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Huskie Football

Considering we're playing an 0-8 Eastern Michigan team tomorrow, you would figure that we would rest some guys with the short week and all.  Not so fast my friends!

JO in limbo, Flahive to play against EMU, Skarb free to run wheel routes again

Onyebuagu's injured ankle was in a walking boot and he was on crutches at Monday's practice. NIU puts its football players in a walking boot with any foot injury regardless of the severity and Kill said the crutches were to relieve pressure.

"I think he's got a shot to play," Kill said.

One reason for optimism would be that Onyebuagu played the entire game this past Saturday against Akron despite injuring the ankle in the first quarter. Kill praised Onyebuagu for how he played against the Zips.

"[He] played his best game since I've been here," Kill said. "I don't know if he concentrated more because he was hurt or what but he played his best game by far."

Also, fullback Connor Flahive [knee] will play.

Bryant improving, Harnish apparently rehabbing in underground hyperbaric chamber

Safety David Bryant [knee] will not but Kill said Bryant was looking much better and he was hoping to get the senior back for the Ball State game next Thursday. Finally, there is no update on quarterback Chandler Harnish's knee.

"I told [trainer] Kammy [Powell] I didn't want to know anything until Tuesday, because then you just get your hopes up," Kill said. "So right now we're concentrating on DeMarcus [Grady], which after watching film, the strides from Game 1 to 2 were immense. Now we need to take him another step."


Inside the Yordon Center, all eyes are upon Chandler Harnish's rehab.

It's Spanntastic

Spann won MAC West Player of the Week - START HIM JERRY.  Oh yeah, Salerno won ST POW as well.

Northern Star Online: Huskies news and notes

Huskie tailback Chad Spann must be eating his Fruit Loops lately: He’s been following his nose more than Toucan Sam.

Only Spann’s nose doesn’t lead him to cereal; it leads him to the endzone.

After a two-touchdown performance against Akron this week, Spann is tied for the No. 5 ranking nationally in scoring.

Non-AQ helmet stickers, Week 9 - College Football Nation - ESPN

Northern Star Online: Offensive breakdown of Eastern Michigan

Northern Star Online: Defensive breakdown of Eastern Michigan

Huskies and Eastern Michigan Square Off Thursday Night at Huskie Stadium - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Nov. 3, 2009 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Football: Thoughts from Northern Illinois Perspective - The Eastern Echo

Huskie Wire | Huskie Q&A with Nabal Jefferson

Eastern Michigan University Athletics - Eagles Swing Back Into MAC Action for Thursday Night Game

Northern Illinois' November 12 Home Game to Air on ESPNU - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: Lack of support from stands does not affect results for Huskies football

Northern Star Online: The life of a cornerback; Patrick George

Huskie Basketball

If you can dodge Coach Pattons' clipboard, you can dodge a ball

Boosting attendance: Athletic director Jeff Compher said there will be some changes at games in the Convocation Center to try and raise attendance levels.

Compher's main idea is an ongoing dodgeball tournament at halftime among various student groups, leading to a winner at the end of the season.

"I'm really looking forward to that because I'm learning more about dodgeball," Compher said. "[Deputy athletics director] Glen [Krupica] pointed out to me that we used to call it bombardment when we were kids. But there's actually like rules and everything for it. ... I think that will be a lot of fun and draw some good student excitement to it."

Some of the other ideas include doing less promotional activities in the final 10 minutes of a game and having the band play more and the cheerleaders be more active. NIU averaged 1,806 fans at home last season, which was ninth in the MAC.

"Those last 8 to 4 minutes really mean something to the outcome of our games so we're going to be focused on that and how we can get a great atmosphere the last few minutes at all of our games," Compher said.

"Alternative lineup": Jake at PG, Dinunno at SG.

Huskies Roll Past Aurora in Exhibition Opener, 93-59 - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: 2 new coaches and players have Huskies primed for season

Basketball Media Day 2009: Ricardo Patton and Player Quotes - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Transfer ready to help Huskies hoops - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Northern Star Online: Colorado transfer makes an impact on NIU basketball team

Lady Huskie Basketball


Huskie Soccer

Northern Star Online: Final home match gives NIU chance to grab higher seed with win

Huskies Enter Regional Ranking, Host WMU Wednesday - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Northern Star Online: Men's soccer secures place in MAC Tournament

Lady Huskie Soccer

Northern Star Online: Women's soccer offense struggles through end of season

Huskie Volleyball

Northern Star Online: NIU experienced mixed results at last matches of volleyball season

Former Huskies

Two Former Huskie Baseball Players Excelling In The Pros - NORTHERN ILLINOIS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Random awesomeness

Northern Star Online: NIU ranks 42 out of 141 a sexual health study