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4 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Postgame notes: Jimmie Ward gets encouragement; Davis on crutches; Lynch makes plays

Rookie defensive back Jimmie Ward endured a tough baptism in his first home game with the 49ers, allowing three touchdown passes to the Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall in a 28-20 defeat. "It's only going to get me better," said Ward, the 49ers' first-round draft pick out of Northern Illinois.

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Yesterday | Daily Chronicle

Line paves way for NIU victory

Northern Illinois' offensive line was great in Saturday's 48-34 win at UNLV. And, the veteran group has been great throughout NIU's success over the past two years, starting in 2012 when NIU had to replace five starters.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Rebels' comeback comes up short in 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois

UNLV receiver Devante Davis caught six passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels' 48-34 loss to Northern Illinois at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hustle Belt

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. UNLV Rebels Football Preview

Coming off a win over an in-state foe and B1G team and an SEC opponent lurking on the horizon, the Northern Illinois Huskies head to the desert to take on the UNLV Rebels on Saturday night at 6 P.M. Central. The Huskies roll into The Strip with a dismantling of Presbyterian and a second-half surge over Northwestern under their belt, as well as the longest current road winning streak in the FBS .

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The Arizona Republic

No. 15 ASU volleyball rallies past N. Illinois

No. 15 ASU volleyball rallies past Northern Illinois for Friday split No. 15 ASU volleyball rallies past Northern Illinois for split Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1s0fmFE No.

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Gamedayr.com

Northern Illinois Calls Out Fighting Illini In Newspaper Ad

Northern Illinois alumni are riding high after the victory over Northwestern last weekend, and rightfully so. It's not every year the Huskies get to face off against the home-state Big Ten Wildcats, and it's not every year they beat them.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Sporting News

Will a Group of 5 school survive September unbeaten?

A damning statistic isn't going to make that any easier. Through just two weeks, only 10 schools in Group of 5 Conferences are undefeated.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS Local

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

How did Northern Illinois football ascend to the top of the state? It began seven years and four coaches ago, not on Saturday with a win over Northwestern. The Huskies have been building toward this point for years, carrying one common belief.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

BleacherReport

College Football Rankings 2014: Power Ranking All 128 Teams for Week 3

Thanks to some marquee matchups between highly rated teams, as well as a few major upsets, Bleacher Report's power rankings went through a significant shake-up. Teams that were ranked in the 20s a week ago are no longer among the top 50, while others that were sitting in the 30s or 40s are now in the top 25. Take a look at how we ranked all 128 FBS teams heading into Week 3 and then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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Hustle Belt

NIU Huskies Name Drew Hare Starting Quarterback Against UNLV

Northern Illinois Huskies head coach Rod Carey announced Tuesday that sophomore quarterback Drew Hare will get the start this Saturday night at UNLV. Hare was the third quarterback used in the Huskies' 23-15 win over Northwestern this past week, coming in for the second half and resetting NIU's stagnant offense.

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The Las Vegas Sun

Northern Illinois brings impressive streaks into Saturday's game at UNLV

The Huskies have won 25 straight regular-season games and 16 straight on the road, two trends the Rebels will try to bring to an end Las Vegas Sun sports writers Case Keefer and Taylor Bern try to walk sports editor Ray Brewer back from the ledge of giving up on UNLV's season following an ugly 13-12 victory against Northern Colorado. Bobby Hauck was trying to explain the sustained success of another program and couldn't quite find the words.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Patch.com

Which Football Teams are Illinoisans Rooting For?

The Bears kicked off their quest for a Super Bowl title this weekend. College teams around the state started their season last weekend.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

NIU football was the streaker in Evanston

Raise your hand if you've partaken in Northern Illinois' football success on more than a perfunctory level. Keep it raised if you've actually attended a game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, or even watched an entire NIU game - that means start to finish, pal - on television.

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Hustle Belt

NIU Huskies vs. Northwestern Wildcats: What We Learned From the Huskies' Win

The boys in the new all-white uniforms were all smiles after their 23-15 road triumph over neighbors Northwestern - Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The second competition of NIU's season, and the first versus real FBS competition- Big Ten competition, that is, showed us who the Huskies' new QB may be for the rest of the year, plus a lot more. After Northern Illinois opened up this season's campaign with a home thumping against Presbyterian, there were still a lot of unanswered questions about the fabric of the team.

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Examiner.com

Biggest upsets in college football in Week 2 of the 2014 season

There were not a lot of upsets in Week 2 of the college football season, but two of these upsets had major implications for college football's championship in 2014. Upset losses by both Ohio State and Stanford probably knocked both teams out of any chance to play in college football's four team playoff this season.

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ESPN

What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 2

But the road to getting a team in the four-team field became extremely difficult after a disappointing and dispiriting Week 2 showing by the conference. In the three marquee night games, Michigan State lost by 19 points to Oregon, Michigan got embarrassed in a 31-0 shutout at Notre Dame, and Ohio State lost by 14 at home to an unranked Virginia Tech squad.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Hare leads NIU past Northwestern

6, 2014, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. Danielle Guerra - dguerra@shawmedia.com DeKalb quarterback Derek Kyler hands of the ball to running back Dre Brown during the second quarter of the non-conference game at West Chicago on Friday, September 5, 2014.

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The Miami Herald

NIU slips past Northwestern in 23-15 win

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane, now on shore, lost power before crash-landing in the water off Miami Beach. "> To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Northwestern University

Northwestern Outlasted by Visiting Northern Illinois, 23-15

After a scoreless first half on a sun-splashed afternoon at Ryan Field, Northwestern and Northern Illinois combined for 38 second-half points, but it was the visiting Huskies who had eight more to come out on top of the in-state showdown, 23-15. NIU scored three second-half touchdowns, two of which came on passes from quarterback Drew Hare to wide receiver Da'ron Brown, and added a field goal.

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Chicago Tribune

Northwestern stumbles again in 23-15 loss to NIU

Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey, front second from right, talks on his headset in the second quarter. Northern Illinois cornerback Paris Logan intercepts a pass intended for Northwestern Cameron Dickerson for a touchback in the first quarter.

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