NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

Baker leads Northern Illinois past Toledo 74-66

Travon Baker scored 17 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 to lead Northern Illinois to a 74-66 victory over Toledo Wednesday night. Down 32-31 at the break, Aaron Armstead's four points capped a 15-5 run to open the second half and give Northern Illinois a 46-37 lead with 13:01 to play. Rian Pearson scored to pull Toledo within one, 54-53 with 6:19 remaining. The Huskies answered...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois edges E. Michigan 61-59 in 2OT

Jordan Threloff grabbed a career-high 18 boards and scored 27 points, including the game-winning layup with 4 seconds left in double overtime to lift Northern Illinois past Eastern Michigan 61-59 Thursday night. Eastern Michigan made four shots from the line to lead 59-55 with 3:14 remaining in the second overtime. Aaric Armstead answered with three points to pull Northern Illinois...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Replacements: MAC loses stars with Jordan Lynch, Tyler Tettleton gone.

It seems like this year there is an epic clearout at the quarterback position throughout the FBS, with seniors graduating and juniors (and sophomores) declaring. Not just any old quarterback either – multi-year starters who have been the face of their franchise. So, who’s in the battle for the thankless job of replacing these stars?   Keith Wenning, Ball State Certainly not...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois tops Central Michigan 88-63

Darrell Bowie scored 19 points and Aaric Armstead 17 as Northern Illinois topped Central Michigan 88-63 on Wednesday night. Armstead's 17 are a career high and Bowie's 19 are his best output since back-to-back 19- and 23-point games in November. Northern Illinois (11-12, 5-6 Mid-American) struggled with the Chippewas (8-15, 11-10) through much of the first half until Armstead...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

W. Michigan holds on, edges N. Illinois 74-71

David Brown scored 26 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range, as Western Michigan held on for a 74-71 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday. Western Michigan (14-8, 7-3 Mid-American) led by as many as 16 in the second half and was up by 12 with less than 6 minutes to play but Northern Illinois went on an 11-1 run to come within 71-69 with 2:04 left. Missed free throws by Western...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Late run lifts N. Illinois over Miami (Ohio) 53-41

Northern Illinois trailed for most of the game until a Travon Baker 3-pointer put the Huskies over the top en route to a 53-41 victory over Miami (Ohio) Tuesday night. Baker's deep basket for the lead came in the midst of a 15-0 run midway through the second half. Aaron Armstead reeled off the first eight points of the run with back-to-back 3-pointers and a layup to slice a...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois tops Ball State 67-65 in OT

Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday. Travon Baker made 1 of 2 free throws with 17 seconds left to put Northern Illinois up 67-65, and Chris Bond's shot with 3 seconds remaining missed as the Huskies (9-11, 3-5 Mid-American) held on. Armstead had a steal with 18 seconds left, setting up...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Baker lifts Northern Illinois over Kent St. 50-49

Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night. Devareaux Manley made two free throws with 11.2 seconds remaining to put the Golden Flashes (11-9, 2-5 Mid-American) up by a point. But Baker was then fouled attempting a layup. The Huskies (8-11, 2-5) were down 13 points with 12:28 to go before...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Season Rewind: Lynch soars over the MAC but the Falcons fly higher

For the first time since 1992, Bowling Green hoisted the MAC Championship Trophy; Photo: USA Today Sports The MAC is known for it's early week wild shootouts. After putting a team in a BCS game in 2012, the conference hoped to build it's reputation into more than just an early week highlight show for hardcore football fans. With Ball State, Bowling Green, NIU, Ohio and Toledo on...
Via Bloguin Best
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Shrine Game: Where a Heisman finalist takes back seat to FCS quarterbacks

Cornell quarterback Jeff Matthews is one player getting more attention at the Shrine Game practices than NIU's Jordan Lynch. Photo: Cornell Athletics There is no denying the impact quarterback Jordan Lynch had at Northern Illinois the past two seasons, smashing school records and becoming the face of the school and the MAC in leading the Huskies to a BCS bowl appearance, the first...
Via Bloguin Best
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois defeats Bowling Green 45-36

Aksel Bolin hit a key 3-pointer and Travon Baker scored six of his 13 points down the stretch to lift Northern Illinois over Bowling Green 45-36 Sunday. Bolin's 3-pointer gave Northern Illinois a 37-35 lead with 3:01 remaining. Baker then made a layup, hit a 3-pointer, and scored on one of two free throws to give the Huskies a 43-36 lead with 36 seconds to play. A Darrell Bowie...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois over Bethune-Cookman 65-51

Darrell Bowie scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Northern Illinois to a 65-51 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Friday night. Aaric Armstead had 11 points with five rebounds for the Huskies and Aaron Armstead came off the bench to add 10. The Huskies (6-6) started the game with an 8-0 run and went into the break leading 33-22. A Pete Rakocevic layup at 5:04 in the...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Poinsettia Bowl – Northern Illinois against Utah State

Evening Kids Hope everyone had a super Christmas. Tonight we are off to San Diego, California for the bowl game tonight. I am watching the replay of the game here in Australia, it was on earlier today but I unavailable to cover the game live. I just want to take a minute to thank Dan for covering the Boise State game. It was a great holiday and I really appreciate him taking...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah State Too Much For Jordan Lynch and the NIU Huskies in the Poinsettia Bowl

Thursday night's Poinsettia Bowl pitted one of the top defenses in the nation--Utah State--against one of the best offenses--Northern Illinois--leaving fans with one question to be answered before the night was over: which is worth more?@visitsandiego/TwitterWith Heisman trophy finalist Jordan Lynch on the side of the Huskies the popular choice would have been offense, but Utah State...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Poinsettia Bowl Preview: Utah St. vs. Northern Illinois

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. (23)Northern Illinois, Dec. 26 9:30p.m. ET, ESPN, Line (PK) As a result of their, 47-27, loss to BGSU in the MAC Championship game the Northern Illinois University(NIU) Huskies cost themselves not only a conference title but also a perfect record and a BCS Bowl game berth. It would have been the second-straight BCS bowl...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Betting Odds and tv info

It’s the day after Christmas and the bowl schedule is ramping up. The Utah State Aggies and Northern Illinois Huskies will face off on Thursday in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Utah State (8-5) will look to give No. 23 Norther Illinois (12-1) their second defeat of the season. Coverage of the Poinsettia Bowl between Utah State and Northern Illinois will air...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Poinsettia Bowl: Lynch looks for big finale

PHOTO: USA Today Sports NIU Huskies (12-1) vs Utah State Aggies (8-5) Thursday, Dec 26th @ 9:30 pm (ESPN) Line: NIU by 1.5 How NIU got here: Northern Illinois and Jordan Lynch rolled to a 12-0 regular season record and looked poised to make their second straight BCS bowl. Not so fast my friend, they got beat by 20 points in the MAC Championship Game and fell from a possible...
Via Bloguin Best
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies Assistant Coach Under NCAA Investigation

Washington Huskies defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi was accused of breaking NCAA rules. He was accused of paying for a football players online class and tutoring. The recruit in question is Andrew Basham. Basham signed with the Huskies but did not meet the academic requirements to enter school. A throwing coach named Mike Davis claimed Lupoi gave him $3,000 for the tutoring of Basham...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Chicago Blows 15-Point Lead, Loses To Northern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (5-6) looked on track to extend its winning streak to three games, leading Northern Illinois (4-5) 29-14 early in the second half. But from that point, things quickly unraveled for the Ramblers. Jordan Threloff converted a layup and Travon Baker drilled a three-pointer a couple of minutes later to cut the lead to nine points. Aaron Armstead...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

N. Illinois rallies; beats Loyola of Chicago 55-49

Travon Baker scored 14 points as Northern Illinois overcame a 28-14 halftime deficit to beat Loyola of Chicago 55-49 Wednesday night. Darrell Bowie added 13 points and nine rebounds while Dontel Highsmith scored 10. Aaron Armstead chipped in 12 points off the bench. Northern Illinois (4-5) shot a frigid 23 percent in the first half and dug themselves a 14-point deficit. Loyola...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Chicago Set to Finish Homestand Against Northern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (5-5) will wrap up its home slate for 2013 against Northern Illinois tonight. The Ramblers, who are undefeated at home, are coming off a 12-point victory against the Campbell Camels. Northern Illinois (3-5) has had a tough start to the season, but the Huskies are much improved since finishing 5-25 last season. The Huskies, who are coming off...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah St.-N. Illinois Preview

Led by Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois can set the single-season school record for victories - though it would come one game later than they would have liked. Having just missed out on a second consecutive BCS bowl bid, the No. 24 Huskies expect a serious challenge against Utah State and its stout defense in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 26 in San Diego. After...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 22 UMass beats Northern Illinois 80-54

Northern Illinois coach Mark Montgomery liked the way his team hung in there against No. 22 Massachusetts on Saturday. The Huskies battled, but never really threatened in losing 80-54. ''We just couldn't get over the hump,'' Montgomery said. ''They sped us up. ''With them getting off to a good start, I'm glad my team weathered the storm early because UMass can run you out of the...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Heisman Trophy Profile: Jordan Lynch

Name- Jordan Lynch School- Northern Illinois HT/WT- 6’0 216 Class- (Senior) Stats (46 total touchdowns, 2676 passing yards, 1898 rushing yards, 63.1 comp %) Jordan Lynch of Chicago,IL and pride of Mt. Carmel High School is finally getting the recognition he deserves and is heading to NYC tomorrow for a chance to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Lynch is a six-foot dual-threat quarterback...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Heisman Finalists: Jordan Lynch looks to upset the big boys

Lynch was the best running back you've never heard of & he plays quarterback. Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports Six Finalists for the 2013 Heisman Trophy were announced on Monday evening. Crystal Ball Run will be taking a look at each finalist.  Jordan Lynch, Quarterback Northern Illinois  2,676 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 140.8 passer rating...
Via Bloguin Best
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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