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Nate Heise, Jacob Hutson and Trey Campbell get the crowd hyped up as the win is in their sights.

Panthers topple Bulldogs

COHEN KAMAUS, Sports Writer Feb 28, 2024

When the UNI and Drake men’s basketball teams take the court in February, the fans are always in for a treat. And for the 4,674 people in attendance on Saturday, they got what they paid for.  The...

The act of setting the volleyball will be forever altered by this rule change.

Double contacts will drastically affect volleyball

NICOLE WATERS, Sports Writer Feb 28, 2024

Last week, the NCAA announced that double contacts are now legal in the sport of volleyball. A double is when a player contacts the ball twice in one succession or when it hits multiple parts of your body...

Zach Edey is the favorite to repeat as Naismith Player of the Year.

College basketball year-end awards predictions

MICHAEL SPAHN, Sports Writer Feb 28, 2024

The 2023-2024 college basketball season has been nothing less than an exciting watch. Teams like UConn, Houston and Purdue showcased dominant seasons once again, while Iowa State, Arizona and Dayton surprised...

Tytan Anderson marches to the basket while shaking off a defender.

Tytan Anderson reigns as rebound king

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Feb 28, 2024

“Tytan Anderson with another rebound,” is something that the broadcasters said quite a lot in UNI’s home basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24. The Panthers were going up against in-state rival and...

The dugout clears out to cheer on their teammates.

Panthers off to hot start with 5-1 record

BRADEN ELTON, Sports Writer Feb 28, 2024

The University of Northern Iowa softball team has hit the ground running to start their 2024 season. The Panthers started the season on their home turf going 3-2 in the Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic....

Nate Heise hits a shot from behind the arc in front of a hometown crowd.

Heise stays hustling

BRODY LOVELL, Sports Writer Feb 21, 2024

The 2024 season has been a journey for every member of the UNI men’s basketball team. Currently sitting at fourth in the conference with four games left of the regular season, the Panthers have dealt...

Damian Lillard (Right) and Steph Curry (Left) battle out in the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.

The NBA All-Star Game needs to change

BRADEN ELTON, Sports Writer Feb 21, 2024

The NBA All-Star festivities are now over and it’s time to reflect on the entertainment us viewers at home watched, specifically the All-Star Game.  Before diving into the game itself, it is important...

The Power 5 will turn into the Power 4 with the removal of the Pac-12.

Conference Realignment will have dire consequences

MICHAEL SPAHN, Sports Writer Feb 21, 2024

Picture this: You're a member of Penn State's basketball team and you just finished up a road game against UCLA on a Wednesday night. The game gets done around 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You do your postgame...

The Panthers meet for a huddle in the middle of a game.

Panthers avenge loss and defeat Braves

COHEN KAMAUS, Sports Writer Feb 21, 2024

The UNI men’s basketball team used a hot start on offense and a physical effort on defense to earn a big conference win over Bradley, avenging a late January loss.  “UNI was a better team today,”...

Grace Boffeli has been a pillar for the team during her tenure as a Panther.

Grace Boffeli wins second Player of the Week award

NICOLE WATERS, Sports Writer Feb 21, 2024

Grace Boffeli was named MVC Player of the Week last week after her back-to-back double-doubles. This is Boffeli’s second honor so far this season. The Panthers traveled to two away games, which were...

Patrick Mahomes celebrates as he becomes Super Bowl MVP for the third time in four years.

Dawn of a dynasty

MICHAEL SPAHN, Sports Writer Feb 13, 2024

A game that started as an absolute slugfest turned out to be one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 25-22 in an overtime thriller.  Going into the game, The...

Paramount+ takes the top spot in this year’s Super Bowl commercial rankings.

2024 Super Bowl commercial rankings

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Feb 13, 2024

Every year the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events on television. Last year, there were roughly 115 million people watching the game, and it was assumed that there would be more this year. Due to the...

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