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UNI remembers Rettinger in Hawkeye matchup

UNI remembers Rettinger in Hawkeye matchup

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

May 2, 2019

The University of Northern Iowa softball team honored former center-fielder Micalla Rettinger with a moment of silence before they faced their in-state rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes, in their final home game of the season. Rettenger died early Sunday, April 28. From the first pitch, Jaclyn Spencer was con...

Panthers invited to NFL camps

Panthers invited to NFL camps

JACOB POTTER, Associate Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

After the NFL draft, opportunities of a lifetime are still up for grabs for undrafted talent from the collegiate level. Five of those coveted minicamp spots were filled by Panthers, who earned invites from several NFL teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings and the ...

Faith, family, football — the Jaylin James story

Faith, family, football — the Jaylin James story

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Daurice Fountain, who led UNI in catches as well as receiving touchdowns in 2017, was taken by the Indianapolis Colts in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL Draft, leaving the Panther football team for good. It was someone else’s turn to step up. Enter Jaylin James. “Last year, Daurice was the definition of...

NHL playoffs remain underrated despite upsets

NHL playoffs remain underrated despite upsets

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

May 2, 2019

Many people would say springtime is the best time of year for sports. Baseball is starting back up, NBA playoffs are in full swing, March Madness recently finished and the Masters kicks off golf season for the summer. A lot of sports fans usually forget about the NHL playoffs, which is often oversh...

Panther’s season ends in MVCs

Panther’s season ends in MVCs

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament officially ended this weekend in Cedar Falls, as the Illinois State University defeated Stony Brook in the finals, 4-3. UNI came into the tournament as the six seed and matched up with the three seed, Bradley Braves. This was the second straight matchu...

UNI competes at Drake Relays, Heitland third

UNI competes at Drake Relays, Heitland third

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 29, 2019

The 2019 Drake Relays took place this past weekend from Wednesday through Saturday, April 24-27, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The four-day long event pits some of Iowa’s top high school track athletes against each other, as well as college track programs from around the country. The UNI tr...

Panthers chased down by the Salukis, swept 0-3

Panthers chased down by the Salukis, swept 0-3

JACOB POTTER, Associate Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The power of the Southern Illinois softball team proved to be too much for UNI as they went 0-3 against the Salukis over the weekend, placing the Panthers at 22-22 for the season. Senior outfielder Courtney Krodinger previewed the tough pitching the Panthers knew they would face  going into the we...

NBA Playoff predictions, Warriors fall in semis

NBA Playoff predictions, Warriors fall in semis

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 29, 2019

It has been two weeks and here we are, finally through with the first round of the NBA playoffs. Round one started out with two milestones with the Brooklyn Nets notching their first playoff win since game four of round one in the 2015 playoffs, and the Orlando Magic marking their first playoff win...

Softball narrowly falls to Drake

Softball narrowly falls to Drake

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 25, 2019

Tuesday evening saw the UNI softball team host the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) leader Drake University. The Bullddogs came to round out the season series between the two teams. Coming into the game, the Bulldogs had 19 consecutive wins and were sitting at 18-1 in the MVC, as well as 34-13 overall for t...

Men’s golf places sixth in MVC tournament

JACOB POTTER, Sports Writer

April 25, 2019

In the aftermath of Tiger Wood’s remarkable comeback that inspired the golf and sports world, the UNI men’s golf team finished in sixth place at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Championship, which was held on on April 22-23. The championship took place in the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks at Th...

Tennis falls to Bradley, looks toward tournament

Tennis falls to Bradley, looks toward tournament

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 25, 2019

The UNI women’s tennis team finished their three-game road stretch to complete the regular season this past weekend versus the Bradley Braves in Peoria, Ill. The Panthers dropped two contests earlier in the weekend and were looking for a win to boost their momentum coming back to Cedar Falls for...

Panthers travel to Illinois, drop two contests

Panthers travel to Illinois, drop two contests

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 22, 2019

The women’s tennis team is nearing the end of the season as they hit the final three-game stretch, embarking on a tour of Illinois, taking on Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State and Bradley. In the first match against Illinois, UNI fell in five of their nine matches on the road. In singles...

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