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UNI Softball Hammers Cyclones

Cedar Falls, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa softball team picked up a 9-0 win over the Iowa State University Cyclones this afternoon at Robinson-Dresser Field. Timely hitting paired with a remarkable... Read More »

Top-Ranked UNI Wrestler Colon Chasing First National Championship

CEDAR FALLS -- The NCAA wrestling championships start next week and one wrestler to watch out for is UNI's Joe Colon. He's ranked No. 1 in the nation at 133 pounds. After his Mid-American Conference... Read More »

UNI Falls to Southern Illinois in MVC Tourney

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- Desmar Jackson had 23 points and 11 rebounds as sixth-seeded Southern Illinois squandered a 19-point second-half lead on Friday night, but held on to beat No. 3 seed Northern Iowa 63-58. Anthony... Read More »

Tuttle Named All-MVC First Team

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - University of Northern Iowa junior forward Seth Tuttle has been named to the First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Team. Along with Tuttle's accolade, the Panthers... Read More »

Panthers Clinch MVC Third Seed With Thrilling Win

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Seth Tuttle scored 23 points Saturday as Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 71-69 in a game in which both teams lost double-digit leads. Indiana State (21-9, 12-16 Missouri Valley)... Read More »

UNI Honors Seniors With Win

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa won its fourth game in five tries and maintained a tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 73-54 victory over the Southern Illinois... Read More »

UNI wins on senior night

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Seth Tuttle scored 19 points with seven assists and seven rebounds as Northern Iowa crushed Southern Illinois 73-54 on Wednesday night. Matt Bohannon added 17 points for the... Read More »

UNI in a 4-Way Tie For Third in the MVC

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team moved into a four-way tie for third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with a 72-59 victory over Illinois State... Read More »

Furious Panther Comeback Falls Short Against Drake

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Richard Carter scored 19 points to help Drake hold on after nearly blowing a 20-point second-half lead against Northern Iowa on Tuesday night, 70-67. Carter's 3-pointer put Drake... Read More »

Tuttle Tip-In Gives UNI a Win

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle tipped in a missed shot by Wes Washpun with one second left Saturday night to give the Panthers a 60-58 victory over Missouri State at JQH Arena. Tuttle... Read More »

Buss with 18 in his return

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Nate Buss came off the bench to lead Northern Iowa with 18 points and the Panthers eased into an 80-58 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Wednesday night. Buss made four 3-pointers... Read More »

Martino Big Off the Bench for UNI

Cedar Falls, IA- UNI Junior Max Martino has been a spark off the bench for UNI the last two seasons. The former Kennedy standout was a walk-on at UNI and has made the most of his opportunities. Checkout... Read More »

No. 4 Wichita State Too Much for UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Wichita State beat Northern Iowa 82-73 on Saturday night, clearing perhaps its toughest remaining hurdle for an unbeaten regular season. Cleanthony... Read More »

Northern Iowa Wrestling Smacks Iowa State

CEDAR FALLS – Doug Schwab didn’t want to make this bigger than it was. But the smile on his face told the truth. It was a big win for the University of Northern Iowa wrestling team – and program. “It... Read More »

Illinois State Second Half Run Dooms UNI

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Bobby Hunter scored 17 points and grabbed three rebounds as Illinois State defeated Northern Iowa 76-65 on Wednesday night. Daishon Knight had 15 points and four rebounds for the... Read More »

Drake Three-Pointer Knocks off Panthers

CEDAR FALLS- Two rivals went at it all the way to the end on Sunday. The Northern Iowa women's basketball team had a one-point lead with 10 seconds left, but Drakes' Carley Grenfell hit a three-pointer... Read More »

Hot Shooting Doesn't Help UNI Against Indiana State

CEDAR FALLS — Without the help of forward Nate Buss, Northern Iowa kept its hot shooting streak alive as the Panthers hit 60 percent from the field in the first half last night against Indiana State, including... Read More »

Panthers Hit School-Record 17 Threes In Win

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - It was a record-breaking night for the University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team as the Panthers swept the season series against the Evansville Purple Aces with a 95-81 victory... Read More »

Panthers Fall to Loyola In Overtime

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team fell to 10-10 on the season as the Loyola Ramblers rallied in the closing minutes to force overtime and eventually got past the Panthers,... Read More »

UNI Wrestlers Pick Up Impressive Win Over Missouri

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa Coach Doug Schwab said his wrestlers have the ability to turn a snowball into an avalanche. Unfortunately for seventh-ranked Missouri, it was the one buried alive... Read More »

UNI Falls Short at Bradley

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Walt Lemon, Jr. scored 28 points, shooting 50 percent from the field, to lead Bradley to a 69-65 victory over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. Auston Barnes had 10 points and grabbed... Read More »

Springville's Nissen Verbally Commits To UNI

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Springville's 6'6 running back Elias Nissen has verbally agreed to play for Mark Farley and the UNI Panthers. Nissen rushed for 2,218 yards and scored 58 touchdowns this season. He... Read More »

UNI Tops Missouri State Behind Buss' Career Day

CEDAR FALLS — When Northern Iowa forward Nate Buss found out he was starting on Thursday, he kept quiet. Buss, who told only his fiancee the news, let everyone know with his play on Saturday. The junior... Read More »

UNI Women Fall to Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. – The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team dropped an 80-47 decision to the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday night. UNI is now 7-9 overall and 3-2 in Missouri Valley Conference... Read More »

Buss Big Boost for UNI Off the Bench

Cedar Falls, IA-UNI 6'10 junior Nate Buss gives the Panthers instant offense off the bench. Buss averages over 10 points and five rebounds a game. Nate is the leading three pointer shooter for the Panthers... Read More »

UNI Gives Up Big Lead, Loses To Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team saw its 12-point lead with 4:49 left in the game evaporate as the Southern Illinois Salukis rallied for a 68-66 victory at SIU Arena... Read More »

Wes Washpun Hitting Stride for UNI Basketball

CEDAR FALLS — With 16 games under its belt, Northern Iowa’s men’s basketball team is starting to hit its stride. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference and have won their three league... Read More »

UNI Starting To Grow

It was very well known that the UNI men's basketball team was going to have some young players this year. You knew there would be some growing pains, but this team is starting to click. The Panthers... Read More »

UNI Beats Drake, 76-66

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Confidence is the term spreading around the Northern Iowa locker room. After hitting just 21 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc in the first half, the Panthers remained... Read More »

UNI Picks Up First Road Win

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team posted its first road win of the season on Wednesday behind a convincing 80-53 win over the Evansville Purple Aces in the Ford Center. UNI... Read More »

UNI Falls to No. 7 Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. – The No. 7-ranked Wichita State Shockers scored a 67-53 victory over the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on Saturday at Koch Arena. The Shockers moved to 15-0 on the season... Read More »

UNI Women Fall to Indiana State, 60-53

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team fell 60-53 in a close battle against Indiana State in the Missouri Valley Conference opener. The Panthers now have an overall... Read More »

UNI Basketball Beats Bradley, 80-46

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team scored its largest margin of victory (34 points) in a Missouri Valley Conference game in the Panthers' 80-46 win over the Bradley... Read More »

UNI Basketball Tops Iona, 90-79

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team wrapped up its non-conference play with a 90-78 win over the Iona Gaels on Saturday in the McLeod Center. UNI (6-6 overall) reached... Read More »

Sievertsen, Hahn, Bigbee, Kintzel earn All-American honors

PHILDELPHIA, Pa. – Senior placekicker Tyler Sievertsen has been named to the 2013 The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team, it was announced today. This is Sievertsen’s second All-America honor... Read More »

UNI Basketball Falls to Virginia, 57-43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team dropped a 57-43 decision to the University of Virginia Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday. UNI (5-6 overall) got... Read More »

UNI Basketball Has a Local Flavor This Season

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI basketball team has a lot of eastern Iowa flavor this year.. And they are young and talented. The Panthers have nine local players on their team this year. At times, they... Read More »

Former UNI Assistant Named NDSU Coach

North Dakota State has named a replacement for departed head coach Craig Bohl, and former Northern Iowa player and assistant Chris Klieman is that man. Klieman, a Waterloo native, was named the Bison head... Read More »

UNI Starts A Winning Streak After Beating VCU

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team tallied a 77-68 victory over Saturday over the VCU Rams at the McLeod Center. The Panthers (5-5 overall) got a boost from the bench... Read More »

11 Panthers Medal In UNI Open, One Champion

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Eleven University of Northern Iowa wrestlers medaled at their own UNI Open presented by Doughy Joey's. Medalists by weight class: 125 – Dylan Peters 1st 133 – Levi Wolfensperger 2nd;... Read More »

UNI Dunks Savannah State, 55-50

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team improved to 4-5 on the season with a 55-50 win over Savannah State on Tuesday in the McLeod Center. UNI junior Seth Tuttle led... Read More »

Disterhoft Not Playing Like a Freshman

IOWA CITY — When it comes to shot selection, good isn’t good enough for the Iowa Hawkeyes.“Like Coach (Lisa) Bluder tells us, we don’t want good shots,” said freshman Ally Disterhoft. “We want great shots.”The... Read More »

#20 Iowa State Women Cruised by UNI 83-55

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Hallie Christofferson, Nikki Moody and Seanna Johnson had big games as No. 20 Iowa State cruised by Northern Iowa 83-55 Wednesday night. Christofferson led in scoring with 22 points,... Read More »

Milwaukee Surges Past UNI Basketball

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee used a 23-3 run, that included a 17-0 run in the second half to surge past the University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team on Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wis., 83-72. UNI... Read More »

Panthers Beat LaSalle in Paradise Jam Third-Place Game

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands - University of Northern Iowa junior forward Nate Buss's career-high 23 points and 12 rebounds lifted the Panthers to a 65-50 win over the LaSalle Explorers in the third-place... Read More »

UNI Basketball Falls to Maryland, 80-66

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team dropped an 80-66 decision to the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday in the semifinals of 2013 Paradise Jam. UNI (2-3 overall)... Read More »

UNI Volleyball Falls to Southern Illinois in MVC Semifinals

WICHITA, Kansas- The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team fell to Southern Illinois 3-1 in the semifinals of the MVC Championships Friday night in Wichita. Macy Ubben led the Panthers with 13 kills... Read More »

UNI's Mitchell Named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Junior Ray Mitchell was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Western Illinois, it was announced today by the league office. Mitchell... Read More »

Defensive TDs Give UNI The Victory Over Western Illinois

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley had many questions to answer last week about who would start at quarterback against Western Illinois. The answer — it didn’t matter. UNI’s defense outscored... Read More »

Despite Travel Troubles, UNI Defeats Missouri State

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa football team came away with its second win in a row over Missouri State, defeating the Bears 17-10. The Panthers have improved to a 6-5 overall record... Read More »

UNI Falls On The Road at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Virginia - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team lost their afternoon match against George Mason, 76-70. UNI was behind 19-11 nearly halfway into the first half. Sophomore guard... Read More »

Panthers' Sievertsen, Carnes Win Weekly Awards

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior placekicker Tyler Sievertsen and junior quarterback Brion Carnes were honored by the Missouri Valley Football Conference today by being named the MVFC Special Teams Player of the... Read More »

Northern Iowa Tops Coe, 86-52

The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team scored an 86-52 home-opening victory over the Coe College Kohawks on Monday in the McLeod Center. UNI (1-1 overall) received a career-high scoring... Read More »

Lohaus, Lorenzen, Franklin Sign Letters of Intent

University of Northern Iowa head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson announced the signing today of Wyatt Lohaus (North Liberty, Iowa/Iowa City West HS) to a National Letter-of-Intent to play for the Panthers. “Our... Read More »

Sievertsen Kick Wins It For UNI

CEDAR FALLS — It was a new quarterback, new running back, and new results for Northern Iowa. Playing without injured starters Sawyer Kollmorgen and David Johnson, the Panthers still managed to upset No.... Read More »

Panthers Defeat Dubuque In Exhibition Game

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball capped its exhibition play with an 85-66 win over the University of Dubuque Spartans. UNI was led by junior forward Seth Tuttle's game-high... Read More »

Northern Iowa Loses Another Overtime Game

BROOKINGS, South Dakota -- For the third straight week, the Northern Iowa football team played in an overtime game. And like the first two outings, the Panthers lost on Saturday, 37-34, in double overtime... Read More »

UNI Tries to Battle Through Tough Stretch

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- It's been a tough stretch for the UNI Panthers. They let another one slip away Saturday against South Dakota. The Panthers blew a 28-7 third-quarter lead and lost, 38-31 in double overtime. UNI might have to run the table now to make the playoffs, but they haven't lost confidence despite three straight close losses. "Frustrated is probably a better word than losing confidence," said head coach Mark Farley. "I think you just have to play your way out of that frustration." The Panthers will try to snap that three game streak at South Dakota this Saturday. Read More »

Northern Iowa Loses Third Straight, Again in Overtime

CEDAR FALLS – For the third straight week, the Northern Iowa football team had a chance to close out a Missouri Valley Conference win. For the third straight week, the Panthers (4-3, 0-3) saw mistakes... Read More »

UNI Football Looks to Get Back On Track

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The UNI football team is hoping to stop the bleeding after losing its last two games to North Dakota State and Southern Illinois. The Panthers will host South Dakota this Saturday... Read More »

Washpun Looks To Help Young Panthers

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – At first glance, the road for guard Wes Washpun from Cedar Rapids Washington High School to Cedar Falls and Northern Iowa seems as easy as hopping on Interstate-380. But after an arduous... Read More »

Sluggish Panthers Fall in Overtime to Southern Illinois

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Northern Iowa scored two touchdowns in eight plays Saturday to erase a 14-point deficit, but Southern Illinois rallied to defeat the Panthers in overtime, 24-17. The Salukis had an... Read More »

Farley Handles Injury "Better Than a Lot of People Do"

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa linebacker Jake Farley broke both bones in his lower leg on Saturday during the Panthers' 24-23 loss to North Dakota State. Head coach Mark Farley, Jake's father,... Read More »

Sievertsen Named National Placekicker of the Week

Senior placekicker Tyler Sievertsen was named the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Placekicker of the Week. The former Kennedy Cougar went 3 for 3 on field goals against North Dakota State... Read More »

Panthers Let Lead Slip Away, Lose To No. 1 North Dakota State

FARGO, N.D. – This one hurts for the Northern Iowa football team. Not only did the No. 4-ranked Panthers let a 13-point lead slip away in the final quarter before falling 24-23 to top-ranked North Dakota... Read More »

Jake Farley Fitting In on Panther Defense

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- It's up to UNI's defense to shut down the two-time defending national champions on Saturday. "It's gonna be a physical game. [We] gotta win the turnover battle," linebacker Jake... Read More »

UNI Prepares For Top-Ranked NDSU

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — It’s the game that has been circled on calendars for months. After a dominating, 41-6 win over ninth-ranked McNeese State, Northern Iowa travels to Fargo, N.D., to face the top-ranked... Read More »

UNI Takes Down South Dakota State 3-1

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- The University of Northern Iowa volleyball team defeated South Dakota State 3-1 on Tuesday night in the McLeod Center. Macy Ubben had a career high 21 kills, and Shelby Kintzel had a... Read More »

Panthers Face Tough Test Against NDSU

The UNI football team is 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2007. On Saturday, the Panthers had no problems whatsoever beating ninth ranked McNeese State 41-6. However, next week's game... Read More »

Iowa Survives Scare from UNI on the Pitch

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team earned its eighth victory of the year, downing Northern Iowa, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday night at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Junior Anne Marie... Read More »

Panthers Pounce on McNeese State, Get Big Win

CEDAR FALLS – Coming into Saturday, the matchup to watch in the battle of two top-ten teams in No. 5 Northern Iowa and No. 9 McNeese State was supposed to be the Panthers’ defense against the Cowboys’... Read More »

Hard Work, And Dirty Work, Pays Off for UNI's David Johnson

A running back from UNI doesn't typically run for 199 yards against Iowa State. But don't tell that to Number 7. "I don't know if we've ever had anybody with his size and his ability at UNI and you know,... Read More »

Two UNI Players Win Weekly Honors

Two Northern Iowa football players were named winners of weekly honors on Sunday, after the Panthers' 26-7 victory at Northern Colorado on Saturday. Kicker Tyler Sievertsen was named the Missouri Valley... Read More »

Northern Iowa Takes Care of Business in 26-7 Road Victory

GREELEY, Colo. — Mark Farley wasn’t asking too much from his Northern Iowa football team Saturday. Whatever it took to win an FCS nonconference game on the road would do. For the No. 7-ranked Panthers,... Read More »

UNI Sprints Past Drake

A quick look at the box score shows exactly what many expected from Northern Iowa’s 45-14 rout of Drake University: too much UNI offense. David Johnson rushed for over 140 yards and Sawyer Kollmorgen... Read More »

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