2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
0-0, 1st in MAC - West

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Northern Illinois is expected to promote linebackers coach Jeff Knowles to defensive coordinator. Knowles will replace Kevin Kane, who left for the coordinator role at SMU. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle first reported the promotion. Knowles joined NIU's staff in 2017 after three seasons at NC State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU coach Sonny Dykes confirmed to me that he's hiring Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Kevin Kane to the same position with the Mustangs. Football Scoop first reported the move. Kane did an excellent job with the NIU defense in 2017 after moving into the coordinator role the year before. Dykes' new staff with SMU is nearly complete.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northern Illinois running backs coach Jordan Lynch, a 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist, is leaving to become head coach at Chicago's Mount Carmel High School, his alma mater. Lynch will replace Hall of Fame coach Frank Lenti, who won 374 games and 11 state titles.

Jones leads Duke against Northern Illinois (0:48)
Cutcliffe: 'Really thrilled with the way we finished' (1:40)
Jones links up with Rahming for TD (0:30)

Mike Couzens ESPN College Football 

Today at 5:15 ET in Detroit, it's the Quick Lane Bowl between Duke and Northern Illinois on ESPN. The Blue Devils are in their 5th bowl in 6 years, and the Huskies are one of five MAC teams in a bowl this year. I'll have the call with Ray Bentley and Allison Williams.

Northern Illinois-Western Michigan wind gusts get the Stephenson treatment (0:55)
Brinkman grabs 26-yard TD (0:36)
Wind wreaking havoc on kickoffs (0:32)

Quint Kessenich ESPN Reporter 

Huskies run out

Quint Kessenich ESPN Reporter 

Northern Illinois Senior Night

Quint Kessenich ESPN Reporter 

Huskie Bowl heritage

Swanson puts Toledo back on top (0:29)
Northern Illinois dominates in all phases of the game (2:26)

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