There are few college programs in the country with as much momentum as the Northern Illinois University Huskies. The Huskies football team can trace its roots back to 1899 and have won over 545 games in their history. To go along with that mountain of wins, the Northern Illinois has won 11 conference titles and played in over a dozen bowl games including a trip to the 2012 Orange Bowl. In 1963, led by Huskies legend George Bork, UNI won a National Championship in the division currently referred to as Division II. Northern Illinois competes in the Mid-American Conference against some of the best competition in the Midwest. In recent years the Huskies have seen an explosion of success, winning the MAC-West Division in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, as well as overall MAC champions in 2011, and 2012. This success has ignited a fire in Huskies nation, with game days at Huskie Stadium being loud and packed to the brim. This is one of the most exciting times in Huskies football history and look for UNI to continue to stay at the top of the MAC standings and make waves on the national scene. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Northern Illinois Huskies football tickets.
Northern Illinois Huskies Football at Huskie Stadium Address: 1245 Stadium Drive South DeKalb, Illinois, 60115
The Northern Illinois University Huskies football team plays their home games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, Illinois. Huskie Stadium has been home to the Huskies since 1965 and can seat over 23,000 fans. The field is known as Brigham Field, which is named for Robert J. Brigham, a legendary player, coach, and athletic director at the University. The stadium is often referred to as “The House that Bork Built” after the iconic Huskies quarterback George Bork, who led UNI to a Division II National Championship in 1963. Over the last decade Huskie Stadium has seen a rebirth, with UNI having one of the highest average attendances in the MAC. Huskie Stadium has become particularly tough for opponents to win at and is currently one of the most feared stadiums in the MAC and beyond. Huskie Stadium parking information is covered in our Huskies event guide.
Northern Illinois vs. Ball State
UNI and Ball State have been playing football since 1941. The overall series has been incredibly tight and is separated by less than 3 games. Since 2008 the winner of the game has been awarded the Bronze Stalk Trophy, adding an extra spark to an already lively rivalry. With both schools vying for talent in the Midwest, and momentum in the MAC-West Division, the rivalry between the Huskies and Cardinals is always a big game, and has become one of the best in the MAC.
Northern Illinois vs. Toledo
The schools first met in 1967 and have played over 40 times since. The series began as an afterthought, with Toledo winning 9 of the first 10 meetings. But in the early 2010’s the picture of the series changed. The Huskies emerged as a power in the MAC-West, while Toledo struggled. In 2010 the schools were undefeated in the MAC with the winner likely taking the MAC-West title. The Huskies walloped the Rockets in what has become a watershed moment and served as a coming out party for this series.
Northern Illinois Huskies Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Northern Illinois Huskies tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Northern Illinois Huskies football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Northern Illinois tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Miami (Ohio), Toledo, and Bowling Green can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Northern Illinois tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Northern Illinois Huskies football schedule?
The Huskies 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by MAC. Northern Illinois plays in the Mid-American Conference West Division, which means games against Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, and Western Michigan. Game times are announced by Northern Illinois as soon as the TV schedule is set. Northern Illinois’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Ball State for the Bronze Stalk Trophy. If you are looking for Huskies news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Northern Illinois Huskies team roster.
Can I buy Northern Illinois Huskies football season tickets?
Northern Illinois Huskies season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Northern Illinois football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Huskie Stadium.
What is the best Northern Illinois rivalry game during the season?
There are a few great games on the Huskies schedule every year, but none are as anticipated as the matchup with Ball State. The two universities have been competing for over 70 years, and have been playing for the Bronze Stalk Trophy since 2008. After all of that time the overall series is almost dead even, showing the unprecedented closeness and competitiveness of this matchup. If you are looking for one Huskies game to attend each year, this would definitely be it.
What is the best game day tradition at a Huskies home game?
Outside of Huskie Stadium, NIU has one of the best tailgating events in the MAC. Fans young and old flock to the campus to show off their Husky Pride. A few hours before game time, the Pride of the Midwest Marching Band parades through the tailgating tents playing the Huskie Fight Song and rallying the troops. This show of pride, passion, and energy is the perfect way to start off game day at a Huskies game and should be experienced by all Huskies fans.