<P>Corrections In the last edition of Northern Now, the story Questions, Answers, Scholarships on page 4 incorrectly identi?ed the Stateline Quiz Bowl as an initiative of Transform Rockford. Transform Rockford is not involved in the program. A birth announcement on page 28 of the last edition should have said Kristen and Jonathan Smarzewski welcomed a son, Matthew, on May 23, 2015. Northern Now regrets the errors. The Day the Float Stood Still It was a picture-perfect fall day, and the 1967 homecoming crowd eagerly anticipated the arrival of the homecoming ?oats at the north end of the stadium. Near the end of the parade a bulky, somewhat disheveled entry belonging to the Theta Chi house suddenly came to a halt. Moments later, a loud bark erupted from the front of the ?at, accompanied by a wisp of white smoke. The ?oat was built entirely atop an aging, gas-guzzling 1958 Oldsmobile. To make things simpler in case mechanical attention in the engine compartment was needed, the hood was removed, and so was the carburetor air ?lter. So as this mobile display of artistic expression slowly crept across the ?eld that crisp fall day, it stalled. As the brothers frantically attempted the restart from deep inside the crepe-covered ?oat, the beast back?red, sending a column of ?ames vertically through what amounted to a hay bale on wheels. By the time the ?re?ghting equipment arrived, the crowd was roaring with laughter and applause. All that was left were the charred remains of the super-cruiser with its ?imsy two-by-four super structure. What a show it had been. – David L. Wilson, 71, M.S. 73 Football Memories Before Huskie Stadium I received the fall copy of the Northern Now and read the Last Look about the construction of Huskie Stadium. I played fullback on offense and halfback on defense on the 1941 and 1942 conference champion teams under Coach Evans. Our playing ?eld was along the side of the Kishwaukee River and our dressing rooms on the west side of the ?eld. Editor Joseph P. Matty, 00, M.S.Ed. 06 Associate Editor Dana Herra, 01 Art Director Wendy Tritt, B.F.A. 89, M.A. 95 Business Manager Lee Ann Henry Contributors Pat Anderson, M.S. 04 Angela Johansson, M.A. 05 Brad Hoey, 84 Colleen Leonard Donna Turner Maura Devine Jennifer Kirker-Priest Photographers George Tarbay, 71, M.S.Ed. 84 Wade Duerkes, 99, M.F.A. 06 Paul Danaher Milo Barsanti-Gonzalez Robert Banke Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Robert T. Boey John R. Butler, 92, M.A. 94 Wheeler G. Coleman, 83 Robert T. Marshall Jr., 61, M.S.Ed. 67 Cherilyn G. Murer, J.D. 78 Marc J. Strauss Timothy A. Struthers, 84, M.B.A. 88 Douglas D. Baker, President The opinions expressed in Northern Now do not necessarily re?ect the of?cial policies of Northern Illinois University. Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Af?rmative Action Institution. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois. 8/15 200M 45990 Northern Now (USPS 466-480) is published quarterly in fall, winter, spring, and summer by Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828. Periodical postage paid at DeKalb, Illinois, and additional mailing of?ce. Postmaster, send address changes to: Advancement Services, Northern Now, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115. NIU Switchboard: 815-753-1000 Northern Now is published by Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, Illinois, 60115, with additional ?nancial support from the NIU Foundation. northernnow.com 815-753-6327 Volume 15, Issue 2 Winter 2016 northern letters Send your comments for Northern Letters to: Northern Now, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 northernnow@niu.edu I am now ninety-three years old with only good memories of Northern Illinois University. Because of World War II, I was a 1948 graduate. – Joe Rushforth, 48 Mud Bowl 68 It was November 1968,and the last game of the NIU football season was Bowling Green at Northern. I believe kickoff was at noon on a Saturday. On Friday, it started to rain. It rained all day and all night, and on Saturday morning, it was still raining. I walked to the stadium and there was hardly anyone there. I took my seat at the ?fty-yard line, ?rst row, and the lights were on. There may have been 100 people, tops. BG kicked from north to south and John Spilis caught the ball on his own three-yard line. Spilis ran straight up the middle, veered to his right, and ran down the sideline for a TD. As it kept raining, the game went back and forth, with each team struggling in the massive mud lake. In the middle of the third quarter, BG scored, but missed the extra point. Things got dicey, but NIU held on and won the game 7-6 in a classic Mud Bowl. I was soaked, but enjoyed every minute. The next year, NIU put down Astroturf, which had just become available, and boasted it was the biggest in the state. You could play on it just about any time. My friends and I would kick ?eld goals and had a blast. 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