Northern Illinois Rumors & News

  • Toledo, Northern Illinois to play game at U.S. Cellular Field

    The Score "Toledo and Northern Illinois will clash next season in an unfamiliar place. The two teams will square off on Nov. 9 at U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox. " February 17

  • Seth Collins, former Oregon State quarterback, transfers to Northern Illinois

    Oregonian "Less than two weeks after announcing his transfer from Oregon State, Seth Collins has found his latest destination, as Northern Illinois announced Thursday that Collins has joined the program. Collins' one season in Corvallis was part dazzling, part inconsistent. As a true freshman, he started..." February 08

  • Former Northern Illinois RB sues DraftKings, FanDuel in federal court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A former Northern Illinois running back has filed a federal lawsuit against DraftKings and FanDuel for profiting off the names and likenesses of college athletes. Akeem Daniels filed suits against both daily fantasy sports companies Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of..." January 28

  • Harris likely done for season with knee injury

    Daily Chronicle "Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said on Tuesday that junior running back Keith Harris is likely done for the season after suffering a knee injury in the season opener against UNLV. Harris, who played in just seven games the past two seasons, was injured after a 3-yard run on the Huskies'..." September 09

  • NIU player charged with driving under the influence

    Daily Chronicle "A Northern Illinois University football player faces felony charges after police said they stopped him drunkenly driving 93 mph on Route 23 at 12:18 a.m. Thursday. Skyler P. Monaghan, 19, of the 28500 block of West Ash Creek Road, Willcox, Arizona, is charged with driving under the influence of..." July 27

  • NIU suspends LB Rasheen Lemon after domestic battery arrest

    College Football Talk "A mini-run of players diving headfirst into offseason legal issues continues, with Northern Illinois the latest program to take a hit. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle is reporting that linebacker Rasheen Lemon has been arrested on a domestic battery charge. The charges stem from an incident that..." April 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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