NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

Northern Illinois eliminates Western Michigan in MAC 56-50

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker scored 18 points, including eight in a row in a key stretch late, and seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Western Michigan 56-50 in a Mid-American Conference tournament first round matchup on Monday night. The Huskies (21-11) will play second-seeded Ohio (20-10) in the quarterfinals Thursday. The teams split two games in the regular...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Northern Illinois beats Ball St. 80-69

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, and Levi Bradley scored 13 on 5-of-7 shooting to help Northern Illinois beat Ball State 80-69 Friday night. Northern Illinois hit 14 3s and shot 58.3 percent from behind the arc - both season highs. Chuks Iroegbu scored 12 and hit all five of his field-goal attempts, while Travon Baker and Marshawn...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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 (http://bit.ly/1ZVf2Dq ) that he is...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via The Catch and Shoot
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...
Via Gamedayr
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 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...
Via The Sports Quotient
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...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 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
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