League: NCAA Division I FCS
Head Coach: Mark Farley
Team Mascot: TC/TK Panther
Year Opened: 1976
City / State: Cedar Falls / Iowa
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Northern Iowa Panthers vs North Dakota State Bison
Rival Team: North Dakota State Bison
UNI and NDSU are two of the most successful programs in the Missouri Valley Football Conference making every matchup in this rivalry a must-see. The two schools have won at least a share of last eight conference titles making every matchup between these two a can’t miss for FCS football fans.
Northern Iowa Panthers vs Southern Illinois Salukis
Rival Team: Southern Illinois Salukis
The UNI-Southern Illinois rivalry spans across several sports although few are as important as football. The Panthers and their fans hate losing to the Salukis, so get your tickets when Southern Illinois comes to town.
Northern Iowa vs Iowa State and Iowa
Rival Team: Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes
While the games may never take place at the UNI-Dome, Panthers fans love the opportunity to knock off in-state FBS schools Iowa and Iowa State. It’s always a thrilling game when the Panthers take on the big boys in the state, so don’t miss it when UNI takes on Iowa or Iowa State.