DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker, playing in his 78th consecutive start, scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left to play, as Northern Illinois held off Akron 64-61 for a Mid-American Conference victory Wednesday night.
The Huskies (8-8, 2-3 MAC) were home after playing 3 of their first four conference games on the road and built a seven-point lead...
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Tuesday’s Boca Raton Bowl will feature a contest between the Marshall Thundering Herd and Northern Illinois Huskies.
Marshall (12-1) and Northern Illinois (11-2) will want to end their seasonw with a victory in this bowl game. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 6:00 pm ET from FAU Football Stadium in Boca Raton, FL.
Conference USA winner Marshall nearly...
On Friday the MAC Championship will be decided when the Northern Illinois Huskies and Bowling Green Falcons face off.
Northern Illinois (10-2) enters this one 7-1 in conference play while Bowling Green (7-5) is a mere 5-3 in MAC play. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Ford Field in Detroit, MI.
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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...
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...
On Saturday the Northern Illinois Huskies will travel to take on an instate rival in the Northwestern Wildcats.
Northern Illinois (1-0) would love to keep winning while North Western (0-1) is still stinging from a loss to Cal.
Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Northwestern will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Ryan Field in Evanston...
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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 Lynch was arguably the greatest player in NIU football history. You’d have to put the former Northern Illinois quarterback in the discussion for the MAC all-time Mt. Rushmore, if you don’t have him there already. But again, and it pains me that I have to say this in the first place, he’s not a NFL player. He may catch on with a practice squad somewhere, but if he makes...
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...