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Heims on US team

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

UNI track and field athlete Jessica Heims has been selected to represent the United States in the 2019 Paralympic Games. The Swisher, Iowa native is one of 45 athletes for the US selected, and this is her second time participating in the games. In 2016 while competing in Rio De Janiero, Heims placed...

UNI hosts MVC track, places second and fourth

UNI hosts MVC track, places second and fourth

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

After coming off of an MVC Championship meet in the 2018 outdoor season in which the Northern Iowa men were able to come out on top by a single point over the Redbirds of Illinois State, the UNI-Dome played host to quite the environment this past weekend. Day one of the championships, Saturday, Feb....

Panthers smash Aces 95-46

Panthers smash Aces 95-46

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

February 28, 2019

It was domination from start to finish for the UNI women’s basketball team last Sunday, Feb. 24, against the University of Evansville. The Panthers convincingly took care of the lowly Purple Aces with a final score of  95-46. Five Northern Iowa women scored in double figures, with sophomore Nicole Kroeger leadi...

Should I stay or should I go? The Zion edition

JACOB POTTER, Sports Writer

February 28, 2019

The marquee game of the college basketball season between historic rivals Duke and North Carolina sparked a national debate about sitting out to avoid injury after Zion Williamson blew out the left side of his shoe. The sea of Cameron Crazies fell silent just 30 seconds into the highly anticipated mat...

A tribute to Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

February 28, 2019

The NBA and collegiate regular season nears an end in the coming weeks. Notable NBA stars Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade are in the final stretch of their careers, two outstanding ones closing out. Nowitzki was drafted with the 9th pick of the 1998 NBA draft to the Milwaukee Bucks, who traded him on...

Panther men win four straight

Panther men win four straight

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

February 25, 2019

The UNI men’s basketball team ventured down to Springfield, Mo., last Wednesday night for a Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) matchup against the Missouri State Bears. Dominating on both ends of the floor, the Panthers came away with a convincing 63-43 victory. Northern Iowa trailed 19-17 at ...

Florman is MVC’s top swimmer

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

February 25, 2019

The UNI swimming and diving team headed south this past weekend to Columbia, Mo., to compete in this year’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Panthers started out strong in the first day, finishing second at the end of the session and trailing Missouri State by just two points. Day on...

Wrestlers defeat Iowa State for third straight time

Wrestlers defeat Iowa State for third straight time

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

February 25, 2019

The West Gym was completely sold out and packed with dedicated Panther fans as the Cyclones of Iowa State flooded Cedar Falls for a late season Big 12 matchup. The venue errupted with  cheers and shouting and encouraged the UNI grapplers as they went up against their in state rival. The Cyclones came into ...

Panthers top MVC foes Sycamores, Purple Aces

Panthers top MVC foes Sycamores, Purple Aces

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

February 25, 2019

The UNI Women’s basketball team made a late game push past Indiana State at home on Friday, Feb. 22, in the McLeod center. UNI walked away with a 71-63 win after a few costly turnovers by Indiana State late in the fourth quarter killed their comeback hopes. “They are very experienced, they play a l...

Panthers defeat Purple Aces

Panthers defeat Purple Aces

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

February 21, 2019

Freshman AJ Green stepped up big for the Panthers in their win on Sunday, Feb. 17, over the University of Evansville. UNI outscored the Purple Aces 73-58. From the very beginning, Green caught fire, scoring the Panthers’ first six points off two three-pointers. Green led the way for the Panthers in...

Steelers fans, say goodbye to Antonio Brown

Steelers fans, say goodbye to Antonio Brown

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

February 21, 2019

The relationship between star wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers front office has grown fragile in recent months. The disgruntled All-Pro pass-catcher and Steelers owner, Art Rooney II, met on Tuesday to discuss Brown’s future with the team, with Brown later posting on Twitter ...

Team Giannis falters despite entertaining play

Team Giannis falters despite entertaining play

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

February 21, 2019

Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets hosted the NBA All-Star Game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. this past weekend. It was a game in which Team LeBron and Team Giannis squared off against each other for a showdown pitting the world’s greatest basketball talents against one another. It was a g...

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