NIU News: Awkward Orange Bowl Press Photos, Basketball Wins

The Convo was Orange for the Northern Illinois Football Celebration at halftime. - Brad Hoey

Northern Illinois Huskies Orange Bowl News and Notes for Thursday morning.


I can't post them here right now, check out some of the first links below to get a peek at some serious coaching pics for the Orange Bowl.

Orange Bowl Press Conference Notes

Orange Bowl coaches share laughs at kick off event - South Florida - "It's normal," Carey said. "It's like walking down the aisle when I was marrying my wife, you have those last second thoughts, but those thoughts don't stop you from doing it. It's ten years later, and I'm married. Don't tell her, though."

Mark Stoops, D.J. Eliot will help Seminoles in Orange Bowl - SB Nation Tampa Bay - FSU coaches leaving for Kentucky will stay and help coach.

Fisher says Stoops, Eliot likely to help FSU prepare for Orange Bowl | FLORIDA TODAY | - Check out the awkward press photo.

FSU, Northern Illinois coaches getting used to Orange Bowl - Orange Bowl - - More awkward press photos, Orange Bowl helping recruiting.

Northern Illinois football news: Huskies ready to take their talents to South Beach -

Northern Illinois football team, new coach ready for moment on... | - "My wife was like, ‘You got time for me?’ " Carey joked. "I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ ’’

Now Orange Bowl-bound, new Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey gets a tiny bit of sleep - The Washington Post

FSU's next foe: Little Northern Illinois has Big MAC attack | FLORIDA TODAY |

Basketball and Football Celebrations

Huskie Wire | NIU football team honored at halftime pep rally

Men's basketball feeds off crowd support, beats SIU-E - Northern Star Online: Sports

Defense helps men's basketball find victory - Northern Star Online: Sports

Pep Rally Crowd Sparks Huskies to Victory Over SIU Edwardsville - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site


Michael Turner pumps up the Huskies in the Atlanta Falcons locker room. College Football Awards Night - Who Will Win? - Looks like Lynch might get snubbed for the Davey O'Brien Award.

My Heisman Trophy pick isn’t going to New York: It’s Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois | TheGazette Football Recruiting - Rankings of Yore: Brown a find for Eagles - A look back at Jordan Lynch when he was being recruited at Mt. Carmel High School.

Huskie Wire | Korcek's Corner: So-called ‘experts’ show their ‘expertise’ - Classic Korcek take on the whole Kirk Herbstreit thing.

Unlikely new NIU football coach Rod Carey was players’ choice - Chicago Sun-Times - Compher still wasn’t convinced. He knew just whom to call. Bill Mallory coached Carey at Indiana. He also knew NIU, having been the last coach before Doeren to win a MAC title (in 1983).

Northern Illinois, an Upstart, Finds the B.C.S. Spotlight -

Huskie Nation Fires Back Against Orange Bowl Haters

Whitehall graduate Bobby Cole is a member of the Northern Illinois coaching staff - Morning Call

Projecting bowl lineup with playoff, sizing up SEC hires; Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

Huskie Wire | T-shirt smacks Herbstreit's criticism of NIU's Orange Bowl berth

Notre Dame-Alabama BCS title game tops annual bowl rankings - Stewart Mandel -

Orange Bowl capsule: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports


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