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RE: The History of the NIU Huskies Thread - required reading
"Fitzgerald was the second NIU player to die in as many years"

who was the first?

EDIT: nevermind, found this bit later on in the article.. i wasn't aware of this

"But his mind immediately thought back to Jawan Jackson, who was trying out for the team when he collapsed and died because of an enlarged heart Feb. 1, 2002."
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10-03-2010 06:08 PM
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(10-03-2010 05:58 PM)BobL Wrote:  
(10-03-2010 04:10 PM)niuguy Wrote:  I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama

PJ Flecks now wife used to work at fattys. I had given her my copy of teh SI for PJ to sign., never got it back.

ouch! haha that sucks.
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(10-03-2010 05:58 PM)BobL Wrote:  
(10-03-2010 04:10 PM)niuguy Wrote:  I have, in a box, the SI issue with the "unknown undefeated" article AND the Northern Star issues where we beat Iowa state, maryland, and alabama

PJ Flecks now wife used to work at fattys. I had given her my copy of teh SI for PJ to sign., never got it back.

You'll get it back - he's just keeping it until he can sign it as "NIU Head Coach" - about 2018.
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Hmmm......a post in the "Oct 6 - 20th anniversary of the famous mugging" thread reminded me that all of the "Korcek's Corner" articles should be linked on here. It's the closest thing we have to a Huskie History book by Mike Korcek.

I hope the Daily Chroncile does not remove these.

KORCEK'S CORNER: Nothing Pleasant about it 9/29/2011
http://www.huskiewire.com/articles/2011/.../print.xsl

KORCEK'S CORNER: 'Yes, 50-18 at halftime. Correct.' 10/6/2010 Fresno State anniversary (GONE FROM DCC)
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/articles/.../index.xml

Korcek's Corner: Why is Garrett Wolfe underappreciated? 9/9/2010
http://www.huskiewire.com/articles/2010/.../index.xml

VIEWS: The wait finally comes to an end 11/16/2009 UI bball game
http://www.huskiewire.com/articles/2009/.../print.xsl

Korcek's Corner: Kelley could add to the list of NIU two-sport greats 4/2/2008 (GONE FROM DCC)
http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Arch...weights=no

Korcek's Corner: Innovator Fletcher deserves Hall of Fame consideration 4/10/2008 (GONE FROM DCC)
http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Arch...weights=no

I know there are more (Why Joe Novak was a success, Why we owe Wisconsin, NIU's greatest football victories and more), but I can't find them online. I saved most of these as PDFs when they were originally posted.

Note to John Sahly and Jeremy Werner at the Chronicle: can you provide a link on the Huskie Wire to Mike's articles? Maybe it's there and I missed it. Thanks.
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10-07-2010 12:49 PM
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The Monday after we beat Alabama, Mark Brown, columnists of the Chicago Sun Times, and alum, wrote the greatest, proudest column ever. I can't get my hands on it now. can anyone help?
10-07-2010 02:45 PM
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(10-07-2010 02:45 PM)chihuskie Wrote:  The Monday after we beat Alabama, Mark Brown, columnists of the Chicago Sun Times, and alum, wrote the greatest, proudest column ever. I can't get my hands on it now. can anyone help?

Email. I'm sure he'd like to hear that.
markbrown@suntimes.com
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(10-07-2010 02:45 PM)chihuskie Wrote:  The Monday after we beat Alabama, Mark Brown, columnists of the Chicago Sun Times, and alum, wrote the greatest, proudest column ever. I can't get my hands on it now. can anyone help?

I'm pretty sure this is the article. I think you have to pay a fee to retrieve the entire text. Is this the one you had in mind?

NIU becomes a Big name school this week
Click here for complete article
Author: Mark Brown
Date: September 22, 2003
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Page: 2
Word Count: 897
Excerpt:
The performance of a college football team has no relationship whatsoever to the caliber of the education that school provides.



Most of us can probably agree on that.


And it certainly follows, therefore, that there can be no connection between the outcome of a college football game in 2003 and a college degree earned between, say, 1973 and 1977.


So why then do I feel as if the value of my long-neglected sheepskin from Northern Illinois...
10-08-2010 08:35 AM
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(10-08-2010 08:35 AM)Huskie359 Wrote:  
(10-07-2010 02:45 PM)chihuskie Wrote:  The Monday after we beat Alabama, Mark Brown, columnists of the Chicago Sun Times, and alum, wrote the greatest, proudest column ever. I can't get my hands on it now. can anyone help?

I'm pretty sure this is the article. I think you have to pay a fee to retrieve the entire text. Is this the one you had in mind?

NIU becomes a Big name school this week
Click here for complete article
Author: Mark Brown
Date: September 22, 2003
Publication: Chicago Sun-Times
Page: 2
Word Count: 897
Excerpt:
The performance of a college football team has no relationship whatsoever to the caliber of the education that school provides.



Most of us can probably agree on that.


And it certainly follows, therefore, that there can be no connection between the outcome of a college football game in 2003 and a college degree earned between, say, 1973 and 1977.


So why then do I feel as if the value of my long-neglected sheepskin from Northern Illinois...

That has to be the one. How do you get it?
10-08-2010 11:31 AM
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(10-08-2010 11:31 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  That has to be the one. How do you get it?

I just did a quick archive search at Sun-Times.com. I remembered the article too.

Try this link.

http://www.suntimes.com/search/index.html

Use the Archives Tab, search for "Mark Brown, Huskies" with a date range of 01/01/03 - 01/01/04
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Huskie history videos:

Start with Maddawg's growing collection of highlights. Tons of stuff:

http://www.godawgz.com/

"2010 Huskie Football - Experience It Live" promo seen at a movie theatre (marketing!) and on TV:

http://www.youtube.com/user/niuhuskiesdo...NLVVGEgw68

1983 NIU Huskies Football - Highlight Film (only a partial, but has some vintage shots of Victor E. Huskie and Huskie Stadium):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUDiA220d...re=related
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