NORTHERN ILLINOIS RUMORS

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
March 04, 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 Associated Press
February 13, 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

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

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

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

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

Bloguin Top 50: No. 45 – Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois Huskies 2014 Record: 11-3 (lost bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Can the Huskies Keep the Streak Alive? Two programs have won at least 11 games in each of the last five seasons. One is Oregon – no surprise. The other is NIU. Quietly, the boys from DeKalb have put together a Boise State-like run in the land of mid-majors. The Huskies have won three MAC titles during...
Via The Student Section
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WR Aregeros Turner achieves catch-backflip hybrid

There is just about nothing more impressive on the planet than a backflip. Even people that can do backflips are impressed by backflips. So send your thank-yous to CollegeFootballTalk and every other site that has posted this flip-happy video of Aregeros Turner. Wide receiver Aregeros Turner displays his athleticism #TheHardWay @Two2TheMoney pic.twitter.com/htCPU7Bw4R — NIU Football...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier denies interest in Pitt job

It appears that the Pittsburgh Panthers athletic director opening will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. Pittsburgh fired Steve Pederson back in December and there seemed to be some growing speculation that Northern Illinois athletics director Sean Frazier could be a candidate for the job. In fact, Rich Walsh of Pittsburgh’s KDKA said Frazier was a finalist for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: NIU C brings down basket on dunk

By Matt Hladik Northern Illinois beat Central Michigan 73-55 Saturday night and the game’s biggest highlight almost turned disastrous. In the second half, Northern Illinois’ Pete Rakocevic slammed home a dunk forcefully but innocently, or so it seemed. A couple of seconds after Rakocevic’s jam went through the hoop, the entire basket apparatus began to fold up and collapse...
Via College Spun
February 28, 2015  |  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 QBs...
Via FatManWriting
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois calls out Fighting Illini in newspaper ad

Northern Illinois alumni troll Northwestern and the Illinois Fighting Illini with this full-page newspaper ad.
Via Gamedayr
September 12, 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

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 nine...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 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 Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah State Too Much For Jordan Lynch and the NIU Huskies in the Poinsettia Bowl

Thursday night's Poinsettia Bowl pitted one of the top defenses in the nation--Utah State--against one of the best offenses--Northern Illinois--leaving fans with one question to be answered before the night was over: which is worth more?@visitsandiego/TwitterWith Heisman trophy finalist Jordan Lynch on the side of the Huskies the popular choice would have been offense, but Utah State...
Via FatManWriting
December 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]
Via Diehardsport
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois high-fiving husky mascot is retiring after nine seasons

“Diesel,” the Northern Illinois mascot famous for handing out high-fives on the sidelines, is hanging up the collar. The MAC powerhouse announced Tuesday that the husky dog, who has been with the football team for the last nine years, is retiring at the end of the season. Diesel will be honored during Senior Day festivities prior to the team’s home finale against Western Michigan...
Via NESN.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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