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Football: Jordan Lynch to help linchpins of Manning Passing Academy

Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois quarterback

Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois quarterback

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Updated: August 8, 2013 7:06AM

Northern Illinois University senior quarterback Jordan Lynch will be joining some fast company this month by working as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy.

“It was cool to get the call from Archie Manning. It was kind of surreal to be talking to a NFL legend,” Lynch said after being invited to take part in the camp annually run by the former New Orleans Saints great and his sons, Cooper and current NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli.

The camp will be held in Thibodaux, La., from July 11 through 14.

“It’s a great opportunity to go there with all the top (college) quarterbacks in the nation, not to mention, getting the chance to be around Archie, Peyton and Eli for four days. I’m excited,” Lynch said.

This is the 18th year of the camp, in which the Mannings and top collegiate quarterbacks work with high school skill players (RBs, TEs, WRs and QBs).

Lynch, a second team AP All-America last season after leading the Huskies to their second straight MAC title and an appearance in the Orange Bowl, was seventh in the Heisman voting.

NIU schedule set

Start times for Northern Illinois football have been finalized for the coming season. The slate includes two Big Ten opponents was well as dates at Idaho and home against Eastern Illinois.

Led by offensive lineman Collin Seibert, of Oswego, Eastern comes to town Sept. 21 for the Huskies’ home opener, one of only five at home in the 12-game schedule.

Here’s the list: Aug. 31 at Iowa, 2:30 p.m.; Sept. 14 at Idaho, 4 p.m.; Sept. 21 vs. Eastern Illinois, 6 p.m.; Sept. 28 at Purdue, 11 a.m.; Oct. 5 at Kent State, 2:30 p.m.; Oct. 12 vs. Akron, 4 p.m.; Oct. 19 at Central Michigan, 2 p.m.; Oct. 26 vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 2 at Massachusetts at Foxborough Stadium, 11 a.m.; Nov. 13 vs. Ball State, 7 p.m.; Nov. 20 at Toledo, 7 p.m.; Nov. 26 vs. Western Michigan, 6 p.m.

For ticket information, call (815) 753-1923.

American Legion baseball

Geneva Construction 12, Tiger Athletic Association 5: Geneva’s Peter Larsen went 4-for-4 with two RBI and Eddie Velarde had three hits and three RBI to lead Geneva, which used a seven-run fifth to seal the win in recent Aurora American Legion League baseball.

Velarde came on in relief in the bottom of the second and went six innings to get the win. Matt Pilmer drove in a pair of runs for Tiger Club.

Geneva Construction 6, United Auto Workers No. 145 5: UAW rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings. Jose Jalapa had two hits and an RBI to back winning pitcher Eduardo Terrazas, who went the final two innings.

Legion League standings

National Division: 1. Legion Post No. 84 12-1; 2. (tie) Jakes Bagels 10-3, Kirhofers Sports 10-3; 4. Geneva Construction 8-6; 5. Tiger Athletic Association 5-6-1.

American Division: 1. Third Ward Club 5-8-1, 2. Turner Club 4-7, 3. Sikich LLP 4-10; 4. (tie) New Life Energy 3-10, UAW No. 145 3-10.

Travel baseball tryouts

Kaneland Travel Baseball has announced plans for its 2014 season tryouts, which will be its second season of competition. Next year the program will add teams in 9-under and 14-under categories, joining the existing 10-13U teams.

All tryouts will take place at Wheeler Park in Sugar Grove, which is located two miles west of Route 47 at 901 Wheeler Road.

Tryouts will be held July 19, 20 and 28 as well as Aug. 2 through 4. Candidates do not need to make all the tryouts for a level. Specific times for a particular age group and further information can be found at KTB’s website

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