Created:Monday, October 28, 2013 9:00 p.m.CDT
Updated:Monday, October 28, 2013 9:01 p.m.CDT
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NIU's Ward named Thorpe Award semifinalist

Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward was named a semifinalist for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award on Monday.

The award is presented to the top defensive back in the country and Ward, who leads the nation with a career-high five interceptions, becomes the first Huskie to be named a semifinalist.

Will the NIU football team play for the MAC title this year?
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Too soon to tell