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It started with a Mid-American Conference West Division Championship last spring. Now, members of the Northern Illinois baseball team have found success on their summer baseball teams in the Northwoods League.

Relief pitchers Anthony Andres and Ben Neumann both played their collegiate summer baseball in the Northwoods League and in the state of Wisconsin as Andres played for the Eau Claire Express and Neumann with his hometown Madison Mallards.

Andres, who finished his the 2013 campaign at NIU with a 3.86 earned run average in 30.1 innings of relief for the Huskies. The senior to be made his Northwoods League debut on June 28 at Wisconsin Rapids and surrendered a home run in his first pitch, followed by three more runs and five hits in 0.2 innings of work. Andres would follow with 26-straight scoreless innings of baseball for the Express. To read more on Andres' impressive run, click here.

Neumann, a junior from Verona, Wis., was one of the Mallards most-consistent pitchers in 2013 as he made 20 appearances in relief with 36.2 innings of work. He finished the year with a 1.96 ERA, a 3-2 record, 27 strikeouts and 10 walks. While statistically Neumann's season was a success, his team followed that same path of success as it won its first Northwoods League World Series since 2004 as it defeated the Dulth Huskies 2-0 in the best of three series. To read more about the Madison Mallards win, click here.

Both players return to Northern Illinois for its 2014 campaign, set to begin mid-February.

Round-Up of IHSA Football Reactions

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Last week's news of NIU securing the bid over Illinois State and Southern Illinois to host the IHSA football championships in odd-numbered years from 2013-2021 was quite a big item.  Mostly positive, reactions have been popping up all over the board.  Here's a snippet of what is being said:

Rockford Register Star -- "Our View: Football deal a good move for NIU, region"

McDonoughVoice.com -- "Point-Counterpoint: Where should football hold its title games?"

JournalStandard.com -- "NIU popular selection for state football"

Daily Chronicle -- "IHSA decision could help NIU's recruiting"
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