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Hare Leads N. Illinois To 28-17 Win Over E. Mich.

Drew Hare ran for 166 yards and passed for 44 yards to lead Northern Illinois to a 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

10/25/2014

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Northern Illinois Powers Past Miami (Ohio) 51-41

Drew Hare finished 365 yards of total offense, 185 passing and 180 rushing, and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.

10/19/2014

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Central Michigan Runs Past Northern Illinois, 34-17

The Huskies fell to 4-2.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

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Northern Illinois Holds Off Kent State, 17-14

Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night.

10/05/2014

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Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago’s Team

The city’s collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

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NIU’s Winning Streak On The Road Ends In Arkansas

The win for the Razorbacks (3-1) snapped a 17-game road winning streak for the Huskies, whose last road loss came at Central Michigan in 2011.

09/20/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

View: NIU Ad In Tribune Trolls Illinois, Northwestern

Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Pat Fitzgerald Is Really Salty About Northwestern’s Struggles

“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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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Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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View: NIU’s New Basketball Court Is Bold

It’s black and white with Huskie eyes overlooking the school logo.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

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Baffoe: Let’s Be Fair To Bears, Jordan Lynch

In evaluating Jordan Lynch, we need to forget his uplifting, local story.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

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Boers: In Celebration Of Mothers, The Most Unselfish Of All

Only in later years can you begin to realize all that your mother does for you.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 Membership

In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

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Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

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Bowie Leads N. Illinois Past Ball St. 70-56

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.

03/08/2014

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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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Eastern Michigan Defeats Northern Illinois 56-52

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.

03/01/2014

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Central Michigan Defeats Northern Illinois 70-67

Braylon Rayson scored 19 points and Austin Stewart added 16 to lead Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 70-67 on Sunday.

02/23/2014

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