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UNI Football to play Hawks and Badgers in 2012

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The fall of 2012 will present a unique challenge for the UNI football program.

The Panthers will open the season on the road at Big Ten power Wisconsin on Sept. 1, and then two weeks later UNI will be at Kinnick Stadium to play the Iowa Hawkeyes.

It will mark the first time since 1990 the Panthers will play two BCS conference teams in the same year.

The biggest reason for the University of Northern Iowa to take these games is for the big financial return. The Panthers will get $450,000 for playing the Badgers and $500,000 to battle the Hawks.

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