NIU News: Huskies making the most of their Bye Week

Matthew Holst

Bye week news and notes for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

It's almost Saturday and it's going to be an interesting one as the Huskies have yet another week to prepare for their long trip to Moscow, Idaho to take on the Idaho Vandals. What are you going to do this weekend? How will NIU fare against the infamous bye week? Here are your news articles to keep you busy and occupied while we sit and wait to see how the Huskies respond after a remarkable week 1 win against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Also make sure to check out how the other fall sports are doing at this point.

Stingily solidifies running back transition - Northern Star Online: Sports

In a competitive Huskies backfield, one running back has claimed his spot at the top of the depth chart: red shirt junior

Off weekend offers rest, relaxation for football - Northern Star Online: Sports
After a seemingly improbable comeback victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1), the NIU Huskies (1-0) will be off this weekend, hoping to recover and improve.

Huskie Wire | Wednesday football notes: Defense didn't allow huge runs

Huskie Wire | Lynch one of 30 candidates for Senior CLASS Award

NIU's Jordan Lynch Named a Senior CLASS Candidate - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Fans can see future NIU games for free in win-win promotion - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Huskie Wire | NIU introduces "win-win" ticket sales plan

Northern Illinois Fans Can Win with the Huskies - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Confidence is football's backbone - Northern Star Online: Sports
One thing football proved in its 30-27 victory over Iowa on Saturday is it is one very confident group.

Park Vista ATH Renard Cheren commits to Northern Illinois | High School Buzz
He dropped FIU a few weeks ago once Northern Illinois started heavily recruiting him, so it only made sense for Park Vista senior Renard Cheren to make a quick

Huskie Wire | VIEWS: NIU O-lineman gets assist from grandpa

Huskie Wire | Carey, Huskies look to take advantage of bye week

Huskie Wire | News conference notes: Defense bends, doesn't break

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 3, 2013 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Northern Illinois, Bowling Green headline Mid-major Report after Week 1 | Campus Union - SI.com

College Football: NIU stays strong on fourth down against Iowa - Freeport, IL - The Journal-Standard
Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey denied his call for a fake punt was "tricky." And Iowa wasn’t fooled. "Was it a surprise? No," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz told reporters Saturday after NIU’s 30-27 victory at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa-Northern Illinois: Breaking Down the Community Player Ratings - Black Heart Gold Pants

Breaking down the community player ratings from the Iowa-NIU game.

Follow the Huskies: Week of September 2 to September 9 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Four Factors in Review: Iowa vs. Northern Illinois - Black Heart Gold Pants
It felt like things might be different, until they weren't. Another fake punt, more blown coverage, no pass rush, a low-scoring offense, and a last second FG sailing through Kinnick's uprights for the wrong team...

Snatching Victory: Football defeats Big Ten's Iowa in final seconds of Saturday game - Northern Star Online: Sports
Revenge may not have been on NIU football’s mind, but that’s exactly what the team got Saturday in Iowa City.

Final drive proved football can dig deep - Northern Star Online: Sports
With less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, NIU was trailing the Iowa Hawkeyes (0-1) by seven points and it appeared all hope was lost.

It's Not Plagiarism If You Link To It: Northern Illinois Defeats Iowa - Black Heart Gold Pants
We have to talk about it sometime.

HERSOM: Don't hit the panic button quite yet

SIOUX CITY | The good news about having one week of the college football season already in the books is that we’re off and running on a time of year

The Rosster: Same old song, but a different band is playing the tune - The Daily Iowan

The Takeaway: Northern Illinois - Black Heart Gold Pants

Sure, Iowa just dropped a heartbreaker, 30-27. But how much do we really know? What was really important about losing to the Huskies? What does it all mean, Basil? The Takeaway has the answer.

SOCCER

Men's soccer wants to prove Ohio State loss was a fluke - Northern Star Online: Sports
It’s back to Ohio for the men’s soccer team — "as The Pretenders say, right?" said coach Eric Luzzi, referencing the band’s "My City Was Gone."

Huskies Return to Ohio for Cincinnati Tournament - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Men's soccer's depth plays big role - Northern Star Online: Sports
Roster depth can play a huge part in a postseason run, and early on in the season the men’s soccer team is showing it has a well-rounded group of guys.

Women's soccer looks to lock up defense against South Dakota - Northern Star Online: Sports
The women’s soccer team will look to rebound after a disappointing weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Brookings, S.D.

Senior defendsers to be big factors for women's soccer - Northern Star Online: Sports
This season’s women’s soccer team brings a defense that is both talented and highly experienced.

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball digs in for victory against Western Illinois - Northern Star Online: Sports
After not dropping a set to Western Illinois since 2005, volleyball dropped the very first one it played against the Leathernecks Wednesday night at Victor E. Court.

Northern Illinois Topples Western Illinois, 3-2 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

GOLF

Huskies Open Season with Northern Intercollegiate - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Men's golf's new guys anxious for first fall tourney - Northern Star Online: Sports
The men’s golf team enters the new season with basically a whole new roster. The team lost six players from last season due to graduation.

Women's golf set for Redbird Invite - Northern Star Online: Sports
Women’s golf is set to tee off a new season this weekend at the Redbird Invitational at Weibring Golf Club in Normal.

Grams goes from court to sidelines as grad assistant for volleyball - Northern Star Online: Sports
While every other senior on 2012’s volleyball roster stepped away from the program after last season’s end, Sam Grams remained.

CROSS COUNTRY

Northern Illinois Begins 2013 Season with NIU Open - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Cross country starts season at home in NIU tournament - Northern Star Online: Sports
Cross country will have a chance to begin the 2013 season at home as it hosts the NIU Open.

BASKETBALL

Huskie Wire | Men's basketball schedule includes Iowa State, Nebraska

Northern Illinois Announces 2013-14 Schedule - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Women's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Schedule - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site
The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site, partner of CBSSports.com College Network. The most comprehensive coverage of the Northern Illinois Huskies on the web with highlights, scores, game summaries, and rosters.

OTHER

Check Out NIU's New Scoreboard on Movie Night at Huskie Stadium - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Western Michigan Coach Demonstrates "New Traditions" In Hilarious Video
Look out Kliff Kingsbury, there's another college football coach out there who's aiming for the title of Swaggiest Bro-Coach to Have Ever Swagged. Meet Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck. He's here to walk you through the new game-day traditions that will be taking place at Bronco games this year.

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