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Former Iowa Hawkeye chosen as honorary captain Aug. 30


Former University of Iowa offensive lineman Dace Richardson will serve as honorary captain when the Hawkeyes host the University of Northern Iowa on Aug. 30 in Kinnick Stadium. More>>

Hawks expect another battle with UNI Video included


Five years ago, it took a pair of blocked field goals for the Hawkeyes to escape the Panthers. Two years ago in another competitive game Iowa needed 3 Mark Weisman touchdowns to pull out an 11 point win. Now with the Panthers at full strength Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz knows his team's in for another battle. “When these guys are healthy and ready to go, they're going to be a challenging opponent,” said Ferentz, “and we'd better be at our best, I know that.” The Hawkeyes expect some big things as... More>>

Kollmorgen named starter as UNI gets set for Iowa


Mark Farley decided on a starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Iowa, and that will be Sawyer Kollmorgen -- Kollmorgen, a junior, won the starting job over senior Brion Carnes. He'll be entering his third season as the Panthers regular starting quarterback. Carnes, however, is expected to get time under center as well. Coach Mark Farley says he will play this weekend against the Hawkeyes, but specifically when that happens is up in the air. “It's more who's got the hot hand, who's m... More>>

UNI's Williams set for big season


Just by taking the field, UNI senior Xavier Williams makes the entire Panther defense better. "If he's not double teamed, he's making the play,” says defensive line Coach Bryce Paup, “When he gets double teamed, the linebackers make the play." Known as the X-Man, Williams recorded 12 tackles for loss last season, just one year after picking up just 2 as a sophomore. If you ask him what caused that improvement, he'll tell you it was the chance to play for an NFL veteran and former league defen... More>>

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday

UNI Women's soccer opens season on Friday Video included


The UNI Women's soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4 and 15 season marred by injuries and a lot of close losses. In fact the Panthers were either tied of had the lead in the second half of 15 of their 19 games last fall. Despite their efforts uni soccer has been picked to finish in last place in the conference this fall--but the Panthers did have one voter pick them to finish in first place.UNI head coach James Price said, "Well that would be me--but I do that every year--i am a little... More>>

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC

UNI Volleyball picked to finish second in the MVC Video included


The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team has been pegged to finish second in the 2014 preseason Missouri Valley Conference coaches' poll. The Panthers nabbed a pair of first-place votes but came up two points short of favorite Wichita State in the poll.Panther head coach Bobbi Petersen believes the conference will be very competitive again--but she's thankful the MVC Postseason tournament will be held in Cedar Falls. "Very pumped that during one of the most competitive conference races... More>>

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome

160 attend the 3rd annual Ladies' Night Out at the UNI-Dome Video included


Third annual UNI Ladies Night Out football camp attracted a record 160 women to the UNI-Dome. Northern Iowa stars like All-American tailback David Johnson---Panther quarterbacks Sawyer Kollmorgen and Brion Carnes take the women through various drills while brushing up their knowledge of the game of football. Panther head coach Mark Farley says its a fun way for the women to learn the game while also getting to know theUNI football program. It's our Ladies' night out and it's fun. I think our ... More>>

Former UNI Panther Ali Farokhmanesh headed to Nebraska


Former UNI Panther basketball player Ali Farokhmanesh is headed back to the Midwest, but this time in red. More>>

UNI ranked number 9 in preseason Sports Network Top 25 Football Poll

UNI ranked number 9 in preseason Sports Network Top 25 Football Poll Video included


The Northern Iowa football teamis rankedNo. 9in The Sports Network Preseason FCS Top 25.UNI has been voted to the preseason top-10 in the last three seasons. Joining the Panthers in the top 25 from the Missouri Valley Conferenceare North Dakota State (No. 2), South Dakota State (No. 10) and Youngstown State (No. 24). Eastern Washington is ranked number 1. The Panthers were ranked No. 15 ranking in the Preseason FCS Coaches Poll. More>>

UNI Media Day--Quarterback spot up for grabs

UNI Media Day: Quarterback spot up for grabs Video included


The Panthers return 18 starters and have a combination of talent and experience on both sides of the football, including at quarterback. More>>

UNI Dome repairs still 2-years away


University of Northern Iowa Athletic Director, Troy Dannen,knows the UNI Domeneeds improvements, but those improvements are still a couple of years away.Dannen told The Des Moines Registerthe Dome renovations, when they are finalized, will be part of a broader campaignandin the areas of a"low eight-figure project."The UNI Dome opened in 1976 with very few renovations since that time.Dannen says the Dome needs wider concourse areas, premium seating and larger restrooms. $1.2 million is being s... More>>

UNI football picked 3rd in MVFC


The UNI Panther football team has been tabbed to finish third this season by the league's coaches, media, and sports information directors. The selection marks 29 consecutive years that the Panthers have been picked to finish in the top 5.UNI also received 7 of the 39 first place votes.Defending national champion North Dakota State has been tabbed as the league favorite followed by South Dakota State.The Panthers placed 4 players on the MVFC's preseason all-conference first team in running ba... More>>

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  • Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

    Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:49:16 GMT
    Notre Dame says it will hold out a fifth player from competition as it investigates possible academic dishonesty and NCAA violations.More >>
    Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers...More >>
  • USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

    USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:49:37 GMT
    Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans' trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago.More >>
    Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.More >>
  • 'Robot march' to protest Iowa's pink locker room

    'Robot march' to protest Iowa's pink locker room

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:09:25 GMT
    University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod has dressed as a robot to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann. Now he's targeting his own school over its controversial pink visitors' locker room at Kinnick...More >>
    A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school's famous quirks: the visiting team's pink locker room at Kinnick...More >>
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