Northern Illinois University

Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Man Sentenced To 37 Years After Pleading Guilty To Murder Of NIU Student

William “Billy” Curl had been scheduled to stand trial next week for the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller, an art student at NIU, in October 2010. He had been charged with first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault and arson in connection with Keller’s death.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

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NIU AD To Move To East Carolina

According to a report, Northern Illinois University vice president and director of athletics Jeff Compher is on the move.

670 The Score–03/06/2013

NIU Campus

FBI Agents, State Police Raid NIU Police Station

FBI agents, state police, and other law enforcement officials were at the Northern Illinois University campus on Wednesday to execute a search warrant.

03/06/2013

Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady

NIU Police Chief Fired; Lawyer Says He’ll ‘Fight This In Every Way Possible’

Donald Grady, the chief of police for Northern Illinois University, was fired Tuesday, five years after he was praised as a hero for his reaction to a mass shooting on campus.

02/20/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Shooting Victims’ Families Present Opposing Views At Hearing On Gun Control

Several Chicagoans who have lost children to gun violence were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a congressional hearing on how to balance new gun laws against the constitutional rights of gun owners.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

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

NIU students line up to board buses to Miami for the Orange Bowl. The NIU Huskies won their first BCS bid in 2012, and will face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Caravan Of NIU Students En Route To Miami For Orange Bowl

The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

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

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)

NIU Football Team Headed To Florida For Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University football team and coaches were on their way to Miami on Wednesday morning, headed for their New Year’s Day matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

Bobby Winkel #27 of Northern Illinois and teammates enter the field before the Mid-American Conference Championship game against Kent State at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

DeKalb Gas Station Has A Message For ESPN

By now, the shock should have dissipated…

670 The Score–12/04/2012

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

Haugh: Herbstreit Was Wrong To Criticize NIU’s Orange Bowl Bid

Since news broke than Northern Illinois University would play in the Orange Bowl after a 12-1 season that saw them on top of the Mid-American Conference, fans and analysts have criticized the Huskies for being undeserving of their BCS bowl bid.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Ryan Diem. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Former NFLer Ryan Diem Sounds Off At Kirk Herbstreit For Critical NIU Comments

Kirk Herbstreit’s harsh criticism of NIU in the wake of the school’s first BCS bowl berth isn’t sitting well with one prominent alumnus.

670 The Score–12/03/2012

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrate their second straight MAC title. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

NIU Offers Students Free Orange Bowl Tickets

NIU students concerned about the cost of a ticket to see their school play in the Orange Bowl can breathe a sigh of relief.

670 The Score–12/03/2012

Northern Illinois University Huskies Logo

Northern Illinois Headed To Orange Bowl

The Huskies are headed to the Orange Bowl, set to make their Bowl Championship Series debut against Florida State.

12/02/2012

Dave Doeren holds up the MAC Championship Trophy in December of 2011. (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

NIU’s Doeren Accepts Coaching Job At North Carolina State

Hours after winning his second consecutive MAC Championship, NIU head football coach Dave Doeren has accepted a head coaching position with North Carolina State.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2012

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

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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No. 24 NIU Rolls To 49-7 Win Against EMU

Jordan Lynch ran for 107 yards and Akeem Daniels scored a career-best four touchdowns as No. 24 Northern Illinois beat Eastern Michigan 49-7 on a cold, snowy Friday.

11/23/2012

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

NIU Cracks Top 25 For First Time Since 2010

Behind its 10-1 record, Northern Illinois is now ranked in the Top 25 by both major polls.

670 The Score–11/19/2012

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

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