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By Eva Richards


Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.  (Social Media Event)

In celebration of NIU’s 125th anniversary year and the thousands of alumni who call the campus home, Homecoming 2020 (Oct. 5-11) will be a special way for Huskies all around the world to reconnect and have a good time. Although we must adhere to social distancing guidelines for safety, the NIU Alumni Association team is excited to share plenty of ways to get involved—both virtually and in person—during out Homecoming 2020 festivities. 
A little nostalgia goes a long way during these uncertain times. We may not be packing the stadium this Homecoming season, but there are still ways to celebrate NIU’s outstanding football tradition. On Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., you can relive one of the most memorable Huskie Homecoming games in history, presented by GEICO. We will premiere the streak-busting victory over Central Michigan from 1998 on the NIU Athletics YouTube channel.

GEICONIU ended its 23-game losing streak with a 16-6 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas at Huskie Stadium. Whether you were in the stands from the start or one of the students that flocked to the stadium during the game, it is bound to bring back fond memories of a great win in Huskie history! Be sure to post photos of your tailgate food and Red and Black swag on the NIU Alumni Association’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages using #HuskieMeatandTweet.

We are proud to say our Huskie alumni are still engaged and connected even when it is difficult to get together in person. We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance over our Homecoming week!