Panthers

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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Iowa tied for second in WIN’s preseason rankings

Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine has released its 2014-15 preseason NCAA Division I team and individual rankings.

The University of Iowa is tied with Cornell for second, four points back of the University of Minnesota in the opening installmen [...]

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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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Kollmorgen named UNI starting quarterback

CEDAR FALLS — All through the off-season, as well as spring and fall practice, Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley insisted the quarterback race was a two-man battle. With two guys capable of leading the offense, it was a good probl [...]

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Panthers find depth more than just numbers

CEDAR FALLS — It’s often looked over, or forgotten, in football that depth is more than just having a lot of players at any given position.

Sure, it’s great to have six wide receivers, for instance. But can the si [...]

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Competition driving UNI quarterbacks

CEDAR FALLS — Any time a football team has more than one capable quarterback, the term “quarterback competition” is going to get thrown around.

It’s the nature of the beast, and something to which Northern [...]

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