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.

Feb 03

Signing day: Niemann makes Iowa deal official

As the day goes on, so does the list of players both committing to NIU and local athletes signing their National Letters of Intent with other schools.

Feb 03

Signing day: NIU inks 16 early

The day may have just started, but Northern Illinois announced the signings of 16 players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning.

Feb 03

Mid-American Conference Championship preview

network.yardbarker.com – Now that rivalry week is behind us, it’s time to follow up with our second favorite week:¬†conference championship week. This week SQ will be bringing you coverage of the numerous conference championships to be played out between Friday and Saturday. We start our coverage with the very first of the conference title bouts to fought this week; the MAC Championship, featuring Northern Illinois and Bowling Green.
Storylines Heading Into the Game Bowling Green HC Dino Babers isn’t going anywhere – Babers has done wonders since taking over for Bowling Green prior to the 2014 season. In just his second season as the head ball coach for the Falcons, Babers has led the team to back-to-back division crowns. His high-powered offenses have been his calling card (44.2 ppg, leads MAC), and is just another recent success story from Art Briles’ coaching tree.
Due to this success, Babers has received numerous offers to take head coaching positions elsewhere. Most of these reports have turned out to be false, however, and

Feb 02

Spring Study Abroad Fair set for February 11

SeaStudents can learn about educational opportunities across the globe during the upcoming Spring Study Abroad Fair.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Glass Gallery in the Holmes Student Center.

NIU Study Abroad representatives will be available to answer questions on any programs offered directly by the university or with co-sponsors.

Students also will have the chance to visit information tables and talk to professors leading about 20 upcoming faculty-directed programs, including NIU at Oxford, history and culture programs in Japan and Spanish-language programs in Argentina and Spain.

For more information, call (815) 753-0700 or email niuabroad@niu.edu.

Jan 29

KORCEK: Welcome back, old friend

My inner Huskie voice chuckled with delight last week.  

Jan 28

NIU to unveil display for former basketball great’s appearence on SI

Northern Illinois announced that later this season it will commemorate a moment when legendary men’s basketball star Jim Bradley was photographed for Sports Illustrated.

Jan 28

Ex-NIU running back sues FanDuel, DraftKings for using name

network.yardbarker.com – CHICAGO (AP) A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ZVf2Dq ) that he is seeking class-action status and $5 million in damages. The lawsuit mentions 15 other NIU players who appeared in games on the two sites. Daniels’ lawsuit says the sites put him and others ”in an unwanted state of fear and concern of the risk of being contacted by speculators who have a financial interest” in their performances on the field. FanDuel and DraftKings didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment sent early Thursday.

Jan 27

Cheatham Jr. leads Akron over Northern Illinois 76-66

network.yardbarker.com – AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kwan Cheatham Jr. didn’t miss a shot and scored 18 points to help Akron beat Northern Illinois 76-66 on Tuesday night. Cheatham was 5 of 5 from the floor, and made four 3-pointers and four free throws. Antino Jackson and Isaiah Johnson added 13 points apiece for the Zips (16-4, 5-2 Mid-American Conference), who have won three straight. Marshawn Wilson scored 15 points to lead Northern Illinois (16-4, 5-2). Aaric Armstead and Travon Baker each added 10 points. Michael Orris’s layup pulled the Huskies to a 56-all tie with 5:21 to play. Cheatham answered with a 3-pointer, sparking a 15-4 run and the Zips led 71-60 with 56 seconds left. Cheatham made two 3-pointers and Jackson scored five points, and the Huskies missed four shots and had a turnover during the stretch.

Jan 26

NIU center Pete Rakocevic takes down hoop with dunk (GIF)

network.yardbarker.com – Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic threw down a slam dunk that took down the hoop and caused a delay in the game during Saturday’s win over Central Michigan. Rakocevic’s dunk was strong enough to cause the stantion support to come loose. A Central Michigan player was about to make the inbounds pass when he had to move quickly to avoid the backboard coming down on his head.Naturally, the NIU bench loved it, and Rakocevic has a moment he’ll remember the rest of his live.H/T BMS. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports.
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Jan 25

Northern Illinois men’s basketball at Akron preview

Tipoff: 6 p.m. tonight, Akron

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