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...
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead had 15 points and Northern Illinois beat Central Michigan 73-55, snapping the Chippewas' six-game winning streak on Saturday night.
Anthony Johnson added 12 points and six assists, and Aaron Armstead scored 11 for the Panthers (12-15, 6-10 Mid-American).
Braylon Rayson scored 15 for CMU (21-6, 11-5) which dropped from its lone spot atop the conference...
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Northern Illinois got the scoring started in the inaugural edition of the Boca Raton Bowl Tuesday night with a nice seven-play, 67-yard drive that ended with Juwan Brescacin catching 19 yard pass from Drew Hare for the score. Little did the Huskies know, but that would be the last time they would lead the Thundering Herd.Because on the ensuing kickoff Deandre Reeves returned the...
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...
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...
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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]
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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...
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February 20, 2014
It seems like this year there is an epic clearout at the quarterback position throughout the FBS, with seniors graduating and juniors (and sophomores) declaring. Not just any old quarterback either – multi-year starters who have been the face of their franchise. So, who’s in the battle for the thankless job of replacing these stars?
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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...
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February 04, 2014
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...
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January 04, 2014
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...
Travon Baker scored 14 points as Northern Illinois overcame a 28-14 halftime deficit to beat Loyola of Chicago 55-49 Wednesday night.
Darrell Bowie added 13 points and nine rebounds while Dontel Highsmith scored 10. Aaron Armstead chipped in 12 points off the bench.
Northern Illinois (4-5) shot a frigid 23 percent in the first half and dug themselves a 14-point deficit. Loyola...
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December 18, 2013
Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois fell hard in the MAC Championship game to Bowling Green, 47-27, with Lynch held to 21-40 passing with two interceptions.
The loss by the #14 Huskies, who'd threatened to be a BCS buster and automatic qualifier after a 12-0 start against mid-major competition, is a pivotal hurdle in Oregon's come-from-behind chase for an at-large BCS bid, possibly...
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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...