Football

FB: Panthers Fall in FCS Quarterfinals

FB: Panthers Fall in FCS Quarterfinals

FROM UNI ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS. The UNI Panther defense did what it has done all year long, stand tall in their own territory, create turnovers and cause havoc in the defensive backfield, but the Panther offense couldn’t find a rhythm and the Panthers fell to James Madison 17-0 Friday night in the Shenandoah Valley. The…

FB: Panthers Win Playoff Rematch vs SDSU

FB: Panthers Win Playoff Rematch vs SDSU

FROM UNI ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS. Trevor Allen rushed for 90 yards and scored a touchdown and the Panther defense tallied three takeaways and held South Dakota State to just 89 yards in the second half to earn a 13-10 win over the Jackrabbits in the second round of the FCS Playoffs Saturday in South Dakota.…

FB: Panthers Dot MVFC Honor Roll

FB: Panthers Dot MVFC Honor Roll

FROM UNI ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS. Twelve UNI football student-athletes were named to Missouri Valley Football All-Conference Teams announced by the league Monday. Five Panthers earned first-team honors, four UNI players were named to the second team and three were named honorable mention honorees. Senior guard Jackson Scott-Brown, junior defensive tackle Elerson G. Smith, sophomore receiver…

FB: Takeaways Help Panthers Advance in FCS Playoffs

FB: Takeaways Help Panthers Advance in FCS Playoffs

Defensive tackle Brawntae Wells gave the UNI Panthers all the scoring they would need Saturday during a 17-3 playoff win against the San Diego Toreros at the UNI-Dome. On the third play from scrimmage, Wells snagged a Reid Sinnett pass and hauled it 34 yards in the other direction into the end zone. For much…

Men's Basketball

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

MBB: Green for Three (MVC Awards)

Two big performances by A.J. Green, two UNI Panther wins, and a third Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week award. The latest honor for Green was announced on Monday by the MVC. The sophomore scored 29 against Valparaiso last Wednesday and 25 versus Bradley Saturday. With wins in both of those games, the Panthers…

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

MBB: Road Win for the Sweep

Two weeks after a home victory over the Bradley Braves, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team earned a repeat outcome on the road in Peoria Saturday, 86-71. Sophomore guard A.J. Green was on the court for all but two minutes and led the effort with 25 points.  He has now recorded 20 or more points…

MBB: Visiting Valpo No Match for Panthers

MBB: Visiting Valpo No Match for Panthers

For awhile after halftime on Wednesday, UNI Panther sophomore A.J. Green could do no wrong. Green scored 22 of his 29 points in the second half, leading the Panthers to an 88-78 victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders at the McLeod Center. Before Green found his rhythm, UNI still led by 11 early in the first…

MBB: Bears Have No Bite vs. Panthers

MBB: Bears Have No Bite vs. Panthers

The UNI Panther men’s basketball team pulled ahead early on Saturday and never let up during an 80-57 road win against the Missouri State Bears. Before the game was nine minutes old, UNI had earned a 20-point lead.  It was a solid shooting first half, as the Panthers made 19 of their 32 attempts, including…

Women's Basketball

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

WBB: Panthers Outclass Visiting Sycamores

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team held the visiting Indiana State Sycamores to six first quarter points and seven during the second period, on the way to a convincing 73-43 victory. Cynthia Wolf led the balanced UNI offense with 14 points.  The sophomore added 13 rebounds for a double-double. Rose Simon-Ressler had 13 points in…

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

WBB: Happy Homecoming for UNI Women

Playing at the McLeod Center for the first time in more than a month, the UNI Panther women’s basketball team held off the Evansville Purple Aces 76-60 on Friday. Karli Rucker knocked down six of UNI’s 13 three-pointers during a 28 point effort, representing her biggest scoring night of the season to date. In the…

WBB: Panthers Downed by Bears in Missouri

WBB: Panthers Downed by Bears in Missouri

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team was forced into 17 turnovers by #20 Missouri State Sunday; those takeaways helped the Bears to an 80-66 win in Springfield. Missouri State also outrebounded UNI 47-26. Karli Rucker opened the game with a 3-pointer, giving the Panthers their only lead of the day. Rucker scored a team-high 14…

WBB: Seesaw Game Tips to Panthers

WBB: Seesaw Game Tips to Panthers

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team pulled to a big first quarter lead but trailed at halftime during a back-and-forth Friday game, which wrapped up with Tanya Warren’s team on top of Southern Illinois 60-57 in Carbondale. Kristina Cavey led the Panthers with 15 points, and Karli Rucker added 14. The Panthers jumped ahead by…

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