University of Northern Iowa

UNI men seek a return to defensive form

CEDAR FALLS — The 2014-15 Northern Iowa men’s basketball team looks a lot like the 2013-14 version.

Just three players — Chip Rank, Matt Morrison and Nate Buchheit — were lost to graduation, and represented [...]

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Lohaus has ‘big weight’ off his shoulders

CEDAR FALLS – There’s been a lot of attention paid to former Iowa City West and current Northern Iowa guard Wyatt Lohaus’ cardiac arrhythmia, which caused him to sit out periodically during games throughout high school. [...]

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UNI football not complacent, ready for MVFC

CEDAR FALLS — Through the first four weeks, it’s hard to tell exactly what kind of team is the Northern Iowa football team.

The first two weeks were self-sabotaged losses, and the second two have been non-competitive blo [...]

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Panthers get ‘total domination’ of Golden Eagles

CEDAR FALLS — Nevermind that the No. 10 Northern Iowa football team’s offense wasn’t sterling from start to finish on Saturday against Tennessee Tech.

Nevermind the seven penalties that stalled a few drives.

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Special teams coming through for Panthers

CEDAR FALLS — With just one more non-conference game, the Northern Iowa football team is starting to resemble the team it’s going to be for the rest of the season.

The Panthers have had three games to find what they do a [...]

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Panthers get needed boost from run game

CEDAR FALLS – Home openers almost always carry with them a little extra emphasis for college football teams, and Saturday was no different for Northern Iowa.

After losses to Iowa and Hawaii on the road in the opening weeks, and [...]

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Williams a disruptive, dominant force in Panthers’ win

CEDAR FALLS — Like Northern Iowa’s star running back, the Panthers’ star pass rusher didn’t quite get to show what he was really made of in the first two games this season.

The biggest part of that was who [...]

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Panthers searching for fix on offense

CEDAR FALLS — Headed into the start of FCS play for the Northern Iowa football team, there’s a pretty glaring weakness the Panthers need to figure out fast.

They have a star running back in David Johnson, who is consiste [...]

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Panthers take no moral victory after Hawaii loss

CEDAR FALLS — Two weeks into the season, and the Northern Iowa football team is a painful 0-2.

A 31-23 loss to Iowa at Kinnick Stadium in Week 1 was followed by a 27-24 loss on Saturday at Hawaii. Both could easily be describe [...]

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Northern Iowa ready to combat Hawaii’s speed

CEDAR FALLS — There’s a ton of unknowns for the Northern Iowa football team headed into Saturday night’s game against Hawaii in Honolulu.

Can the Panthers adjust to the time change? Can they deal with the humidity [...]

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A long road back for LeMaster, Farley

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa receiver Brett LeMaster and linebacker Jake Farley had their football lives flash before their eyes last year.

Both suffered potentially devastating injuries — LeMaster in fall camp, and Farle [...]

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Hectic week ahead for Northern Iowa

CEDAR FALLS — With all the recent discussion of college athletes’ rights — legitimate arguments over pay for play, likeness litigation, etc. — it’s easy to forget there are still a few cool perks to playin [...]

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Panthers coaches ‘aggressive’ in message to players

CEDAR FALLS — The word of the day at Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley’s media availability on Tuesday was, “aggressive.”

“Aggressive,” as in: 16-penalties-against-Iowa aggressive.

He obv [...]

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Penalties derail Northern Iowa’s upset bid, overshadow Johnson

IOWA CITY — The Northern Iowa football team certainly is no longer intimidated by going on the road against a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

That much was evident in the Panthers’ season-opening 31-23 loss to the Iowa H [...]

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Williams, Panthers poised to make noise at Kinnick


CEDAR FALLS — The first time a player — home or away — steps on the field at a place like Kinnick Stadium, it can be a bit intimidating.

The crowd right on top of you, the bright lights, the fancy new scoreboard [...]

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