N Illinois tops Bowling Green, 71-60, keeps pace in MAC West

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half as Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green, 71-60 Tuesday night to remain a game back in the Mid-American Conference West Division. The Huskies kept pace with MAC West Division leader Ball State, which beat Miami (Ohio), 73-56. The game was the final contest for Northern Illinois against a team from the...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Armstead gives Northern Illinois 80-79 over Akron

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead scored 21 points, including the game-winning free throws with 1.7 seconds left, and Northern Illinois edged Akron 80-79 on Saturday. Isaiah Johnson's two free throws with 15 seconds left put the Zips ahead but they couldn't corral the rebound when Travon Baker missed a 3-point attempt with seven seconds left. Josh Williams hit a 3-pointer and...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NIU running back sues FanDuel, DraftKings for using name

CHICAGO (AP) A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports ( ) that he is...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cheatham Jr. leads Akron over Northern Illinois 76-66

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kwan Cheatham Jr. didn't miss a shot and scored 18 points to help Akron beat Northern Illinois 76-66 on Tuesday night. Cheatham was 5 of 5 from the floor, and made four 3-pointers and four free throws. Antino Jackson and Isaiah Johnson added 13 points apiece for the Zips (16-4, 5-2 Mid-American Conference), who have won three straight. Marshawn Wilson scored...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker's 21 leads Northern Illinois past Toledo 58-49

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker hit six 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Northern Illinois continued its best start in 15 years with a 58-49 win over Toledo on Friday night. Aaric Armstead and Levi Bradley added 12 points for the Huskies (16-3, 5-1 Mid-American), who have their best start to a season since the 1990-91 team went 17-2. Nathan Boothe had 15 points and 10 rebounds...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois holds off Central Michigan 75-70

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker scored 19 points including a pair of field goals and two free throws down the stretch and Northern Illinois held off Central Michigan 75-70 Tuesday night. The win makes the best 18-game start for Northern Illinois (15-3, 4-1 Mid-American) since the 1990-91 season and, coupled with Ball State's loss Tuesday to Kent State, lifts the Huskies to sole...
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January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Michigan upends Northern Illinois 83-69

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Bryce Moore scored 24 points as Western Michigan upended Northern Illinois 83-69 on Saturday night. Anthony Avery Jr. and Tucker Haymond added 11 points apiece for the Broncos (7-10, 1-3 Mid-American Conference). Early in the first half, Haymond was fouled from behind by Northern Illinois starting guard Travon Baker, setting off a scuffle between the teams...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Toledo with late rally, 71-66

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Chuks Iroegbu's layup with a minute to go gave Northern Illinois the lead and started a run of eight straight points by the Huskies in a 71-66 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night. After Iroegbu's basket, Marshawn Wilson scored on a breakaway dunk off an inbounds play and Travon Baker and Laytwan Porter added two free throws each. The last six points came during...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker leads Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan 80-63

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker tied a career high with 25 points for the second time in as many games, Marin Maric had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Northern Illinois rallied past Eastern Michigan 80-63 on Saturday night. Baker hit 7 of 11 3-pointers - both career highs - for Northern Illinois (12-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference), which improved to 11-0 at home this season and...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker, Maric carry Northern Illinois past Ohio, 80-69

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker and Marin Maric combined to score 47 points to lead Northern Illinois to an 80-69 win over Ohio in a Mid-American Conference opener Wednesday night. Laytwan Porter converted two free throws and Maric hit the second of two to send the Huskies into intermission with a 37-35 advantage. Maric scored six straight with under eight minutes left in the game...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

UIC comeback falls short against Northern Illinois in non-conference finale

Northern Illinois received a season-high 20 points Tuesday from guard Travon Baker in a 70-65 win against UIC at the UIC Pavilion. The Huskies controlled the entire first half. They used an early 10-0 run to take a 12-4 lead. An 8-1 spurt a few minutes afterward gave Northern Illinois a double-digit advantage. UIC (2-9) made a slight recovery after trailing 27-13 with six minutes...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois tops Illinois-Chicago 70-65

CHICAGO (AP) Travon Baker scored 20 points and Northern Illinois topped Illinois-Chicago 70-65 on Tuesday. Marin Maric had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies, which built a 10-point lead at halftime and withstood a late charge from the Flames. Northern Illinois (10-2) led by seven with 3:03 to go, but a Dikembe Dixson 3-point play cut it to three with 58 seconds left....
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boise State Humiliates Northern Illinois In Blowout Bowl Win

Bowl games are intended to be fun for both teams involved … it’s not planned to be where one team embarrasses the other so bad that you start to feel that it borders on abuse. In San Diego, the Boise State Broncos left no doubt about who was the best team in the Poinsettia Bowl, stomping the Northern Illinois Huskies to the tune of 55-7. Early on, it was the Jeremy McNichols...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maric scores 22 as N. Illinois routs NAIA Roosevelt 85-52

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marin Maric scored 22 points, his seventh straight game in double-figure scoring, as Northern Illinois routed NAIA Roosevelt, 85-52 Tuesday night. The Huskies head into a week-long Christmas break with a 9-2 record. Maric, the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week, was 9 of 13 shooting from the floor. He hit his lone 3-point attempt and converted...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Florida International 78-75 in 2OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead sank a 3-pointer in double overtime to put Northern Illinois ahead for good as the Huskies beat Florida International 78-75 on Saturday. Armstead's 3-pointer gave the Huskies (8-2) a 74-72 lead with 2:06 to play in the second overtime period and Travon Baker and Marin Maric combined for four free throws to keep Northern Illinois on top for the...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Puryear nets 17 as Mizzou takes down Northern Illinois 78-71

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kevin Puryear scored 17 points, including 13 in the second half, and Missouri beat Northern Illinois 78-71 Friday night, the Huskies' first loss of the season.Puryear led a balanced scoring effort. Terrence Phillips had 13 points to go with six assists, Jakeenan Gant had 11 points and six rebounds, and Namon Wright added 10 points and five rebounds.After shooting...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri beats Northern Illinois 78-71

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Kevin Puryear scored 17 points, including 13 in the second half, and Missouri beat Northern Illinois 78-71 Friday night, the Huskies' first loss of the season. Puryear led a balanced scoring effort. Terrence Phillips had 13 points to go with six assists, Jakeenan Gant had 11 points and six rebounds, and Namon Wright added 10 points and five rebounds. After...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois rolls to 80-54 victory over Chicago State

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marin Maric scored 12 points, and posted career-highs with 14 rebounds and five blocks, and Northern Illinois rolled to an 80-54 victory over Chicago State on Wednesday night. Aaric Armstead had 14 points to lead Northern Illinois (7-0), which is off to its best start since going 9-0 in the 1994-95 season. Travon Baker had 11 points and Marshawn Wilson chipped...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mid-American Conference Championship preview

Now that rivalry week is behind us, it's time to follow up with our second favorite week: conference championship week. This week SQ will be bringing you coverage of the numerous conference championships to be played out between Friday and Saturday. We start our coverage with the very first of the conference title bouts to fought this week; the MAC Championship, featuring Northern...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Indiana-Northwest 87-55

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead scored a career-high 22 points to lead Northern Illinois past NAIA member Indiana-Northwest 87-55 Wednesday night. Northern Illinois (5-0) had a 57-38 rebounding edge and has grabbed more boards than every opponent this season. Travon Baker had 10 rebounds and Jaylen Key added nine boards for the Huskies. Baker's three steals put him 18 behind...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois has no trouble with Eureka in 100-52 win

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Marshawn Wilson scored 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting to help lead Northern Illinois to a 100-52 victory over Division III Eureka College on Saturday. Chuks Iroegbu finished with 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting and Jaylen Key added 12 more on 5 of 9 from the field for the Huskies (4-0), who are on a four game winning streak to begin the year. Northern Illinois shot...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NIU holds longest November winning streak

When the weather outside is frightful and the football is so delightful, the Northern Illinois Huskies are one of the best teams in the FBS. Wednesday night, the Huskies defeated the Western Michigan Broncos, 27-19, adding onto their already impressive win streak. According to, the Huskies’ win was the ninth straight over the Broncos which is already impressive enough...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois beats Western Michigan 27-19 behind Huff

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Jordan Huff ran for 159 yards on eight carries, including an 87-yard touchdown run, and Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 27-19 Wednesday night. Northern Illinois (8-3, 6-1) moved into a first-place tie in the Mid-American West with Toledo. Huff's score put the Huskies on top 14-3 early in the second quarter. Western Michigan pulled to 14-10 when Zach...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Northern Illinois RB Jordan Huff Crushes Central Michigan Defender With Awesome Stiff-Arm

This is a great time of year for football fans. On Monday, Thursday, and Sunday we have the NFL. Typically, we just have college football on Thursdays and Saturdays, but fans can now find games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday as well. Wednesday night Northern Illinois and Central Michigan played. Northern Illinois, led by Jordan Huff's 159 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Baker's 3 helps Northern Illinois top Wright State 65-59

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker made a 3-pointer to give Northern Illinois a 5-point lead with 19 seconds left, and the Huskies' defense put the clamps on late en route to a 65-59 win over Wright State on Sunday. Mark Alstork made two free throws for the Raiders to tie it at 59-all with 1:19 remaining. On the next possession, Huskies (3-0) senior Aaric Armstead was fouled on a...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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