NIU football http://northernpublicradio.org en Slideshow: Jordan Lynch Reacts To Heisman Invite http://northernpublicradio.org/post/slideshow-jordan-lynch-reacts-heisman-invite <p>Northern Illinois University’s quarterback says he has earned his trip to New York City this weekend. Jordan Lynch is one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest honor.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:59:23 +0000 Jenna Dooley & Susan Stephens 40232 at http://northernpublicradio.org Slideshow: Jordan Lynch Reacts To Heisman Invite Lynch Named Heisman Finalist http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lynch-named-heisman-finalist <p>Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch is a <a href="http://www.niuhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120913aab.html">finalist for the Heisman trophy</a>. Lynch is one of six finalists for the award which will be announced Saturday. He'll join 2012 winner Johnny Manziel, along with&nbsp;Tre Mason, AJ&nbsp;McCarron, Andre Williams, and Jameis Winston in New York City.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:24:28 +0000 WNIJ 40198 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lynch Named Heisman Finalist NIU Remains Undefeated http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-remains-undefeated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northern Illinois University football team remains ranked #14 in the latest <a href="http://www.bcsfootball.org/" target="_blank">BCS standings. </a>The Huskies (12-0, 8-0 Mid-American Conference) will face MAC East Champions Bowling Green in the 2013 MAC Championship Game at Detroit's Ford Field on Friday, Dec. 6.</span></p><p>According to NIU Athletics: &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:08:07 +0000 WNIJ 38206 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Remains Undefeated Huskies Win MAC Championship in 2OT http://northernpublicradio.org/post/huskies-win-mac-championship-2ot <p><strong><em>Coach Dave Doeren to leave NIU for N.C. State</em></strong></p><p>The NIU Huskies defeated No. 17 Kent State in a thriller Friday night at Ford Field in Detroit to claim NIU's second consecutive MAC championship. Fresh off the win, head football coach Dave Doeren announced he has ac<a href="http://www.niuhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120112aaa.html" target="_blank">cepted a job at N.C. State.</a>&nbsp; According to NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher, Doeren's departure is effective immediately and he will not coach NIU in its bowl game. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 16:57:34 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22080 at http://northernpublicradio.org Huskies Win MAC Championship in 2OT Huskies Claim MAC West Title http://northernpublicradio.org/post/huskies-claim-mac-west-title <p>The NIU Huskies won a pivotal football game in DeKalb last night. Quarterback <a href="http://www.niuhuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lynch_jordan00.html" target="_blank">Jordan Lynch </a>threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns to help Northern Illinois beat Toledo 31-24.</p><p>With the win, the Huskies claim a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game later this month in Detroit. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:47:19 +0000 Jenna Dooley 21369 at http://northernpublicradio.org Huskies Claim MAC West Title