NIU will host MAC opponents Central Michigan, Toledo, Akron, and Buffalo in 2024 and play on the road against Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Miami, and Ball State as the MAC office releases the home and road opponents for the next three seasons. The MAC also announced the elimination of divisions and a new scheduling model beginning in 2024.

Why It Matters

The announcement provides clarity on the upcoming football schedules, allowing fans and teams to plan for the next three seasons. The new scheduling model marks a significant shift in the MAC's approach to football matchups.

By the Numbers
  • NIU's non-conference schedule for 2024 includes games against Western Illinois, Notre Dame, N.C. State, and Massachusetts.
  • The announcement includes the breakdown of home and road games for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, providing a comprehensive view of the team's upcoming matchups.
State of Play
  • NIU is already accepting $24 deposits for 2024 season tickets, with renewals set to go live on February 5th.
  • Season ticket members earn priority points to purchase away game tickets and receive invitations to exclusive events featuring Huskie coaches and student-athletes.
What's Next

The next steps include the release of exact dates for the Huskies' 2024 conference schedule at the end of February and the full schedule layout expected the following month.

Bottom Line

The MAC's announcement sets the stage for future football seasons, giving fans, players, and staff clarity on upcoming matchups and contributing to the excitement and anticipation for the seasons ahead.