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Northern Iowa football: Mark Farley now winningest coach

On Saturday, the Northern Iowa Panthers pulled off a big upset, beating the Iowa State Cyclones 25-24 and becoming the fourth FCS team to beat a Power Five team this weekend. Not only did they get this huge win, but head coach Mark Farley became the winningest coach in school history. Farley entered Saturday’s contest with a record of 129-61, the same amount of wins as Stan Sheriff...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Collin Klein takes QB coach job at Northern Iowa

Collin Klein is a pretty recognizable name in the city of Manhattan, Kansas as he was a pretty good quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats. He has worked with them as a graduate assistant the last few years, but he will now move on to bigger and better things. It was reported by The Wichita Eagle that Klein has accepted a position with the Northern Iowa Panthers to be their quarterbacks...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa Basketball: Early plans to boost confidence

Northern Iowa Basketball head coach Ben Jacobson recently informed a local Iowa newspaper that he does not plan to schedule as many road games next season. He also plans to create a schedule that is less tough compared to the 2015-16 season. Coach Jacobson knows that with three seniors leaving, much of the talent from the Panther squad is going with them. With this, it’s hard to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The future of Northern Iowa Basketball

While the Northern Iowa Panthers say goodbye to their season, the three seniors must also soon depart. Paul Jesperson, Matt Bohannon, and Wes Washpun played quite a large role in the program’s success this season. Point guard Wes Washpun finished the season with several honors. He was named both Second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and National Association of Basketball Coaches...
Via isportsweb.com
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

How Northern Iowa Basketball dropped the ball

It appeared Northern Iowa had sealed the deal against Texas A&M on Sunday, when the Panthers were up by 12 points with only 40 seconds left in the game. The nation was shocked when UNI defeated Texas just days before on a half-court buzzer beater. Sadly, what many are calling the biggest collapse in college basketball history will end up being much more memorable. The 92-88 loss...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless bemoaned Texas A&M’s loss, missed comeback

It ain’t over til the fat lady sings. Apparently Skip Bayless forgot that age-old lesson. The ESPN screaming head tweeted Sunday to bemoan Texas A&M’s loss to Northern Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, saying his “longshot Final Four pick” went down in flames to a good Panthers team. Down goes my longshot Final Four pick - and President Obama's. Down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Classic collapse: Northern Iowa, up 12 with 34 seconds left in regulation, falls in 2 OT

The Northern Iowa Panthers saw both sides of life in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.   Friday night against Texas, they won on a halfcourt bank shot at the buzzer. Sunday evening against Texas A&M, they suffered one of the most unforgettable meltdowns in NCAA tournament history. Friday night, UNI advanced to the round of 32. Sunday evening, the Panthers — who most famously advanced...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NCAA Tournament is a record-setting one for upsets

When Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson’s heroic half court heave kissed off the window and through the net, it didn’t just complete an unforgettable upset for the 11th seeded Panthers over the 6th seeded Texas Longhorns.  It also capped a historic first two days of the NCAA Tournament where the Davids of the world stood tall and conquered Goliath. Northern Iowa joined the likes...
Via The Comeback
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Radio call of Northern Iowa’s game-winner will blow your mind

No. 11 Northern Iowa beat No. 6 Texas on a crazy buzzer-beater last night thanks to Paul Jesperson’s prayer shot from beyond halfcourt and while the Panthers’ celebration was fantastic in and of itself, the radio call by longtime play-by-play man Gary Rima was even greater. Give it a listen below! And, of course, here is video of Jesperson’s shot to go with Rima’s call....
Via Campus Sports Net
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa advances to Round of 32 in thriller

Northern Iowa is in the NCAA Tournament Second Round of the second consecutive season after upsetting No. 6 seed Texas at the buzzer Friday, 75-72. “What a game, huh?” Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson said after. Photo: Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Boy, was it. The 11th-seeded Panthers dominated the first half, grabbing a 33-17 lead six minutes before halftime. But Texas...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNI upsets Texas on half-court buzzer-beater

Northern Iowa advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round thanks to senior Paul Jesperson’s heroics Friday night. After Texas guard Isaiah Taylor tied the score with 2.7 seconds left, Jesperson banked in a half-court shot to give Northern Iowa a 75-72 victory. PAUL JESPERSON FROM HALF COURT! #MarchMadnesshttps://t.co/kiZW9MSQUe — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Jesperson sinks Texas with halfcourt shot at buzzer

Northern Iowa has done it again! The Panthers took out Texas on a half-court buzzer-beater by Paul Jesperson to end their first-round game against the Longhorns in the NCAA Tournament on Friday: PAUL JESPERSON FROM HALF COURT! #MarchMadness https://t.co/kiZW9MSQUe — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 UNI was up 72-70 after making 1-of-2 free throws, giving...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlson’s season-long growth culminates with All-Tournament performance

ST. LOUIS — During Northern Iowa’s MVC Tournament title run last season, forward Klint Carlson played a grand total of two minutes. And they were the final two minutes of the team’s 71-46 quarterfinal win against Bradley. Forward Klint Carlson, right, celebrates with guard Wes Washpun, left, following Northern Iowa’s MVC championship game victory. (Photo: Chris Lee / St...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa basketball: red-hot and ready to dance

Northern Iowa took the Missouri Valley Conference tournament yesterday, winning their fourth conference title in eight years. The Panthers beat No. 2 seed Evansville, 56-54, thanks to a buzzer-beating shot by Wes Washpun. As returning champions, the pressure of the day could not overshadow the team’s experience.  Their performance in the MVC tournament has shown that the bracket...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa advances to Tourney on buzzer-beater

It took until March 6, but the madness has officially arrived. Sunday afternoon, college basketball fans saw just about the coolest thing that can happen in March - a buzzer-beater in a win-or-go-home game. Northern Iowa and Evansville were tied at 54 with only seconds to play in the Missouri Valley Conference title game and an NCAA Tournament bid on the line when Panthers leading...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa’s buzzer beater clinches MVC Tournament

Northern Iowa are the new Missouri Valley Conference champions after Wes Washpun’s shot attempt at the buzzer bounced off the backboard and fell through the basket to give the Panthers a 56-54 win over the Evansville Purple Aces in St. Louis, the site of the MVC Tournament this year. Check out the highlight below! The basket gave Northern Iowa its fourth MVC title in school history...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa basketball on a roll

Northern Iowa basketball finished the regular season tying for third in the Missouri Valley Conference with Southern Illinois at 11-7 in league play. The Panthers, only 2-6 in mid-January, have stunned many while winning nine of their last 10 games. The wins can be attributed to their impressive defense as of late. Northern Iowa has been allowing opponents 64 points on average this...
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: Loyola 59, Northern Iowa 56

CHICAGO — Loyola held off Northern Iowa in a 59-56 thriller Wednesday at Gentile Arena. The Ramblers have now completed a sweep of the Panthers, who are 3-0 against nationally ranked teams this season.     Northern Iowa frustrated Montel James offensively, but the Loyola forward made a huge impact defensively and on the boards. The Panthers double teamed James on the dribble...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Davis blows up run play with big hit in backfield

Remember when the Carolina Panthers drafted LB Shaq Thompson to potentially replace Thomas Davis? Well, Davis sure hasn’t forgotten about it. The veteran linebacker has put together another stellar campaign this season, and hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. And he can still hit like the best of them. Check out this crushing blow he put on running back David Johnson in the...
Via The Sports Daily
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

For Bennett Koch, living up to family name is important, but not everything

Northern Iowa forward Bennett Koch has a few pairs of shoes to fill this season. And even for someone who stands at 6-foot-9, those shoes are quite enormous. Yes, Bennett is one of those Kochs. The ones who have helped Northern Iowa to a Missouri Valley title and Sweet 16 appearance in 2010. The ones who have been a part of the Northern Iowa family from the moment coach Ben Jacobson...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Most dangerous team you're not aware of: The No. Iowa Panthers

  You know about the Northern Iowa Panthers. But more likely than not, you only know a tiny little about them. You surely know that the Panthers are Jayhawk Killers. Or at least they were Jayhawk Killers on one Saturday in March 2010, when a kid named Ali Farokhmanesh shot a 3-pointer that, ill-advised or not, went in, knocking off No. 1 overall seed Kansas and making head coach...
Via FOX Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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