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Panthers beat St. Thomas, get third win of 2020

Panthers beat St. Thomas, get third win of 2020

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

March 12, 2020

This past Saturday, the UNI women’s tennis team squared off with the 6-4 Tommies of St. Thomas, Minn., at home. The Panthers were looking for revenge coming off a two-game losing streak and got exactly that in a match where the Purple and Gold dominated. The match started off with doubles competition wi...

Hoops in the Heartland: MSU comes in as favorites

Hoops in the Heartland: MSU comes in as favorites

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

March 12, 2020

The 2020 MVC women’s basketball tournament “Hoops in the Heartland” beginning on Thursday, March 12 is without a doubt going to bring some tough match ups for teams in the Valley. Missouri State and Drake enter the tournament as first and second seeds, with UNI entering as fifth. The tournament begin...

Arch Madness, Panthers fall to Drake

Arch Madness, Panthers fall to Drake

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

Having clinched the number one overall seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in St. Louis and regular-season title, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team were the heavy favorites coming into Arch Madness on Friday. A season filled with accolades, accomplishments and overall success was put to...

Panthers finish third in Big 12 Championships

Panthers finish third in Big 12 Championships

NICHOLAS SCHINDLER, Sports Writer

March 9, 2020

Over the weekend, the Northern Iowa Panthers Wrestling team traveled down to Tulsa, Ok., to compete in the Big 12 Conference Championship.  Oklahoma State was heavily favored going into the tournament, but both Iowa State and UNI had a chance to pull off the upset. Going into the conference tournam...

UNI defeats Drake, looks ahead to MVC tourney

UNI defeats Drake, looks ahead to MVC tourney

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

March 9, 2020

The UNI women’s basketball defeated in-state rivals Drake University 91-78 in the McLeod Center for their last game of the regular season on Friday, March 6. The game honored Panther seniors and marked the team’s first win over the Bulldogs since 2016. UNI’s offense was led by Kam Finley early on ...

UNI drops four of five in Northern Colorado tournament

UNI drops four of five in Northern Colorado tournament

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

March 9, 2020

This past weekend, The UNI Panthers softball team made the trip out to Greely, Co., for a weekend of competition, playing five games. On day one of the tournament, the Purple and Gold started out the weekend facing off with Nebraska-Omaha. The Panthers started off the game fast in the top of the fir...

Panthers take home conference honors

Panthers take home conference honors

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

March 5, 2020

Day two for the Panthers ended well for the Purple and Gold as the women’s team finished fifth overall with 71.5 points and the men’s team took the conference championship home for the first time in 11 years with 143.5 points, beating second-place teams Illinois State and Southern Illinois by 30.5 ...

Panthers honored with all-conference awards

UNI sophomore A.J. Green was named the 2019-2020 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. Green is the fourth Panther player in history to win the Larry Bird trophy.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

In what has been a terrific season for the UNI Panther men’s basketball team so far, Tuesday night was filled with a plethora of individual accolades for Panther players as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its all-conference awards for the 2019-20 season. Sophomore AJ Green took home the Larr...

Panther tennis falls to Hawkeyes in Iowa City

Panther tennis falls to Hawkeyes in Iowa City

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

March 5, 2020

The UNI Panther women’s tennis team traveled to Iowa City for their 12th meeting with the Iowa Hawkeyes where they fell 0-7 on Saturday, Feb. 29. It has been a tough season so far for the Panther women, as they came into last weekend’s match with just a 2-7 record on the year. Their match with th...

Arch Madness preview: who will take home the title?

UNI head coach Ben Jacobson looks to lead the Panthers through Arch Madness to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

March is officially upon us, which means the excitement and drama of March Madness is just around the corner. But before the selection committee reveals the field of 68 teams that punched their ticket to the Big Dance on Selection Sunday, there are 32 automatic bids that will need to be decided by vi...

Panthers secure No. 1 seed in MVC

Panthers secure No. 1 seed in MVC

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

March 2, 2020

UNI men’s basketball finished out their regular season by adding two more split wins, claiming the regular-season MVC title and ending the season undefeated in the McLeod. The Panthers defeated the University of Evansville 84-64 in their last home game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and added a...

Panthers complete day one of MVC tourney

Panthers complete day one of MVC tourney

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

March 2, 2020

The indoor track and field conference championships have officially come and gone through the UNI-Dome this past weekend, as the men and women of UNI gave it their all on their home turf. On day one of the championships, six Panthers were able to place in the top three, with one first place on the day, a...

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