Mid American Conference

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Northern Illinois Tops Western Michigan, Wins Mac West Crown

Drew Hare ran for Northern Illinois’ final two touchdowns as the Huskies scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Western Michigan and win a fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference West title.


Brad Maynard. (Getty Images)

Former Bears Punter Brad Maynard Named To MAC Hall Of Fame

Former Bears punter Brad Maynard is one of seven inductees to the 2013 Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame class.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2013

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

Wisch: The State’s Best Football Program? It’s NIU

I’ve always found it odd that here in Illinois, despite being the fifth most populous state in the country, we have only three major college football programs.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2012

NIU Huskies

Northern Illinois Beats Toledo 31-24

Jordan Lynch threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns Wednesday night and Northern Illinois defeated Toledo 31-24 to claim a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game.