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Morning Dump: It's been a grand slam week to be a Huskies fan

Both the Huskies' men's basketball team and football team are making history, while the Bobcats continue to dominate in the East.

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  • It's been a long time since Northern Illinois was good at basketball. Like two decades long. But good times are here again in Dekalb, as the Huskies knocked off Bowling Green last night to improve its record to 18-8. It's the Huskies' first 18 win season since 1995-96.
  • Speaking of good times, Ohio's Antonio Campbell is in the middle of a MAC POTY-type of groove right now, especially after scoring a career-high 33 points in Ohio's dominating win over Eastern Michigan last night.
  • Central Michigan got a chance to correct a 3-game losing streak last night and took it, defeating Toledo in Mt. Pleasant on the back of a terrific performance by Braylon Rayson, who at 5'9", led all CMU rebounders with 9 boards (!)
  • Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher revealed at last summer's MAC Media Day a forthcoming mental health awareness campaign in the conference, and this week, we get to see a little bit more about what that's all about, as the MAC hosted 150 members of NCAA institutions in Cleveland on Tuesday to discuss ongoing mental health issues facing college students.
  • In college baseball news, USA Baseball unveiled its 50-player watch list for the 2016 Golden Spikes Award, and Kent State left handed pitcher Eric Lauer was featured on the list. The regular season for teams across the MAC starts on Friday, so stick with the Belt this week as we unveil our top ten lists for infielders and outfielders in anticipation of the opening day.
  • To bring the dump full-circle, Jon Greenberg sent out this cryptic-sounding tweet yesterday about some upcoming announcement being made about the 2016 NIU football schedule, so keep an eye on Huskies Twitter throughout your afternoon today.