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Track team takes on Musco Twilight

Track team takes on Musco Twilight

ZACH HUNTLEY, Sports Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Northern Iowa track and field team performed exceptionally well this weekend at the Musco Twilight Invitational, with both the men and women teams returning with second place finishes. Also competing at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer track (athletic field in Iowa City) were close rivals Iowa, UNI, Dr...

Season sweep against Drake Bulldogs

Season sweep against Drake Bulldogs

BRENNAN WHISLER, Sports Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

After a semi-impressive 3-2 road trip for the Northern Iowa Softball team, the Panthers were itching to get back home to friendly confines. Even if it was only for one game, UNI righted the ship after two straight 1-0 losses to Loyola, and the Panthers completed the season sweep against in-state Miss...

Softball loss at Loyola, 14-6 in MVC

Softball loss at Loyola, 14-6 in MVC

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s softball team had a strong start to their weekend after a close 7-6 victory against Loyola in Chicago. After Friday’s affairs, they would lose both games, 0-1, and finish the series 1-2 with an overall record of 26-17. Despite holding a two-game losing streak, UNI is still 14-6 with...

NBA season heating up in April

NBA season heating up in April

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The NBA playoffs are just finishing up game four of a seven game series and as of press time, the Celtics, Bulls, Rockets, Thunder, Clippers and the Jazz have yet to compete. Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles all currently possess a 2-1 lead over their opponent but that is scheduled to change before ...

Softball reigns supreme in Dome, 12-3 home record

Softball reigns supreme in Dome, 12-3 home record

BRENNAN WHISLER, Sports Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Northern Iowa softball team left the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex behind this last weekend and spent some time in the UNI-Dome. The change of scenery was just what the doctor ordered, as the Panthers reached second place in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), one game behind Illinois State. Cedar ...

Track attends Tom Botts Invitational

Track attends Tom Botts Invitational

ZACH HUNTLEY, Sports Columnist
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men and women’s Panther Track and Field team traveled to Columbia, MO this weekend, where they won a number of events and earned high marks throughout the meet. The team went up against local competitors Missouri, Missouri State, Nebraska and St. Louis — where the men walked away in second and...

Aaron Hernandez found dead in a one person cell

Aaron Hernandez found dead in a one person cell

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was supposed to spend life in prison without any possibility of parole after the murder of Odin Loyd in 2013. Yesterday, the talented tight end was found dead in his cell with a makeshift noose made of bed sheets. The door was blocked from the inside with various it...

MLB: Cubs, Mets, Dodgers and Astros

MLB: Cubs, Mets, Dodgers and Astros

BRENNAN WHISLER, Sports Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Major League season just got started for baseball in the last few weeks and although it’s way too early to draw any conclusions, as most teams are hovering at 10 games played so far, some are worth note. The Chicago Cubs are the defending World Series Champions for the first time in over 100 ...

NFL: Romo, Brady, the Browns and da Bears

NFL: Romo, Brady, the Browns and da Bears

DLYAN PADY, Sports Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The NFL released the preseason schedule for the first four games of the season, beginning on Aug. 3 and wrapping up Sept. 1. Texas A&M defensive end, Myles Garrett, is projected to play the first game of his NFL career against the New York Giants on Monday, Aug. 21. Garrett is expected to be draft...

UNI clears Husker Invitational

UNI clears Husker Invitational

ZACH HUNTLEY, Sports Columnist
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The men and women of UNI’s Track and Field team traveled to Lincoln, NE this weekend to compete in the Husker Spring Invitational. Leaving in third place were the Panther women, with the men taking fourth at the meet. In the field events, Kassidy Sharp took third in the high jump, notching a 1.71 ...

UNI golf preps for MVC championship after swinging in the spring

UNI golf preps for MVC championship after swinging in the spring

BRENNAN WHISLER, Sports Columnist
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The UNI men’s golf team just closed up the regular season for the spring portion of their schedule,  and will head to the Missouri Valley Championship (MVC) on April 24-25. The championship will be held in Lemont, Illinois. To officially finish up their regular season, the Panthers  competed in a co...

MVP race 2017: ‘The Beard’ or ‘Westwolf’

MVP race 2017: ‘The Beard’ or ‘Westwolf’

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The NBA playoffs will begin this weekend, with round one games consisting of Cleveland (1) v. Chicago (8), Boston (2) v. Indiana (7), Toronto (3) v. Milwaukee (6) and Washington (4) v. Atlanta (5) for the Eastern Conference. The Western Conference (and the much more talented conference in my opinion) will...

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