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AP top 25 poll: why aren’t the Panthers ranked yet?

AP top 25 poll: why aren’t the Panthers ranked yet?

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 13, 2020

After UNI’s win over Drake Sunday, they now sit at a 21-3 overall record, number one in the MVC, and a perfect 13-0 at home. While most people would assume that resume is good enough to be put in the AP Top 25 rankings, the most recent rankings released say otherwise. Northern Iowa sat just outside ...

UNI defeats Valpo, Drake

UNI defeats Valpo, Drake

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 10, 2020

UNI men’s basketball is now 21-3 overall and 10-2 in the MVC after a split home and road week. The Panthers defeated the Valparaiso Crusaders 63-51 in Indiana on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and the Drake University Bulldogs 83-73 in the McLeod on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Panthers came ready to play in Indiana ...

Softball season underway in the Dome

Softball season underway in the Dome

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 10, 2020

The UNI softball squad opened their season this past weekend as they hosted the annual Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic, with visitors coming from DePaul, Drake, Murray State, South Dakota and South Dakota State. The weather was nasty outside but perfect softball weather inside the UNI-Dome as the Panthe...

Panther women drop first home game of the year

Panther women drop first home game of the year

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

After two straight wins and in the midst of a four-game homestand, the UNI women’s basketball team would play host to the Missouri Valley Conference-leading and nationally-ranked Missouri State Lady Bears in the McLeod Center on Friday night. After a hard-fought, back-and-forth affair between the t...

Panthers remain undefeated in McLeod

Panthers remain undefeated in McLeod

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 6, 2020

UNI women’s basketball is now 13-7 on the season and remains undefeated at home after beating the Crusaders of Valparaiso 77-70 in the McLeod Center on Sunday, Feb. 2.  “I thought our young women did a terrific job of adapting,” said UNI head coach Tanya Warren. “We had to play small, which is very...

NBA trade deadline: speculation and predictions

NBA trade deadline: speculation and predictions

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

If you’re an avid follower of the NBA, you know that the two greatest days of the calendar year are the start of free-agency on July 1, and the trade deadline in early February. With regards to the trade deadline, most teams will tend to put off making any sort of big blockbuster deals until right ...

Panthers defeat Bears, Aces

Panthers defeat Bears, Aces

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 3, 2020

The UNI men’s basketball team has continued their winning ways as the Panthers have taken down the Missouri State Bears and the Evansville Aces in the past week to improve their record to 19-3 on the season, remaining undefeated at home. As Missouri State rolled into Cedar Falls, the Bears came ou...

Panther Train moves to first in Big 12 conference

Panther Train moves to first in Big 12 conference

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 3, 2020

The Panther wrestling team traveled to Norman, Okla., for a Big 12 competition against the University of Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Feb. 1. With a 25-13 win over the Sooners, the Panthers are now first in the Big 12 standings. “That has to be a hallmark of our program,” said head coach Doug Sch...

Panthers down Loyola, move into first place

Panthers down Loyola, move into first place

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

With first place on the line in the Missouri Valley Conference last Saturday, the Panthers played host to the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the McLeod Center. Widely expected to be a hard-fought, closely contested game between the two MVC powerhouses, the game lived up to its hype. Behind a near sellou...

Chiefs vs 49ers: Who will take the Superbowl trophy?

Chiefs vs 49ers: Who will take the Superbowl trophy?

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 30, 2020

Super Bowl LIV will be held in beautiful Miami. We are now just days away from the one game that everyone tunes in to see. Whether your team is in the Super Bowl, a football diehard fan or just a commercial enthusiast, everyone will be watching this game on Feb 2. The matchup between the Kansas City C...

Panthers pin 8th-ranked Cowboys

Panthers pin 8th-ranked Cowboys

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 27, 2020

The Panther Train continues to roll through competition, with this weekend being no exception. The McLeod Center was packed with 4,000 fans for an exciting night of wrestling as the 20th-ranked Panthers hosted the eighth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Jay Schwarm (125 lbs) started out the night for ...

Panthers suffer road loss against SIU Salukis

Panthers suffer road loss against SIU Salukis

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

January 27, 2020

The UNI men’s basketball team fell in a two-point game, 68-66, against the Salukis of Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Panthers are now 5-2 in the MVC and 16-3 overall on the season, coming off a road win at Bradley last Saturday night. “As sharp as we were down the stret...

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