NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES NEWS

How the S.F. 49ers will integrate Jimmie Ward into the secondary

So what are the San Francisco 49ers getting this year in Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward? He became just the second Huskie ever to be drafted in the first round when he was chosen with the 30th overall pick. Ward made an impression during 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl Week in his hometown of Mobile, Ala., and followed that with an impressive performance at the NIU Pro Day in March...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: NIU Coach on post Jordan Lynch QB situation

For the time being, Jordan Lynch is a member of the Chicago Bears. The NIU quarterback, who hails from Chicago, will attempt to make a professional football career in the same general area where he starred playing both his high school and college football. Lynch signed as a free agent and a Bears press release says Jordan Lynch is a running back. I guess that works since Jordan Lynch...
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4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NIU announces 2014 football schedule

Northern Illinois will put its 26-game home stadium winning streak on the line when it hosts Presbyterian in a Thursday night season-opening game on Aug. 28. But the Huskies’ greater challenge will come in the following three weeks when they travel to Northwestern, UNLV and Arkansas. The school with the longest home stadium winning streak in the country announced its 2014 schedule...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 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 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

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. ...
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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...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NIU behind Lynch Set up for BCS

Northern Illinois University behind QB Jordan Lynch not only beat Western Michigan 33-14 Tuesday evening. QB Jordan Lynch broke his own FBS rushing record (317 yards) for a QB, amassing 321 yards on 27 carries. With that victory, they have also set themselves up for another run at a second consecutive BCS Bowl game. They will either have to beat Buffalo or Bowling Green in the...
Via NCAA Football Zone
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Lynch breaks NCAA record, No. 14 N. Illinois routs W. Michigan

Jordan Lynch broke his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 14 Northern Illinois completed its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night. Lynch carried the ball 27 times in topping his previous record of 316 yards, set on Oct. 19 against Central Michigan. He established the mark with a 6-yard...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Michigan unveils special uniforms for Northern Illinois game

Shortly after the Northern Illinois Huskies unveiled their special uniforms for their Senior Day, Western Michigan unveiled a special set of uniforms.  The helmet and the jersey look great, the logo looks fantastic on the white helmet and the font for the numbers is great.  The pants on the other hand are a totally different story.  They are absolutely brutal and look too much...
Via Diehardsport
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois unveils “Dark Dog” uniforms for Senior Day

The Northern Illinois Huskies were given a special uniform for their Senior Day against the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday.  The jerseys look great, but the best part is clearly the helmet.  The enlarged logo and chrome facemask look fantastic. [@PhilHecken]
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos: Betting Odds, Point Spread, and tv info

On Tuesday night the No. 14 Northern Illinois Huskies will host the Western Michigan Broncos. Northern Illinois (11-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they take on a fellow MAC opponent in Western Michigan. (1-10) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Western Michigan will air on ESPN2 beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL.  Western...
Via Tireball.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Toledo Rockets: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Northern Illinois Huskies will take on the Toledo Rockies on Wednesday night in a match-up of two MAC schools. No. 16 Northern Illinois (10-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they travel to play against Toledo. (7-3) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Toledo will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from the Glass Bowl in Toledo, OH.  Northern Illinois...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

N. Illinois looks to clinch spot in MAC title game

A trip to a fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference title game is on the line for No. 20 Northern Illinois at Toledo on Wednesday night. The Huskies also look to improve upon a 23-game conference winning streak and return to the Bowl Championship Series. Northern Illinois (10-0, 6-0 MAC) coach Rod Carey says his team needs to stay focused against a Toledo team that has won five...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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