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Sports editor bids farewell to the NI

Sports editor bids farewell to the NI

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

It is often said that sports is the greatest form of entertainment because it cannot be scripted. After two and half years of studying to become a sports journalist, I still find the idea as true as ever before. It has been one of the greatest honors of my young sports media career to serve as the s...

Panther women win two in a row

Panther women win two in a row

ELIOT CLOUGH, Associate Sports Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s basketball team took their talents to IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis) to garner another win on Nov. 30. The Panthers picked up another win in defeating the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota in the McLeod Center on Tuesday night. In Indianapolis, the Panthers were able to g...

UNI wrestles at Cliff Keen Invite in Vegas

UNI wrestles at Cliff Keen Invite in Vegas

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Panther wrestling team pounced on the opportunity to compete in Las Vegas, Nev. last weekend at the Cliff Keen Invite. UNI competed against several like-ranked teams in the NCAA, including Ohio State, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue.  The 17th ranked Panthers were able to fight the...

Coaches fired, Hunt released after week 13

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the NFL season nears week 14, it’s still unclear who will land in each playoff spot. The league’s best team, the New Orleans Saints, recently suffered their second loss of the season to the Dallas Cowboys in a low scoring match, 13-10. Out of all the teams the Saints have faced, it was hard to...

UNI frozen at U.S. Bank Basketball Classic

UNI frozen at U.S. Bank Basketball Classic

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Outside of the home of the Minnesota Vikings, the snow fell and the wind was ever present. Inside the stadium, which played host to Super Bowl LII last February and is due to welcome the 2019 NCAA Final Four, the atmosphere was electric. Hosting its first ever basketball event, U.S. Bank Stadium i...

Panthers season ends at UC-Davis, 23-16

Panthers season ends at UC-Davis, 23-16

EMMETT LYNCH, Sports Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI football team’s postseason run officially ended this past weekend in Northern California as the University of California-Davis defeated UNI 23-16 in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday. The Panthers were able  to rally from a 23-6 deficit late in the second half to keep the ga...

Waves too strong as UNI’s season ends

Waves too strong as UNI’s season ends

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The incredible season for the UNI volleyball team has come to an end. This season was a historic one for the Panthers as they were able to dominate the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) and bring back to Cedar Falls a regular season and postseason tournament conference championship. UNI’s first round game of ...

Panthers win MVC Volleyball Tournament

Panthers win MVC Volleyball Tournament

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI’s volleyball team has dominated in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) all season. After finishing the regular season with an 22-9 record as well as beating ranked opponents such as Creighton and Kentucky, the Panthers proved they can strongly compete with the best. UNI hit the road for t...

Ground game pushes UNI past Lamar

Ground game pushes UNI past Lamar

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Panthers wish of a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) postseason berth was granted after UNI completed their 2018 regular season with a 37-0 home win over the Missouri State Bears on Saturday, Nov. 17. Despite having five losses during the year, the FCS playoff selection committee gave th...

UNI hoops hit the courts during break

UNI hoops hit the courts during break

ELIOT CLOUGH, Associate Sports Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI men’s and women’s basketball teams took to the court over Thanksgiving break. The Panther men competed in the Paradise Jam Invitational in the Virgin Islands, while the women also took an out-of-conference competition in the Beach Classic in Long Beach, Calif. For the men, the University ...

UNI competes at Grand View Open

UNI competes at Grand View Open

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Panthers wrestling team relied on a set of lucky 13 competitors during the Grand View Open in Pleasant Hill, Iowa on Saturday. Ten of the 13 competitors were able to place. Similar to the Harold Nichols Open in Ames a week earlier, the tournament was organized into a freshman/sophomore division...

Panthers split season openers in Preseason WNIT

Panthers split season openers in Preseason WNIT

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s basketball team started the season strong, hosting the University of Delaware Blue Hens in the first round of the Women’s NIT (WNIT).The Panthers won by a score of 79-67. Delaware started off impressively on a 6-0 run over the Panthers, but UNI had a strong response as they score...

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