Northern Illinois Rumors & News

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • NFL teams look at Jordan Lynch as a running back or safety

    Pro Football Talk "When we last heard from former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, he was saying he had been told by NFL scouts that he could be a pro quarterback. But at his Pro Day workout today, NFL scouts wanted to see how he looked doing drills as a running back or defensive back. Lynch hadn’t..." March 08

  • NIU announces 2014 football schedule

    Chicago Tribune "Northern Illinois will put its 26-game home stadium winning streak on the line when it hosts Presbyterian in a Thursday night season-opening game on Aug. 28. But the Huskies’ greater challenge will come in the following three weeks when they travel to Northwestern, UNLV and Arkansas. The..." March 01

  • Jordan Lynch: Scouts say I can be an NFL quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Jordan Lynch had an excellent college career as the quarterback at Northern Illinois, leading his team to a surprise Orange Bowl appearance in his junior year, and coming in third place in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior. But Lynch wasn’t playing in a pro-style offense, and few people who saw..." February 16

  • Northern Illinois adds two to quarterback mix

    Chicago Tribune "Northern Illinois' next quarterback will have tough acts to follow. Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch more than adequately succeeded Chandler Harnish, who had been Mid-American Conference MVP before being drafted by the Colts. The Huskies signed two quarterbacks Wednesday — Landon Root..." February 06

  • Northern Illinois sees effect of Orange Bowl appearance

    Chicago Tribune "Rod Carey did not hesitate when asked how much stock he places in recruiting rankings. "I put none in it," the Northern Illinois coach said on national signing day Wednesday. "I put a period behind that with an exclamation point. "I do not care in any way, shape or form what third-party..." February 06

  • NIU’s Jimmie Ward could be Bears safety who doesn’t miss

    Chicago Sun-Times "With a twinkling ukulele, ‘‘Hey Soul Sister” by Train spent 22 weeks atop the adult contemporary charts in 2010. The Village Voice once called its success ‘‘pretty much proof that rock music is dead.’’ Whatever your musical taste, it’s not what you’d picture a hard-hitting football player..." January 25

  • NIU's Ward back home for Senior Bowl

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmie Ward chuckled about it. He wasn’t selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi high school football all-star game but here he was late Monday afternoon after the North’s practice for Saturday’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium preparing to play in the top college showcase leading up to..." January 21

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