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Hare leads N. Illinois to 28-17 win over E. Mich.

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Drew Hare ran for 166 yards and passed for 44 yards to lead Northern Illinois to a 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Northern Illinois (6-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) held a 14-10 advantage at the half. Reginald Bell, Jr., who finished with 257 total yards, scored from the 4 to give EMU (2-6, 1-3) a 17-14 lead at the start of the final quarter...
Via AP on Fox
5 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

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

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

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 Huskies vs. Massachusetts Minutemen: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The No. 17 ranked Northern Illinois Huskies will travel to play against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday. Northern Illinois (8-0) is looking to remain undefeated and earn their fourth conference win of the season while Massachusetts (1-7) will be trying to secure its second win of the year. Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Massachusetts will air on GamePlan...
Via Tireball.com
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Highlight Monday: Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch

NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch threw for 3,138 yards and 25 TDs last season. He added 1,815 yards and 19 TDs on the ground. He led the Huskies to 12-straight wins, a conference championship, and the first BCS berth in the history of the MAC. Since arriving in DeKalb Lynch's Huskies are one of only two NCAA teams (what up, Stanford?) with at least 11 wins in each of the past three...
Via Double Coverage Football
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Lunch: NIU QB Heisman Trophy swag is a lunch box (photo)

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch finished 7th in Heisman Trophy voting last year, as he was second to Johnny Manziel in total offense. Both men topped the 4,900 mark. Jordan Lynch was named to a bunch of QB and best overall college football player award watch lists, so it makes sense that NIU are marketing him as a Heisman Trophy candidate. NIU has launched a...
Via The Sports Bank
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign fullback Schepler to three-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted fullback Jason Schepler to a three-year contract. The team announced the move Tuesday. An accomplished run blocker, Schepler played in 49 games with 26 starts and was a team captain for Northern Illinois. He finished with 14 receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns, including three catches for 65 yards and one TD as a senior on the...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss
WRONG KIND OF RECORD

NIU scores 4 points in one half

Northern Illinois set an NCAA shot-clock era record by managing to score only four points in the first half against Eastern Michigan.

Via The Victory Formation
January 26, 2013  |  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’ 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, 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

NIU's Jordan Lynch named MAC's top player

Northern Illinois junior quarterback Jordan Lynch has been named the Mid-American Conference's player of the year. Lynch rushed for 16 touchdowns and threw 23 TD passes while leading the No. 18 Huskies to an 8-0 league record. He has amassed 4,361 yards of total offense. Earlier this month against Toledo, he became the first player in FBS history to pass for more than 400 yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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