Team preview: Northern Illinois

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: November 5, 2009, 12:19 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)


Since Northern Illinois rejoined the Mid-American Conference for the 1999-2000 season -- making it the MAC school with the easiest access to the talent-rich Chicago scene -- the Huskies haven't exactly given the league's powerhouses anything to fear.