Zach Peters: December 2010 Archives
If the picture below did not please you enough, don't worry. Click here to go to the Bowl Central page and check out the awesome video of the Huskies tubing in Boise. If only there was video of NIU Associate V.P./Director of Athletics Jeff Compher on the tubes. There's a rumor spreading around the department that Mr. Compher and his senior staff tubed down the mountain together. We are currently looking for video/photo evidence. Stay tuned for possible updates on this situation and be sure to check back to Huskie Happenings and the Bowl Central page for more updates and videos over the next few days.
Courtesy of NIU Media Services' Scott Walstrom, the Rockford Register Star put together a photo gallery of the Huskies in Boise, Idaho, at the Humanitarian Bowl. Click here to take a look at what the team has been doing before they hit the field on final time this season on Saturday.
On December, 1, 2010, Francis Stroup passed away at the age of 101. A former member of the Northern Illinois University faculty, Stroup is the man who wrote the lyrics to the Huskie fight song in 1961. Stroup and his late wife, Marjorie, arrived at NIU in 1959 as he was hired as a physical education professor. The following year, he took over the head coaching position of the new men's swimming team. He then retired from the university in 1974. Tonight at the NIU-UIC basketball game, Stroup will be honored prior to tip-off with a moment of silence. The famous lyrics that were once voted as one of the top-25 college fight songs by an ESPN national poll in 2000:
Huskies, come on you Huskies
and make a score or two
Huskies, you're Northern Huskies
Forward, together forward
Come on you Huskies, Fight on you
Yesterday's announcement of and press conference for new NIU football head coach Dave Doeren got the media talking. Take a look at what they have said over the past 24 hours:
Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune | 2
Chicago Sun-Times A.P. story
Daily-Chronicle | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Rockford Register Star
Check this out from BleacherReport.com. A list of 10 very interesting things about the matchup for this year's Humanitarian Bowl. I strongly encourage reading, especially the last three.
Amid all the comings and goings around the NIU football program, one thing the Huskies have not lost sight of is having a little fun. At Friday's practice, interim head coach Tom Matukewicz held a few fun one-on-one competitions between players in front of the entire team to keep things loose. To read more about the details, click here to read John Sahly's article in the Daily Chronicle.
Today, with help from three NIU softball players, the Huskies donated Christmas gifts to Hope Haven, a local shelter. Check out the video to see the Huskies helping the community. Every year, the NIU Athletic Department comes together to spread holiday cheer and donate Christmas gifts to those who are less fortunate around the DeKalb-Sycamore community.
Interested to know what type of gifts will be handed out by many of the bowls around the country? You need to look no further. The Huskies and Bulldogs will each receive quite a nice package of goodies, which includes a Sony gift suite, New Era skull cap, waterproof breathable parka, winter gloves, hand warmers, Ogio fugitive backpack and Big Game souvenir football. Click here to see what other bowls are handing out.
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