Ex-NIU athlete’s lawsuit against DraftKings, FanDuel tossed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by former Northern Illinois University running back Akeem Daniels against two daily fantasy sports sites that he accused of unlawfully using his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Judge Tanya Pratt in the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana threw out the suit in a Friday ruling on a motion to dismiss...
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12 breakout players of college football season so far

Every year, college football produces its share of breakout players. These can be guys playing at smaller schools putting up big numbers, players who were in the shadow of elite teammates who have now gone to the NFL or graduated, or even guys who were already pretty well known but have taken an even bigger step forward to put themselves into elite company.Here’s a look at 12 NCAA...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 21, 2017  |  Discuss

14 unsung heroes from college football Week 3

When it comes to college football, we hear a lot about the same players. You know the names: Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold, and so on. Of course, there’s a reason we hear about them so often — they’re the best players in the country. But it’s time for some other guys to get their dues.This list will focus on the players who make quiet contributions every week. The linebacker...
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September 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Tanner Lee threw two touchdowns in first quarter... to Northern Illinois

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee must not have eaten his Wheaties Saturday morning as the Cornhuskers hosted Northern Illinois. The junior threw two touchdowns before the first quarter was up. Which, normally would be a great thing. Except in this case, he threw them to the wrong team.In fact, the 112 yards returned the other way trumped Lee’s 96 yards passing in that first quarter...
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September 16, 2017  |  Discuss

25 biggest playmakers in college football

Who are the best skill position players in college football? We’re talking about the guys who have the ability to make big plays every time they’re on the field, whether they’re dual-threat quarterbacks, explosive running backs, speedy wide receivers, dominant defensive backs, or pass-rushers with the ability to blow up any play in the backfield.Here’s a look at 25 of the best playmakers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Mangum, Lee combine for 44, E. Michigan ends 7-game slide

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV notched his 35th career double-double and erased an early deficit with a pair of free throws as Eastern Michigan rolled to an 84-68 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak. Willie Mangum IV led the Eagles with 22 points, Ray Lee added 21 - his third straight game at 20-plus - and Thompson finished...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Toledo rallies, beats Northern Illinois 88-80 in overtime

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Nate Navigato scored 21 points, including a jumper that sent the game into overtime, and Toledo beat Northern Illinois 88-80 on Saturday. The Rockets (14-13, 7-7 Mid-American) led 59-44 with 11:31 to go in the second half then allowed Northern Illinois to outscore them 27-8 and take a 71-67 lead on an Austin Pauga 3-pointer with 1:52 remaining. Navigato hit a...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Seahawks Draft Target: Levon Myers, OT, Northern Illinois

While more of a project that other offensive tackles in this class, Levon Myers looks last a mid round candidate if the Seattle Seahawks draft an offensive tackle early on Day 3. Aside from having an awesome last name, Levon Myers has the attitude and work ethic to succeed at the next level. Physically, Myers looks the part. He’s got long arms, broad shoulders and  strong core....
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February 02, 2017

Seahawks Draft Target: Levon Myers, OT, Northern Illinois

While more of a project that other offensive tackles in this class, Levon Myers looks last a mid round candidate if the Seattle Seahawks draft an offensive tackle early on Day 3. Aside from having an awesome last name, Levon Myers has the attitude and work ethic to succeed at the next level. Physically, Myers […] Seahawks Draft Target: Levon Myers, OT, Northern Illinois - 12th Man...
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February 02, 2017

Maric's double-double helps N Illinois beat Kent St in OT

KENT, Ohio (AP) Marin Maric had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Laytwan Porter and Eugene German scored 12 points apiece and Northern Illinois erased a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Kent State 74-70 in overtime on Tuesday night. Jaylen Key had 11 points and Aaric Armstead grabbed 12 rebounds for Northern Illinois (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Maric made the first of...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Miami (OH) holds off Northern Illinois for 69-67 win

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Abdoulaye Harouna nailed 5 of 7 from beyond the arc to finish with a career-best 18 points as Miami (Ohio) held on to beat Northern Illinois 69-67 Tuesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. The teams traded free throws in the final seconds with Michael Weathers splitting a pair to give the RedHawks (8-6) the 69-67 lead with 11 seconds...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

USF basketball: Jahmal McMurray to transfer

The USF basketball program announced on Tuesday night that sophomore guard Jahmal McMurray is set to transfer from the Bulls, according to NBC Sports. The decision comes three games after McMurray returned to the lineup. McMurray was averaging 20.3 points per game this season since his return, after being suspended for the first six games of the season. The 5-4 Bulls return to action...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 20, 2016

Report: Northern Illinois would have difficulty filling in at Holiday Bowl

The boycott by Minnesota’s players of the Holiday Bowl could end up becoming a major problem for the San Diego-based bowl game, and finding a replacement team may not be as easy as hoped. Minnesota’s players announced this week that they are boycotting the Dec. 27 bowl game in San Diego in protest of 10 players being suspended by the school relating to the investigation of a sexual...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Indiana St. pulls away from Northern Illinois 63-52

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) T.J. Bell scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and Indiana State pulled away in the second half in a 63-52 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night. Brenton Scott added 14 points and Everett Clemons finished with 12 points for the Sycamores (3-4). Indiana State was on point defensively for much of the night, holding the Huskies to just...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Kent State 31-21

KENT, Ohio (AP) Joel Bouagnon ran for two touchdowns, Daniel Santacaterina and Jordan Huff each ran for scores, and Northern Illinois beat Kent State 31-21 in Friday's season finale for both teams. Santacaterina was 13 of 23 for 258 yards passing with an interception for the Huskies (5-7, 5-3), who won't win the Mid-American Conference's West Division for the first time in six...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Key's career best 17 lead N. Illinois in rout of Roosevelt

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Jaylen Key finished a perfect 7 of 7 from the field and 3 of 3 at the line for a career-high 17 points and Northern Illinois faced little trouble in a 99-55 win over NAIA Roosevelt on Monday night. Key also had a team-high six rebounds. Eugene German added 14 points and Laytawn Porter had 12 points for the Huskies, who have won back-to-back games to open the...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois QB Anthony Maddie’s college career ends with injury

Northern Illinois quarterback Anthony Maddie has watched his collegiate career come to an end. On Monday, Huskies head coach Rod Carey told the Daily Chronicle that the starting quarterback suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg during the team’s win over Bowling Green earlier this month. As a result, the senior’s season is over. “Our hearts are broken for Anthony to see his...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 14, 2016

Bouagnon sets career-high with 5 TDs, Northern Illinois wins

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Joel Bouagnon set a career-high with five rushing touchdowns and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 45-20 on Tuesday night in a rematch of the last three Mid-American Conference championship games. Northern Illinois (3-6, 3-2) took a 7-0 lead on its first possession after Bouagnon scored on a 14-yard run. He added a short scoring run on the Huskies' second...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Maddie's 5 TDs lead No. Illinois in drubbing of Buffalo

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Anthony Maddie threw for 199 yards, ran for 125 more, and had five total touchdowns to help lead Northern Illinois to a 44-7 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Four of Maddie's five scores came on the ground. Joel Bouagnon added 67 yards rushing for Northern Illinois (2-6, 2-2 MAC), which ran the ball 51 total times for 312 yards. Kenny Golladay finished with 96...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan tops Northern Illinois in triple OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Cooper Rush connected with Tyler Conklin for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the first play of triple overtime, sending Central Michigan to a 34-28 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Northern Illinois had the first possession in triple overtime, but Christian Hagan's 34-yard field goal attempt was blocked. On the next play, Conklin released up the seam and used...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois with first win, beats Ball State 31-24

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Anthony Maddie threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Northern Illinois picked up its first win with a 31-24 victory over Ball State on Saturday. Maddie threw for 298 yards and rushed for 160 yards including a 75-yard sprint for a touchdown that gave the Huskies (1-4, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) a 10-3 lead with 1:08 left in the first quarter. Joel...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Illinois holds off Northern Illinois for 28-23 win

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Sean McGuire threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, the Western Illinois defense came up with two late stops, and the FCS Leathernecks upset Northern Illinois 28-23 on Saturday. Western Illinois (3-0) snapped a 15-game losing streak against FBS teams. The Leathernecks are 7-29 against FBS foes - with all their wins against the Mid-American Conference. Northern...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ Defensive Struggles Continue Against San Diego State

DEKALB, IL- After their surprising season-opening loss at Wyoming two weeks ago, and their brutal defeat at South Florida last week, it looked like home field would be a welcome sight for the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-3, 0-0 Mid-American). The only problem with that is they would need to get past the San Diego State Aztecs (3-0, 0-0 Mountain West) who possess one of the better...
Via The Sports Journal
September 17, 2016

Northern Illinois QB Drew Hare suffers ankle injury

The Northern Illinois Huskies have not had a good start to their season and things may have just gotten much worse. Quarterback Drew Hare suffered an ankle injury in last night’s loss to South Florida and it looks like it could be quite serious. Hare left the game with the injury in the third quarter and following the game, he left the locker room in a wheelchair and with a boot...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2016

Northern Illinois eliminates Western Michigan in MAC 56-50

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker scored 18 points, including eight in a row in a key stretch late, and seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Western Michigan 56-50 in a Mid-American Conference tournament first round matchup on Monday night. The Huskies (21-11) will play second-seeded Ohio (20-10) in the quarterfinals Thursday. The teams split two games in the regular...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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