Northern Iowa Rumors & News

  • LeBron James Says He’d “Quit Basketball” If He Played For Northern Iowa

    College Spun "This past Sunday night, Northern Iowa somehow gave up a 12-point lead in the final 44 seconds against Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, blowing a golden opportunity to reach the second weekend of the event. It’s going down as the greatest comeback – or choke job, depending upon..." March 23

  • Texas A&M tops Northern Iowa to end Panthers' cardiac run

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- March Madness doesn't get any more insane than Northern Iowa's two games this week. Two days after the 11th-seeded Panthers hit a buzzer-beater to defeat Texas, Texas A&M overcame a 12-point deficit in the final 44 seconds and ousted Northern Iowa in double overtime 92-88..." March 21

  • Texas A&M’s prayers answered in largest last-minute comeback ever

    SI "Lisa House always told her son Danuel to never give up hope until the clock hit zero, zero, zero. But that doesn’t count when your team trails by 12 with 34 seconds remaining, does it? Because that game is over. Isn’t it? “Never give up,” said House, the Texas A&M senior guard who missed his..." March 21

  • How UNI collapsed, and how they handled heartbreak

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Wes Washpun and a couple of his Northern Iowa teammates held each other upright as they walked tearfully through the long corridor inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, they and coach Ben Jacobson on the way to be asked to recount and relive a half-minute of their lives they might wish never to consider..." March 21

  • Northern Iowa 56, Evansville 54

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Wes Washpun made the decisive jumper from the top of the key as time expired as Northern Iowa recorded a dramatic 56-54 victory over Evansville on Sunday at St. Louis to claim the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Washpun's shot hit the back of..." March 06

  • Northern Iowa shocks No. 25 Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State senior guard Fred VanVleet and senior guard Ron Baker sat in the Koch Arena interview room and described a scene from the forgotten past. The 25th-ranked Shockers lost a home game for the first time since 2013, a game that seemed monumental before the rush of a..." February 13