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The Huskies Are Bowling!

The Northern Illinois University Huskies will close out a record-setting 2013 campaign in sunny San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, NIU, bowl and MAC officials announced Sunday. NIU (12-1), ranked No. 23 (USA Today)/No. 24 (Associated Press) will take on Utah State (8-5) of the Mountain West Conference at 8:30 p.m. CT at Qualcomm Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.

NIU will extend its streak of consecutive seasons with a bowl game to six, a MAC record, and will play in a bowl game for the eighth time in the last 10 years. The Huskies previously played in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl in 2006 when they lost to TCU. NIU is 4-4 in bowl games as a major college team (since 1969) with a 5-8 record in bowls all-time.

Tickets for the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl game can be purchased for $65 (club level), $50 (field/plaza level) or $30 (plaza/general admission) via the Tickets page at, or access the link through the Bowl Central page on the website. The links will be live beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) Monday, Dec. 9. Fans can also call the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center at 815-753-PACK (7225) during regular business hours. Information on travel packages for Huskie fans to San Diego will be available soon on

NIU students looking to see the Huskies in San Diego can get FREE tickets to the game by going to and reserving their tickets through the online form. Students are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Keep checking the "Bowl Central" website on for all of the latest information on the Huskies' latest bowl trip.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Date: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
Time: 8:30 p.m. (CST)
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium (71,500 capacity)
TV Network: ESPN
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