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UNI football picked first in MVC

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The UNI football team was picked as the overall favorite to defend their Missouri Valley Football Conference title.

The Panthers received 29 out of the 36 first place votes in the poll.  North Dakota State received 6 first place votes, while being picked to finish second.  Third place Southern Illinois received the one remaining first place nod.

UNI won the conference in 2010 while finishing 7-5 overall.  The Panthers fell to Lehigh in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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