We’re still all trying to figure out how UNI blew a 12-point lead in 44 seconds, but in the meantime here’s the entire sequence compressed into less than a minute of painful, painful video. (Unless you’re an Aggies fan, that is, or one of those insufferable people who cheer for “the SEC.”)
“I wish I could get some time back,” said Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson, but the problem for the Panthers wasn’t really that there was not enough time, was it? Up 12 points on Texas A&M, 44 seconds remaining, a Sweet 16 berth within view, just about every metric and every win probability calculator and the experience…
It’s almost twelve hours later, and we’re still pinching ourselves in disbelief that Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson made the half-court buzzer-beater to down Texas last night. Here’s how Panthers Radio play-by-play man Gary Rima called it live on KXEL in Cedar Rapids.
Paul Jesperson’s half-court desperation heave found the bucket and delivered the Northern Iowa Panthers to the NCAA tournament’s second round, erasing a game-tying basket with two seconds remaining by Texas’s Isaiah Taylor and eliminating the Longhorns.
Midway through tonight’s Russell Athletic Bowl, ESPN’s Mike Patrick introduced a sponsored segment intending to highlight the biggest stories in college football. One of these, strangely, was a game that did not happen.
#1 North Carolina went down to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa and lost 71-67 after the Panthers capped their furious comeback (they won the second half 39-26) with a game-winning steal. Pretty good cornerback instincts here!
North Dakota State's NCAA Division I-leading 33-game winning streak is over after losing 23-3 to Northern Iowa today at the UNI-Dome.
Northern Iowa receiver Terrell Sinkfield wowed scouts at the University of Minnesota's pro day on Monday. According to "reports" (more on that later), Sinkfield ran the 40-yard dash in a time of 4.19 seconds. It's easy and tempting to take at face value, because it'd be a wonderful story. A no-name athlete from a…
Top 15-ranked Creighton fell to Northern Iowa in painful fashion today, after a tying three-pointer was overruled by a buzzer-beating three at the other end.
Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson just nailed down a new ten-year deal that nearly doubles his current salary. Also: Free corn-on-the-cob for life. [Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier]
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like players who had the courage to take the big shot—no matter how ill-advised—and became heroes to small children everywhere. Don't you hate guys like that?
Senior big man Jordan Egsleder leads his band of other people who look like they're from Iowa against Lon Kruger's Runnin' Rebels. Illinois and Atlanta Hawks fans, let your vitriol fly.
Your live blogger for this game will be J Money of the Purdue blog Boiled Sports. Yes, there's actually a blog that follows Purdue athletics.
West Region: No. 5 Purdue (25-9) vs. No. 12 Northern Iowa (23-10)
When: Thursday, 2:30 p.m., EDT
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
1) Consistently Decent. You hear all the time about how some programs are "consistently great," and others are mocked for being "consistently mediocre." Well,…
Georgetown Hoyas (21-9) vs. Northern Iowa Panthers (23-9).
When: Friday, 2:45 p.m. ET
Where: Dayton, Ohio.
1. They Sell More Books Than That OTHER Iowa Writing School. Who's the most famous and influential alumnus of Northern Iowa? Kurt Warner, you say? Guess again. Without question, the UNI grad
that has received the most press and undobutedly wasted the most trees
is Robert James Waller, best known for penning "The…