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33 min ago | Daily Chronicle

Huskie Bowl notebook: New-look D-line gets good reviews

Defensive end Cameron Clinton-Earl is stopped from blocking quarterback Matt McIntosh's pass by offensive lineman Lincoln Howard during the Huskie Bowl at Huskie Stadium on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | TheLandryHat

The Cowboys Must Draft Jimmie Ward

Nov 20, 2013; Toledo, OH, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies safety Jimmie Ward warms up before the game against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl.

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8 hrs ago | Hustle Belt

2014 NFL Draft: Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois S, Scouting Profile

Jimmie Ward was the unsung hero of the Northern Illinois Huskies rise to national prominence, but come May, he could be the second MAC player taken in the first round.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Wolfe, other former Huskiesa NFLers return

DeKALB – When Garrett Wolfe was running the ball and setting records at Northern Illinois, the spot where the Chessick Center now sits was one big field.

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The Washington Post

NIU, Montgomery agree to 2-year extension

Northern Illinois and coach Mark Montgomery have agreed to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season.

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Rant Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys' 5 Dark Horse First-Round Targets

The Dallas Cowboys' roster was gutted a bit this offseason in an effort to comply with the NFL's salary cap.

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Hustle Belt

2014 NFL Draft: Keith Wenning, Ball State QB Scouting Report

Certainly, many could argue that the best quarterback in the league was Jordan Lynch from Northern Illinois.

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BleacherReport

Breaking Down Potential Baltimore Ravens Draft Pick, Safety Jimmie Ward

Mock drafts are polluting the airways, but as a Baltimore Ravens fan I want more in-depth analysis about each prospect and how they fit in specifically with this Baltimore team.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hustle Belt

2014 NFL Draft: Jordan Lynch, Niu QB Scouting Report

Jordan Lynch believes he's a quarterback at the next level. But what do teams at the next level think about Jordan Lynch being a quarterback? Former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch earned a number of impressive titles during his time as a Husky: All-American, Heisman Trophy finalist, and NCAA record holder chief among them.

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Rant Sports

New England Patriots: 5 Dark Horse 1st-Round Targets at 2014 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots have been very active this offseason, signing such players as Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and Patrick Chung.

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Hustle Belt

2014 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Is Khalil Mack Going To Slip?

We've got info on Khalil Mack and Jimmie Ward, but a few new names pop up in this weeks mock draft roundup.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Jordan Lynch excited about Bears' workout

Jordan Lynch will take part in the Bears' local pro day Friday, throwing for his favorite childhood team and talking with officials who have tracked his Heisman Trophy finalist career at Northern Illinois.

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CNN

Ranking the NFL draft's best safeties

Remember when the safety position used to be an afterthought? When it was primarily composed of guys running downhill and tackling like rabid hyenas, leaving the true coverage to the cornerbacks? Well, those days are clearly gone, as the NFL moves to more diverse defenses than ever before to counter offenses that run everything from three-tight end ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

MLive.com

Detroit Lions 2014 NFL draft prospect: Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward

Safety Jimmie Ward has been all over the field for Northern Illinois the past three seasons, racking up 299 tackles and 11 interceptions.

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IHigh

is Jordan Lynch an NFL Quarterback?

There is one player most NFL experts aren't talking about when it comes to this year's NFL Draft, especially when we're talking quarterback.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Chronicle

NIU guards Balls, Cravatta will transfer

Northern Illinois sophomore guards Daveon Balls and J.J. Cravatta have been granted their release from the Northern Illinois men's basketball program and will transfer, NIU confirmed Sunday.

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NFLSpinZone

The Onside Kick: Todd McShay 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 Reaction

Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater look on during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

University of Toledo

NIU Outlasts Rockets 4-3 In Conference Matchup

The Toledo men's tennis team suffered its first conference setback on Saturday, losing 4-3 to Northern Illinois, who leads the Mid-American Conference with a 3-0 record.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Miami University RedHawks

RedHawks Gain Split in Doubleheader Vs. NIU

DEKALB, Ill. The Miami University softball team earned a split of its doubleheader with Northern Illinois on Saturday.

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Revenge of the Birds

When to pull the safety trigger

And since the need wasn't filled in the free agency period, chances are real prolific that it will be met in the upcoming draft.

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