Mangum, Lee combine for 44, E. Michigan ends 7-game slide

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV notched his 35th career double-double and erased an early deficit with a pair of free throws as Eastern Michigan rolled to an 84-68 victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak. Willie Mangum IV led the Eagles with 22 points, Ray Lee added 21 - his third straight game at 20-plus - and Thompson finished...
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February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Toledo rallies, beats Northern Illinois 88-80 in overtime

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Nate Navigato scored 21 points, including a jumper that sent the game into overtime, and Toledo beat Northern Illinois 88-80 on Saturday. The Rockets (14-13, 7-7 Mid-American) led 59-44 with 11:31 to go in the second half then allowed Northern Illinois to outscore them 27-8 and take a 71-67 lead on an Austin Pauga 3-pointer with 1:52 remaining. Navigato hit a...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Maric's double-double helps N Illinois beat Kent St in OT

KENT, Ohio (AP) Marin Maric had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Laytwan Porter and Eugene German scored 12 points apiece and Northern Illinois erased a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Kent State 74-70 in overtime on Tuesday night. Jaylen Key had 11 points and Aaric Armstead grabbed 12 rebounds for Northern Illinois (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Maric made the first of...
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January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Miami (OH) holds off Northern Illinois for 69-67 win

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Abdoulaye Harouna nailed 5 of 7 from beyond the arc to finish with a career-best 18 points as Miami (Ohio) held on to beat Northern Illinois 69-67 Tuesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. The teams traded free throws in the final seconds with Michael Weathers splitting a pair to give the RedHawks (8-6) the 69-67 lead with 11 seconds...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Northern Illinois would have difficulty filling in at Holiday Bowl

The boycott by Minnesota’s players of the Holiday Bowl could end up becoming a major problem for the San Diego-based bowl game, and finding a replacement team may not be as easy as hoped. Minnesota’s players announced this week that they are boycotting the Dec. 27 bowl game in San Diego in protest of 10 players being suspended by the school relating to the investigation of a...
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December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Key's career best 17 lead N. Illinois in rout of Roosevelt

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Jaylen Key finished a perfect 7 of 7 from the field and 3 of 3 at the line for a career-high 17 points and Northern Illinois faced little trouble in a 99-55 win over NAIA Roosevelt on Monday night. Key also had a team-high six rebounds. Eugene German added 14 points and Laytawn Porter had 12 points for the Huskies, who have won back-to-back games to open the...
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November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Northern Illinois player hurdles one defender, lands on another

Football hurdles are always a cool move, but Wednesday night’s #MACtion between the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Toledo Rockets saw an unusual one. With the Huskies trailing 24-21 in the fourth quarter, quarterback Ryan Graham threw a pass to receiver Kenny Golladay, who then lept over a defender…with unexpected results. It’s still a good move from Golladay, as this...
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November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Bouagnon sets career-high with 5 TDs, Northern Illinois wins

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Joel Bouagnon set a career-high with five rushing touchdowns and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 45-20 on Tuesday night in a rematch of the last three Mid-American Conference championship games. Northern Illinois (3-6, 3-2) took a 7-0 lead on its first possession after Bouagnon scored on a 14-yard run. He added a short scoring run on the Huskies' second...
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November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Maddie's 5 TDs lead No. Illinois in drubbing of Buffalo

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Anthony Maddie threw for 199 yards, ran for 125 more, and had five total touchdowns to help lead Northern Illinois to a 44-7 win over Buffalo on Saturday. Four of Maddie's five scores came on the ground. Joel Bouagnon added 67 yards rushing for Northern Illinois (2-6, 2-2 MAC), which ran the ball 51 total times for 312 yards. Kenny Golladay finished with 96...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Illinois holds off Northern Illinois for 28-23 win

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Sean McGuire threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, the Western Illinois defense came up with two late stops, and the FCS Leathernecks upset Northern Illinois 28-23 on Saturday. Western Illinois (3-0) snapped a 15-game losing streak against FBS teams. The Leathernecks are 7-29 against FBS foes - with all their wins against the Mid-American Conference. Northern...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s how Wyoming beat Northern Illinois in a game that ended at 4:35 AM ET

The Wyoming Cowboys and Northern Illinois Huskies had a football game that was the latest scheduled NCAA game on Saturday night, with the game expected to start at 8:30 PM MT (10:30 PM ET) in Laramie. Well that start time became much later, thanks to a severe weather delay of nearly two hours (10:20 PM MT kickoff). And then the game went into triple overtime… ending at 2:35 AM...
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September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ( ) that he is...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 16, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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