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Football fans pack sports bars to watch game

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 Football fans who couldn't make it to Saturday's game in person hit up local sports bars to watch it.

Mulligan's in Cedar Falls was packed with Hawkeyes and Panthers fans all day Saturday.

"I think everyone's having a lot of fun," said Leah Shellhammer, a UNI graduate and Panthers fan.

Shellhammer said she usually cheers for Iowa, too, if they're not playing UNI.

"I started at Iowa and I graduated from UNI so my heart goes out to both, but I'm a true Panther," she said.

For a lot of Hawkeyes and Panthers fans, there really was no "loser" in Saturday's close game.

"I love both teams. I really do," said John Napier, a Hawkeyes and Panthers fan.

"I want UNI to be the best in their league and Iowa to be the best  in their league," he said.

The teams are scheduled to play each other again in 2018.

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