MORE MAC CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE

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Rick Armstrong has been a very busy man, pulling double duty working for the Beacon News and the Chicago Sun-Times. Armstrong caught up with former NIU head coach Joe Novak to find out where the Miami (OH) grad's loyalties will be on Friday in this feature story.

He also has an outstanding feature on NIU signal caller Chandler Harnish, that technically will run tomorrow, and this story on Vern Smith Leadership Award winner and MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chad Spann.