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NIU football team heading to Florida

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DEKALB, Ill. (Associated Press) -

Northern Illinois' football team is heading south.

The Huskies are moving their Orange Bowl preparations to Florida on Wednesday.

WNIJ Radio reports that the team is scheduled to fly from Rockford to Miami.

The Huskies are getting ready to play Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day. It's the first time a team from the Mid-American Conference will appear in a BCS game.

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