Teams Set for Inaugural Huskie Bowl

GO HUSKIES Andrew Ness will suit up for the Cardinal team in the inaugural Huskie Bowl.
GO HUSKIES
Andrew Ness will suit up for the Cardinal team in the inaugural Huskie Bowl.
GO HUSKIES

April 10, 2013

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DEKALB, Ill. -With inclement weather postponing the Northern Illinois University football team's ninth practice of the spring the Huskies took the opportunity to draft their teams for the Inaugural Huskie Bowl.

The Huskie Bowl will be held Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Huskie Stadium and will mark the end of 2013 spring practices. The event is free and open to the public.

Linebackers coach Kevin Kane will serve as the head coach of the Cardinal team, while offensive line coach Joe Tripodi is the head coach of the Black. Both head coaches will have use of offensive coordinator Bob Cole and defensive coordinator Jay Niemann.

During the split-squad scrimmage, each team will have 10 possessions from their own 25-yard line and two possessions from the other team's 25 going into the end zone. The only special teams plays of the game will be field goals and extra points. If the game is tied after the 12 possessions, the game will go into overtime.

Both head coaches were satisfied with their picks in today's draft. Tripodi feels running the ball and stopping the run are going to be keys to victory, while Kane's draft strategy revolved around skill and speed.

"I'm extremely happy with the draft," Tripodi said . "Obviously, being an O-line guy, I want to run the football and stop the run. We've got those guys up front. We've got some good skill guys. It should be fun."

"We wanted to make sure we grabbed those key positions first," Kane said. "You can't start a play without a center. Andrew Ness was our top pick. There's a comfort level with him and Jordan. We wanted to get our edges secure with our tackles and defensive ends and our corners."

Quarterback Jordan Lynch and safety Jimmie Ward were selected by Kane and the Cardinal team, while defensive tackle Ken Bishop and tight end Luke Eakes highlight some of the players on Tripodi's Black squad.

2013 Huskie Bowl Rosters

CARDINAL BLACK
Zach Anderson Jamaal Bass
Sal Arceo Ken Bishop
Matthew Baltimore Juwan Brescacin
Matt Battaglia Jacob Brinlee
Giorgio Bowers Anthony Brooks
Leroy Bridges Daron Brown
Ryan Brown Da'Ron Brown
Ricky Connors Brian Canoy
Johnny Eagan Aidan Conlon
Ladell Fleming Mike Cotton
Perez Ford Dechane Durante
Ryan Gorrell Luke Eakes
Zach Grant Sean Evans
Isaac Grashoff Jhony Faustin
Marckie Hayes Sean Folliard
Cody Hazelett Michael Gegner
Cornelius Henry Clayton Glasper
Lincoln Howard Donovan Gordon
Michael Ippolito David Green
Tommylee Lewis Drew Hare
Paris Logan Patrick Husain
Jordan Lynch Charles Ivory
Desroy Maxwell Mario Jones
Brian Mayer Matt Krempel
Charlie Miller Rasheen Lemon
Marlon Moore Larry Lloyd
Levon Myers Devonte' Majors
Andrew Ness Boomer Mays
Stephen O'Neal Matt McIntosh
Wes Ott Nate McNeal
Tyler Pitt Jason Meehan
Bobby Ramlet Alex Morrow
Michael Santacaterina   George Rainey
Angelo Sebastiano Josh Ruka
Tim Semisch Mathew Sims
Austin Smaha Brad Steger
James Spencer Rob Sterling
Scott Taylor Cameron Stingily
Jimmie Ward Mark Strbjak
Dominique Ware Jess Striedl
Tyler Wedel Kevin Tennenbaum
Anthony Wells Jared Volk
Matt Williams Joe Windsor
Head Coach: Kevin Kane   Head Coach: Joe Tripodi