By Jack McCarthy
When ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit ripped NIU Sunday, just minutes after the Huskies earned a bid to the Orange Bowl, it elicited quite the reaction from those around the country, even if they had no
NIU has emerged from the shadows of the top conferences to rank among the best schools in the country, netting a bid to the Orange Bowl New Year's Day, where they will take on Florida State.
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MIAMI (AP) -- What a weekend for Northern Illinois: Win a conference championship, lose a coach and bust the BCS.