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  • Wildcats get back to business

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT The Wildcats (0-2) had an off week to ponder what went wrong in two losses to open the season and tries to get back on track this Saturday when they host Western Illinois in a first-ever...
  • The Drive: Four key storylines to watch this week in college football

    The Drive: Four key storylines to watch this week in college football
      Welcome to The Drive. The Orlando Sentinel’s quick look at some of the teams, players and storylines we’re keeping an eye on this week in college football. Here we go: FIRST DOWN Northern Illinois extended its nation’s-best 17-...
  • Northwestern pursues answers (plural) on offense

     Northwestern pursues answers (plural) on offense
    Northwestern's first seven series against Northern Illinois last Saturday ended like this: punt, punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt. No wonder Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald said of his offense: "Right now we don't have any guys playing at an...
  • NIU's Hare named starting QB vs. UNLV

    NIU's Hare named starting QB vs. UNLV
    Drew Hare has been anointed Northern Illinois’ starting quarterback for Saturday night’s contest at UNLV. Hare led the Huskies to all 23 second-half points in last Saturday’s 23-15 win at Northwestern. “We will let him play and...
  • Restored scholarships most important to Penn State

    When football recruiting experts, real or imagined, attach a ranking or stars to a recruit, they're really setting odds. The more stars, the better the odds of a payoff for the school that lands the recruit. That's all it is. In football, more than most...
  • NIU's Lemon named MAC-West Defensive Player of the Week

    NIU's Lemon named MAC-West Defensive Player of the Week
    One of the key reasons Northern Illinois frustrated Northwestern last Saturday was linebacker Rasheen Lemon. The junior from Proviso West High School contributed a career-high nine tackles and two sacks as the Huskies prevailed 23-15. Lemon was...
  • Northern Illinois escapes Vegas with streaks alive

    The Sports Xchange By Steve Guiremand, The Sports Xchange Northern Illinois escapes Vegas with streaks alive LAS VEGAS -- Northern Illinois kept alive its impressive regular season and road win streaks Saturday, but not before UNLV made the Huskies...
  • Saturday's matchup: NIU at UNLV

    Saturday's matchup: NIU at UNLV
    Radio/Internet: 6 p.m., Saturday; WIND-AM 560, WCPT-FM 92.5, http://www.campusinsiders.com. Line: Northern Records: Northern Illinois 2-0, UNLV 1-1. Last meeting: NIU won 62-14 on Oct. 5, 1995 in DeKalb. On the offensive: Newly-anointed starting...
  • NIU out to prove it's not just Jordan Lynch Show

     NIU out to prove it's not just Jordan Lynch Show
    The common national perception that Jordan Lynch alone propelled Northern Illinois to an undefeated 2013 regular season was a theme neither Lynch nor the NIU program pushed. It made for a convenient storyline and perhaps helped garner a few more Heisman...
  • Preview: Indiana at Bowling Green

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Indiana at Bowling Green Indiana coach Kevin Wilson knows Saturday's game at Bowling Green will be billed as Big (Ten) Brother vs. Little Brother (Mid-American Conference), but he's having none of it. "I don't want to hear the...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Wildcats try to pick up the pieces

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT The season isn't exactly shattered for Northwestern after last Saturday's 23-15 home loss to Northern Illinois. But there's a lot of pieces to reassemble as the Wildcats spend an off...