MIAMI (AP) -- What a weekend for Northern Illinois: Win a conference championship, lose a coach and bust the BCS.
DETROIT (AP) Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois won a MAC title game that lived up to the hype.
Now the Huskies are lobbying for a chance to play on an even bigger stage.
In his first full season as the starting quarterback for Northern Illinois, Jordan Lynch was named MAC Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Notre Dame may not be the only Chicagoland team to play in a BCS Bowl game.
Notre Dame is getting all the attention in the national media outlets, but two other Chicago-market teams have cracked the BCS Top 25 rankings.