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NFL prediction: Chiefs, Packers advance to Super Bowl LIV

NFL prediction: Chiefs, Packers advance to Super Bowl LIV

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 16, 2020

The conference championship week is finally upon us this Sunday as the Titans visit the Chiefs in Kansas City at 2:05 p.m. followed by the Packers traveling to take on the 49ers at 5:40 p.m. The playoffs have already been a crazy jumble of emotions so far, seeing things like the Titans upsetting the...

MVC basketball: Panthers look to return to the Big Dance

MVC basketball: Panthers look to return to the Big Dance

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Although it’s known to many as a mid-major and lesser-tier basketball league, the Missouri Valley Conference is consistently one of the most competitive and unpredictable conferences in the entire NCAA. With teams like Loyola-Chicago making Final Four runs and UNI knocking off top-ranked teams such...

Jacobson’s passion remains strong in year 14

Jacobson’s passion remains strong in year 14

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

UNI men’s basketball head coach Ben Jacobson has been an integral part of winning an ESPY, along with leading multiple NCAA Tournament runs, but what drives the veteran coach in year 14 at the helm is making a profound impact on the players on and off the court. “‘What can I do and what can our ...

Jacobson reflects on Sweet 16, looks forward in 2020

Jacobson reflects on Sweet 16, looks forward in 2020

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The 2019-20 UNI men’s basketball season has already seen the Panthers take down a top 25 team in Colorado, preceded by traveling to Cancun, Mexico in November and experiencing Italy last summer.  Aside from taking in historic sites like the Colosseum, the Panthers have crossed paths with basketball l...

Panthers trample No. 23 Buffaloes on the road

Panthers trample No. 23 Buffaloes on the road

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

December 12, 2019

The Panthers have been rolling through their competition so far this season, turning heads after finishing last season with a 16-18 record. Fast forward nine months, the Purple and Gold are off to a 9-1 start with a top 25 upset over Colorado under their belt. This Monday, questions were warranted about...

Semester recap: White House visit, HOF, playoff runs and more

Semester recap: White House visit, HOF, playoff runs and more

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

December 12, 2019

The 2019 fall semester has been one to remember for UNI Athletics with Drew Foster visiting the White House, a historic Hall of Fame ceremony, a quarterfinal Panther football team, NCAA Tournament berth for UNI volleyball, 9-1 start for men’s basketball, 6-3 women’s basketball team and much more....

Panthers avenge Jackrabbits 13-10

Panthers avenge Jackrabbits 13-10

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

December 9, 2019

The Panther defense shined bright once again this season as the Purple and Gold played in a rematch against South Dakota State on Saturday, Dec. 7 for a spot in the quarterfinals.  Despite playing in cold, windy conditions, UNI forced a second-round win on the road to become the first team in the pla...

Panthers lose to Missouri in NCAA tourney

Panthers lose to Missouri in NCAA tourney

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

December 9, 2019

After falling in the championship game of the Missouri Valley  Conference Tournament, the Panther volleyball team earned an at-large rebirth in the NCAA Tournament due to their strong record and strength of schedule. “We’re obviously extremely thankful that the committee felt our resumé was good e...

Sonnen fulfills passion in his return to UNI

Sonnen fulfills passion in his return to UNI

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

Marc Sonnen’s return to UNI as a video coordinator brings a flare of retro as the former Panther, an integral part of the 2009-2010 Sweet 16 team, looks to contribute to his alma mater. “It’s pretty amazing and it’s good to be back around the guys that were coaches of me as a player and being...

Panthers advance to second round

Panthers advance to second round

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

December 5, 2019

A slow-paced, defensive battle was the story for the first round FCS playoffs matchup in the UNI-Dome, which pitted the 8-4 Panthers against the 9-2 Toreros from the University of San Diego. Playing in the warmth of the Dome, UNI held the high-powered Toreros offense to only three points and just 26 r...

Panther volleyball claims NCAA Tournament bid

Panther volleyball claims NCAA Tournament bid

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

December 5, 2019

The Panther volleyball team hosted this season’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament, making it all the way to the championship match against Illinois State.  The Panthers ultimately fell short against the Redbirds, but good news rolled into Cedar Falls Sunday night leaving the Panthers elated to ...

Panthers go 1-1 in Cancun, defeat Luther 110-51

Panthers go 1-1 in Cancun, defeat Luther 110-51

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

It’s been quite the adventure already for the 2019-20 men’s basketball team after visiting historic sites like the Colosseum in Rome this summer and recently escaping the Iowa cold for Cancun, Mexico last week. “It was super nice being down there,” starting point guard A.J. Green said.  “The...

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