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The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

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Video: Chandler Harnish Nails Pam Oliver In The Face With Wayward Pass

Mr. Irrelevant is finally relevant.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

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Northern Illinois’ Lynch Named MAC MVP

While NIU will have to wait until Friday to play Kent State in the Mid-American Conference championships, the team has something it can already celebrate.

670 The Score–11/28/2012

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NIU QB Harnish Named MAC’s Top Player

Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish was named the winner of the Vern Smith Leadership Award Wednesday, given to the MAC’s top player.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

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2 Late FGs Give N. Illinois 41-38 Win Vs. Ball St.

Mathew Sims hit two field goals in the final 2:46 and Northern Illinois piled up 710 yards of offense to defeat Ball State 41-38 on Tuesday night.


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Harnish Leads NIU To 5th Straight Win

Chandler Harnish threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 151 yards and another score to lead Northern Illinois to a 45-14 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night.


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Harnish Throws 6 TDs As Huskies Take Control Of MAC West

Chandler Harnish threw a 4-yard strike to Perez Ashford with 19 seconds left for his sixth touchdown pass of the game, lifting Northern Illinois to a wild 63-60 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Northern Illinois Defeats Buffalo 31-30

Chandler Harnish gained 217 all-purpose yards in Northern Illinois’ 31-30 win over Buffalo on Saturday.


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NIU’s Harnish Earns MAC Honors

Following the Huskie’s 51-22 rout of Western Michigan, quarterback Chandler Harnish has been named Mid-American Conference West Offensive Player of the Week.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2011

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Northern Illinois Runs Over Western Michigan 51-22

Northern Illinois rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns Saturday en route to a 51-22 victory over Western Michigan.


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Northern Illinois Tops Cal Poly 47-30

Quarterback Chandler Harnish broke a 48-year-old school touchdown record as Northern Illinois snapped a two-game losing streak with a 47-30 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday.


Jasmin Hopkins #25 of the Northern Illinois Huskies scores the only Huskie touchdown as Marcus Trotter #59 tries for the tackle and Aaron Henry #7 closes in at Soldier Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Wisconsin defeated Northern Illinois 49-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 7 Badgers Overpower Northern Illinois 49-7

Russell Wilson threw for 347 yards and three scores, Montee Ball rushed for another two touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin piled up more than 600 yards of total offense Saturday in a 49-7 rout of Northern Illinois at Soldier Field.


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Harnish’s 5 TD Passes Lead NIU Over Army 49-26

Chandler Harnish helped give new Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren a win in his debut. Harnish tossed a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead the Huskies to a 49-26 victory over Army in Doeren’s head coaching debut on Saturday.


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NIU Picked To Finish 2nd In MAC West

Despite returning just two starters on defense and facing the task of breaking in a new head coach, expectations for Northern Illinois are still high this season.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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Bowl Victory Give Huskies Most Wins In School’s History

(WSCR) -The Fresno State Bulldogs may have scored first, but Northern Illinois held them in their place, only allowing an additional ten points. The Huskies defeated the Bulldogs 40-17, making it the first time in […]


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Bowl Preview: Huskies Take On Bulldogs

Northern Illinois had a great season, being just one win away from having the most successful season in the school’s history. They face Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl Saturday and the Bulldogs are looking for a third straight victory.


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Last Minute TD Pass Keeps NIU Away From MAC Title

Thirty-three seconds left in the game, Northern is up 21-20, it looks like the game is over. But wait, Miami of Ohio’s Austin Boucher throws a pass and touchdown! The Huskies were blocked from winning the Mid-American Conference championship with 33 seconds left in the game.


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NIU Clinches Share Of MAC West Title

Chad Spann rushed for three touchdowns and Northern Illinois clinched at least share of the Mid-American West Division title and a berth in the conference championship game with a 59-21 victory over Ball State on Saturday.


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Northern Illinois Tops Toledo 65-30

Tailback Chad Spann had three touchdowns rushing and quarterback Chandler Harnish threw a touchdown pass and ran for another and Northern Illinois pounded Toledo 65-30.

670 The Score–11/09/2010

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Northern Illinois Wins Fourth Straight

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Chad Spann rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns while Chandler Harnish threw two TD passes and had a scoring run as Northern Illinois beat Buffalo 45-14 Saturday. Backup quarterback Jordan Lynch […]