Times yet to be determined for Vanderbilt, Ball State and Central Michigan games
Northern Illinois football has released game times for the upcoming season, starting with a 6 p.m. kickoff for its Aug. 31 opener at home against Illinois State to begin the Thomas Hammock coaching era.
The Huskies will play at noon Sept. 7 at Utah in Salt Lake City. NIU lost to the Utes, 17-6, in last season in DeKalb.
Nebraska welcomes the Huskies to Lincoln for a Sept. 14 showdown in Lincoln with kickoff coming at 7 p.m. NIU defeated Nebraska, 21-17, in 2017 in Lincoln.