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Panther Train comes up short at Northwestern 24-20

Panther Train comes up short at Northwestern 24-20

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 21, 2019

UNI Wrestling traveled out to Evanston, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17 for a battle with the Northwestern Wildcats.  The Panther Train sought a solid win over their Big Ten opponent, but fell just short 24-20. “We could look at a few guys and say, ‘Wow he wrestled incredibly’ […]  A few of the oth...

Father-son bond– A.J. Green’s dream to play under his dad

Father-son bond– A.J. Green’s dream to play under his dad

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Ever since UNI’s starting point guard A.J. Green was in middle school, he envisioned the dream of playing for UNI under his dad Kyle Green, UNI associate head coach, with the two being able to enjoy the journey together every step of the way. “It’s something I’m really grateful for,” A.J. Green...

Panthers fall to No. 8 South Dakota State 38-7

Panthers fall to No. 8 South Dakota State 38-7

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

In a battle of two top 10 FCS teams, No. 4 UNI couldn’t overcome No. 8 South Dakota State, who was led by a defense that held their opponents to an average of 16.4 points per game this season. The Panthers went into halftime only down 7-0 and were mounting a comeback at 17-7 heading into the fourt...

Men’s basketball win two at home, advance to 4-0

Men’s basketball win two at home, advance to 4-0

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 18, 2019

The UNI men’s basketball team hosted two highly competitive home games this past week, taking down CSU Bakersfield 67-55 on Wed, Nov. 13 and defeating Northern Colorado 77-72 in an overtime thriller on Saturday, Nov. 16.  With the two wins, the Panthers remain perfect on the season with a 4-0 record...

Panthers take down Bulldogs, move to 21-9 overall

Panthers take down Bulldogs, move to 21-9 overall

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

November 18, 2019

The first place UNI volleyball team took on their in-state rival Drake University on Friday night in a matchup of Missouri Valley Conference foes. The Panthers continued their winning ways to take down the Bulldogs in three straight sets for the sweep to move to 21-9 overall. Head coach Bobbi Petersen commented on the ...

Women’s basketball defeats Mizzou & Iowa, advance to 4-0

Women’s basketball defeats Mizzou & Iowa, advance to 4-0

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

November 18, 2019

The UNI women’s basketball team continued their strong start to the season with a 78-73 road win at the University of Missouri on Wednesday, Nov. 13, along with an 88-66 home victory against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday. “Winning on the road is extremely hard,” head coach Tanya Warren said. “You h...

Six Panthers claim titles in season opener

Six Panthers claim titles in season opener

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 14, 2019

The UNI wrestling team, better known as the Panther Train, returned this week for the first time since national champion Drew Foster won it all six months ago. Returning three All-Americans and three NCAA qualifiers, the Panthers opened up their season with a bang at the Harold Nichols Open at Iowa St...

Preview: No. 4 UNI vs No. 8 South Dakota State

Preview: No. 4 UNI vs No. 8 South Dakota State

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

UNI football has had multiple battles with top 10 FCS programs this season, along with going wire-to-wire with Iowa State, who was ranked 21st in the nation at the time. Coming into Saturday’s matchup, South Dakota State kept it close with No. 1 North Dakota State 23-16 earlier in the season on Sa...

Top 3 men’s basketball standouts to watch this season

Top 3 men’s basketball standouts to watch this season

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

With another UNI men’s basketball season underway, the Panthers return 10 players with experience including A.J. Green, Spencer Haldeman and Austin Phyfe, who all will look to lead the Purple and Gold this season. A.J. Green The Cedar Falls native leads UNI in his second season as the starting point guard with a wor...

Panthers cut down Sycamores 17-9

Panthers cut down Sycamores 17-9

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 11, 2019

The Panthers came into Saturday ranked sixth in the recent FCS committee rankings with a record of 6-3.  Looking to stay undefeated in the Dome against the 3-6 Indiana State Sycamores, the Panthers did just that in a grind-it-out 17-9 victory sealed with a strip-sack by defensive end Elerson Smith...

Petersen leads in all-time volleyball wins

Petersen leads in all-time volleyball wins

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

November 11, 2019

With two wins against Illinois State and Bradley, UNI volleyball head coach Bobbi Petersen is now the all-time wins leader in program history with 504 career victories, passing her former coach and mentor Iradge Ahrabi-Ford. “I wouldn’t have this opportunity without Iradge,” Petersen said. ...

Men’s basketball takes down NIU 64-54

Men’s basketball takes down NIU 64-54

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

November 11, 2019

Coming off their season-opening victory, the UNI men’s basketball team took on the Northern Illinois Huskies for their first road test of the season in Dekalb, Ill. on Saturday. Looking to spoil the Huskies’ season opener, the Panthers took care of business in the 3 p.m. matinee contest as they...

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