VB: Panthers Muzzle Bulldogs in Des Moines

The UNI Panther volleyball team has not been defeated by the Drake Bulldogs since 1996, and the two decade head-to-head winning streak continued on Friday as UNI powered to a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 sweep in their Missouri Valley Conference opener. “It was nice to be able to start the conference season off with a win…read more »

VB: Panthers Fall to .500 in Champaign

The UNI Panther volleyball squad completed their pre-conference schedule with a 6-6 record after going 1-2 at the Illini Classic, hosted by the University of Illinois. The Panthers split on Friday, sweeping Lipscomb 3-0 before falling to No. 8 Illinois 3-0. UNI never let the Bison gain a foothold during a 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 win. …read more »

Panther VB: Sweep in Indiana

The UNI Panther volleyball team swept all three matches during a weekend tournament in Muncie, Indiana, winning nine of 11 sets versus their three opponents. Early Friday, after two sets of back-and-forth battle against host Ball State, the Panthers rolled in the final two sets to earn the 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-19 win. Katie Busswitz…read more »

VB: Cyclones Swirl Past UNI

The 17th-ranked UNI volleyball team fell to Iowa State (RV) 25-20, 25-20, 32-30 Wednesday at a sold-out McLeod Center. The Panthers struggled to find the same stingy defense and consistent hitting that carried them to a pair of top-15 wins last week at the USC Invite in Los Angeles. UNI got into a groove in…read more »

VB: Panthers Roar During Opening Weekend

Karlie Taylor is from Eddyville. Rachel Koop is from New Hartford. The two small-town Iowa residents made a splash in Los Angeles over the weekend. Both UNI Panther volleyball players were named to the All-Tournament Team from USC’s Trojan Invitational, helping UNI to a 2-1 record during the event. Panther Assistant Coach Kalani Mahi says…read more »

VB: Cats Picked as Top Dogs

Bobbi Petersen has led the UNI Panthers to over 400 volleyball victories. Her Missouri Valley Conference peers expect her to add to that total in a significant way this season. Petersen’s Panthers earned seven of ten first place votes and claimed the top spot in the conference’s preseason poll. Defending champ Missouri State was second,…read more »