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Wells’ passion to mentor underprivileged youth

Wells’ passion to mentor underprivileged youth

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

October 17, 2019

Panther junior defensive lineman Brawntae Wells’ passion on the field is matched by his purpose in life to mentor and inspire underprivileged youth. The Des Moines native was recognized as the October Playmaker of the Month for his work on the field and in the community by the Institute for Sport an...

Panthers take down Sycamores 2-1 in overtime

Panthers take down Sycamores 2-1 in overtime

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

October 17, 2019

Coming off four consecutive losses, the Panther women’s soccer team returned home on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a conference matchup against the Indiana State Sycamores. A back-and-forth battle saw the Panther women come away victorious in overtime by a score of 2-1. “I was really happy with our group a...

Panthers tie for sixth at Bubba Barnett Tournament

Panthers tie for sixth at Bubba Barnett Tournament

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

October 17, 2019

The Panther men’s golf team tied for sixth place, carding a total of 891, at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate Tournament in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Oct. 13-15. Head coach John Bermel is expecting improvement this year with the addition of new talent. “There’s no question we have two nice players coming in wi...

Panthers fall at North Dakota State

Panthers fall at North Dakota State

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The No. 10 Panthers trekked out west to Fargo, N.D., for a top-ten matchup against the first-ranked and defending champion North Dakota State Bison on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers kept it close until the Bison added to their 25-14 lead with 21 points in the fourth quarter to cap a 46-14 win over ...

Panthers go 1-1, now 12-9 overall

Panthers go 1-1, now 12-9 overall

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

October 14, 2019

The Panther volleyball team sits at 6-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play and 12-9 overall after a split weekend at home, defeating Bradley 3-1, and losing to Illinois State 3-2. “Being able to take care of our business at home and then stealing some road wins is extremely important in this rac...

Panthers finish ninth at Zach Johnson Invitational

Panthers finish ninth at Zach Johnson Invitational

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

October 14, 2019

Competing in the Zach Johnson Invitational in Des Moines, the Panther men’s golf team took a ninth-place finish with a score of 911 overall and 59 over par for the tournament.  “There’s no question, we have to be more consistent,” head coach John Bermel said. “We’ve got seven or eight kids that a...

Women’s golf place first at MVC Preview

Women’s golf place first at MVC Preview

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

October 10, 2019

The Panther women’s golf team notched a first place victory at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview as they near the end of their fall schedule.  The Panthers carded a total of 942 in the preview held in Burlington, Iowa that spanned Sept. 23-24. Last year, the young group of golfers took second...

Panthers represented well in the NFL

Panthers represented well in the NFL

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

UNI has always been represented with excellence in the NFL headlined by the former Cedar Falls Hy-Vee employee-turned-Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, 1995 Defensive Player of the Year Bryce Paup and 2016 Pro Bowl running back David Johnson. “All I wanted, for a long, time was just give me a chance,” Warner s...

Defensive end earns second MVC Player of the Week

Defensive end earns second MVC Player of the Week

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

Junior defensive end Elerson Smith is becoming a force to be reckoned with after tying his 2018 sack total of 7.5 sacks through the first five games this season. The Minneapolis native earned his second Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week award after racking up 2.5 sacks and three...

Panthers edge Penguins, 21-14

Panthers edge Penguins, 21-14

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

October 7, 2019

The Penguins of Youngstown State came into the UNI-Dome with a 4-0 record for Saturday’s matchup against the 13th-ranked Panthers, and wound up leaving with their first defeat of the season after a 21-14 loss at the hands of the Panther defense. “Defensively, I was very pleased with their resilience,”...

Panthers advance to 11-8, clench No. 1 in MVC

Panthers advance to 11-8, clench No. 1 in MVC

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

October 7, 2019

UNI volleyball now sits at 5-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference after sweeping Valparaiso, Missouri State and Southern Illinois.  Heading into conference play, head coach Bobbi Petersen knew the challenge that was ahead. “I look at conference season as definitely a grind in a different way,” Pet...

Hometown dream for former panther Ahelegbe

Hometown dream for former panther Ahelegbe

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

Having grown up in Oakdale, Minn., just outside of St. Paul, former starting point guard for the 2010 Sweet 16 team Kwadzo Ahelegbe realized a dream come true in 2016 when he became a video coordinator for the Minnesota Timberwolves. “It’s amazing,” Ahelegbe said.  “Obviously growing up seeing th...

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