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FB: Panthers Push Past Bengals

The UNI Panther defense kept the Idaho State Bengals out of the end zone at the UNI Dome on Saturday, while the Panther offense piled up just enough points for a 13-6 win. The Bengals had the first two scores of the game on 42- and 35-yard field goals to hold a 6-0 lead by…read more »

FB: McElvain Making People Notice

UNI quarterback Will McElvain is the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week after leading the Panthers to a 34-14 win over Southern Utah on Saturday. McElvain threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Panther Coach Mark Farley talked about the redshirt freshman after the game. “He’s electric, and he’s got the charisma and…read more »

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FB: Panthers Clip Thunderbirds’ Wings

Will McElvain completed 17 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns during a 34-14 win over Southern Utah Saturday at the UNI-Dome. The result was head coach Mark Farley’s 150th career win, making him the 10th coach ever with 150 FCS wins. McElvain found Deion McShane for a 56-yard touchdown to open the scoring late…read more »

“Beer Here” at the Dome

Alcohol will be available at UNI Panther football and men’s basketball games, starting this weekend when the Panther football team hosts Southern Utah. With concession stands serving beer for the first time, UNI athletic officials have designated several alcohol-free seating areas in both the UNI-Dome and the McLeod Center. The University has also set limits…read more »

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FB: Panthers Climb In FCS Rankings

The UNI Panther football team is up to 11th in the STATS FCS college football poll and 12th in the FCS Coaches poll. UNI was the biggest mover in the polls after a 29-26 three-overtime loss to Iowa State in Ames Saturday. North Dakota State remains at the top of both polls. South Dakota State…read more »

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FB: Cook Kicks His Way to the Top

From UNI Athletics Media Relations A day after UNI freshman kicker Matthew Cook was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, he earned FCS STATS Special Teams National Player of the Week honors for his performance in the 3OT loss at No. 21 Iowa State. Saturday, he went 4-4 in…read more »

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FB: Panthers Push Cyclones to 3OT

From UNI Athletics Media Relations AMES, Iowa – The No. 18 ranked UNI Panthers battled from the opening kickoff to final play, behind a pair of freshmen former walk-on players, quarterback Will McElvain and kicker Matthew Cook, but fell on the road to No. 21 Iowa State 29-26 in triple overtime at Jack Trice Stadium,…read more »

FB: Aggies Oust UNI in Second Round

Three field goals by Austin Errthum kept the University of Northern Iowa in it until the end, but the Panthers were only able to move the ball across the goal line once in a 23-16 second round FCS playoff road loss to the Aggies of UC-Davis Saturday. Errthum’s field goals were from 41, 36, and…read more »

FB: Panthers Survive Bumpy Start

A fourth quarter field goal boosted the UNI Panthers to a 16-13 FCS playoff win Saturday against Lamar at the UNI-Dome. The Panthers took the lead with a 35-yard kick by Errthum with 13:09 to play in the game, and the UNI defense made that stand up, forcing and recovering a fumble later in the…read more »

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