NIU Huskies Morning Links: Thursday (9/26/13) Edition

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Covering the Purdue press conference, practice this week and previews for the game in West Lafayette.

Huskie Wire | Purdue football ready to take on NIU

Huskie Wire | NIU football notes: Carey expects Anthony Wells back Saturday

Northern Illinois at Purdue: The Huskies Will Try to Spoil The Boilermakers' Homecoming - Hustle Belt
The Boilermakers will have a challenge in the Northern Illinois Huskies this weekend. Can they stop Lynch and company?

Football looks to go 4-0 - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Football (3-0) will have an opportunity to go 4-0 when it closes out its 2013 non-conference schedule against the Purdue Boilermakers (1-3) at 11 a.m. Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.

Breaking down Purdue - Northern Star Online: Sports
For the first time in NIU history, the Huskies (3-0) will look to add two dog bones to the boneyard when they take on Purdue (1-3) Saturday.

Purdue football: Blocking, tackling priortized entering Northern Illinois game - Purdue Exponent: Football
Head coach Darrell Hazell said Purdue missed 22 tackles in Saturday’s loss to Wisconsin.

Matthew Sims Thrives in His Role as Huskie Placekicker - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Hard Work Readies Dominique Ware for New Challenges - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

NIU not pretty, but pretty good - Chicago Sun-Times
HERB GOULD: Even though they’re 3-0, they haven’t done much to pass the eye test among voters and other strangers. But that’s nothing new at Northern Illinois, which even has tested the faith of the Huskie faithful.

Cast or no cast, Ward still shines - Northern Star Online: Sports
It would take more than a broken index finger to sideline senior safety Jimmie Ward for the first three football games this season.

Huskie Wire | NIU football news conference notes: Carey not worried about defense

Huskies Take 3-0 Mark to Purdue - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 24, 2013 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Spread Offense: Week Five MAC Odds - Hustle Belt
Week Five picks against the spread. We made money last week!

Job not over despite record-breaking attendance - Northern Star Online: Sports
I’ve never been more content with being proven wrong than I was on Saturday at Huskie Stadium for football’s season opener against Eastern Illinois.

Lewis continues to prove his worth - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | After a breakout year, junior receiver Tommylee Lewis has continued to be one of the Huskies’ most electrifying players.

Football Game Notes - vs. Northern Illinois - PURDUESPORTS.COM - Purdue Official Athletic Site
Purdue and Northern Illinois meet for the second time in series history. The Boilermakers are coming off a 41-10 loss at Wisconsin in their Big Ten opener.

Boilers must recover quickly after blowout - Purdue Exponent: Football
The Purdue football team’s upcoming brutal schedule will require them to rally quickly after their 41-10 loss to Wisconsin Saturday afternoon.

NORTHWESTERN

Huskie Wire | Nitz: Northwestern football game a win-win situation for NIU

Northwestern another solid pick for NIU schedule - Northern Star Online: Sports
The football program took another step in the right direction with the scheduling of the Northwestern Wildcats next season.

Northwestern adds Northern Illinois to 2014 football schedule - Sippin' On Purple
The Wildcats fill the final gap in their 2014 scheduling, adding the NIU Huskies, the closest FBS team to Evanston, for the first time since 2006.

SOCCER

Men's soccer set for Michigan State test - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Men’s soccer will look to go 1-1 against Big Ten teams this season as it takes on Michigan State at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Vroom's athleticism boosts men's soccer's defensive line - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Men’s soccer junior Shawn Vroom had rough years on the men’s soccer team, but he is back and making an impact.

Men's soccer NCAA hopes in MAC titles - Northern Star Online: Sports
In its first eight games the men’s soccer team has won just three — but it doesn’t matter in the long run.

VOLLEYBALL

Vollebyall to start MAC play - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | The journey for a MAC championship officially begins for volleyball today.

Northern Illinois Opens MAC Play at Western Michigan, Bowling Green - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

5 minutes with... Ray Gooden - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Volleyball and DJing don’t really mix, but these are two of volleyball head coach Ray Gooden’s favorite passions.

Volleyball a family sport for Angelos - Northern Star Online: News
Sisters Sarah and Amy Angelos are more than just physically identical.

CC

Cross country hits th eroad for first 6k of the season - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Cross country takes its first trip out of state as the Huskies travel to Minneapolis for the Roy Griak Invitational this weekend.

McAuley looking toward strong finish in final year - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Confidence and determination have been key components driving senior cross country runner Claire McAuley this season.

GOLF

Coyne stepping up for women's golf - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Women’s golf sophomore Sam Coyne spent her summer golfing for the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour, and that experience has transitioned to the course.

MISC

NIU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions Set for October 11 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

LOOKIT ALL THE MAC TEAMS

"Mad Men" and West Virginia both slink into the Bottom 10 feeling the burn of being shut out - ESPN
Mad Men and Dana Holgorsen both feel the strange sensation of being shut out.

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