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UNI Panthers fall short against Hawaii

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It wasn't quite paradise for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their match against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Saturday in Honolulu. More>>

Panther rally falls short at Hawaii

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Steven Lakalaka rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown as Hawaii beat Northern Iowa 27-24 Saturday.The Rainbow Warriors (1-2) rushed for 148 yards against the Panthers (0-2) and also saw their defense and special teams put points on the board.Defensive lineman Beau Yap opened the scoring by recovering a UNI fumble in the end zone and Tyler Hadden had a field goal in each half.Lakalaka shouldered the load with standout Joey Iosefa out with a fractured ankle suffered in a loss to Or... More>>

UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii

UNI Football gets adjusted to Hawaii Video included

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Wednesday morning--the Northern Iowa Panthers left the mainland for their long trek in search of a victory. More>>

The Mark Farley Interview: Hawaii Trip

The Mark Farley Interview: Hawaii Trip Video included

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"I'm here with UNI Football Coach Mark Farley right before the big trip to Hawaii this week ..an exciting trip not only for football purposes but also historical purposes-- Stan Sheriff the former football coach and athletic director at Northern Iowa who built the UNI-Dome also went out to be athletic director at Hawaii and built that program up too. And he recruited--well you were a walk-on but he let you into the program and you continued that Panther Legacy..""That's right he was the footb... More>>

Northern Illinois sweeps UNI in Volleyball Video included

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Northern Illinois upset the Northern Iowa women's volleyball team in the Panthers' home opener 3-0.NIU won for the first time ever in Cedar Falls with a 25-21, 26-24, 25-23 victory. The Panthers had won 12 straight matches over the Huskies before Tuesday night's match. The Panthers fall to 2-5 with the loss, their fourth straight defeat. More>>

The Mark Farley Interview

The Mark Farley Interview Video included

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"I'm here with head coach Mark Farley of the Northern Iowa Panthers fresh off their game against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday and Coach that was a great college football ..a great game for the state. "I thought it was a great game..It was well played by both teams-- very physical football game and ultimately went down to the last series." "I know after the game you were disappointed not because your team didn't play well but because you didn't win the game... You know I was looking at some n... More>>

UNI's Pudwill MVC Player of the Week

UNI's Pudwill MVC Player of the Week Video included

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Northern Iowa sophomore outside hitter Leigh Pudwill has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's women's volleyball player of the week.  More>>

Hawks win heated battle over Panthers at Kinnick Video included

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The Hawkeyes got off to an early start with a touchdown within minutes of the game beginning.
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The Mark Farley Interview: Week One

The Mark Farley Interview: Week One Video included

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Hello I'm Rick Coleman here with the head coach of the Northern Iowa Panthers Mark Farley ahead of the Panthers big game this Saturday at Kinnick stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Coach a big game for the panthers--a big game for the state... this is your third trip to Kinnick as head coach what did you learn from your three previous experiences that will help this time. "I think we learned from the fact we can compete--we are going to have an great game plan and play it very well they hav... More>>

Hawks expect another battle with UNI Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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