Ward makes short list for Jim Thorpe Award

Jimmie Ward
Northern Illinois University safety Jimmie Ward was named a semifinalist for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, the Jim Thorpe Association announced Monday. Presented to the top defensive back in the country, the Jim Thorpe Award was established in 1986 and is named after one of the greatest all-around athletes in history. Ward is the first Huskie to…

ESPNU All-Access to feature NIU football

Boomer Mays
The No. 17 Northern Illinois University Huskies are the subject of the newest edition of “ESPNU All-Access,” a 30-minute show airing nationally this week on ESPNU focused completely on the NIU football team. The weekly show that gives college football fans an inside look at a “typical” day in the nation’s top football programs is scheduled…

Tyler Wedel named Ray Guy Award candidate

Tyler Wedel
Northern Illinois University punter Tyler Wedel became the fifth Huskie named to a watch list when the junior was named a nominee for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council announced Friday. The Ray Guy Award is awarded to the nation’s top punter each season and determined by a national selection committee made up…

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