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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...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 01, 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 MLive.com, the Huskies’ win was the ninth straight over the Broncos which is already impressive enough...
Via Campus Sports Net
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...
Via FatManWriting
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Northern Illinois Upsets Previously Unbeaten Toledo With Late Comeback

Tuesday night “MAC-tion” is alive and kicking and having an effect on the New Years Six bowl games. Entering last night’s game against Northern Illinois, the Toledo Rockets were one of three undefeated teams from the “group of five” conferences that was aiming for one of the top bowl games … with an outside shot of making the College Football Playoff. When it was all...
Via Gamedayr
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football Odds: Boston College Favored Over Northern Illinois

The Boston College Eagles will look to extend their 13-game straight up winning streak against opponents from the Mid-American Conference when they host the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday as 4.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston College has dominated the MAC since 2002, recording against the spread victories in nine of those 13 contests...
Via NESN.com
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State football trailers are epic, even for Northern Illinois

The Ohio State Buckeyes put out some amazing trailers for their football games. I checked this one specifically just to see if they took it easy on weeks when they’re nearly five touchdown favorites, but it’s my opinion that they’ve taken it just as seriously. If this was a Hollywood movie, we’d all be lined up for something truly great. It’s strange that in reality we...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NIU husky mascot Diesel dies after battle with cancer

The worst news to report is the death of a beloved part of the football world. The Northern Illinois Huskies are grieving after their long-time mascot Diesel passed away late Sunday night after a short battle with cancer. Sporting News reported that Diesel, who retired in 2013, passed away peacefully Sunday night. The official Facebook page of Diesel announced the sad news around...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 45 – Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois Huskies 2014 Record: 11-3 (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Can the Huskies Keep the Streak Alive? Two programs have won at least 11 games in each of the last five seasons. One is Oregon – no surprise. The other is NIU. Quietly, the boys from DeKalb have put together a Boise State-like run in the land of mid-majors. The Huskies have won three MAC titles during...
Via The Student Section
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Aregeros Turner achieves catch-backflip hybrid

There is just about nothing more impressive on the planet than a backflip. Even people that can do backflips are impressed by backflips. So send your thank-yous to CollegeFootballTalk and every other site that has posted this flip-happy video of Aregeros Turner. Wide receiver Aregeros Turner displays his athleticism #TheHardWay @Two2TheMoney pic.twitter.com/htCPU7Bw4R — NIU Football...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier denies interest in Pitt job

It appears that the Pittsburgh Panthers athletic director opening will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. Pittsburgh fired Steve Pederson back in December and there seemed to be some growing speculation that Northern Illinois athletics director Sean Frazier could be a candidate for the job. In fact, Rich Walsh of Pittsburgh’s KDKA said Frazier was a finalist for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

By Matt Hladik Northern Illinois beat Central Michigan 73-55 Saturday night and the game’s biggest highlight almost turned disastrous. In the second half, Northern Illinois’ Pete Rakocevic slammed home a dunk forcefully but innocently, or so it seemed. A couple of seconds after Rakocevic’s jam went through the hoop, the entire basket apparatus began to fold up and collapse...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marshall Answers Northern Illinois Score With 93-Yard Kick Return for a TD

Northern Illinois got the scoring started in the inaugural edition of the Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday night with a nice seven-play, 67-yard drive that ended with Juwan Brescacin catching 19 yard pass from Drew Hare for the score. Little did the Huskies know, but that would be the last time they would lead the Thundering Herd.Because on the ensuing kickoff Deandre Reeves returned the...
Via FatManWriting
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois defeats Aurora 86-56

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Jordan Threloff had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead Northern Illinois to an 86-56 win over Division III opponent Aurora to start the season on Saturday. Aaric Armstead finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, including 7 for 7 from the free throw line and Aaron Armstead finished with 11 points. The Huskies shot 35 free throws, making 28 for 80 percent. Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Northern Illinois's Quarterback is an All-American Kind of Guy

Northern Illinois quarterback Drew Hare has had the tough task of replacing Jordan Lynch this season. While his style of play is different the results have been the same. Going in to Saturday's contest with Arkansas the Huskies are undefeated at 3-0.So it is probably safe to assume that he is pretty well liked among the fan base, but for those who want more than wins from their QBs...
Via FatManWriting
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois calls out Fighting Illini in newspaper ad

Northern Illinois alumni troll Northwestern and the Illinois Fighting Illini with this full-page newspaper ad.
Via Gamedayr
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Husky Mascot Does The Ice Bucket Challenge And It Was Cute

Via YouTube: “Jonathan XIV accepts the ALS #IceBucketChallenge from Mission at Northern Illinois University and challenges Uga IX from the University of Georgia” The post UConn’s Husky Mascot Does The Ice Bucket Challenge And It Was Cute appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois To Wear Corn-Themed Jerseys For Charity

Normally wearing a special jersey and auctioning it off for charity is a gimmick reserved for minor league teams, but the Northern Illinois Huskies are going to be doing just that for their opener against Presbyterian. The proceeds from the corn-themed jerseys celebrating their agricultural roots will be sent to three different charities. [Coaching Search] The post Northern Illinois...
Via Diehardsport
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who will rule the MAC in 2014?

A bump in the road or a changing of the guard? Northern Illinois arrived in Detroit for last year's Mid-American Conference championship game with an undefeated record, but the Huskies lost 47-27 to Bowling Green, ending their shot at a third straight league title. Star quarterback Jordan Lynch has moved on to the NFL, and Northern Illinois is expected to face a significant challenge...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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 and...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 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 nine...
Via AP on Fox
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 Baker...
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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