesday that the husky dog, who has been with the football team for the last nine years, is retiring at the end of the season. Diesel will be honored during Senior Day festivities prior to the team’s home finale against Western Michigan...
Via NESN.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ canine mascot high-fives person after team scores touchdown (GIF)

In about the most adorable thing ever, Diesel, the canine mascot for the Northern Illinois Huskies, high-fived a member of the team’s cheerleading squad — or someone standing nearby the squad — after the No. 20-ranked squad scored a touchdown en route to a 48-27 victory over the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday night. With […]The post Northern Illinois’ canine mascot high...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois gets short end of bad fumble ruling by Orange Bowl officials (Video)

Northern Illinois knew it was up against a tough opponent as it prepared to face Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day. What the Huskies didn't know is that it would have to be prepared to face some questionable officiating in the game. In the fourth quarter, NIU ended up on the short end of a bad call by the officials when wide receiver Da’Ron Brown lost...
Via Holdout Sports
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl rep tells NIU: “We didn’t even want you here.”

Northern Illinois has been fighting an uphill battle ever since it was announced that they were selected to participate in the Discover Orange Bowl against the Florida State Seminoles. Many in the media were aghast about their inclusion at the expense of other BCS conference teams, like Kirk Herbstreit, who ranted plenty. NIU is even trying to gain respect to those hosting the event...
Via The Victory Formation
January 01, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT WANTED

Orange Bowl disrespected NIU?

A report says that an Orange Bowl representative disrespected a Northern Illinois official. See what was reportedly said.

Via Throw The Flag
January 01, 2013  |  Discuss
INSPIRED INK

Northern Illinois LB gets Orange Bowl tattoo

Northern Illinois linebacker Victor Jacques may have a tattoo that’s a first of its kind. The redshirt senior middle linebacker recently got a tattoo that’s a tribute to Miami, and it features the Orange Bowl logo. Jacques told reporters this week that Northern Illinois reaching the Orange Bowl inspired him to get a tattoo he had been contemplating for three years. According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida State fans don’t seem to want to go to the Orange Bowl

According to Carlos Pineda, Florida State has only sold 4,000 of it’s 17,500 allotted tickets for the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Florida State Seminoles were a popular pick to get to the BCS National Championship Game in the preseason. Losses to the Florida Gators and the NC State Wolfpack prevented this. #FSU has reportedly sold only 4,000 of its allotted 17,500 tickets for the...
Via Throw The Flag
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss
TAKE THAT

Northern Illinois rips Herbstreit with t-shirt

Want one of these “Kirk Herbstreit Can Bite Me” NIU Orange Bowl shirts? Good luck finding one. Your best bet is to order one directly from Smack ($17.99), the t-shirt brand just waiting to slap a funny phrase on a shirt for college students. The NIU bookstore sold out of its Herbstreit shirts within hours, according to Chicago’s Northwest Herald. Two of the shirts eventually...
Via Busted Coverage
December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois is giving away student tickets to Orange Bowl

Northern Illinois is the surprise of the post season after receiving an invite to the Orange Bowl to face the Florida State Seminoles. Now, in order to help ensure that their school’s turnout at the game is good, the university is giving away tickets to any student who will head to the game. This isn’t out of the norm for Northern Illinois explains associate AD Donna Turner:...
Via College Football Section
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit outraged by Northern Illinois BCS Orange Bowl berth, shows clear bias 

Northern Illinois' BCS Berth in the Orange Bowl to face ACC Champion Florida State was not too surprising to me. I had them projected in early morning hours on Sunday in contradiction to projections of ESPN and CBS. ESPN analysts seemed shocked and angered, especially Kirk Herbstreit. Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to earn a BCS Bowl berth.On the ESPN BCS Selection...
Via College Football Universe
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Herbstreit: Northern Illinois in Orange Bowl is an “absolute joke”

Typically, we are having fans and media squawking about the two teams selected to play in the BCS Championship, or the team not selected to play in the BCS Championship. But since everyone is super-excited about the Notre Dame/Alabama match-up, there is another controversy making headlines today, and that is the inclusion of Northern Illinois [...]
Via The Victory Formation
December 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

Final BCS projections: Northern Illinois on the bubble, Huskies have hope to Bust the BCS

Boy oh boy, this is the weekend the BCS pollsters and computers gets tested when the final BCS Standings for 2012 are revealed. ESPN's Brad Edwards showed real uncertainty in his BCS Bowl projections last night and CBS Sports' Jerry Palm has Northern Illinois out of the BCS top 16 by just .0021! The real truth is that there is hope for the Huskies, but how much is really...
Via College Football Universe
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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