HUSKIES IN TOP 50 OF SPORTING NEWS POLL

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Harnish 2.jpgWhile many other media outlets have predicted the Huskies to finish second in the Mid-American Conference and rank Northern Illinois well out of their top 50, Sporting News as a little more respect for the defending MAC West champions, ranking NIU 34th in its top 50 countdown.

With nine starters returning on offense, including first-team All-MAC quarterback Chandler Harnish, and some promising young players ready to step up on defense, expectations are high once again. Anything less than a MAC championship will be a disappointment, and it should be.
Sporting News ranks the Huskies just ahead of Maryland and behind No. 33 Georgia.