Football: July 2013 Archives

FOURTEEN HUSKIES COMPETING IN NFL TRAINING CAMPS

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Training camps are underway in the National Football League and Northern Illinois is well-represented with 14 alums competing for roster spots on 11 different teams. Among that group are six members of last season's MAC Championship squad. Here is the full breakdown of where these former Huskies are playing.

Arizona Cardinals
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OL Scott Wedige
Atlanta Falcons
WR Martel Moore
LB Pat Schiller
Dallas Cowboys
OL Doug Free
Indianapolis Colts
QB Chandler Harnish
WR Nathan Palmer
New York Jets
DE/LB Sean Progar
RB Chad Spann
Pittsburgh Steelers
LB Alan Baxter
San Diego Chargers
LB Larry English
San Francisco 49ers
TE/FB Jason Schepler
Seattle Seahawks
WR Perez Ashford
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DB Rashaan Melvin
Tennessee Titans
DB Tracy Wilson

While Free played last night in Dallas' 24-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, the remaining former Huskies will start their preseason this weekend - including four to be broadcast live on national TV. It starts Thursday with Schiller and the Falcons playing against the Cincinnati Bengals at 7 p.m. on ESPN, while English and Ashford will take the field in the San Diego-Seattle contest later that night on NFL Network. NFLN will also carry Saturday's New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers contest featuring Alan Baxter and Sunday's Buffalo Bills-Indianapolis Colts game with Chandler Harnish and Nathan Palmer.

MAC MEDIA DAY ROUND UP

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The Mid-American Conference held its annual MAC Media Day yesterday at Ford Field in Detroit. Below is a collection of stories on the Northern Illinois Huskies from various media outlets that attended the event.

NIU's Jordan Lynch has Heisman hopes like Johnny Football
USA Today (July 23, 2013)

Lynch on NIU expectations: 'Pressure is a privilege'
Chicago Tribune (July 23, 2013)

NIU picked to win third straight MAC football title
Chicago Tribune (July 23, 2013)

Northern Illinois picked to win MAC crown
Orlando Sentinel (July 23, 2013)

From party crashers to 3-peat?
foxsportsohio.com (July 23, 2013)

Ten must-see games in the MAC
foxsportsohio.com (July 23, 2013)

Northern Illinois, Ohio expected to shine in the MAC
NFL.com (July 23, 2013)

MAC, smaller conferences wait for NCAA change; more MAC media day notes
SI.com (July 23, 2013)

Jordan Lynch plans for another run at Northern Illinois
Chicago Sun-Times (July 24, 2013)