Northern Iowan

UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

On Wednesday Sept. 16, the UNI Department of Athletics launched their UNI Fight Initiative in response to budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is a project aimed at raising funds for the athletics department, which has been hit hard financially during the last year of the p...

Sept. 21, 2013: Panthers take down Northern Colorado

UNI running back Tyvis Smith tries to break away from Northern Colorado's Courtney Hall and Isaiah Jones. The Panthers won, 26-7.

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Writer

September 21, 2020

On Sept. 21, 2013, the Northern Iowa Panthers traveled to Nottingham Field in Greeley, Colorado to take on the Northern Colorado Bears. It was a beautiful afternoon for football with clear skies accompanying the 79 degree temperature. UNI came in on a roll, starting the season 3-0 entering the game. UN...

Big Ten football to return on October 24

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

On the morning of September 16, the Big Ten held a joint press conference between all fourteen member schools on their decision to revive the fall football season. A unanimous vote determined that the conference would in fact have a football season this fall, beginning on October 24, as announced by ...

UNI men’s rugby overcoming challenges in 2020

UNI men's rugby overcoming challenges in 2020

TEHYA TOURNIER, Sports Writer

September 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring season for UNI men’s rugby was cut short with their fall season being delayed as well. Coach Jesus Ramirez said with no games or scrimmages happening, practice has also been altered when comparing to past seasons. “It’s different for sure but it has allowed us to work ...

Catching up on the U.S Open

NICHOLAS SCHINDLER, Sports Opinion Writer

September 10, 2020

The US Open, played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, has been taking place in New York City, New York since 1981, and this year’s tournament has been full of uncertainties. Going into this tournament the heavy favorite for the men was Novak Djokovic, and the number one seed for the ...

Alumni Player Profile: Daurice Fountain

Alumni Player Profile: Daurice Fountain

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 10, 2020

During his time at the University of Northern Iowa, wide receiver Daurice Fountain was a driving force in the Panther’s offense. His combination of speed and pass-catching skills made him a force on the offensive side of the ball, constantly keeping opposing defenses on their toes. NFL scouts would ...

This week in history: UNI Sports

UNI Panthers play Cal-Poly Mustangs in September 2017 game.

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Writer

September 8, 2020

On Sept. 9, 2017, the Cal-Poly Mustangs traveled to Cedar Falls to take on the Panthers in the UNI-Dome. What followed was a wild, high-scoring affair that resulted in 83 combined points and a nail-biting finish. The game started off fairly slow, with the only first quarter scoring coming when Cal-Pol...

Panther Profile: Patriots’ Xavier Williams

Williams during his time at UNI. He was a two-time all-conference selection and an anchor on the Panther defensive line while donning the Purple and Gold

NICHOLAS SCHINDLER, Sports Writer

September 3, 2020

After being undrafted coming out of the University of Northern Iowa, defensive lineman Xavier Williams was able to become a Super Bowl champion last year with the Kansas City Chiefs. Williams was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and began his football career at Grandview High School. He was a first-tea...

UNI grad Nick Nurse named NBA’s top coach

UNI graduate and current Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was named the NBA's Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season. Nurse also won an NBA championship with the Raptors in 2019.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

August 24, 2020

He started as a student assistant coach for the University of Northern Iowa. Now he’s the NBA’s Coach of the Year for 2020. Toronto Raptors head coach and University of Northern Iowa alumnus Nick Nurse was named the NBA’s coach of the year on August 22. In only his second season as an NBA hea...

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...

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa
Sports Showcase