Led by in-state kids with something to prove, Northern Illinois has crashed the rankings and become the underdog favorite of 2003
a 12-part series of an in-depth look at the 2003 NIU football team and its impact on NIU. By Ben Gross of the Northern Star
NIU's Huskie Stadium has become a tough place to play (Daily Chronicle, 2005)
It’s only taken an entire semester of planning, designing, ordering, debating, insomnia and a couple hours worth of NIU history lessons from Mike Korcek, NIU Sports Information Director Emeritus, to put this all together the right way, but it is finally done. This is the Northern Star’s top 50 Huskies of all time. The Northern Star sports staff has worked hard and endlessly to come up with what we think are the greatest Huskies to ever participate in intercollegiate athletics at NIU.