There were a plethora of stories in the Daily Chronicle covering NIU's first day of spring football practice. Ryan Wood recapped the day and John Sahly also offered his take on Dave Doeren's first practice as NIU head football coach. Wood also filed this story on DeMarcus Grady's move to wide receiver this spring in his notes column.

The Rockford Register Star's Jay Taft was also out at practice and posted his story on Doeren's first practice in today's paper as well.