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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

UNI swimmer Olivia Chambers has overcome incredible obstacles to become a critical member of the UNI Swimming and Diving team.

UNI swimmer battles barriers

MEG GROVE, Guest Columnist May 5, 2022

Becoming a Division 1 athlete takes time, practice, dedication, and a great deal of hard work. This accomplishment doesn’t come easy, and Olivia Chambers faced obstacles much greater than most.  “I’m...

Along with her talent on the softball field, Taylor Hogan is also very successful on the boards for the swimming and diving team. This past season, she was named the Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Year.

UNI’s two-sport athlete: diving and softball star

JENNA WARD, Guest Columnist May 5, 2022

Taylor Hogan visited many colleges throughout Iowa, specifically to play softball. Since she was little, softball had been her dream sport to play in college. Being open to all options, she went on a visit...

After two years as the sports editor for the Northern Iowan, Colin Horning says farewell to the NIs readers, and gives thanks to those he has worked with.

Sports editor bids farewell

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor May 5, 2022

When I first started writing for the Northern Iowan in the fall of 2018, I had no idea what was to come. I’ve always heard the saying “if you want to know what you want to do when you grow up, think...

The UNI softball team broke the program record for longest winning streak for their two wins over Indiana State on Sunday. The winning streak now sits at 16 games with four regular season games left to play.

Panthers win 16th straight, break program winning streak record


A special season became a record-breaking season on Sunday when the UNI softball team swept the Indiana State Sycamores in a doubleheader at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex. This gave the Panthers,...

The mens golf team ended their season at the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Championships last week.

Men’s golf finishes season at MVC Championships


The men’s golf team capped off their spring season this past weekend as they traveled down to Paducah, Ky for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. The Panthers did not perform well as a team,...

Several UNI track & field athletes had strong showing at the Drake Relays this past week. They will return to the same venue for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in a few weeks.

UNI track and field shows out at the Drake Relays

CADEN SHEA, Sports Writer May 2, 2022

The UNI track and field team took place in the famous Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa this past week. The Panthers were showcased in various different events and attempted to make their mark in the biggest...

Former Panthers Isaiah Weston (80) and Trevor Penning (70) are expected to be selected in this years NFL Draft. Penning is projected to be the highest Panther ever taken in the draft, while Weston is expected to go somewhere in the later rounds. The NFL Draft will begin on Thursday night with the first round, followed by rounds two and three on Friday and round four through seven on Saturday. It can be viewed on ESPN, NFL Network and simulcast on ABC and ESPN Radio.

Two Panthers prepare for NFL Drafts


While the UNI Panther football team just completed their spring practices with the 2022 Spring Game, two former Panthers are preparing to see where their professional futures lie with the upcoming NFL...

The UNI softball team kept their winnings ways going with a 4-1 victory over their in-state rivals Drake on Tuesday. The Panthers have won their last 14 games and remain in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Panthers softball wins 14th in a row

DREW HILL April 28, 2022

The UNI softball team faced Drake on Tuesday, April 26, with a chance to extend their current win streak to fourteen games. They had a 26-11 record coming into the game, including a 17-1 conference record...

NBCs Peacock is one of the new streaming platforms that Major League Baseball has partnered with to broadcast exclusive games.

MLB needs to figure out their broadcast problems

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

America’s pastime has never been more accessible to its fans. Those of us who follow the Major League season have a bevy of viewing options ranging from the traditional cable/satellite TV broadcasts,...

UNI softball is in the midst of a great season, winning their last 13 games and are currently leading the Missouri Valley Conference with a 17-1 record in league play.

First-place Panthers sweep Illinois State

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor April 25, 2022

The UNI softball team has been on an absolute tear in Missouri Valley Conference play. Winners of their last 10 conference games heading into their weekend series against Illinois State, the Panther women...

The UNI track & field teams had strong showings at the Musco Twighlight meet in Iowa City this past Saturday. They will look forward to the Drake Relays this week.

Nine champions crowned at Musco Twighlitght


This past Saturday, the UNI men’s and women’s track and field teams took the short trip to the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City, Iowa, to compete in the 2022 Musco Twilight, hosted by the University...

UNI tennis falls to Bradley in MVC tournament

DREW HILL April 25, 2022

This past Friday, UNI women’s tennis played their final game of the 2022 season against the Bradley Braves in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. UNI was the number-six seed,...

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