Nick Nurse
Jun 01, 2023

UNI alum Nick Nurse named head coach of Philadelphia 76ers

Former UNI men’s basketball guard Nick Nurse was announced as the head coach of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers on June 1, 2023.

New degree program: individual studies: sports administration bachelor of arts. Options to complete entirely online or in-person on UNI campus.
Jun 01, 2023

UNI offers sports administration through Individual Studies bachelor’s degree program

The University of Northern Iowa is announcing a new Individual Studies: Sports Administration BA, available starting August 2023.

Deb Vangellow
May 31, 2023

UNI alum Deb Vangellow honored by LPGA for giving back to the sport of golf

University of Northern Iowa alum Deb Vangellow has been named the recipient of the 2023 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award.

Erin Kerkhoff running in a race
May 22, 2023

Erin Kerkhoff named to U.S. Paralympic National Team

UNI's Erin Kerkhoff has been named to the 2023 U.S. Paralympic national track and field team, as announced by U.S. Paralympic Track and Field on Sunday.

Wrestling coach Doug Schwab speaks to sixth grade students
May 19, 2023

Panther Caravan brings message of teamwork, leadership to Iowa middle schools

In addition to family-friendly evening events, Panther Caravan also includes outreach to the next generation of Panthers through visits to area schools.

Austin Pehl
May 11, 2023

From Panther basketball to business, teamwork is Austin Pehl’s secret to success

UNI helped pave the wave for one-time student athlete Austin Pehl to find success at an architecture firm.

UNI softball team in huddle
May 10, 2023

UNI softball celebrates MVC Post Season Awards

Nine Panthers have been named to All-Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) teams while four earned specialty awards for the 2023 season.

Olivia Chambers swimming breaststroke
Apr 28, 2023

UNI’s Olivia Chambers headed to World Para Swimming Championships

Get ready to see University of Northern Iowa swimmer Olivia Chambers at the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships.

Trevor Penning
Apr 27, 2023

UNI alum Trevor Penning preps for second season with New Orleans Saints

Follow our exclusive journey beginning from Trevor's hometown to the University of Northern Iowa, to becoming a first-round draft pick for the New Orleans Saints.

Clear Lake, Iowa probably isn’t the first place that rolls off your tongue when naming hometowns of first-round NFL Draft picks.  In fact, Clear Lake is probably more well known for its place in music history as the home of the Surf Ballroom, the site of Buddy Holly’s final concert in 1959. But make no mistake, Clear Lake is the home to Teresa Penning and her family. And that clan includes the first-ever University of Northern Iowa football player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, Trevor Penning, who was taken 19th overall by New Orleans in 2022.  Just think...

Jim and Bonnie Raasch
Apr 25, 2023

UNI-Dome renovation receives $250,000 boost from Cedar Rapids couple

The UNI-Dome gift adds to the Raaschs' enduring philanthropic giving across many areas of the university including scholarships for student-athletes in track and field, cross country, volleyball, women's basketball and football, as well as an endowed scholarship for education majors.