Mike Korcek and NIU’s Dirty Little Secret

Posted by Jerry Burnes on July-15-2009 Add Comments

Northern Illinois University has a secret. A deep, dark secret.

See, after over 40 years as a member of the NIU family, former Sports Information Director Emeritus Mike Korcek was not renewed by the athletic department.

That's not the secret. The secret is why.

NIU deputy athletics director for external affairs Glen Krupica made the choice to not retain Korcek, telling the DeKalb Daily Chronicle that the position had "run its course."

"Now that three years have past, the Hall of Fame display is up and intact, and Mike had done a tremendous amount for years on that," Krupica said. "Since we have that project done, the department felt the position was not needed anymore."

Now, Glen, enlighten Huskie Natio...

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