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Northern Iowan

Kam Finley hugs Maya McDermott while the rest of the Panthers celebrate in the background following the conclusion of UNIs 70-69 victory over Drake.

McDermott sends Panthers past Bulldogs

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Editor Jan 26, 2023

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the UNI women’s basketball traveled to Des Moines for an in-state Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) matchup with the Drake Bulldogs. Both teams entered the game with a 3-1 record...

UNI competed at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the Iowa Indoor Track Facility in Iowa City this past weekend.

Panthers compete at Larry Wieczorek Invite

CADEN SHEA, Sports Writer Jan 26, 2023

The Panthers took over Iowa City this weekend as they competed in the Larry Wieczorek Invitational. Many Panthers made an impact in this meet including sprinter Rylan Santi who set a new school record.  The...

Darta Dalecka has traveled thousands of miles from her home in Latvia, and is now a standout on the UNI tennis team.

Dalecka thrives as international student

Jaye Haines , Guest Writer Jan 26, 2023

Twelve years of experience in a sport can take a dedicated athlete a long way, and 12 years of tennis took Darta Dalecka 4,659 miles from home. “I am an international student coming from a country called...

Andrijana Brkic picked up a dominant win in her singles match against Minnesota State on Saturday, winning 6-1, 6-1.

Panthers split with Fighting Hawks, Mavericks

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Jan 26, 2023

The UNI women’s tennis team hit the road for their first matches of the 2023 season. The Panthers stopped in Grand Forks, N.D., to face the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Friday, Jan. 20. They then traveled...

Trey Campbell (4) scored a career-high 20 points while hitting six 3-pointers in UNIs win over Illinois State.

UNI stays hot, wins pair of MVC games

BEN LAHART , Sports Writer Jan 23, 2023

The UNI men’s basketball team has won their last two matchups over the last week. The Panthers first beat Illinois State in a tight competition in the McLeod Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed by...

Carter Morton competes in the long jump. The Panther men and women both had dominant showings at the Jack Jennett Invitational.

Panthers dominate at Jack Jennett Invite

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Jan 23, 2023

The UNI Panthers track and field team hosted the Jack Jennett Invitational on Friday, Jan. 20 inside of the UNI-Dome. The Panthers hosted athletes from Hawkeye Community College, Wartburg, NIACC, Upper...

Maya McDermott (0) finished with a team-high 12 points in UNIs 79-44 win over UIC on Saturday.

Panthers dominate Beacons and Flames

CADEN SHEA, Sports Writer Jan 23, 2023

The UNI women’s basketball team had their two most dominant wins this week against Valpraiso and the University of Illinois Chicago. The Panthers scored a combined 68 points more than their opponents....

The UNI swimming & diving team competed against Iowa State and West Virginia this weekend. The Panthers fell to both the Cyclones and the Mountaineers.

UNI falls to Iowa State and West Virginia

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Jan 23, 2023

The UNI women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Ames on Saturday, Jan. 21, for a dual with Iowa State and West Virginia. This was the final dual of UNI’s season as it winds down. UNI fell to Iowa...

Trey Campbell (4) attempts a 3-pointer for UNI. Campbell was UNIs leading scorer against Belmont, finishing with 16 points.

Panthers stumble against Bruins, 76-72

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Jan 19, 2023

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the UNI Panthers men’s basketball team traveled to Nashville, Tenn. for a conference matchup against Belmont. The Panthers came into this one with a four-game winning streak, but...

Taylor Hogan performs a dive, Hogan had a season-best score in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dive events, taking second place in both.

Panthers claw past Redbirds in the pool

CADEN SHEA, Sports Writer Jan 19, 2023

The UNI swimming and diving team defeated the Illinois State Redbirds in an intense dual meet hosted by the Panthers on Jan. 13 and 14. The Panthers won nine out of the 19 events showcased during the dual....

Grace Boffeli (42) drives to the basket. Boffeli secured another double-double in the win over Evansville, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Boffeli has now finished with a double-double in four of UNIs last five games.

Panthers outlast Purple Aces, 73-68

BEN LAHART , Sports Writer Jan 19, 2023

Coming off the thrilling last second win over Drake, the UNI women won their second game in a row last Sunday as they traveled to Evansville, Ind. to play the Evansville Purple Aces. The Panthers won 73-68...

UNI performs well at Hawkeye Invitational

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Jan 19, 2023

The UNI track and field team headed down to the University of Iowa in Iowa City for the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14. UNI dominated several field events. The Panthers...

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