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.

Oct 30

Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier unveils $138 million athletic facilities plan

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University athletic director Sean Frazier unveiled a plan for a complete overhaul of the school’s athletic facilities Thursday at the Yordon Center.

Oct 27

NIU football’s run game critical to rest of season

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Northern Illinois’ passing game was basically nonexistent Saturday.

Oct 25

VIEWS: MAC West will be a wild ride

YPSILANTI, Mich. – In sports, mediocrity can lead to parity.

Oct 22

NIU looking for consistency on defense

DeKALB – Consistency.

Oct 21

Druley: International Crown at Rich Harvest Farms lands title sponsor

Underwriters Laboratories president and CEO Keith Williams shares a handful of characteristics with Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich.

Oct 20

STEMfest celebrates five-year anniversary with record crowd

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages.

With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18.

The five-year anniversary of STEMfest featured exhibits from 25 of NIU’s STEM departments. Participants were treated to hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations, as well as informative talks presented by experts and regional businesses.

Among the event speakers were NASA Ambassador Joel Knapper and Richard Alley, a world-renowned geologist and author.

Alley, who hosted the PBS miniseries, “Earth: The Operators’ Manual,” and penned a book by the same name, said that STEMfest introduces young minds to what the future may have in store for them.

“Science, technology, engineering and math build the things that make us well off,” Alley said. “They build the things that keep us alive. They invent and learn – and it’s fun. And STEMfest is celebrating this and showing to the next generation what’s available to them.”

STEMfest is hosted by NIU STEM Outreach and the P-20 Center, which strive to inspire today’s students to become the next wave of STEM innovators.

Oct 18

NIU’s 5 storylines to follow vs. Miami (Ohio)

1. Can the NIU offense get going?

Oct 15

NIU football coach: Miami tougher than record

DeKALB – Rod Carey doesn’t care about Miami (Ohio)’s record.

Oct 14

Inside MAC Football: EMU’s Creighton gets 1st MAC win


Oct 10

Annala powering NIU women’s soccer hot start in MAC play

DeKALB – Northern Illinois freshman goalkeeper Amy Annala didn’t even know she would be attending the university until she was entering her senior year of high school.

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