Communiversity Block Party and Huskie Bowl

Families, fans and friends are invited to the Northern Illinois University campus on Saturday, April 28 for fun, food, football and more with the Annual Communiversity Block Party from Noon-2 p.m., followed by the first official look at the 2018 NIU Football team during the Huskie Bowl.

In addition, catch the NIU softball team in action at 1 p.m. as they celebrate their 60th Anniversary with a Throwback Weekend at Mary M. Bell Field, while the Huskie men’s soccer team entertains Quincy at 1:30 p.m. in a spring exhibition match at the NIU Soccer/Track & Field Complex.

Best of all, all events – and parking - are completely free! Parking is available in all paved areas around Huskie Stadium. Grass lots will not be open. 

The action begins at Noon in the area between Ralph McKinzie Field and the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center where the Block Party will feature music, inflatable games and interactive activities with NIU student-athletes for the kids, food for purchase from NIU concessionaire Sodexo AND free beer samples from Pollyanna and Forge Brewery.

Several local Huskie partners will be set up with giveaways and information, including Athletico, First National Bank, MOI and AM 560 The Answer, and VCB will be on hand with Huskie gear for sale.

Stop by the NIU Marketing table to pick up a Spring Football Schedule Poster, and use it to get autographs from your favorite Huskie players after the Huskie Bowl. Renew or purchase 2018 football season tickets on the spot.

Action gets underway inside Huskie Stadium at 2 p.m. with the Annual Huskie Bowl with all fans receiving a coupon for a free four-piece chicken nuggets from Wendy’s of DeKalb at the West Side entrances. The exact format for the final spring practice of 2018 will be announced once finalized. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Huskie Stadium
1245 Stadium Dr S, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Community Events



Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students


Intercollegiate Athletics
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