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Women’s Basketball sees home wins after loss on road

Women’s Basketball sees home wins after loss on road

WILLIAM RIEPE, Sports Writer

January 18, 2018


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The Panther women’s basketball team has found its form again after losing twice on the road, with two great wins at home. The first game was against Evansville, which saw the Panthers dominate 65-41 and a second half which narrowly saw the Panthers take home the win with a flawlessly played second...

Athlete of the Issue: Tywhon Pickford

Athlete of the Issue: Tywhon Pickford

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

January 18, 2018


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Tywhon Pickford, freshman guard for the men’s basketball team, has earned the Missouri Valley Conference’s (MVC) Newcomer of the Week award for the second time this season. Prior to becoming a Panther, Pickford lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended Maple Grove high school. He averaged 20.9 p...

A Minneapolis miracle: Vikings stun Saints

A Minneapolis miracle: Vikings stun Saints

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Writer

January 18, 2018


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“Case on a deep drop. Steps up on the pocket. He’ll fire to the right side, caught by Diggs! Oh my god! At the 30, 10, TOUCHDOWN!” Those were the words of Minnesota Vikings’ Radio Network broadcaster, Paul Allen, last Sunday as he called Case Keenum’s 61-yard game-winning touchdown pass ...

Panthers windswept by Cyclones

Panthers windswept by Cyclones

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

January 11, 2018


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After winning three straight games against several notable opponents before the end of last semester, the Panthers have found themselves in a mid-season slump. On Dec. 16, the UNI men’s basketball team faced off against the Iowa State Cyclones in the Hy-Vee Classic. The Panthers’ offense was shaky ...

Women’s basketball: balling over break

Women’s basketball: balling over break

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Writer

January 11, 2018


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While most UNI students spent their winter break with family and friends trying to avoid the frigid cold weather, the UNI women’s basketball team took to the hardwood for six games over the three-week break from classes. This stretch started on Dec. 17 as the Panthers hosted the 25th ranked Iowa H...

2017 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card results

2017 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card results

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

January 11, 2018


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Earlier this weekend, the NFL presented the first round (Wild Card Round) of the 2017 Playoffs. Earning a spot in the Playoffs is  ordered by a regular season win percentage, with the four division leaders progressing into the post-season, as well as two “wild card” teams from both the NFC and t...

3-2 record after fourth place finish in Kansas

3-2 record after fourth place finish in Kansas

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Writer

December 7, 2017


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The UNI women’s swimming and diving team brought both their dedication and their “A game” to the pool. The Panthers faced off against a series of stiff challengers in their final meets before the holiday break. On Oct. 27, the purple and gold traveled to Vermillion, South Dakota to take on the ...

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Games

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Games

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


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On Dec. 5, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the historic decision to ban Russia from the Olympics, including the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. Russian athletes are still able to compete, but are required to do so under neutral colors. Their anthem will not pl...

UNI’s postseason effort comes to an end

UNI’s postseason effort comes to an end

WILLIAM RIEPE, Sports Writer

December 4, 2017


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This weekend, the Panthers traveled to Brookings, South Dakota to take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. UNI fell 22-37, ending their playoff run. The Panthers gave up many points early, falling behind 7-34 in the second quarter. However, they found their rhythm in the second half and only al...

Gophers beat the Panthers in the NCAA tournament

Gophers beat the Panthers in the NCAA tournament

EMMETT LYNCH, Sports Writer

December 4, 2017


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With a UNI Volleyball regular season coming to an end, the Panthers gear up for postseason play. After a clutch victory in the semifinals of the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Volleyball Tournament against the Illinois State Redbirds, UNI has improved to an overall record of 26-7. They won the m...

UNI Football advances in the playoffs

UNI Football advances in the playoffs

WILLIAM RIEPE, Sports Writer

November 30, 2017


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The Panthers’ first game in this season’s playoffs featured a home game against Monmouth University. Prior to their 46-7 victory, the Panthers possessed a three game win streak against Indiana State, Missouri State and South Dakota. The Panthers scored early in the first quarter with touchdown...

Villanova ends Panthers’ five game win streak

Villanova ends Panthers’ five game win streak

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

November 30, 2017


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The UNI men’s basketball team went on a five game win streak, including two big games at the Battle of Atlantis tournament over Thanksgiving break. After their 73-45 victory over Alcorn State on Nov. 13, the Panthers found their groove on the court as they took on the Wartburg Knights on Nov. 15. ...

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