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UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

UNI Athletics launches UNI FIGHT Initiative

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 21, 2020

On Wednesday Sept. 16, the UNI Department of Athletics launched their UNI Fight Initiative in response to budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative is a project aimed at raising funds for the athletics department, which has been hit hard financially during the last year of the p...

Sept. 21, 2013: Panthers take down Northern Colorado

UNI running back Tyvis Smith tries to break away from Northern Colorado's Courtney Hall and Isaiah Jones. The Panthers won, 26-7.

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Writer

September 21, 2020

On Sept. 21, 2013, the Northern Iowa Panthers traveled to Nottingham Field in Greeley, Colorado to take on the Northern Colorado Bears. It was a beautiful afternoon for football with clear skies accompanying the 79 degree temperature. UNI came in on a roll, starting the season 3-0 entering the game. UN...

Big Ten football to return on October 24

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

On the morning of September 16, the Big Ten held a joint press conference between all fourteen member schools on their decision to revive the fall football season. A unanimous vote determined that the conference would in fact have a football season this fall, beginning on October 24, as announced by ...

UNI men’s rugby overcoming challenges in 2020

UNI men's rugby overcoming challenges in 2020

TEHYA TOURNIER, Sports Writer

September 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring season for UNI men’s rugby was cut short with their fall season being delayed as well. Coach Jesus Ramirez said with no games or scrimmages happening, practice has also been altered when comparing to past seasons. “It’s different for sure but it has allowed us to work ...

NFL week one: recapping the storylines

NFL week one: recapping the storylines

NICHOLAS SCHINDLER, Sports Writer

September 17, 2020

It has been nearly seven months since the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, but the 2020-21 NFL season is here. There were concerns that the NFL season wouldn’t be played this year, but it did in fact start right on schedule. The Chiefs kicked off the NFL seaso...

Iowa State Cyclones sink in bayou against Cajuns

Iowa State has season opener in Jack Trice Stadium

EMMA'LE MAAS, Executive Editor

September 14, 2020

Iowa State’s Cyclones took on the Ragin’ Cajuns from Louisiana-Lafayette this weekend in their controversial season opener at Jack Trice stadium. Recently the Cyclones had to reverse their decision that would have let 25,000 fans sit in the stands for the game. Only family of players and staff wer...

Former Panthers make impact in NFL

Former UNI Panther David Johnson on 
Arizona Cardinals team.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 14, 2020

Former University of Northern Iowa running back David Johnson and linebacker L.J. Fort both were listed as starters for their respective NFL teams during week one of the 2020 NFL season. Johnson, after coming over from the Arizona Cardinals in a trade during the offseason, started at running back for the ...

This week in UNI history: Sports

Former UNI Panther Daurice Fountain plays in UNI Dome

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Writer

September 14, 2020

On Sept. 12, 2015, the seventh ranked FCS football team in the nation, the Eastern Washington Eagles, traveled to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls to take on the Panthers. The Panthers were also ranked nationally, coming in at number 14 in the polls, so a good game was to be expected. The Eagles managed t...

Catching up on the U.S Open

NICHOLAS SCHINDLER, Sports Opinion Writer

September 10, 2020

The US Open, played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, has been taking place in New York City, New York since 1981, and this year’s tournament has been full of uncertainties. Going into this tournament the heavy favorite for the men was Novak Djokovic, and the number one seed for the ...

Alumni Player Profile: Daurice Fountain

Alumni Player Profile: Daurice Fountain

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 10, 2020

During his time at the University of Northern Iowa, wide receiver Daurice Fountain was a driving force in the Panther’s offense. His combination of speed and pass-catching skills made him a force on the offensive side of the ball, constantly keeping opposing defenses on their toes. NFL scouts would ...

ISU reverses fans in stadium decision

Iowa State football reversed their decision to allow 25,000 fans into Jack Trice Stadium this fall

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

This past week, Iowa State University announced that they will not be allowing fans to attend their home football games at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The move comes just a few days after the university had announced that they would allow 25,000 fans in the stands for their home opener against Louisiana....

This week in history: UNI Sports

UNI Panthers play Cal-Poly Mustangs in September 2017 game.

DAVID WARRINGTON, Sports Writer

September 8, 2020

On Sept. 9, 2017, the Cal-Poly Mustangs traveled to Cedar Falls to take on the Panthers in the UNI-Dome. What followed was a wild, high-scoring affair that resulted in 83 combined points and a nail-biting finish. The game started off fairly slow, with the only first quarter scoring coming when Cal-Pol...

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