Xavier Bledson scored 20 points off of the bench to help lead the Indiana State Sycamores over the Northern Iowa Panthers 79-71 on Saturday. The Sycamores are now 14-9 with the win and the Panthers dropped to 12-10.
Being picked to finished fifth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference is something that irritates Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley. One thing he’s put an emphasis on all offseason and heading into fall camp, is that this team needs to score points and score more points.
The Northern Iowa softball team was picked as the preseason favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference this spring. So far, the Panthers have lived up to those expectations claiming their fourth overall Missouri Valley Conference regular season title.
The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team will make its second appearance in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) as the Panthers are set to take on Saint Louis University in the first round.
The Cyclones needed every point they got, with four decisions and one major decision. The Cyclones started the meet down 6-0, and were later down 15-9, but came back both times with crowd-silencing victories.