Northern Illinois Holds Off Kent State, 17-14Northern 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.
Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago's TeamThe city's collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.
NIU's Winning Streak On The Road Ends In ArkansasThe 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.
View: NIU Ad In Tribune Trolls Illinois, Northwestern Hey, if you're winning, you can talk all you want, right?
Pat Fitzgerald Is Really Salty About Northwestern's Struggles"We're an embarrassment," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.
Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained SuccessThe Huskies' rise to prominence has been years in the making.
Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G WaySince 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
Emma's End-Around: Oh, What A NightMichigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.
View: NIU's New Basketball Court Is BoldIt's black and white with Huskie eyes overlooking the school logo.
Baffoe: Let's Be Fair To Bears, Jordan LynchIn evaluating Jordan Lynch, we need to forget his uplifting, local story.
Boers: In Celebration Of Mothers, The Most Unselfish Of AllOnly in later years can you begin to realize all that your mother does for you.
Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 MembershipIn the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.
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.
Bowie Leads N. Illinois Past Ball St. 70-56Darrell 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.
Hoge: Jordan Lynch Goes Through Defensive Back Drills At Pro Day But Maintains He’s An NFL QBJordan Lynch was sitting on the sideline drinking some Gatorade when the NFL coaches at NIU’s pro day caught him off guard.