The schedule maker didn't do new coach Jerry Kill or Huskie fans many favors.
Northern Illinois released its 2008 football schedule today and the Huskies are on the road five of the first six weeks of the season (including a Sept. 13th bye). That five-game stretch begins with an Aug. 30th opener at Minnesota and ends Oct. 4th at Tennessee. Make your travel plans now.
In between are dates at Western Michigan (Sept. 6), the home opener vs. (yawn) Indiana State (Sept. 20th) and at Eastern Michigan (Sept. 27th).
Dress warm, cause the home schedule heats up about the time the weather is likely to take a turn for the worse.
Three home games follow Tennessee: Miami (Oct. 11), homecoming vs. Toledo (Oct. 18th), Bowling Green (Oct. 25).
It then concludes with four weekday games, three of which are already set for one of the ESPN channels:
Wed., Nov. 5 at Ball State (ESPN2 or ESPNU)
Wed. Nov. 12 Central Michigan (ESPN2 or ESPN360)
Tue. Nov. 18 at Kent State
Tue. Nov. 25 Navy (ESPN2)