NIU Huskies News: Prepping for Eastern Illinois this weekend

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

News and notes as the Northern Illinois Huskies preps for Eastern Illinois this weekend in Dekalb, IL.

NIU Plays Host to Eastern Illinois in Home Opener - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 17, 2013 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Carey press conference video (per HW)

NIU Debuts GameDay Changes at Huskie Stadium Saturday - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Northern Illinois football: NIU pumped for home opener - chicagotribune.com
Northern Illinois (2-0) is pumped for its home opener Saturday against Eastern Illinois. The Huskies have won 21 straight at home, the longest current run by a FBS team.

Babers moves Northern Illinois to the top of his list
Listen to Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers and Northern Illinois’ Rod Carey and you might think both of their football teams were playing Alabama this week.

Huskie Stadium may be 21-0, but it's not the toughest place to play - Northern Star Online: Columns
One thing NIU football prides itself on is defending its home field. The team does not want to lose there and will do anything to defend Huskie Stadium.

Football wants to give fans a show - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | After winning the first two games of the season in comeback fashion on the road, the football team is excited to make its home debut Saturday.

Huskie Wire | MAC teleconference notes: Carey with high praise for Panthers

ESPN2 to show NIU at Purdue - Northern Star Online: Sports
The Sept. 28 football game between NIU and Purdue will be covered by ESPN2.

Northern Illinois-Purdue Football Game to Air on ESPN2 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

IDAHO FALLOUT

Football duo get MAC honors - Northern Star Online: News
Junior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis and senior defensive tackle Ken Bishop have been named MAC-West Players of the Week.

Bishop and Lewis Earn MAC West Player of the Week Honors - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Wire | Lewis, Bishop earn MAC honors

Sims clutch in big moments - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | When football is in a high-pressure situation or has a game on the line there is never any panic on the sideline.

Football not helping itself in AP rankings - Northern Star Online: Sports
Despite improving to 2-0 on the season, the Huskies find themselves unranked and have no one to blame but themselves.

Week 3 News & Notes – Part 2

Idaho can't complete upset vs. NIU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Sept. 14, 2013
It would have been a major upset -- a 29-point underdog toppling a BCS bowl team from a year ago. But Idaho couldn't sustain its explosive offense as the game progressed, and Northern Illinois took control up front to pocket a 45-35 win at the Kibbie Dome. Our game story ...

Football answers to 'adversity' in game - Northern Star Online: Sports
Going into Moscow, Idaho, as heavy favorites, NIU football (2-0) used a second-half rally to escape with a victory over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).

Northern Illinois Wins An Ugly Game In Idaho, 45-35 - Hustle Belt
Jordan Lynch and crew looked ugly, yet they scored 45 points. The defense had 9 sacks, yet they looked ugly. NIU played very poorly, but they won by 10 points. But, 2-0 is still 2-0

Northern Illinois football: NIU perseveres to improve to 2-0 - chicagotribune.com
Northern Illinois was far from perfect in defeating Idaho 45-35 Saturday, but the Huskies improved to a perfect 2-0.

Second half defensive effort epitomizes football's win - Northern Star Online: News
For football’s defense, it was a tale of two halves in its 45-35 victory over Idaho.

DUNBAR PASSES

Dunbar loses battle with cancer - Northern Star Online: Sports
On Friday, former NIU offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar died, losing his battle with cancer.

Former Huskie Assistant Coach Mike Dunbar Passes Away - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Wire | Former NIU OC Mike Dunbar passed away Friday

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball can't find a rhythm vs. Northern Iowa - Northern Star Online: Sports
There was a lack of energy from volleyball early in Tuesday night’s match against Northern Iowa.

Northern Iowa Defeats Northern Illinois, 3-0 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Halbur's senior play off bench sparks volleyball - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Bench players are supposed to come on and give a team a boost, and that’s exactly what senior Tori Halbur has done this season.

Volleyball can't hold it together out west - Northern Star Online: Sports
The wild west proved to be much more than volleyball could handle.

GOLF

Women's golf falls to 10th place in final day - Northern Star Online: Sports
After a hot start to the tournament the women’s golf team finished the Cougar Classic in seventh place out of 13th teams.

Huskie Women's Golf Team Posts Top 10 Finish at Cougar Classic - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Foley takes leadership role for men's golf - Northern Star Online: Sports
The best is yet to come for men’s golf’s lone senior, Shawn Foley.

SOCCER

Witkowski brings versatility to men's soccer - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | It’s tough to take a spot away from a player who started there every game last season, but freshman Cody Witkowski has done just that for men’s soccer.

Women's soccer earns draw after Frankenberg's equalizer - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Following copious amounts of rain, the sky finally decided to settle down and let the women’s soccer team host Western Illinois without a single drop falling.

Second half turnaround enough for men's soccer - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | After a Friday loss, the men’s soccer team came from behind to grab a 2-1 victory against the Green Bay Phoenix on Sunday.

Huskies Tie Leathernecks in Double-Overtime Thriller - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Second Half Comeback Leads Huskies Past UW Green Bay - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

TENNIS

Women's Tennis Has Two Winners in Chicago State Invitational - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Men's Tennis Excels in River Forest Invitational - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross country locks up fourth place at ISU - Northern Star Online: News
Headlined by season-best times from most of the team, the women’s cross country team finished the Illinois State Invitational meet in fourth place out of six teams.

BASEBALL

Huskies Fall Game Against Purdue Cancelled - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

BASKETBALL

Basketball Volunteers at Tyler Elementary - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

MISC

Scholar Athletes of the Week: September 9 to September 15 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Follow the Huskies: Week of September 16 to September 23 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

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