Music, Food, Football & Fun!
Everyone's Invited Out to The Yard.

THE YARD at Huskie Stadium is THE place to be for all Huskie fans prior to every NIU football home game this fall. Located on the West Lawn within, well, yards of the stadium entrances, The Yard is the official pregame tailgate for ALL FANS.

Inside The Yard, enjoy free live music, purchase food from one of several popular local vendors, or stop by the beer garden. Catch football action from around the country on the giant video screen while your kids check out the bounce house, play on the inflatable games, interact with Huskie student-athletes or have their faces painted in the Kids' Zone.

Meet both current and former NIU student-athletes - from the Team of the Week to the Huskie Legends - and learn what's new at NIU and in the community. Get fired up for the game when the NIU cheerleaders, Mission, Victor E. Huskie and the Huskie Marching Band stop by and check out the latest in Huskie gear from the Village Commons Bookstore.

NIU students are welcome in The Yard, get a group of friends and stop by for a game of corn hole, or purchase pregame food from one of our vendors.

Donors to the Huskie Athletic Fund at the "Coaches" Level and above ($1,000) also are invited to the Huskie Athletic Fund Hospitality Tent, located in The Yard, to enjoy pregame appetizers, the cash bar, a visit with NIU Athletics administrators and coaches and other special guests.

THIS WEEK IN THE YARD

November 18 vs.Western Michigan
Band: Back Country Roads
Team of the Week: Gymnastics
Huskie Legends: Chandler Harnish, Bob Gregolunas, Cary Caliendo (subject to change)
Vendors: Lukulos, Fanatico
Campus Spotlight: DeKalb Park District
In the Kids Zone: The Huskie Bounce House, Football Toss, *NEW! Obstacle Course, Bubble Balls
Special: Allstate Tour, Keurig
Don't Miss: Football on the big screen TV, corn hole, a pregame Pep Rally with the NIU Marching Band, Silverettes and Cheerleaders, Mission and Victor E. Huskie

Schedule of Events

4:30 p.m. The Yard Opens
5 p.m. Music from "Back Country Roads"
5:55 p.m. Pregame Pep Rally
6:05 p.m. Meet Special Guests
6:15 p.m. More Music from "Back Country Roads"
6:45 p.m. The Yard Closes - Head into the Stadium!
7 p.m. KICKOFF

THE YARD 2015 BAND LINEUP

9/5 The Student Body
9/12 Cal Stage Band
10/10 Ear Candy
10/24 Red Woody
11/18 Back Country Roads
11/24 Linzy & Coax

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