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Northern Iowan

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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The above graph presents data collected by the Northern Iowan from the official UNI Athletics X account. Every tweet from 2023 was counted and categorized based on which sport it was. Original tweets as well as retweeted content was counted. Note that the men’s and women’s golf teams do not have individual team accounts on X.

@UNIAthletics by the numbers

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 24, 2024

Whether looking for score updates, exciting highlights or the latest sports news, Panther fans know one place they can always check: the official UNI Athletics social media accounts. Social media is...

USC’s Caleb Williams is all but confirmed to be the Chicago Bears first
pick in the NFL draft.

2024 NFL Draft Predictions

MICHAEL SPAHN, Sports Writer Apr 18, 2024

We are about a week away from the NFL draft kicking off in the city of Detroit. A time of year where teams look to improve, or even change the course of their franchise for years to come. This draft class...

Luka Doncic looks to take home this year’s NBA MVP award.

Doncic makes the most sense for MVP

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Apr 18, 2024

The regular season has come to a close in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and with that come talks of who should be the winner of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. Last season the award...

A slew of Panthers lead the pack on the famous blue oval in Des Moines.

Panthers on track for big things

BRADEN ELTON, Sports Writer Apr 18, 2024

The UNI Track and Field team is right around their halfway mark in the outdoor season with a lot of potential to make some noise at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Outdoor Championships next month.  The...

Scottie Scheffler won the 2024 Masters tournament over the weekend, winning his second green jacket.

The Masters transcends golf

BRODY LOVELL, Sports Writer Apr 17, 2024

As its 2024 tournament came to an end, the Masters once again drew in an impressive 3.4 million two-day viewership average, being the centerpiece of the sports world around the country this past weekend....

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics look to be the team to beat in this year’s NBA Playoffs.

NBA Playoff Preview 2024

COHEN KAMAUS, Sports Writer Apr 17, 2024

With the NBA regular season coming to a close, the focus shifts to the postseason. The NBA playoffs are widely regarded as one of the most exciting sporting events in the world, and this year is shaping...

Bob Bowlsby has been in the role as interim athletic director since his
return earlier this year.

Bowlsby back in town

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Apr 10, 2024

With former UNI athletic director David Harris leaving in late 2023 for Tulane,  collegiate sports legend Bob Bowlsby has stepped up to the plate to take over as athletic director while the university...

The Masters Tournament will take place this week with some of the biggest
golfers in the history of the sports participating.

The Masters is the pinnacle of golf

NICOLE WATERS, Sports Writer Apr 10, 2024

This week is the most highly anticipated week when it comes to golf, it’s Masters Week. People go absolutely crazy for this tournament whether it’s for the players going to be there, the food or the...

Ronald Acuña Jr. looks to claim the NL East for the Atlanta Braves.

MLB division predictions

COHEN KAMAUS, Sports Writer Apr 10, 2024

We are two weeks into the Major League Baseball regular season and it is already looking to be a great one. After a record breaking offseason filled with megadeals and big time acquisitions, 30 teams came...

Head Coach Jacobson is the winningest coach in the history of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Jacobson’s journey

Bennett Ludwig, Guest Writer Apr 10, 2024

When you think of UNI men’s basketball, there are several names that come to mind. Ali Farokhmanesh, Seth Tuttle, Paul Jesperson, AJ Green and a ton of other iconic players. Another  big name that comes...

Keckeisen makes his entrance for his championship match on Saturday.

Keckeisen: King of 184 lbs.

COHEN KAMAUS, Sports Writer Mar 27, 2024

After three years of falling short of an NCAA wrestling national championship, Parker Keckeisen finally sits atop the podium.  Keckeisen etched his name in the University of Northern Iowa’s record...

Kadyn Proctor has recently become a figure of interest for Iowa sports fans
after reports of him transferring back to Alabama surfaced.

Have we let NIL go too far?

BRODY LOVELL, Sports Writer Mar 27, 2024

Since going into effect in July 2021, the NCAA’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) policy has been subject to an ongoing debate among athletes, administrations and sports fans. On one hand, NIL has provided...

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