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Former NIU Fraternity Members Avoid Jail In 2012 Hazing Death

(CBS) – Twenty-two former fraternity members avoided jail time Friday in connection with the hazing- and alcohol-related death of a Northern Illinois University student in 2012. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports on the emotional comments made by […]


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NIU Students Working On Fuel-Efficient Car For Shell Eco-Marathon

It’s all about the gas mileage as students from Northern Illinois University prepare for a competition next month.


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NIU Defeats Central Michigan, 73-55

Aaric Armstead had 15 points.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2015

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Parents Of NIU Student Who Died At Frat Party Continuing Court Fight

Another court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Someone You Should Know: Singer, Author Robert Sims

He was born and raised on Chicago’s West Side. And for all that could have distracted him, he steadfastly clung to his ambitions. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


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Bowling Green Holds On To Beat NIU 69-65

Jehvon Clarke scored 18 points and hit a key jumper with 19 seconds left, and Bowling Green held on to beat Northern Illinois 69-65 on Saturday night.



DeKalb Mayor Opposes Idea To Allow Underage People Into Bars

The Student Association of Northern Illinois University is considering asking DeKalb officials to allow underage people to go into bars to be with some of their older friends, even if they’re not allowed to drink alcohol, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.


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NIU Beats UC Riverside 72-67 In OT

Anthony Johnson had 18 points, Travon Baker scored seven of his 15 in overtime and Northern Illinois beat UC Riverside 72-67 on Friday night.


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NIU Defeats Hampton 83-51 To Stay Perfect At Home

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Darrell Bowie scored 22 points — one shy of his career best — and Aaron Armstead added 12 points with a career-high eight steals as Northern Illinois defeated Hampton 83-51 on […]


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No. 16 Notre Dame Tops NIU, 91-66

Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 16 Notre Dame to a win.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2014

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Dartmouth Outlasts NIU

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Alex Mitola hit four 3-pointers in overtime, including the game-winner as time expired, helping Dartmouth outlast Northern Illinois 58-55 on Friday night. Mitola, who finished with 18 points, grabbed the lead […]


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Meteorologist, NIU Grad Shot In Parking Lot Near Waco TV Station

A TV meteorologist – educated at NIU – has been shot and wounded in the station’s parking lot near Waco, Texas.


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Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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Judge Rules Against Ex-Frat Members In NIU Hazing Case

A DeKalb County judge has rejected four former Northern Illinois University fraternity members’ claim that the state’s hazing statute is unconstitutional.


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NIU Sneaks By Bowling Green 54-51 In OT

Jordan Threloff split a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left in overtime for the games’ final point as seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.


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Hoge: Jordan Lynch Goes Through Defensive Back Drills At Pro Day But Maintains He’s An NFL QB

Jordan Lynch was sitting on the sideline drinking some Gatorade when the NFL coaches at NIU’s pro day caught him off guard.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

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Western Michigan Beats Northern Illinois 61-56

Shayne Whittington scored 21 points Tuesday and David Brown added 18 as Western Michigan downed Northern Illinois 61-56.


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NIU Extends Contract Of Football Coach Rod Carey

NIU made the announcement Friday and said Rod Carey’s salary will be increased for 2014.


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NIU’s Lynch Aiming For History With Poinsettia Bowl Appearance

Jordan Lynch already owns the major college record for yards rushing for a quarterback, with 1,881. With 119 yards to go, he can become the first player to rush for 2,000 yards and throw for 2,000.


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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.