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Women’s golf places 2nd in MVC

Women’s golf places 2nd in MVC

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 18, 2019


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After completing a competitive regular season, the UNI women’s golf team hit the road to travel to Chesterton, Ind., for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. A strong showing by a string of Panther sophomores led Northern Iowa to tie their best ever finish at the MVC Championships, finis...

Panther ESPYs hosted in the McLeod Center

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 18, 2019


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On Sunday, April 14, the UNI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the second annual 2019 Panther ESPY’s, the awards show recognizing standout Panther athletes from the 2018-2019 year. Winning a PESPY award is more than just recognition it is an award for the best of the best at UNI, as...

In-state rival Cyclones defend home turf vs UNI

In-state rival Cyclones defend home turf vs UNI

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

April 18, 2019


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The Panthers were shut-out 2-0 over the course of seven innings on the road in Ames on Tuesday, April 16. Jaclyn Spencer took the mound to start the contest for the Panthers. After three innings, Spencer struck out two batters while only allowing one base hit and no walks. Emma Olejniczak then came...

Panther tennis tops conference foe Valparaiso

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

April 18, 2019


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The Missouri Valley Conference is filled with fierce competitors when it comes to the game of tennis, having two teams in Illinois State and Missouri State that remain undefeated in conference play. The University of Northern Iowa women’s tennis team was able to pounce on the opportunity to compete a...

Heims breaks world record in discus

Heims breaks world record in discus

JACOB POTTER, Sports Writer

April 15, 2019


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Paralympic games medalist and UNI sophomore Jessica Heims broke the world record for the furthest discus throw under the F64 classification (lower limb prosthetic), launching the discus 105 feet 7 inches (32.19 meters). Along with Heims’ accomplishment, UNI had 38 top-three finishes at the Musco...

Bunch claims single-season home run record

Bunch claims single-season home run record

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


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UNI shortstop Sammey Bunch is having herself a season for the Panthers. The Crusaders of Valparaiso University came to town for a Missouri Valley Conference matchup this weekend with UNI, and were made well aware of that. In the first of two contests held on Saturday, UNI was able to cut the games short wi...

Panther women finish eighth in Terre Haute

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

April 15, 2019


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The UNI women’s golf team finished in eighth place after a tough outing in Terre Haute, Ind., as the Panthers teed off at the country club of Terre Haute on Saturday, April 6. Senior Sarah McMichael scored the team best 18 holes with a 75 tally. After two days, McMichael had UNI’s best total score ...

Schult signs with Vikings

Schult signs with Vikings

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019


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After a brief stint in the short-lived Alliance of American Football (AAF) with the Salt Lake City Stallions, Karter Schult signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, April 7. Schult was a former defensive end for UNI (pictured here wearing the #93 jersey). He graduated in the fall of ...

Today we spell redemption: U-V-A

Today we spell redemption: U-V-A

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019


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When we think of Cinderella teams in March Madness, we think of the teams that made improbable runs who had no business making it that far into the tournament. A lot of times, these are the teams that casual basketball fans have never heard of. Teams like the 2010 Butler squad that came oh-so close to kn...

Panthers go 2-1 versus Redbirds, 0-2 vs Drake

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019


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The UNI women’s softball team started a five-game stretch on the road, meeting Illinois State and Drake University on the way.   On Saturday, April 6, the Redbirds hosted the Panthers in a doubleheader and would fall to UNI in both games, 6-2 and 5-0. In game one of the double-header, the Panthe...

UNI softball starts 3-game series 2-0

UNI softball starts 3-game series 2-0

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019


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Coming off two straight home wins against the University of Evansville, the UNI softball team looked to keep the momentum rolling as they hit the road for a three-game series against conference foe Illinois State in Normal. Saturday, April 6, saw the Panthers complete the sweep of the double header, takin...

Warren extended through 2025

Warren extended through 2025

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019


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The UNI women’s basketball all-time winningest coach, Tanya Warren, has received a two-year contract extension. The contract deal was announced on Tuesday, April 2 by UNI Athletic Director, David Harris. Harris said “We are pleased that Tanya will continue leading our women’s basketball program well i...

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