In evaluating Jordan Lynch, we need to forget his uplifting, local story.
Only in later years can you begin to realize all that your mother does for you.
In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.
This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.
Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday.
Jordan Lynch was sitting on the sideline drinking some Gatorade when the NFL coaches at NIU’s pro day caught him off guard.
Mike Talley tied his career high with 21 points and Eastern Michigan scored the last 10 points of the game as the Eagles defeated Northern Illinois 56-52 on Saturday.
Braylon Rayson scored 19 points and Austin Stewart added 16 to lead Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 70-67 on Sunday.
Former NIU quarterback Lynch believes he would fit in a zone-read scheme.
Demetrius Treadwell scored 25 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, and pulled down 10 rebounds as Akron took over sole possession of first place of the Mid-American Conference’s East Division with a 62-54 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
Darrell Bowie scored 19 points and Aaric Armstead 17 as Northern Illinois topped Central Michigan 88-63 on Wednesday night.
David Brown scored 26 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range, as Western Michigan held on for a 74-71 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday.
Northern Illinois trailed for most of the game until a Travon Baker 3-pointer put the Huskies over the top en route to a 53-41 victory over Miami (Ohio) Tuesday night.
Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday.
Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night.
Javon McCrea’s 20 points and big second half Saturday helped Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois for a 75-67 win.
Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).
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.
If Kellen Moore and Colt Brennan could do it, then why not Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch? Lynch received three first-place votes for the Heisman Trophy in 2012, so he is certainly on the radar for some voters out there.
Jordan Lynch ran for 119 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another in just over a half to lead No. 21 Northern Illinois to a 63-19 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.