NIU's offseason brought the school's annual Summer Circuit to Rockford on Monday. Franchesco's hosted the Huskies athletic department and coaches in an event designed to engage season ticket holders, alumni, fans, and supporters.
The Huskies enjoyed a successful 2015-2016 school year athletically, as the football team played in yet another MAC Championship game, and appeared in a postseason bowl for the eighth consecutive year. The NIU men's basketball team won 21 games, the most for the Huskies since the 1990-91 season when they accomplished a 25-win campaign. They participated in the Vegas 16 postseason tournament.