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NIU News: Thursday (12/13/12) Edition

Northern Illinois News and Notes for Thursday, December 13th.


FSU vs. NIU, Orange Bowl preview: The Huskies are good enough - - BOOM. SB Nation's Bill Connelly with arguably the best Orange Bowl preview you are going to see.

Huskie Wire | Korcek: Bowl bid a quantum leap for NIU - A classic Korcek column (which one isn't?) with historic trivia to keep you interesting at those fancy NIU alumni parties. Did you know we declined a Tangerine Bowl invite in 1951 because of academic reasons?

Huskie Wire | Under new leadership - Steve Nitz with an interesting look at how coaches fare without the coach that they had for the regular season.

NIU football: Mike Dunbar unseen force for NIU - - This David Haugh piece on coach Mike Dunbar is a tearjerker.

College Football: Secondary now one of NIU’s greatest strengths - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star - Secondary will be extremely key in the Orange Bowl.

NIU Discover Orange Bowl Ticket Priority Deadline Nears - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site - BUY YOUR TICKETS.

Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois has sold 5,500 tickets - SB Nation Tampa Bay - More press on this - keep buying tickets!!

Florida high school sports | MAC recruiters enjoying Florida's hospitality, snapping up football talent - MACtion has the need for speed in the Sunshine State.

Gone Baby Gone: Greg Garmon Leaving Iowa Football Program - Black Heart Gold Pants - The Iowa running back curse continues. Somehow they managed to beat us with one guy this past season, so I'm not 100% confident in a win just yet.