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Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Five Things: UConn’s Defense, Foul Shooting Fuel Championship

Last night, the Huskies cut down the nets in Dallas after beating Kentucky 60-54 to win the school’s fourth national championship. Consider that Kentucky needed four straight late escapes to reach the final and you get a sense for what kind of Tournament this was.

04/08/2014

Shabazz Napier of the Connecticut Huskies goes up for a shot as Dorian Finney-Smith of the Florida Gators defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal. (Photo by Chris Steppig-Pool/Getty Images)

Daniels Sparks UConn To 63-53 Upset Of Florida

DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help UConn snap Florida’s 30-game win streak.

04/05/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 and the Connecticut Huskies celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Michigan State Spartans to win the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

UConn Players’ Loyalty After Postseason Ban Pays Off

The Huskies were punished for the mistakes made by players over the four previous years. While five players left the program, others remained loyal to UConn.

04/03/2014

DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Rising Star: UConn Forward DeAndre Daniels

Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.

03/18/2014

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NIU Falls To Utah State In Poinsettia Bowl

Brian Suite intercepted Jordan Lynch’s pass and recovered a fumble by the Heisman Trophy finalist to help Utah State beat No. 24 Northern Illinois 21-14 on Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl.

12/26/2013

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

NIU’s Lynch Named Among AP All-Americans

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team for the second straight season.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

NIU’s Lynch Among Heisman Finalists

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has led the Huskies to a near-perfect season, is among the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, the Associated Press is reporting.

12/09/2013

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: A Heisman Snub Won’t Define Lynch

That trophy doesn’t change Lynch’s fantastic stats or his team’s accomplishments, the latter of which I’m fairly confident hold more importance to a guy like Lynch.

670 The Score–12/06/2013

Ryan Field. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Northwestern, NIU Football To Meet In 2014

Two collegiate football teams in Illinois on the upward swing will face off in the 2014 season.

670 The Score–09/24/2013

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Akron Defeats Northern Illinois 68-53

Reggie McAdams scored 20 points, making all six of his shots from the field, and Akron breezed past Northern Illinois 68-53 on Saturday.

01/12/2013

Jordan Lynch.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

No. 13 FSU Beats No. 16 NIU 31-10 In Orange Bowl

Florida State stuffed Northern Illinois all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night Tuesday and won the Orange Bowl 31-10.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

Northern Illinois Huskies team celebrate their undefeated season, after defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes 44-37 during the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Seeking To Snap Land Of Lincoln’s ‘BCS’ Bowl Drought

Kirk Herbstreit might want to shoo them out of South Beach, but the Northern Illinois Huskies will nevertheless be playing in a BCS game tonight when they butt helmets with Florida State during the 2013 Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Why Can’t NIU Football Draw A Crowd In DeKalb?

When it comes to college football, the state of Illinois has an attendance deficit.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Photo: Adidas Releases NIU’s Orange Bowl Jersey

In anticipation of the school’s first-ever BCS Bowl, Adidas has released a picture of the uniforms the Huskies will wear.

12/27/2012

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Photo: ‘Kirk Herbstreit Can Bite Me’ T-Shirt

It’s safe to say Kirk Herbstreit isn’t the most popular man in DeKalb.

670 The Score–12/12/2012

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NIU Huskies Defeat Milwaukee 80-73 In Overtime

Paris Gulley scored 21 points to lead Milwaukee over Northern Illinois in an 80-73 overtime win Friday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

12/08/2012

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Dog Sled Demos: Chicago’s Snow Fun In The Wintertime

If this winter is anything like the snowbound, blizzard bonanza we’ve had in year’s past, we may all need to travel by Siberian Husky powered dog sleds before spring! Our family has had four huskies/husky mixes over the years and they are wonderful family dogs. There’s something to be said for curling up by the fire with a pack of big, furry dogs, to keep warm on those three-dog nights.

01/28/2012

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NIU Beats Arkansas State 31-20 To Win GoDaddy.com Bowl

The NIU Huskies overcame a 13-0 deficit in the Godaddy.com bowl Sunday night, defeating Arkansas State 38-20.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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NIU’s Newcomb Earns MAC Defensive Honor

Senior defensive tackle Ron Newcomb posted 2 1/2 sacks and a career-best nine tackles, including five solo stops in NIU’s 40-10 victory over Kent State. For his efforts, Newcomb was named Mid-American Conference West Player of the Week.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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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.

09/04/2011

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