Tim Semisch and his Northern Illinois teammates made an exception to their rule following the MAC championship game earlier this month.
“We’ve always operated on a 24-hour rule since I’ve been here — win or lose, you move on after 24 hours,” said Semisch, a Millard North graduate who plays tight end for the Huskies. “But that one kind of stung. We were so excited to have another opportunity to go back to the BCS. It hurt us hard the first couple of nights. It was more like 48 hours before we moved past it.”