Highlight Monday: Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch

NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch threw for 3,138 yards and 25 TDs last season. He added 1,815 yards and 19 TDs on the ground. He led the Huskies to 12-straight wins, a conference championship, and the first BCS berth in the history of the MAC. Since arriving in DeKalb Lynch's Huskies are one of only two NCAA teams (what up, Stanford?) with at least 11 wins in each of the past three...
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BCS Busters Watch List: NIU & Boise St look to bust BCS one last time

A BCS Buster needs to nearly run the table under a manageable schedule with a couple key games to vault them into a high enough tier to do so. Of the long list below, I have them ranked from the teams most likely to least likely to bust the BCS in its last year of existence.While there are a number of teams to watch out for, Northern Illinois and Boise State are listed as the most...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois gets short end of bad fumble ruling by Orange Bowl officials (Video)

Northern Illinois knew it was up against a tough opponent as it prepared to face Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day. What the Huskies didn't know is that it would have to be prepared to face some questionable officiating in the game. In the fourth quarter, NIU ended up on the short end of a bad call by the officials when wide receiver Da’Ron Brown lost...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl rep tells NIU: “We didn’t even want you here.”

Northern Illinois has been fighting an uphill battle ever since it was announced that they were selected to participate in the Discover Orange Bowl against the Florida State Seminoles. Many in the media were aghast about their inclusion at the expense of other BCS conference teams, like Kirk Herbstreit, who ranted plenty. NIU is even trying to gain respect to those hosting the event...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Orange Bowl disrespected NIU?

A report says that an Orange Bowl representative disrespected a Northern Illinois official. See what was reportedly said.

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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois LB gets Orange Bowl tattoo

Northern Illinois linebacker Victor Jacques may have a tattoo that’s a first of its kind. The redshirt senior middle linebacker recently got a tattoo that’s a tribute to Miami, and it features the Orange Bowl logo. Jacques told reporters this week that Northern Illinois reaching the Orange Bowl inspired him to get a tattoo he had been contemplating for three years. According...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida State fans don’t seem to want to go to the Orange Bowl

According to Carlos Pineda, Florida State has only sold 4,000 of it’s 17,500 allotted tickets for the Orange Bowl in Miami. The Florida State Seminoles were a popular pick to get to the BCS National Championship Game in the preseason. Losses to the Florida Gators and the NC State Wolfpack prevented this. #FSU has reportedly sold only 4,000 of its allotted 17,500 tickets for the...
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December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois rips Herbstreit with t-shirt

Want one of these “Kirk Herbstreit Can Bite Me” NIU Orange Bowl shirts? Good luck finding one. Your best bet is to order one directly from Smack ($17.99), the t-shirt brand just waiting to slap a funny phrase on a shirt for college students. The NIU bookstore sold out of its Herbstreit shirts within hours, according to Chicago’s Northwest Herald. Two of the shirts eventually...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois is giving away student tickets to Orange Bowl

Northern Illinois is the surprise of the post season after receiving an invite to the Orange Bowl to face the Florida State Seminoles. Now, in order to help ensure that their school’s turnout at the game is good, the university is giving away tickets to any student who will head to the game. This isn’t out of the norm for Northern Illinois explains associate AD Donna Turner:...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit outraged by Northern Illinois BCS Orange Bowl berth, shows clear bias 

Northern Illinois' BCS Berth in the Orange Bowl to face ACC Champion Florida State was not too surprising to me. I had them projected in early morning hours on Sunday in contradiction to projections of ESPN and CBS. ESPN analysts seemed shocked and angered, especially Kirk Herbstreit. Northern Illinois became the first MAC team to earn a BCS Bowl berth.On the ESPN BCS Selection...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Herbstreit: Northern Illinois in Orange Bowl is an “absolute joke”

Typically, we are having fans and media squawking about the two teams selected to play in the BCS Championship, or the team not selected to play in the BCS Championship. But since everyone is super-excited about the Notre Dame/Alabama match-up, there is another controversy making headlines today, and that is the inclusion of Northern Illinois [...]
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December 03, 2012  |  2 Comments

Final BCS projections: Northern Illinois on the bubble, Huskies have hope to Bust the BCS

Boy oh boy, this is the weekend the BCS pollsters and computers gets tested when the final BCS Standings for 2012 are revealed. ESPN's Brad Edwards showed real uncertainty in his BCS Bowl projections last night and CBS Sports' Jerry Palm has Northern Illinois out of the BCS top 16 by just .0021! The real truth is that there is hope for the Huskies, but how much is really...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Undrafted Northern Illinois WR Nathan Palmer To Sign With 49ers

Northern Illinois WR Nathan Palmer will signed with the 49ers as un undrafted free agent, he tweeted. Palmer was a third-team All-Mid-American Conference selection in 2011 after catching 47 passes for 695 yards and seven TDs. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails  
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois LB indicted in Ohio

Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been indicted in Ohio on a felonious assault charge on allegations he intentionally ran into the Toledo marching band, knocking down a member, as he took the field when the teams played in November. The Lucas County grand jury on Friday also indicted the redshirt freshman from Miramar, Fla., on a misdemeanor assault charge. Bass was...
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March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois suspends linebacker Jamaal Bass

Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for one game Wednesday for bowling over a member of Toledo's marching band when the Huskies took the field before their 63-60 road victory Tuesday night. Bass will miss the Huskies' game Tuesday night against Bowling Green. ''After reviewing the tape of last night's pregame encounter between our team...
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November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

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