University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa Upsets Kansas in NCAA Tournament

Facebook statuses took on a shocked tone on Saturday night. Some were devastated; others were elated. What caused this uproar? Three words: Sweet 16 Upset.kansas upset

Nobody saw it coming, but No. 9 Northern Iowa beat No. 1 Kansas in a 69-67 win.

“This team has done such a great job of turning the page to what’s next, and this would be the biggest challenge of the year,” Ben Jacobson, the Northern Iowa coach, said. “A lot of positive things have happened because of the way these guys played.”

With only 34 seconds left in the game, Ali Farokhmanesh took a three-point shot and sunk the basket. Kansas could have still saved the game, but Tyrel Reed had an offensive foul, and Farokhmanesh sealed the deal with two free throws. This will be Northern Iowa’s first time to make it to the Sweet 16. Read the rest of this entry »

Colleges Cutting Sports to Save Money

College baseball is a thing of the past at the University of Northern Iowa.

College baseball is a thing of the past at the University of Northern Iowa.

I wrote a few weeks ago about several high schools in California and Florida who were cutting sports programs in order to save funding in this tight economy. Students and parents were upset because, in addition to taking away positive after-school activities, the loss of sports programs would decrease a student’s chance of getting a scholarship. Well now, even some universities are feeling the strain and are being forced to cut sports programs. The end result is even worse though, because college athletes who were thinking about pursuing a professional athletic career are left out in the cold. Read the rest of this entry »


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