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Panthers spring back into action

Panther Softball will be one of many sports returning in the spring semester
November 19, 2020

This past semester has seen a total lack of Panthers sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, the Missouri Valley Conference decided it was in the best interest of the safety of student-athletes,...

IHSSA restricts spectators; reduces attendance

November 19, 2020

Following the governor’s proclamation on Nov. 16, the Iowa High School Sports Association (IHSSA) announced they would be limiting attendance at the upcoming playoff games. Last week, the governor...

UNI-Dome sees unique circumstances for high school football

The UNI-Dome has hosted high school football championships since 1976, with this year having the site host its most unique set of games yet.
November 16, 2020

The UNI-Dome is no stranger to high school football. State championship football games have been held at the venue ever since it was first opened in 1976. Now both the semifinal and championship games...

NBA draft preview: what to expect come Wednesday

November 16, 2020

The 2020 NBA Draft will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn. through video conference. The draft was originally planned to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y....

National Signing Day brings new talent

UNI Women's basketball head coach Tanya Warren announced two commits for the 2021 season.
November 12, 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 11 was the National Signing Day for men’s and women’s high school basketball players around the country, where recruits formally signed their letters of intent to play basketball in...

The race for NFL most valuable player heats up

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks like the frontrunner for the MVP race so far this season.
November 12, 2020

With the NFL season more than halfway complete, the race for the most valuable player is in full swing. Among the contenders for the award are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Kansas City Chiefs...

Panther football adjusting to changes

The UNI football team has been adjusting to many of the changes in recent months, including preparing for a spring season and COVID-19 protocols.
November 9, 2020

In a normal year, Northern Iowa football would be getting ready to finish up the final few weeks of the regular season and peeking ahead towards the beginning of the postseason in just under a month. However,...

We should do out best to support the Panthers this spring

The Spring semester will have a full slate of sporting events here at UNI and supporting our Panthers will be important, says sports editor Colin Horning.
November 9, 2020

This spring will be unlike any other that UNI Athletics has experienced. We will see spring football and volleyball along with basketball, wrestling and every other sporting event UNI offers our student-athletes....

UNI receives award for voter registration efforts

The University of Northern Iowa routinely has among the best voter turnout of college campuses in the country, in large part of the registration efforts by campus groups such as UNI Athletics.
November 5, 2020

This past Tuesday, Nov. 3, was the 2020 general election, with everything ranging from the Black Hawk County sheriff to president of the United States being on the ballot. The athletics department at the...

Iowa State defeats Kansas, Iowa falls to Northwestern

November 2, 2020

With the UNI Panthers and the rest of the Missouri Valley Conference not playing their football season until next spring, there are two remaining Division 1 collegiate football teams in the state of Iowa....

COVID-19 era champs deserve more respect

Sports writer David Warrington discusses why he believes that championships during the era of COVID-19 deserve more respect, rather than being discounted,
November 2, 2020

The month of October has been a fantastic month for Los Angeles sports. On Oct. 11, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the 2020 NBA Championship, while on Oct. 27, the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Men’s basketball adjusts to COVID-19

The UNI's men's basketball team has had to make many adjustments regarding testing, sanitization and other measures as a result of coronavirus protocols.
October 29, 2020

This year has been different in so many ways at the University of Northern Iowa. Whether it is classes moving online, sports being postponed or masks being mandated, adjusting to COVID-19 has been a drastic...

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