Vandals Take On MAC Foe in Dome This Saturday

The Vandals return home this weekend to take on Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference at 2pm on the new RealGrass Pro field in the ASUI-Kibbie Dome. It is also Dad's Weekend, and any father that comes to the game with a child will get in at the REDUCED PRICE of $13 for General Admission or $22 for Reserved Seating.

WHEN: This Saturday, 2pm kickoff, at the ASUI Kibbie Dome on the campus of the University of Idaho. FATHER'S COMING TO THE GAME WITH A CHILD CAN PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE GAME AT A REDUCED PRICE (DAD'S WEEKEND).

WHO: Northern Illinois University Huskies

THE SERIES: Idaho and NIU have met four times since 1969, and both teams have won two games in the series. Idaho won the last meeting, a 25-24 victory way back in 1975. The home team has won every time these teams have met.

ABOUT NIU: Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, IL and first played a football game way back in 1899, going 1-0-2 beating DeKalb High School 16-0. They joined the NCAA in 1952, and moved up to Division 1-A in 1987 where they competed as an independent until 1972. They were members of the Mid-American Conference from '73 through '86, then competed again as an independent until 1992. In 1993, interestingly, they became a member of the Big West Conference through the '95 season. In '96 they were again a 1-A independent, and then in 1997 they rejoined the Mid-American Athletic Conference, where they now compete in the West Division.


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