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NIU News: Tuesday (12/11/12) Edition

Northern Illinois Huskies News and Notes for Tuesday, December 11th.

Dave Reginek

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Northern Illinois is a BCS team years in the making - Paul Myerberg with an excellent article for USA Today talking about the beginnings of success for this NIU program. Lots of Joe Novak and Cary Groth quotes!

Ten things you need to know about Northern Illinois - Myerberg again with some interesting NIU factoids.

Northwestern, Northern Illinois Take The Top Spots in the Academic BCS | TIME.com - NIU is #2 on a Times list by New America Foundation. Send your kids here to play football and get a good education!! Some really interesting graduation statistics to look at.

Huskie Wire | NITZ: Doeren’s departure almost lost in the mix - Steve Nitz on how Dave Doeren leaving wasn't big on the tornado of news over the past week and a half. Also a dig on Kill.

Huskie Wire | Alumni take pride in NIU's success - Jeff Arnold talks to Garrett Wolfe, Ryan Diem and Chandler Harnish on bring up the program and what to expect in Miami.

Huskie Wire | Williams preparing for his opportunity - Freshman QB Matt Williams will get a bunch of practice time leading up to the Orange Bowl.

Mid-American Conference to make sure NIU doesn’t lose money on Orange Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times - More on the financial stuff we've already covered.

Huskie Wire | New scoreboard for Huskie Stadium - A NEW SCOREBOARD AND VIDEO BOARD? YES!

2012 Detmer Award: Jordan Lynch Runs Away With It - Saturday Blitz - Lynch wins yet another internet award, thus becoming the #1 player for college football nerds.

NIU rush attack led by Jordan Lynch goes up against tough FSU run defense - SB Nation Chicago - Rodger Sherman of SB Nation Chicago on why it might be tough to run against Florida St.

St. Paul's running back Jordan Huff commits to Northern Illinois - al.com - We got ourselves one of them good running backs.

Northern Illinois, Florida State both possess talented ground games - Jimmy Johnson on the run games of both teams in the Orange Bowl.

Huskie Wire | Against all odds - Another "building the program" article that you may not have seen yet.