Grady continues to practice with the first-team offense after holding the No. 1 spot on the depth chart through the spring. Harnish has taken snaps with the second team with Weston, who’s adapting to the Huskies offense.
"A lot of people (say), ‘Boy, that’s going to be a tough decision.’ Nah. That’ll come a lot easier as this thing goes."
"Martel Moore has really lit it up the first four days of camp," Kill said. "You can tell he wants to win a championship. Akeem Daniels has done some good things. We have a lot of competition at wide receiver. We need our receivers to make plays, and make big plays."
"The thing about college football is you're going to need nine backers," Matukewicz said. "I mean, I play seven in one game. You're going to need true nine because we're athletic guys, we're a little smaller so we're going to get banged up a little more than some, so you have to have a lot of guys."
The NIU roster that will soon face the Cougars is comprised of seven returners, including 2009 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Maddie Hughes and second team All-MAC selection Allison McGlaughlin, and six newcomers.
The Northern Illinois women's soccer team will play its first of two 2010 exhibition matches at home, when they host Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a matchup at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex on Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Central.
When Northern Illinois baseball announced its 2010 recruiting class of 11 highly-skilled newcomers back in November, none of the 10 high school student-athletes had played their senior seasons yet.
With the pressure of the all-important, life-changing college decision off their minds, the members of ninth-year NIU head coach Ed Mathey's largest-ever recruiting class were able to really focus, just play baseball, and enjoy stellar final seasons as prepsters.