NIU appears to be landing spot for transferring Cal QB Ross Bowers


It would seem former Cal quarterback Ross Bowers has found a new home. A tweet from the father of Bowers over the weekend announced Ross will be heading to NIU to continue his college football career.

NIU has yet to confirm the addition of Bowers at this time, although such an announcement would likely be on the way in a short time once all of the transfer paperwork is properly taken care of. NIU cannot comment on any prospective student-athlete until they are officially added to the football program. But a player’s dad is free to say whatever he wants, whenever he wants. So while we’ll await further confirmation straight from NIU, the word of the father seems justifiable enough to suggest NIU has a new quarterback to add to the mix.

Bowers was one of seven players to decide to transfer from Cal over the offseason. His departure was among the most notable for the Bears after starting every game of the 2017 season before getting sidetracked by injury issues in 2018. As a graduate transfer, Bowers will be eligible to play right away for the Huskies this fall. And he’ll also be given a fair chance to step right into a starting role for the MAC program that is looking to defend its conference championship crown in 2019.