Category Archives: UNI Panthers

MBB: No Confusion as UNI Tops NIU

MBB: No Confusion as UNI Tops NIU

It’s not uncommon for distant observers muddle the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Northern Illinois University (NIU), but Saturday, it was clear which school had the better men’s basketball program. UNI’s Panthers topped the NIU Huskies 64-54 in DeKalb. UNI took the lead in the opening minutes and never looked back, pulling ahead by…Read more »

WBB: Panthers Top Former Conference Foes

WBB: Panthers Top Former Conference Foes

The UNI women’s basketball squad earned a 61-50 road win over Wichita State Saturday. It was the first meeting of the programs since March of 2017 when both the Panthers and Shockers were members of the Missouri Valley Conference. Wichita State led most of the first half; the Shockers were ahead by four at the…Read more »

WBB: All Hands on Deck

WBB: All Hands on Deck

The contributions came from everywhere in the UNI Panthers’ first women’s basketball game of the season Wednesday at the McLeod Center. Karli Rucker had 22 points during a 95-63 win against North Dakota State on a night when all 11 Panthers who played recorded at least three points. Of UNI’s 95, 42 came from the…Read more »

MBB: UNI Off to the Right Start

MBB: UNI Off to the Right Start

If you appreciate defense, then the first UNI men’s basketball game of the new season was a good one for you. It was low scoring all the way, but a spate of successful second half three-point shots helped the Panthers pull away to a 58-53 win against Old Dominion at the McLeod Center. Spencer Haldiman…Read more »

FB: Brown Shows What He Can Do for UNI

A second quarter interception by Omar Brown helped the UNI Panther football team build a halftime lead against Illinois State on Saturday. Another interception in the fourth quarter gave the Panthers the chance to seal a 17-point road win. On Sunday, Brown won two Missouri Valley Football Conference weekly honors. He was named both the…Read more »

FB: Panthers Power Past Illinois St.

FB: Panthers Power Past Illinois St.

Provided by UNI Athletics Media Relations… NORMAL, ILL. – Ninth-ranked UNI football played its most complete game of the season, dominating both sides of the ball en route to a 27-10 win over No. 7 Illinois State Saturday at Hancock Stadium in Normal. UNI forced four turnovers, including three on four consecutive offensive plays in…Read more »

VB: Panthers Roll to Two Home Wins

VB: Panthers Roll to Two Home Wins

Provided by UNI Athletics Media Relations… SATURDAY The Panther volleyball team defeated Missouri State 3-0 in the McLeod Center on Saturday night, winning with set scores of 25-17, 25-19, 25-21. Head Coach Bobbi Petersen recorded victory number 503, tying her with Iradge Ahrabi-Fard as the programs all-time wins leader. Petersen is now just seven wins…Read more »

FB: Cook Says Hot for Panthers

FB: Cook Says Hot for Panthers

Matthew Cook kicked the UNI Panthers to a 6-0 lead against the Missouri State Bears on a rainy Saturday. He added his third field goal of the day during the second half and also recorded three extra points. That effort helped the Panthers to a 29-6 win. Sunday, Cook was named the Missouri Valley Football…Read more »

FB: UNI Spoils Bears Homecoming

FB: UNI Spoils Bears Homecoming

The UNI Panthers were the ones celebrating at the end of the Missouri State Bears’ homecoming Saturday, returning from Springfield with a 29-6 victory. A 19-point second quarter put UNI firmly in control, with the Panthers recording points on four different occasions, beginning with 49- and 22-yard field goals from Matthew Cook. The first touchdown…Read more »

VB: Petersen Gets 500 (&501)

VB: Petersen Gets 500 (&501)

The UNI Panthers earned a milestone win Friday, then rallied from behind Saturday to bring home a pair of victories from a two-game Missouri Valley Conference road trip to Indiana. Head Coach Bobbi Petersen’s 500th career win came in three sets on Friday night 25-19, 25-9, 25-19 against the Indiana State Sycamores. Petersen is the…Read more »