NORTHERN ILLINOIS RUMORS

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

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

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

Is It Time To Give the Northern Illinois Huskies Some BCS Respect?

You can’t blame them for wanting to look ahead. Once Northern Illinois had taken control of a back-and-forth game against Ball State in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, fans at Huskie Stadium started chanting, ‘BCS-BCS.’ NIU still has a few more regular-season games to play, but its supporters in attendance had the right idea. By beating Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday...
Via Unathletic
November 15, 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

Draft Zone Spotlight: Sean Progar, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois University

Draft Zone Spotlight: Sean Progar, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois University Sean Progar is one of the best DE/OLB’s in the 2013 NFL Draft.  He has great moves, is very powerful and understands the position.  Progar was amazing this year as he was named to the 2012 All-MAC First Team, which he has carried the ALL-American label for the past three years.  As a redshirt freshman,...
Via NFL Draft Zone
March 05, 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

"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

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

Conference Realignment Look Back: When Northern Illinois Thought They Were Getting to the Big 8

Northern Illinois University, currently a strong Mid-American Conference member, once dreamed big during a past era of conference realignment. After being independent upon their departure from the MAC, they decided to join the Big West in 1993. Why in the world would NIU do that? Because they seriously thought of it as a stepping stone to the Big 8 Conference. From the '93 Chicago...
Via One-Handed Grab
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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