NIU AD pays up with shaved head

Northern Illinois athletic director Jeff Compher may have less hair, but he is a man of his word.

Compher said he would shave his head if the Huskies won a MAC championship this school year. Northern Illinois won four with the football, volleyball, men’s soccer and men’s tennis teams all capturing titles.

On Thursday, Compher paid up. With an audience of about 600 people for the annual NIU Athletics awards show in DeKalb, Ill., Compher took a seat center stage, and players from all four championship teams took turns shaving Compher’s head.

“I didn’t think they really would hold me to do it,” Compher later said.