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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

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...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 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

NIU center Pete Rakocevic takes down hoop with dunk (GIF)

Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic threw down a slam dunk that took down the hoop and caused a delay in the game during Saturday's win over Central Michigan. Rakocevic's dunk was strong enough to cause the stantion support to come loose. A Central Michigan player was about to make the inbounds pass when he had to move quickly to avoid the backboard coming down on his head...
Via Holdout Sports
March 01, 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 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

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

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

Heisman Trophy update: Winston lock to win, Lynch going to New York

The Heisman race has finally cleared up with just a left week in the season. Florida State QB Jameis Winston looks now to be a lock for the Trophy after the announcement yesterday that he would not be charged.There also looks to be some MACtion in New York as Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch came in second on straw polls this week done by Heisman Pundit and USA Today. I have been...
Via College Football Universe
December 06, 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

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

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
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