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.


David Bogenberger (Family Photo)

Arrest Warrants Issued For NIU Frat Members After Student’s Death

Twenty-two members of a fraternity at Northern Illinois University have been charged in connection with the death of a student from excessive drinking during a hazing ritual last month.


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

NIU Huskies

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.


Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey. (Courtesy NIU)

NIU Promotes Rod Carey To Head Football Coach

Northern Illinois University has tapped offensive coordinator Rod Carey as head coach of the Orange Bowl-bound football team.


Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Seriously, What Is Going On In Champaign?

Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

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DeKalb Prosecutor Asks State Police To Investigate NIU Cops In Rape Case

The accused in that rape case is a former NIU police officer, Andrew Rifkin. He was charged with sexually assaulting a student last year and then fired by the NIU Police Department.



Lynch, Northern Illinois Rout Akron 37-7

Jordan Lynch threw two touchdowns and rushed for two more as Northen Illinois routed Akron 37-7 Saturday in Mid-American Conference action.


NIU Huskies

Northern Illinois Defeats Central Michigan 55-24

Leighton Settle ran for 152 yards and three touchdowns, and Northern Illinois ran its home winning streak to 18 games Saturday with a 55-24 victory over Central Michigan in both teams’ Mid-American Conference opener.



Suspect Held After Shots Are Fired Near Northern Illinois University

Police in DeKalb have arrested a suspect in connection with the firing of several shots off the campus of Northern Illinois University.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

NIU Campus

NIU Students Move Into New, State-Of-The-Art, And Expensive Dormitory

Students moved into a new dormitory at Northern Illinois University this week, and they’re paying as much as $6,500 a semester for the privilege to live there.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

911 Center

Report: 911 Dispatchers Often Experience Post-Traumatic Stress

DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) — Emergency dispatchers suffer many of the same kinds of symptoms that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, researchers at Northern […]

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Cole Hall

Victims Of NIU Massacre Remembered 4 Years Later

On this day four years ago, a gunman opened fire on a geology class at Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University, leaving five people dead before turning the gun on himself.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Cole Hall

Four Years After Massacre, NIU Opens Renovated Cole Hall

Students at Northern Illinois University on Tuesday will get their first look at the newly renovated Cole Hall, nearly four years after a massacre left five students dead.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

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NIU Beats Arkansas State 31-20 To Win Bowl

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

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

William Curl (DeKalb Co. Booking Photo), Antinette Keller (Personal Photo)

Trial Date Set For Suspected Killer Of NIU Student

A spring trial date has been set for the man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student Antinette Keller.


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NIU Huskies Headed For Bowl

Arkansas State will face Northern Illinois in the Bowl in a matchup of conference champions with star quarterbacks.


Steven Agee

Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Murdered NIU Student

Mourners gathered for a wake and funeral service for a NIU student who was shot dead last week.


Chaz Thrailkill, 19, of Markham, has been charged with the murder of Northern Illinois University student Steven Agee. (Credit: DeKalb Police Department)

Markham Man Charged With Killing NIU Student

A south suburban teen stands charged with murder, after a Northern Illinois University student was shot and killed at an off-campus party early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

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NIU Gives ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat

Police at Northern Illinois University have issued an “all clear” after responding to a bomb threat at a campus building.