Football

FBall: Panthers Scuttle Pirates in the Dome

A complete performance on both sides of the ball delighted UNI Panther fans Saturday during the first UNI-Dome matchup of the season, a 44-0 win over the Hampton Pirates in Cedar Falls. The Panthers racked up 414 yards of offense on a productive day for quarterback Eli Dunne. He was 12-23 for 191 and three…read more »

FBall: Hawkeyes Halt Panthers, 38-14

The UNI Panther offense struggled early, and the Iowa Hawkeyes built a 38-0 lead on the way to a 38-14 final Saturday evening at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa went into the locker room with a 21-0 lead and picked up right where they left off when they took the ball to start the second half. The…read more »

Panther Meet Back-to-the-Future Grizzlies

For some games, college football coaches might spend days watching video of their opponents. That’s not what Mark Farley has been doing in preparation for Saturday’s UNI Panther opener when UNI meets the Montana Grizzlies on the road. The Grizzlies have made a lot of changes under new head coach Bobby Hauck, so last year’s…read more »

Panther Alum Hall Has a New Problem

Earning a place on the Chicago Bears’ roster may have just become more difficult for former UNI Panther star defensive back Deiondre’ Hall. A violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy means that Hall will be suspended for the first week of the season. The setback comes after Hall missed much of last year following…read more »

Johnson Contract Talks Reportedly Going Well

In 2016, David Johnson made himself one of the most successful former UNI Panthers to ever play in the NFL. He led the lead in yards from scrimmage and was an All-Pro. In 2017, Johnson missed nearly the entire football season after breaking his wrist in the Arizona Cardinals’ first game. The Cardinals and Johnson’s…read more »

Coaches Put Panther Football Higher

Last week the media had their say, and this week, the coaches ranked the top FCS college football programs. The UNI Panthers claimed the #12 position, one slot better than in the preseason media poll.  Both tallies put UNI into the middle of the pack of contenders for the FCS playoffs. Among members of the…read more »

Panthers in Luck, Land 13th in Poll

UNI football earned the 13th position in the 2018 STATS FCS Preseason poll released Monday. A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25. A first-place vote is worth 25 points, a second-place vote 24 points, all the way down to one point…read more »

NFL Ties on Both Sides of the Ball

After earning All-America recognition as a UNI Panther, Bryce Paup’s heart has probably never been far from the UNI Dome. Paup went on from the Panthers to spend 11 years making a name for himself in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Minnesota Vikings before returning to UNI as…read more »

Panther Defenders Given Recognition

Two UNI Panthers who will patrol the defensive backfield in 2018 earned spots on the Missouri Valley Football Conference’s 2018 preseason defense all-league teams. Rickey Neal Jr. was voted to first-team MVFC recognition as a linebacker. The league honor comes after Neal was also named a 2018 STATS FCS Preseason All-American. The senior is expected…read more »

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