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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

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

Texas A&M overcomes 12-point deficit in final 44 seconds

The first weekend of March Madness has been full of surprises. What Texas A&M just pulled off might be the most incredible thing we’ve seen yet. With 44 seconds to play, the Aggies trailed Northern Iowa, 69-57. If you’ve watched a college basketball game before – you know that’s virtually an insurmountable lead. That’s what we thought, anyways. After a handful of...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Northern Iowa hits half-court shot to beat Texas

Late Friday night, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson hit this epic shot to advance Northern Iowa to the next round of the NCAA Tournament and destroy the hopes of the Texas Longhorns…. PAUL JESPERSON FROM HALF COURT! #MarchMadness https://t.co/kiZW9MSQUe — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2016 The post Watch: Northern Iowa hits half-court shot to beat Texas appeared...
Via The Student Section
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

Video: Northern Iowa Knocks Off Texas On Half-Court Buzzer-Beater

Just when you thought the madness of Friday was over, Northern Iowa decides to go and hit a half-court buzzer-beater to win its first round matchup against Texas. No, really – that happened. With the score tied at 72-72 and just a few seconds on the clock, Panthers senior Paul Jesperson let one fly from midcourt. It first found the backboard, then the bottom of the net. Northern...
Via College Spun
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

Texas vs. Northern Iowa – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/TexasMBB The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS. The Texas Longhorns, out of the Big 12, earned the 6-seed in the West region, where they will face the eleventh-seeded Northern Iowa Panthers, out of the Missouri Valley Conference. The Longhorns (20-12) were knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament by 1-seeded Baylor, while the...
Via College Spun
March 13, 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

Video: Wes Washpun Hits Buzzer Beater To Win MVC, Sending UNI To NCAA Tournament

After a dramatic run through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Northern Iowa is heading back to the NCAA Tournament. As the clock wound down on this afternoon’s championship game against Evansville, guard Wes Washpun received a clutch shooter’s bounce to give the Panthers the conference title, and a trip to the Big Dance. After upsetting Wichita State, UNI has punched...
Via College Spun
March 06, 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

VIDEO: Northern Iowa Makes Amazing Buzzer Beater vs. No. 1 UNC

North Carolina might have won on the football field, but the hardwood was surprisingly the school’s downfall this weekend. The No. 1 Tarheels faced unranked Northern Iowa in what seemed to be one of the easier games in UNC’s usually tough schedule. It seemed like things were going as expected as UNC led the way through the first half. But a spark of fire was lit underneath the...
Via Gamedayr
November 21, 2015  |  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

Player Spotlight: Breaking Down Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle

Seth Tuttle is a name that even casual college basketball fans have started to hear the last few weeks. The Northern Iowa star has emerged as an All-American candidate. Tuttle is currently third on the Ken Pomeroy player of the year list, which helps to show that every stat out there loves him… and why shouldn’t they? Any way you break it, Tuttle is having a tremendous season...
Via The Student Section
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa makes Top 10 for first time in school history

The new AP Top 25 is out and the Top 5 is the same but the Northern Iowa Panthers have broken into the Top 10 for the first time in school history. Here’s the new poll….
Via The Student Section
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa crushes Southern Illinois 73-54

Seth Tuttle scored 19 points with seven assists and seven rebounds as Northern Iowa crushed Southern Illinois 73-54 on Wednesday night. Matt Bohannon added 17 points for the Panthers (15-14, 9-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Jeremy Morgan scored 15 and Marvin Singleton had eight. The Panthers hit 49 percent from the field, 78.6 percent from the line and outrebounded the Salukis...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago beats Northern Iowa 93-87 in OT

Milton Doyle scored eight of his 28 points in overtime to lift Loyola of Chicago to a 93-87 overtime victory over Northern Iowa on Saturday. Doyle hit a 3-pointer and was 5 of 6 from the line as Loyola outscored Northern Iowa 17-11 in overtime. Doyle finished 8 of 11 from the field and made 10 of his 11 free throws attempts. Loyola of Chicago trailed the entire second half until...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa defeats Bradley 80-46

Seth Tuttle scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to an 80-46 victory over Bradley on Wednesday night. Matt Bohannon had 16 points and three assists for the Panthers (7-6). Wes Washpun added 15 with eight assists and a pair of steals and Jeremy Morgan came off the bench to score 10. Northern Iowa surged to a 14-0 advantage early in the first...
Via Associated Press
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee handles Northern Iowa 83-72

Matt Tiby and Jordan Aaron scored 19 points apiece to lead Milwaukee over Northern Iowa 83-72 Tuesday night. Milwaukee (8-2) had four players in double figures, with Steve McWhorter adding 16 and Austin Arians chipping in with 11. Milwaukee shot 45 percent from the floor, including 10 of 27 (37 percent) from beyond the arc. Northern Iowa (3-4) was led by Deon Mitchell with 19 points...
Via Associated Press
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa grinds Western Illinois 28-13

David Johnson ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night to lead Northern Iowa over Western Illinois 28-13. Ray Mitchell returned two interceptions for touchdowns and UNI (7-5, 3-5 Missouri Valley) ran the ball 42 times compared to only 12 pass attempts. Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 15th time in his career and passed Carl Boyd to become fifth in UNI's career...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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