Football

FB: Jackrabbits Run Away in Second Half

FB: Jackrabbits Run Away in Second Half

The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits scored 31 of their 38 points in the second half and ended a four-game UNI Panther winning streak with a 38-7 result in Brookings, South Dakota, Saturday. The Panthers turned the ball over four times in the loss (three interceptions and a fumble). The only scoring before halftime came…

FB: Defense Carries Panthers to 7th Win

FB: Defense Carries Panthers to 7th Win

The UNI Panthers prevented the Indiana State Sycamores from crossing the goal line Saturday during a 17-9 win at the UNI-Dome. Combined with other Missouri Valley Football Conference results, the victory gives UNI sole possession of second place in the MVFC at 5-1 (7-3 overall). The Panther are now 5-0 in the UNI-Dome this season.…

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…

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…

Men's Basketball

MBB: Panthers Prevail Over Bears in OT

MBB: Panthers Prevail Over Bears in OT

Despite a second half rally by the Northern Colorado Bears, the UNI Panthers moved to 4-0 this season with a 77-72 overtime victory at the McLeod Center Saturday. The Panthers moved out to a 16-point lead early in the second half before the Bears began their comeback. Northern Colorado went 14-for-32 from the field in…

MBB: Big Second Half Beats Bakersfield

MBB: Big Second Half Beats Bakersfield

The UNI Panther men’s basketball team topped Cal St.-Bakersfield 67-55 on Wednesday at the McLeod Center to improve to 3-0. UNI warmed up after a slow start. Spencer Haldiman had a team-high 15 points; 12 of them came after the intermission as the Panthers pulled away from the Roadrunners. At halftime, UNI’s lead was just…

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…

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…

Women's Basketball

WBB: Deep Panthers Rout Iowa

WBB: Deep Panthers Rout Iowa

The UNI Panther women’s basketball reserves more-than held their own against the Iowa Hawkeye starters Sunday during an 88-66 win in the McLeod Center. With UNI ahead just four minutes into the game, all of UNI’s starters were on the bench. The group on the floor doubled the Panthers’ five-point lead to ten before the…

WBB: Panthers Outduel Tigers on the Road

WBB: Panthers Outduel Tigers on the Road

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team is 3-0 for the first time in 15 seasons. Karli Rucker hit two big fourth quarter three-pointers separated by less than a minute, helping UNI to an opportunistic 78-73 road win against the Missouri Tigers. Missouri made just 15 of 24 free throws, including several late attempts which might…

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…

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…

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