NIU Huskie’s opening night

Chronicle Media Staff

Jawaun Johnson (upper right) leads with the American flag as the Huskies enter the field for last Friday’s season opener.







last Friday’s season opener. All the smoky goodness of tailgate food is ready for consumpion outside the stadium.

NIU dancers (left) perform at halftime of last Friday’s football season opener at Huskie Stadium.


The Northern Illinois Huskies football team made their 2017 debut last Friday at home amid hoopla, tailgating and action on the field in a non-conference game against Boston College. The Eagles beat the Huskies 23-20 on a late field goal.