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Panthers go 1-4 in Hillenbrand Invitational

Panthers go 1-4 in Hillenbrand Invitational

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 20, 2020

The UNI softball team traveled to Arizona for the Hillenbrand Invitational where they went 1-4 on Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16. “This week was a definite learning experience for our team,” said head coach Ryan Jacobs. “And typically every year we try to schedule us a really good en...

Tennis picks up first win of the season in Michigan tourney

Tennis picks up first win of the season in Michigan tourney

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

The Northern Iowa women’s tennis team took a road trip to Michigan this past weekend for a three-match slate against Ball State University, Western Michigan University and Ferris State University. Still searching for their first victory of the season, UNI would drop the first two matches of the weeken...

March Madness predictions: which conference is the best?

March Madness predictions: which conference is the best?

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 20, 2020

The college basketball season is coming down the wire on one of the most exciting seasons we have seen for quite some time, with only two weeks away from the start of the official post-season play with conference tournaments starting on March 3rd. This season has been a rollercoaster of a ride as fi...

Panther Train takes senior night 36-6

Panther Train takes senior night 36-6

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 17, 2020

The Panther Train celebrated senior night at the West Gym against West Virginia as six seniors finished out their careers at home. Isaiah Patton, Bryce Steiert, Jay Schwarm, Paden Moore, Taylor Lujan and Max Thomsen all finished their final meet with a blowout win, 36-6 team win. Jay Schwarm (125) ...

Loyola Ramblers take Panthers on the road in overtime

Loyola Ramblers take Panthers on the road in overtime

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

Earlier this season, the UNI Panthers and Loyola-Chicago Ramblers met in front of a sellout crowd in the McLeod Center. The Panther men prevailed in overtime over their MVC rivals, indicating two evenly matched conference foes. This past Saturday, the two met again in Chicago for the second of two ...

Panthers split in Indiana against Indiana State, Evansville

Panthers split in Indiana against Indiana State, Evansville

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 17, 2020

Panther women’s basketball split two MVC games on the road in Indiana, falling to Indiana State 63-65 and defeating Evansville 67-49 on Thursday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 15, respectively. The Panthers led the Indiana State Sycamores 29-26 at the half on Thursday night and quickly gained a 12-po...

Panthers take down Southern Illinois in overtime

Panthers take down Southern Illinois in overtime

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 13, 2020

UNI was coming off a tough loss at home to Missouri State and was plagued with turnovers. The Purple and Gold turned that momentum around as the Southern Illinois Salukis came into town to face the Panthers women’s basketball team in a game that needed extra time to find a winner. The game started out...

UNI takes final two games of UNI-Dome Classic

UNI takes final two games of UNI-Dome Classic

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

After a rough start to their six game, season-opening slate of games, the UNI softball team would bounce back in a big way during their last two games on Sunday of the Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic. With a doubleheader matchup against DePaul University and the University of South Dakota to round out ...

AP top 25 poll: why aren’t the Panthers ranked yet?

AP top 25 poll: why aren’t the Panthers ranked yet?

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 13, 2020

After UNI’s win over Drake Sunday, they now sit at a 21-3 overall record, number one in the MVC, and a perfect 13-0 at home. While most people would assume that resume is good enough to be put in the AP Top 25 rankings, the most recent rankings released say otherwise. Northern Iowa sat just outside ...

UNI defeats Valpo, Drake

UNI defeats Valpo, Drake

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

February 10, 2020

UNI men’s basketball is now 21-3 overall and 10-2 in the MVC after a split home and road week. The Panthers defeated the Valparaiso Crusaders 63-51 in Indiana on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and the Drake University Bulldogs 83-73 in the McLeod on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Panthers came ready to play in Indiana ...

Softball season underway in the Dome

Softball season underway in the Dome

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 10, 2020

The UNI softball squad opened their season this past weekend as they hosted the annual Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic, with visitors coming from DePaul, Drake, Murray State, South Dakota and South Dakota State. The weather was nasty outside but perfect softball weather inside the UNI-Dome as the Panthe...

Panther women drop first home game of the year

Panther women drop first home game of the year

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

After two straight wins and in the midst of a four-game homestand, the UNI women’s basketball team would play host to the Missouri Valley Conference-leading and nationally-ranked Missouri State Lady Bears in the McLeod Center on Friday night. After a hard-fought, back-and-forth affair between the t...

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