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  • Dean Smith’s Legacy Reaches Central Iowa

    BOONE, Iowa – Steve Krafcisin played one season at North Carolina before transferring closer to home at Iowa. The emotions of opening a letter from the late, Dean Smith showed just how much that one year meant to him. “It’s still letting those flood of memories come then you don’t think there’s going to be that many *new memories from North Carolina experience,” says Krafcisin. The letter is one of 180 $200 checks that Smith posthumously sent to his North […]

  • Bitter Sweet 16

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Fans had higher hopes for Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa, so as the Sweet 16 starts it’s hard to watch basketball. Michael Admire goes around town seeing what basketball fans are doing to forget about last week.

  • Principal Park Testing New HD Video Board

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Cubs will now be seen in HD. Baseball returns to Principal Park on April 17th and preparations are already underway. Stadium ops is putting the brand new Daktronics video board through a 24-hour test.

  • Small School Semifinals with BIG Atmosphere

    DES MOINES, Iowa – This morning resembled more of a rock concert than a Class 1A semifinal. Earlham shutdown the town and packed the lower bowl at Wells Fargo Arena. The Cardinals band stole the show, but Gladbrook-Reinbeck basketball team won the game. Earlham’s first trip to the state tournament ends with a 60-45 loss. Pella Christian beat the defending champs in the opening round, but could duplicate the upset in the semifinals. Iowa City, Regina runs away with a […]

  • Panther Party! UNI Wins the MVC Tournament

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri – The momentum swing came fast and fierce.  Before Illinois State could respond to Northern Iowa’s 25-4 run in the 2nd half, the Panthers were already cutting down the nets. Illinois State jumped out to an 18 point lead taking advantage of Northern Iowa’s poor shooting. The Panthers missed  14 shots in a row from the field in the first half. “That one turned as fast as any one I’ve been apart of,” says Panther Coach Ben […]

  • ‘I LOVE THIS TEAM!’ Admire One-on-One with Gary Rima

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Northern Iowa returns to the MVC Tournament Championship game for the first time since 2010. That’s also the last time the voice of the Panthers, Gary Rima, has called three games in as many days. Channel 13’s Michael Admire gets the pulse on Panther Nation with the man who knows it best.

  • ‘Well Deserved’ Panthers, Jacobson honored by MVC Awards

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Team success isn’t measured by individual awards, but the Panthers have had plenty of both. The Missouri Valley Conference names Northern Iowa’s Ben Jacobson ‘Coach of the Year’ for the 3rd time in his career. This follows up a big week of awards for the Panthers. Seth Tuttle received Player of the Year and Wes Washpun won the 6th Man award. “Our success this year goes directly back to Coach Jake,” Tuttle says, “we have a […]

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    Niang: ‘Hilton Magic Just Took Over’

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State looked down, out, and uninterested in the first half of their game against Oklahoma Tuesday night.  A sure sign of a Kansas State hangover. Then in the second half, something clicked.  The Cyclones use a 22 point run to erase a 21 point deficit, ending a 2 game skid. After the game, Coach Hoiberg and George Niang explained how it happened:    

  • Two Classes Narrow Field to 16

    DES MOINES, IA – Boys State Basketball is getting closer while the brackets get smaller. Class 3A and 1A were chopped in half. Top ranked Pella and Norwalk will face off in a Class 3A Substate Final Monday night at Southeast Polk. Perry draws Dallas Center-Grimes in another Substate Final. While Webster City advances to play Waverly-Shell Rock. In Class 1A, Grand View Christian beats Pleasantville 72-48 and will play Saturday against Earlham in the Substate Final.

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    Next Up, The Shockers

    CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The biggest ‘Thank you’ a school can give to a senior class, that brought them their first top 10 ranking in school history, is packing the arena on senior night. Six inches of snow couldn’t stop the Panther fans from doing that. Evansville upset UNI 15-game ago. The Panthers haven’t lost since. That includes Wednesday night’s 68-57 revenge win over the Purple Aces. No. 10 UNI plays at No. 11 Wichita State Saturday at 2 PM. […]

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    Aaron White’s Career High Leads Hawkeyes Over Illini

    IOWA CITY, IOWA – Coming off back to back blow out wins the Hawkeyes got a good game from Illinois, but Aaron White was too much. Last week White showed leadership off the court by holding a team meeting. Wednesday night he did the talking on the court. White set a career high with 29-points in the Hawkeyes 68-60 win. Iowa starts a two game road trip Saturday against Penn State and finishes Tuesday at Indiana. Hawks season finale is […]

  • Overtime Downer, Drake Loses 80-75

    DES MOINES, IOWA – The top six teams in the Missouri Valley avoid playing a Thursday opening round game in the conference tournament. Drake has had a Thursday date six straight seasons and now it’ll be a seventh. Reed Timmer’s 43 minutes and 15 points wasn’t enough in the 80-75 loss to Loyola. The Ramblers end the Bulldogs four game home winning streak.

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