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Northern Illinois has chosen its field design

A week ago we had the story of Northern Illinois looking for input on its new field design. The Huskies offered six choices.

Some were bold...

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Some were not...

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In the end, NIU went with an design somewhere in between.

NIU field choice

Northern Illinois's design joins a trend - which we love - of non-flagship universities putting their state's silhouette on their field or court.

East Carolina football:

ECU field

Texas A&M basketball:

Reed court

Texas Tech basketball:

Texas Tech court

Since Northern Illinois has been the Land of Lincoln's most consistent program this decade, we applaud this bit of flag-planting.