Central Michigan tops Northern Illinois in triple OT

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Cooper Rush connected with Tyler Conklin for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the first play of triple overtime, sending Central Michigan to a 34-28 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Northern Illinois had the first possession in triple overtime, but Christian Hagan's 34-yard field goal attempt was blocked. On the next play, Conklin released up the seam and used...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois with first win, beats Ball State 31-24

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Anthony Maddie threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Northern Illinois picked up its first win with a 31-24 victory over Ball State on Saturday. Maddie threw for 298 yards and rushed for 160 yards including a 75-yard sprint for a touchdown that gave the Huskies (1-4, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) a 10-3 lead with 1:08 left in the first quarter. Joel...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Illinois holds off Northern Illinois for 28-23 win

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Sean McGuire threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, the Western Illinois defense came up with two late stops, and the FCS Leathernecks upset Northern Illinois 28-23 on Saturday. Western Illinois (3-0) snapped a 15-game losing streak against FBS teams. The Leathernecks are 7-29 against FBS foes - with all their wins against the Mid-American Conference. Northern...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois’ Defensive Struggles Continue Against San Diego State

DEKALB, IL- After their surprising season-opening loss at Wyoming two weeks ago, and their brutal defeat at South Florida last week, it looked like home field would be a welcome sight for the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-3, 0-0 Mid-American). The only problem with that is they would need to get past the San Diego State Aztecs (3-0, 0-0 Mountain West) who possess one of the better...
Via The Sports Journal
September 17, 2016

Northern Illinois QB Drew Hare suffers ankle injury

The Northern Illinois Huskies have not had a good start to their season and things may have just gotten much worse. Quarterback Drew Hare suffered an ankle injury in last night’s loss to South Florida and it looks like it could be quite serious. Hare left the game with the injury in the third quarter and following the game, he left the locker room in a wheelchair and with a boot...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2016

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...
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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...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

N Illinois tops Bowling Green, 71-60, keeps pace in MAC West

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Aaric Armstead scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half as Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green, 71-60 Tuesday night to remain a game back in the Mid-American Conference West Division. The Huskies kept pace with MAC West Division leader Ball State, which beat Miami (Ohio), 73-56. The game was the final contest for Northern Illinois against a team from the...
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February 16, 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...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NIU running back sues FanDuel, DraftKings for using name

CHICAGO (AP) A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports ( ) that he is...
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January 28, 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...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Baker's 21 leads Northern Illinois past Toledo 58-49

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Travon Baker hit six 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Northern Illinois continued its best start in 15 years with a 58-49 win over Toledo on Friday night. Aaric Armstead and Levi Bradley added 12 points for the Huskies (16-3, 5-1 Mid-American), who have their best start to a season since the 1990-91 team went 17-2. Nathan Boothe had 15 points and 10 rebounds...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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