Jul 02

What is a “RED RIOT”?

“Red Riot” is the student organization of athletic supporters from Northern Illinois University who come together in force (like a “riot”, albeit in a fun way!), to support NIU and the NIU athletes.  The group are known for “over the top” ways of showing their support from painted faces, crazy-wild costumes, and just about anything else fun that will demonstrate school spirit. Red Riot will always be there to demonstrate NIU student support for all our athletes in a variety of sports.

Mar 31

Ness, Conlon anchor NIU’s offensive line this spring

DeKALB – Northern Illinois offensive line coach Joe Tripodi said the depth chart up front is never set in stone.

Mar 29

NIU roundup: Baseball takes series from Bowling Green

The NIU baseball team clinched the series over Bowling Green Saturday at Ralph McKinzie Field as the Huskies defeated the Falcons in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, 11-2. NIU dropped the second game of the doubleheader, 8-2.

Mar 27

NIU tops Toledo in thriller

The Northern Illinois University women’s tennis team knockedd off Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Friday morning, as the Huskies topped the Rockets 4-3 in a thrilling, back-and-forth contest at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.

Mar 23

Young cornerbacks competing for spots for Huskies

DeKALB – Rotating through the cornerback position this spring for Northern Illinois – much like they did in the 2014 regular season – is a trio of young players.

Mar 21

NIU women’s tennis wins conference opener

The Northern Illinois women’s tennis team defeated Bowling Green for the first time since 2004, winning its Mid-American Conference opener on Friday, 4-3, at the Keefe Courts in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Mar 19

NIU’s 2015 Homecoming game scheduled October 24

Homecoming 2014Northern Illinois University will hold the 109th Homecoming celebration Saturday, Oct. 24.

A weekend of festivities welcoming alumni back to campus will be highlighted by the Huskie football team‘s game versus Mid-American Conference West Division foe Eastern Michigan at Huskie Stadium. Kickoff times for all of NIU’s games in 2015 are TBA.

Homecoming Weekend will be an important part of NIU’s season-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Huskie Stadium in 2015 as the stadium was dedicated, and the first game played, on Homecoming Weekend 1965 (a 48-6 NIU win over Illinois State on Nov. 6). Throughout the year, NIU will remember the exciting wins, great teams, outstanding players and additional events that have been held in Huskie Stadium.

Northern Illinois University’s Homecoming originated with an alumni football game played Oct. 10, 1903. NIU’s Homecoming is the oldest major college alumni gathering in the state and the Huskies have one of the longest-celebrated Homecoming traditions in the country. The Huskie football team has an all-time record of 68-30-10 on Homecoming and are 34-14-2 in Homecoming football games played since moving to Huskie Stadium.

NIU, the defending Mid-American Conference Champions and winners of 30 of its last 31 games at Huskie Stadium, will play six games on its home field in 2015, beginning with the season opener Sept. 5 versus UNLV. In 2015, season tickets are an even greater value than ever before with season ticket purchasers receiving discounts of up to 61 percent off of single-game pricing, depending on seat location.

Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014

See all six games for $132 for West Side seating in the premium sections (chairbacks and benchbacks, not including per-seat donation) as well as sections C, D and E. Pay just $122 for seats in sections B and F on the West Side and for East Side (general admission) season tickets. For just $99, see all six games from seats in sections A or G on the West Side. The season ticket price for NIU faculty and staff, Varsity Club, Alumni Association members and senior citizens is $115 for seats in all sections except A and G.

For fans who want to see the October 24 Homecoming game, as well as their choice of any two other games on the NIU schedule (excluding UNLV) from the same great seats every game, consider the 50th Anniversary Black Mini-Plan for just $75. The 50th Anniversary Red Mini-Plan offers UNLV game tickets (along with any two other games excluding Homecoming) for $75.

Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014

The season ticket Family Pack (four tickets for every game in sections A, B, F or G for $299) has also been added to the season ticket menu in 2015 and provides a great option for families. Additional season tickets can be added to this plan for just $74.75.

Single game tickets, priced this season at $42 for all reserved seats, will go on sale in July. Special group ticket pricing is available for as few as 15 people.

Because of the tremendous savings, as well as additional benefits that come as a season ticket holder – including priority access to away game tickets, e-mail updates and a unique season ticket holder gift – fans are urged to purchase or renew their 2015 season tickets today with a priority deadline of Saturday, April 11.

Renew or purchase your new NIU Football 2015 season tickets online or download the season ticket form and return via mail or in-person to the NIU Athletics Ticket Office. NIU Ticket Office and Huskie Athletic Fund personnel are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer your ticket and donation questions. Call 815-753-PACK (7225).

For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

Mar 17

Huskies return to practice field after week off

DeKALB – In the later stage of the Northern Illinois football team’s practice on Tuesday, sophomore cornerback Mayomi Olootu stepped in front of a pass on the right sideline.

Mar 13

NIU’s Youel wins MAC Singles Player of the Week

Northern Illinois senior women’s tennis player Nelle Youel was named the Mid-American Conference Singles Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Mar 12

NIU’s Scott headed to NCAA wrestling tourney

Northern Illinois University’s Shawn Scott learned Wednesday who he will wrestle in the first round, as the brackets for the 2015 NCAA Championships were unveiled.

Mar 11

Jesse Severson: NIU men’s, women’s basketball dealt with injuries all season

It would be hard to fault Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett if she felt this season was cursed from the start.

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