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UNI Spring Football Schedule Announced

(From UNI Athletics…whenever or wherever they play, you can hear the games on the flagship station–News/Talk 1540 KXEL, the Home of the Panthers.) ST. LOUIS – UNI Football opens the 2021 spring football season with a home game against Illinois State on Feb. 20 at the UNI-Dome. The game is the first of eight Missouri Valley…read more »

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Valley Cancels All Fall Sports

From the UNI Athletics Department: The Missouri Valley Conference Presidents Council has announced that the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall in any sport. Based on continuing uncertainty around the ability to play full-season league schedules safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lack of a fall NCAA championship opportunity,…read more »

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Panthers Football Season Moved to Spring

Courtesy UNI Athletics: The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the Conference’s student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with…read more »

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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…read more »

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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.…read more »

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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…read more »

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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…read more »

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FB: Panther Top WIU, Plan for USD

The UNI Panthers were perfect at the UNI-Dome during the 2019 regular season, and they will open the playoffs there on November 29th against the University of San Diego Toreros. UNI finished 8-4 after a 38-7 Saturday win against Western Illinois in Cedar Falls. Non-scholarship USD is 9-2 and won the Pioneer Football League, the…read more »

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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…read more »

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