NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

How mighty have fallen: From Heisman finalist to pregame show?

Remember Jordan Lynch? A year ago, Lynch was breaking national records as Northern Illinois' quarterback. He was seven weeks away from being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. On Saturday, Lynch was out of football and busy signing autographs at a pub and grille in NIU's hometown of DeKalb, Ill., before the Huskies' game with the visiting Miami RedHawks. Last season, Lynch...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois powers past Miami (Ohio) 51-41

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Drew Hare finished 365 yards of total offense, 185 passing and 180 rushing, and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Overall, the two teams combined for 1172 yards and 56 first downs. Cameron Stingily added 133 yards and a touchdown on the ground and Da'Ron Brown had 128 yards receiving for the Huskies (5...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies at Arkansas Razorbacks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Northern Illinois Huskies will face off against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Norther Illinois (3-0) has jumped out to a nice start this season but they will not want to look past Arkansas (2-1) who continues to show improvement. Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Arkansas will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Razorbacks Stadium in...
Via Tireball.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Hare: NIU finds Jordan Lynch successor vs Northwestern

There’s nothing quite like the Northwestern secondary to cure what ails ya. In Drew Hare, NIU’s third quarterback to play in Evanston that day, the Huskies have found the guy to replace Jordan Lynch. Hare fired two touchdown tosses to Da’Ron Brown, the second of which was by far the most aesthetically pleasing play of the entire game. Although that’s not saying much when...
Via The Sports Bank
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies at Northwestern Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

getty images On Saturday the Northern Illinois Huskies will travel to take on an instate rival in the Northwestern Wildcats. Northern Illinois (1-0) would love to keep winning while North Western (0-1) is still stinging from a loss to Cal. Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Northwestern will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Ryan Field in Evanston...
Via Tireball.com
September 06, 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

Hot or Not: NIU’s New Black & White Bball Court

I must say if Northern Illinois University’s goal was to have one of the most interesting basketball courts in NCAA hoops, they’ve succeeded. Note: peep the Huskie eyes over the mid-court logo. The finished product… #NIUCourtPuzzle pic.twitter.com/VOPMPyUNN3 — NIU Huskie Athletics (@NIUAthletics) August 19, 2014 H/T: FTW
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Northern Illinois Huskies to wear corn-themed jerseys

Fans of the Northern Illinois Huskies football team planning to attend the season opener against Presbyterian are in for an aesthetic treat.This is because the Huskies are set to wear corn-themed jerseys to pay homage to the annual Corn Fest event happening the same weekend as the football opener.After the game, the special edition jerseys are set to be auctioned off for charity...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 07, 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

Today, NIU Huskies football begins life after Jordan Lynch

Jordan Lynch was arguably the greatest player in NIU football history. You’d have to put the former Northern Illinois quarterback in the discussion for the MAC all-time Mt. Rushmore, if you don’t have him there already. But again, and it pains me that I have to say this in the first place, he’s not a NFL player. He may catch on with a practice squad somewhere, but if he makes...
Via The Sports Bank
July 21, 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 adds two to quarterback mix

Northern Illinois' next quarterback will have tough acts to follow. Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch more than adequately succeeded Chandler Harnish, who had been Mid-American Conference MVP before being drafted by the Colts. The Huskies signed two quarterbacks Wednesday — Landon Root from Wichita, Kan., and Ryan Graham from Wheaton Warrenville South — to compete with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 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

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 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...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois, Utah State in Poinsettia Bowl

Star dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch and the No. 24. Northern Illinois Huskies will face Mountain West Conference Mountain Division champion Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium. Northern Illinois (12-1) saw its hopes of playing in a BCS game dashed by a 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference title game. Lynch ran for 1,881 yards...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU loses MAC title, BCS shot

Jordan Lynch and No. 16 Northern Illinois failed to take advantage of opportunity to impress Heisman Trophy voters and earn a BCS bowl game bid. Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed the Huskies 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending their shot at playing in a marquee bowl game. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois loses 47-27 to Bowling Green

Jordan Lynch and No. 16 Northern Illinois failed to take advantage of opportunity to impress Heisman Trophy voters and earn a BCS bowl game bid. Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed the Huskies 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending their shot at playing in a marquee bowl game. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons bust Northern Illinois BCS dream

DETROIT -- Northern Illinois and Jordan Lynch were ready for their coronation ceremony Friday night. No one told Matt Johnson and Bowling Green. Johnson threw for 393 yards and a title game-record five touchdowns as the Falcons won the Mid-American Conference championship game 47-27, ruining Northern Illinois' bid for a second straight BCS berth. "We got a lot of motivation...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Friday the Bowling Green Falcons and Northern Illinois Huskies will match-up with the MAC title on the line. Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1 MAC) will be trying to stop No. 14 Northern Illinois (12-0, 8-0 MAC) from busting the BCS for a second straight season. Coverage of the game between Bowling Green and Northern Illinois will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Ford Field in...
Via Tireball.com
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois tries to focus on only MAC title

No. 16 Northern Illinois is trying to focus only on the Mid-American Conference championship game. That might not be easy. If the Huskies beat Bowling Green on Friday night in Detroit, they will likely earn a second straight BCS bowl bid. Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said the Falcons are probably better in all three phases of the game than any opponent his team has faced...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MAC Championship Game: Staff predictions

Can Bowling Green stand in the way of Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois to the BCS? Photo: USA Today Sports The Northern Illinois Huskies are looking to make a second straight trip to the BCS. Busting the BCS in back-to-back seasons has been done once before, by TCU in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but nobody seems to consider this Northern Illinois team in the same regard as those...
Via Crystal Ball Run
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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