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NIU must establish variety in Orange Bowl

After weeks of hearing how its overmatched and shouldnt be playing in a BCS bowl game, Northern Illinois gets the chance to shock its critics. The Huskies, champions of the Mid-American Conference, will face Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Years Day night. Northern Illinois has a new head coach in Rod Carey, who was promoted from offensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

NIU must establish variety in Orange Bowl

After weeks of hearing how its overmatched and shouldnt be playing in a BCS bowl game, Northern Illinois gets the chance to shock its critics. The Huskies, champions of the Mid-American Conference, will face Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Years Day night. Northern Illinois has a new head coach in Rod Carey, who was promoted from offensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl: Florida State-Northern Illinois

Key Matchup Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was boasted by the school and some segments of the media as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He is a fine player and had a great season, but this game will challenge everything written and said about him. The Seminoles, who are ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense, are a completely different animal compared to anything Northern...
Via Fox Sports South
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss
TOOK FOUR HOURS

NIU LB gets Orange Bowl-themed tattoo

A Northern Illinois Huskie linebacker recently got a tattoo for the Orange Bowl. It took four hours for Victor Jacques to get this Orange Bowl themed tattoo. NIU looks to take on the Florida State Seminoles from the ACC. Jordan Lynch, NIU QB, has already talked trash about the Seminole defense. Now this linebacker gets a tattoo for the game. Don’t worry Victor, if you lose, they...
Via Throw The Flag
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football: NIU Hoping Orange Bowl Appearance Leads to an Admissions Boost

In case you may have forgotten it, the Northern Illinois Huskies are set to take on the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day. And while their presence there was a controversial one to be certain, they made it into the bowl fair and square and now have an opportunity to make history for their football program on a big stage. That said, as the players prepare...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ quarterback thinks FSU’s defense is weak

Jordan Lynch, the quarterback of the Northern Illinois Huskies, doesn’t think very highly of FSU’s defense. His series of quotes are rather priceless where he ripped on the the Florida State defense pretty hard. Jordan Lynch on FSU’s defense: “They’re fast. They’re physical. But they haven’t seen anything like our offense.” — Steve Greenberg (@SN_Greenberg) December...
Via Throw The Flag
December 27, 2012  |  1 Comment

Jordan Lynch dynamic in first year as starter

The kid had talent and his high school coach knew it. And it helped that Frank Lenti has a resume that now includes 10 state football titles in Illinois. So when Lenti talked to then Northern Illinois coach Jerry Kill about the Mount Carmel quarterback, it wasnt a struggle for Lenti to sell Jordan Lynch. When he asked me about him, I said, 'Coach, I can promise you one thing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

"Suck Our Oranges ESPN, Go Huskies!" The NIU community hits back

This amazingly awesome picture comes from a DeKalb, Illinois gas station near the Northern Illinois University campus according to tweeter @Jimmy_Riley.  Seems the good people of DeKalb aren't taking too kindly to Kirk Herbstreit and others in Bristol bashing the Husky football program for having the audacity to qualify for a BCS bowl game.  Herbstreit's comments in particular...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss
OH, SNAP!

Gas station issues retort to No. Illinois haters

ESPN’s college football analysts used their platform during Sunday evening’s BCS Selection Show to let America know that they were none too happy about Northern Illinois, a one-loss MAC team, playing in the Orange Bowl. The normally reasonable Kirk Herbstreit said, “The fact that Northern Illinois is in the BCS in 2012 is really a sad state for college football and where we...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois fans to ESPN: Suck our oranges!

It is safe to say ESPN did not handle the fact Northern Illinois clinched an automatic spot in the BCS with what you and I would call class. I would highly advise you to check out Matt Yoder’s rant and reaction on Awful Announcing, because quite honestly that sums up my reaction as well as anybody’s to the initial response form some of ESPN’s college football analysts. Is Oklahoma...
Via No 2 Minute Warning
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ Players React To Finding Out They Are In The BCS

You have to love scenes like this! Check out the pure joy which overcomes the NIU football team as they react to its BCS Orange Bowl berth. The Northern Illinois Huskies Huskies were watching live together the BCS announcements and when they were officially entered as the 15th team in the BCS standings they went wild knowing that they had won their bid to get into a BCS bowl. That’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Few believe Northern Illinois worthy of Orange

Northern Illinois went 12-1 this season. The Huskies won the Mid-American Conference. They deserve to go to a bowl game. Just not a Bowl Championship Series game. The truth is that many of us college football nuts love watching MAC games. They are fun, high-scoring and unpredictable. MACtion has taken on a life of its own, especially on Twitter. And the games provide great drama...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Few believe Northern Illinois worthy of Orange

Northern Illinois went 12-1 this season. The Huskies won the Mid-American Conference. They deserve to go to a bowl game. Just not a Bowl Championship Series game. The truth is that many of us college football nuts love watching MAC games. They are fun, they are high-scoring and they are unpredictable. MACtion has taken on a life of its own, especially on Twitter. And the games provide...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Northern Illinois Huskies Orange Bowl Reaction

The Northern Illinois Huskies qualified for the Orange Bowl officially last night. They get their shot to play David to Florida State’s Goliath when the two teams match up in Miami January 1st at 7:30 cst. The Mid-American Conference champion Huskies (12-1) earned their first BCS spot by finishing 15th in the BCS standings, being the The post Video: Northern Illinois Huskies Orange...
Via No Coast Bias
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Orange Bowl: Was Northern Illinois BCS Worthy?

US Presswire The Huskies of Northern Illinois capped off their regular season with a dramatic double overtime victory over Kent State in the MAC title, 44-37. Instead of everybody congratulating the Huskies or talking about how they put together their best season in program history at 12-1, everybody is inappropriately bashing them. They may be one of the least known or talented...
Via Gridiron Grit
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois promotes Carey to head coach

Northern Illinois has promoted offensive coordinator Rod Carey to head coach, replacing the departed Dave Doeren. The school announced the move Sunday - the same day it accepted an invitation to the Orange Bowl. Doeren was hired Saturday by North Carolina State to replace the fired Tom O'Brien after leading NIU (12-1) to Mid-American Conference championships in each of his two...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois-FSU in Orange Bowl

What a weekend for Northern Illinois: Win a conference championship, lose a coach and bust the BCS. The Huskies are headed to the Orange Bowl, set to make their Bowl Championship Series debut against Florida State. Northern Illinois won the Mid-American Conference title on Friday, lost coach Dave Doeren to North Carolina State on Saturday, and then spent Sunday anxiously waiting...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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