Zach Peters: June 2012 Archives

Chandler Harnish rushing 1.jpgBeing last has it's perks.  Sometimes.  For former NIU super-star quarterback Chandler Harnish, who was named "Mr. Irrelevant" for being the last pick of April's NFL Draft, he is about to enjoy the perks of being "last" for maybe the first time ever in his life.  Next week marks the beginning of the 37th annual Irrelevant Week, which involves a litany of charitable events for Harnish in Newport Beach, Calif.  To see what one of the newest members of the Indianapolis Colts will be doing next week, click here

Even though the moniker of "last" led him to this wonderful opportunity, it's interesting to know that he will be the "first" Mr. Irrelevant to enjoy his Irrelevant Week during the Fourth of July.   Looks like he will be having a great time in Orange County!

Peters-John-2008-002.jpgSince the news has broke about college football's new four-team playoff format, there have been a surplus of reactions, especially involving NIU and the Mid-American Conference since NIU President Dr. John Peters was part of a committee of university presidents that approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season.

Here is an article from The Plain Dealer with information about how the change could affect the MAC and has reactions from MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher and NIU President Dr. Peters.

Here's the Daily Chronicle's John Sahly's viewpoint on how college football is making progress and how it relates to the MAC and other conferences throughout the country.
Long-time NIU women's golf head coach Pam Tyska announced her retirement earlier this year after serving post for an incredible 26 years.  As the farewells and congratulatory notes keep surfacing, here's one from Education School Chronicles.  Coach Tyska will be missed!
NIU women's golf Hall of Famer Nicole Jeray is still swinging the sticks at a highly-competitive level at the age of 41, and is shaping up to be a fan-favorite at this weekend's Symetra Tour event in Decatur.  Why is she a fan favorite?  Here's why.

Huskies Helping Little Huskies

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Football team taking the field.jpgLast week, some members of the NIU Football Team crashed Kaneland Youth Football's weeklong clinic for around 140 pre-teen boys and helped them learn the fundamentals of the game.  Click here to see some reactions from some of the kids and learn more about what went on at the camp.

Round-Up of IHSA Football Reactions

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Last week's news of NIU securing the bid over Illinois State and Southern Illinois to host the IHSA football championships in odd-numbered years from 2013-2021 was quite a big item.  Mostly positive, reactions have been popping up all over the board.  Here's a snippet of what is being said:

Rockford Register Star -- "Our View: Football deal a good move for NIU, region"

McDonoughVoice.com -- "Point-Counterpoint: Where should football hold its title games?"

JournalStandard.com -- "NIU popular selection for state football"

Daily Chronicle -- "IHSA decision could help NIU's recruiting"
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