Huskie fans can score in July

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University athletics has a pair of opportunities for fans to meet, greet and mingle with members of the NIU football family as the Huskies host the fifth annual Football 101 Women’s Clinic on Wednesday, July 24 and the 18th annual Brigham-Novak Gridiron Classic golf outing on Friday, July 26. 

Football 101, at the Yordon Center and Huskie Stadium, is a fun, informative and interactive program designed to give women an opportunity to increase their knowledge of football directly from NIU head coach Rod Carey and Huskie student-athletes. 

The evening begins with check-in, drinks and appetizers at 5 p.m. Participants enjoy a meet-and-greet with members of the Huskie football team. At 6 p.m., the program will begin with a welcome from Carey, followed by breakout sessions that will include a tour of facilities, weight room demonstrations, Q-and-A with student-athletes, football signals review with certified officials, and on-field stations. 

Registration is $60 which includes a playbook, two tickets to the home opener against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 21 and a surprise gift.

The Brigham-Novak Gridiron Classic has a new location – Glendale Lakes Golf Club in Glendale Heights. 

A continental breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with golf beginning via a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and awards are scheduled for about 2:30 p.m. 

Single golf entries are available for $175, with foursomes discounted to $650. A lunch-only option is also available for $40. The registration deadline is July 17 and sponsorship options are available. 

Huskie coaches will provide a preview of the upcoming 2013 football season. 

For more information on either Football 101 or the golf outing, contact Huskie Athletics at 815-753-1923.

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