Northern Illinois Overcomes Slow First Half to Take Down Central Michigan

DE KALB, IL- The Northern Illinois Huskies (15-3, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) continued one of their best starts in program history Tuesday night as they defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas (9-9, 2-3 MAC) 75-70. NIU gets back in the win column after last week’s loss at Western Michigan but it wasn’t easy. The Huskies only made 14 of their 34 field goal attempts in the first...
Via The Sports Journal
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TBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois

Ohio State vs. Northern IllinoisDay: WednesdayDate: Dec. 16, 2015Location: The Schott, Columbus, OhioTime: 7:00 p.m. ET Coverage – TV: Big Ten Network – 97.1 The FAN Radio School: Northern Illinois University Location: Dekalb, Illinois Founded: 1895 Student Population: 21,435 Undergraduates6,860 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: Mid-American – West...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

An oral history of how Barry Alvarez transformed the Wisconsin Badgers football program

They were considered, by most reasonable standards of college football, a laughingstock. An embarrassment. Young men who put everything into a season but lacked the overall depth of talent to compete with nearly every Big Ten team. Respect for Wisconsin football was nonexistent. Home attendance in the late 1980s evaporated. General interest from a disillusioned fan base waned. And...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: June 23, 2015

Welcome to the’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. No matter the format, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know to help you win your league. Honorable Mentions: Mark Montgomery tossed a complete game shutout with ten strikeouts for the Seattle Mariners...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft Features Some Intriguing Players

With the Rule 5 Draft set to begin at 12:00 PM EST today, here’s something we posted a couple of weeks ago featuring most of the names you’ll likely hear about. The Mets have actually been fairly active in the Rule 5 draft in recent years albeit they’ve sold their picks the last two years. The Mets’ biggest Rule 5 success is bittersweet because they were smart enough to...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Fun Facts: Northern Illinois-Iowa basketball

How not to sell out Carver-Hawkeye Arena: Play a game on the night before Thanksgiving and have the opponent be Northern Illinois.That doesn’t mean there can’t be Fun Facts, though. We’re not without mirth, are we? So ... here they are:1. Northern Illinois is 2-0, with wins over Aurora and Idaho. Aurora, a Division III program, lost 63-56 to St. Francis (Ill.) Saturday at the...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 25, 2014

No. 22 UMass beats Northern Illinois 80-54

Northern Illinois coach Mark Montgomery liked the way his team hung in there against No. 22 Massachusetts on Saturday. The Huskies battled, but never really threatened in losing 80-54. ''We just couldn't get over the hump,'' Montgomery said. ''They sped us up. ''With them getting off to a good start, I'm glad my team weathered the storm early because UMass can run you out of the...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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