May 7, 1991 |
Brian Hammel, USC's top assistant basketball coach, is expected to be named coach at Northern Illinois University today. The school has called a news conference. Hammel flew to DeKalb, Ill., on Monday to work out the details of his contract and could not be reached for comment. Hammel will succeed Jim Molinari, who left to become the coach at Bradley University. Molinari, who compiled a 42-17 mark in two seasons, led Northern Illinois to a 25-6 record last season and an NCAA tournament berth.
February 2, 2002 |
DeKALB, Ill.--A student trying out for the Northern Illinois University football team died Friday after collapsing during conditioning drills. Jawan Jackson, of the Chicago suburb of Robbins, was running sprints with the football team when he fell to one knee around 6:55 a.m. at the student recreation center. He collapsed while athletic trainers were tending to him and they immediately tried to resuscitate him before calling paramedics.
December 3, 2012 |
WE RULE! All together now: Come on you Huskies, Fight you Huskies And win for NIU Or, as fellow Northern Illinois University alumnus Ned Colletti put it Monday morning, "Long overdue. " The Huskies didn't need to change uniform numbers to pull a fast one on the opposition, didn't deflate footballs, or inspire their players by belittling one of the school's sports information directors, as friend Frank Pace pointed out. But here we are in a BCS game, and where are USC and UCLA?
February 16, 2008 |
The gunman who killed five students and then himself at Northern Illinois University on Thursday was an award-winning graduate student, described by professors as friendly and respectful. Stephen Kazmierczak, 27, donned a dark coat and black ski cap before he began firing into a crowded lecture hall. But that was an image in sharp contrast to the well-adjusted man who was attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
May 1, 1992 |
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
May 8, 1991 |
Brian Hammel, an assistant basketball coach at USC, was named head coach at Northern Illinois.