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July 12, 2010


By Brett McWethy | Posted at 11:38 am on Friday, July 9, 2010

The second annual "Football 101" Women's Clinic is just around the corner!  Gentlemen, please pass this great opportunity to any ladies that would be interested in learning the basics of football.  Ladies,  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!?

The event will be held on Tuesday, July 27 from 5-8 p.m. in the Yordon Center.   The cost is $40 per person (must be 21 years of age to attend) and includes wine, soda, water, and appetizers, a "Football 101 Playbook," t-shirt, and group photo.  The NIU Football staff and players have a great line up of activities and fun for all the ladies that sign up!  Stay tuned to for complete details!


By Zach Peters | Posted at 4:43 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2010

Huskie fans, you can now easily follow the current and former NIU baseball players this summer as they compete in various collegiate and professional leagues.  By clicking here, or on the image above, you can see where "The Boys of Summer" are at and how they are doing.  In case you didn't notice, some of them are doing quite well!


By Brett McWethy | Posted at 9:43 am on Thursday, July 8, 2010

Andy Greer, a former assistant and interim head men's basketball coach at Northern Illinois, has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Chicago Bulls, under first-year head coach Tom Thibodeau, according to Chicago Breaking Sports.


By Zach Peters | Posted at 4:54 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Alex Beckmann, Tom Zelasko, Joe Etcheverry, and Alex Jones have all made all-star teams while playing in summer collegiate baseball leagues.  This is a yearly opportunity for NIU baseball players as it's part of head coach Ed Mathey's coaching philosphy to have his players compete over the summer months.  Find out how his summer system works by clicking here.


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By Donna Turner | Posted at 4:45 pm on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

One of the nation's most knowledgeable and hard-working college football journalists, Tom Dienhart of, has listed NIU Head Coach Jerry Kill as one of the Top 10 college football coaches outside of the "Big Six" football conferences.  In this article, Dienhart ranks Kill ahead of every other coach in the Mid-American Conference. Dienhart also wrote the NIU and MAC previews for the Yahoo! Sports College Football 2010 Preview Magazine and named Kill as one of the most underrated coaches in the nation and as his preseason choice for MAC Coach of the Year.  We'll have a complete look at NIU in the preseason magazines tomorrow, so be sure to come back to!   


By Donna Turner | Posted at 4:36 pm on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The successful conclusion of Northern Illinois University's True North campaign gives us a chance to take a look back at this video of one of our all-time favorites, and one of NIU's all-time bests, Larry English.  The first round draft choice (and No. 16 national pick) of the San Diego Chargers in the 2009 NFL Draft, English participated in this video for the NIU Foundation last year.
True North, the first campaign for Northern Illinois University, exceeded its $150 million goal with more than $160 million in gifts contributed by over 59,000 donors.  True North provided almost $35 million toward three facilities, including the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center, awarded NIU students more than 14,700 scholarships and funded 26 professorship and chair positions in disciplines across campus.  


By Zach Peters | Posted at 9:57 am on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Huskie football team has already received quite a few positive previews for the 2010 season.  Add to the list. 

According to, who has covered the MAC extensively since the late 1990s, the 2010 Northern Illinois Huskies are in for a very successful, 10-2 record with a perfect 8-0 run in the conference schedule.  Click here to see the full preview.   


By Joe Summins | Posted at 9:10 am on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In case you missed it over the weekend there were a couple stories on the Huskie football program in the Daily Chronicle. Condtitioning has become a big focus for many teams and Northern Illinois is no exception. Many of the Huskies returned to campus a few weeks earlier this year in order to get in shape for the upcoming season.

The Huskies have been picked to finish first in the MAC West by numerous publications and Web sites this summer. This Chronicle story focuses on how the Huskies have been handling the high expectations.


By Joe Summins | Posted at 4:02 pm on Monday, July 5, 2010

The Mid-American Conference is gearing up for the 2010 football season with its "Getting To Know" series, which features a different student-athlete each day. Today, it's Huskie linebacker Alex Kube. He is one of three Huskies to be featured this summer. In this revealing Q&A, Kube talks about, among other things, his biggest sports highlight, greatest athletic influence and his favorite holiday. Look for wide receiver Landon Cox defensive end Sean Progar in the coming weeks.


By Russell Houghtaling | Posted at 9:10 am on Monday, July 5, 2010

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