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News and notes for the Northern Illinois shortly after a backlash against them by Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN.

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After getting vilified by the ESPN talking heads, the media had a little chance to rebuttal and figure that NIU in the Orange Bowl really isn't so bad and that they earned their spot in the BCS.

NIU Orange Bowl bound - chicagotribune.com

NIU’s Carey has a track record of success - DailyHerald.com

Northwest Herald | At NIU, joy over bowl bid, anger toward analyst

Northern Illinois domino crashes Florida, Florida State bowls - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Daniels an offensive powerhouse, takes pressure off Lynch in MAC title game - Northern Star Online: Sports

Progar looks forward to BCS, reflects on Huskie career - Northern Star Online: Sports

Northern Illinois in Orange Bowl? Eat Huskies' dust, Herbstreit! - latimes.com

Today's question: Northern Illinois in Orange Bowl a good thing? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

MORRISSEY: NIU’s story lies with players, not with coach who left - Chicago Sun-Times

Video: Northern Illinois players react to Orange Bowl news - CBSSports.com

Greenstein on NIU in Orange Bowl

Is Northern Illinois' bowl bid a strength or weakness of the BCS? - latimes.com

BMOC surveys bowl announcements, Alabama-Georgia, player of the year -- college football - ESPN

Daily Chronicle | BCS bowl bid has Huskies’ fans ecstatic

Alabama-Notre Dame BCS title pits storied teams fans love to hate - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

W roundtable: Northern Illinois Huskies worth celebrating - espnW

Northern Illinois received Orange squeeze from Big 12 coaches - Chicago Sun-Times

Florida State Northern Illinois Orange Bowl: Florida State and Northern Illinois will meet in Orange Bowl - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Northern Illinois is not the bad guy in the BCS system: Doug Lesmerises' College Football Insider | cleveland.com

BCS: Northern Illinois? Who Invited Them? - The Daily Fix - WSJ

College football's bowl season a jumbled mess - Yahoo! Sports

BMOC surveys bowl announcements, Alabama-Georgia, player of the year -- college football - ESPN

Orange Bowl Business

Orange Bowl -- MAC considering plan to subsidize NIU BCS trip to Miami - ESPN

MAC's Sugar Daddy, Northern Illinois, and Classic BCS BS - Forbes

NIU to give each student a ticket to Orange Bowl - Chicago Sun-Times

Northern Illinois will give one free Orange Bowl ticket to every student | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

Northern Illinois offering students free Orange Bowl tickets - ESPN Chicago

Daily Chronicle | 'It's a big flipping deal' – Merchandise expected to sell for NIU's Orange Bowl bid

Huskie Wire | Orange Bowl ticket/travel package information

Northern Illinois' BCS Orange Bowl appearance to generate $8 million for Mid-American Conference | MLive.com

Herbgate

Former NFLer Ryan Diem Sounds Off At Kirk Herbstreit For Critical NIU Comments " CBS Chicago

Kirk Herbstreit's baseless BCS bashing of Northern Illinois is the "absolute joke"

Coaching

Q&A: NC State coach Dave Doeren, Part I - ACC Blog - ESPN

Rod Carey, Northern Illinois HC - ESPN

Jordan Lynch

Lynch deserved more Heisman credit - Northern Star Online: Sports

Lynch Earns CBSSports.com Third-Team All-America Honors - Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskie Wire | Lynch left out of Heisman ceremony

CBSSports.com 2012 College Football All-America Team - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings