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2010 Humanitarian Bowl Preview: Northern Illinois vs Fresno State
NIU’s Jerry Kill guided NIU the Huskies to a school-record third consecutive bowl but won’t be around after accepting the head coaching job at Minnesota on December 5. The move came less than 48 hours after the Huskies’ lost to Miami (O) in the MAC Championship game in Detroit.

2010 New Orleans Bowl Preview: Ohio vs Troy
While the Bobcats had their seven-game winning streak snapped in a season-ending 28-6 loss to Kent State; QB Boo Jackson threw his school-record 35th career touchdown pass for Ohio breaking a mark that had stood for 41 years’ WR Terrence McCrae also set a school record with his 19th career TD catch.

MAC officials visit UMass, invitation may follow | GazetteNET
Officials from the Mid America Conference visited the University of Massachusetts Tuesday as the conference determines whether to extend UMass an invitation to join the MAC's football league. A site visit would be an unusual step for a conference that didn't expect to make an invite.

BREAKING: Ball State May Have a New Head Coach " Over The Pylon
Don’t bother bracing yourself… you’ve never heard of him. Pete Lembo will be named head coach in the near future (as early as Friday) by the administration. Is it official? No. Absolutely not. Is it close enough that I feel comfortable running it? I do.

Q&A with Minnesota Gophers football coach Jerry Kill -
Thursday, Kill took time to talk to the Pioneer Press about a variety of topics, including what he plans for quarterback/receiver MarQueis Gray and why he believes saying no to Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson eventually allowed him to say yes to the University of Minnesota.

Northern Illinois football: Northern Illinois athletic director impressed with Boise State's indoor facility -
That $10 million building impressed NIU athletic director Jeff Compher, who hopes to build a similar structure in DeKalb. The facility has a 120-yard field and a high roof so the kicking game can be practiced.