Huskie Upcoming Special Events Calendar



Updated April 11, 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! NIU Athletics welcomes fans to join the Huskies at these upcoming events this spring and summer. More information will be available on every event, including instructions on how to register, on as well as on Facebook at NIU Huskies or call 815-753-PACK (7225).

Keep checking back to this page as it will be updated throughout the spring with additional events added as plans are finalized.

REGISTER NOW! Friday, April 18 (5-9 pm) - X's & O's with the Pros Men's Clinic, Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center, DeKalb
Registration Form (PDF)
This one's for the guys. Join Head Coach Rod Carey and the Huskie football coaching staff as well as past and present NIU players in the pros, including Ryan Diem, Garrett Wolfe, Brad Cieslak and Dan Graham, to get the inside scoop on coaching and playing college and professional football! First, join the crew for wings and beverages presented by Buffalo Wild Wings!  Cost is $125 per person. 

Saturday, April 19 (12:30 pm The Yard; 3 pm Football) - Huskie Bowl Spring Game, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb
Plenty of events and entertainment are planned BEFORE and AFTER this year's Huskie Bowl, which will again close out 2014 spring football practices.

Before the scrimmage, join fellow Huskie fans in "The Yard," the new free official pregame tailgate spot for NIU Athletics. Located on the West Lawn of the stadium, The Yard will be open from 12:30-2:30 pm and includes a Kids Zone, beer garden, live DJ, the NIU men's basketball and volleyball teams and Huskie mascot Mission.  Fatty's is providing catering in the tent and fans will hear from Sean T. Frazier and Rod Carey. Admission to The Yard and to the Huskie Bowl is FREE. Cost to enjoy the meal in the tent is $15 for adults and $10 for kids with pre-registration, which ends April 16, and will be $20/$15 at the door.

After the scrimmage, fans are invited onto Brigham Field to get autographs from the Huskie players, while anyone who has renewed or made a new donation to the Huskie Athletic Fund for 2014 is invited to a special post-game reception with the coaching staff in the Barsema Hall of Champions.

Monday, April 28 (7 pm) - The NIU Victors Annual Awards Show, Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
Huskie student-athletes, coaches and staff from every sport come together for this annual "ESPY's-style" event showcasing the very best in NIU Athletics over the last year. The general public is invited and tickets are $20 and include a pre-game reception and chance to meet and speak with the student-athletes. 

NEW! Monday-Wednesday, June 2-4 - Huskie Summer Circuit - Chicago, Rockford, Aurora
NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier and the Huskie head coaches are hitting the road this summer as the bus will head out from DeKalb to stops in Chicago, Rockford and Aurora on three successive nights in June. Come out to hear from Sean, chat with the coaches in an informal setting and enjoy hors d'ouvres and non-alcoholic beverages, with a cash bar available.  Cost for each event is $10 and the online registration and information brochure is coming soon!

Friday, July 25 - Brigham-Novak Gridiron Golf Classic, Kishwaukee Country Club, DeKalb
This annual fundraising tournament for the football program always welcomes back former Huskie players and coaches in addition to the current staff. The tournament relocates to DeKalb for 2014.

Wednesday, July 30 - Football 101 Ladies Clinic, Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center, DeKalb
Our interactive clinic for women takes you from the meeting rooms to the football field where you'll run drills "coached" by the Huskie players. The evening starts with a wine and cheese reception, includes a tour of the locker room and ends with the Huskie Fight Song!

Thursday, August 28 - 2014 NIU Football Season Opener vs. Presbyterian, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb
Ticket information, including several new exciting premium areas and even greater savings for season ticket holders, coming soon to your mailbox or e-mail inbox!