Yesterday was Chicago Media Day for the NIU football team
. First-year head coach Dave Doeren and several Huskies were at Soldier Field to discuss the upcoming season and NIU's Sept. 17 date with Wisconsin at the historic lakefront venue. There are a slew of stories in many of the local papers and online.
Lindsey Willhite of the Daily Herald
filed this feature story
on Pat Schiller and his return to the middle linebacker position and had this blog entry
, while Anthony Zilis of the Daily Chronicle posted this feature
on NIU tailback Jas Hopkins.
Rick Armstrong of the Sun-Times
discussed what it means for NIU to be playing at Soldier Field in this story posted
in the Aurora Beacon News
Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com posted a pair of stories on his college football blog. Shortly after yesterday's press conference he posted this story
on NIU's desire to play at another historic Chicago sports stadium and posted a video interview with Sean Progar. Powers also filed this feature story
on quarterback Chandler Harnish.
Between the coverage on many of the Chicago television stations and the stories scattered throughout the area papers and websites, it was yet another successful trip to Chicago for Northern Illinois and its football program.