Greeting Panther Fans!
I must share with all of you why I am ever so excited! Whenever TK and I scurry around campus, do you know what we see all the time? As in all the time, I mean 24/7! You guessed it! PURPLE and GOLD! We love to see our colors all around campus every day! Keep up the good work! Remember that there are Panther Fridays! Wear your purple on Friday and you can win FREE Panther gear! Now, even if you have not won, I don't want you all to get PAWsemistic on me! Your winning day will come! I am also ecstatic to see the participation at our athletic events! The student section has been amazing! The enthusiasm TK and I see at the games not only energizes us, but helps the players do their best! This time of the year is very busy with events and academics, but I encourage you all to stay involved and keep showing your PANTHER PRIDE!
Homecoming 2014 has come to a close! There was a lot going on and a lot of Panther pride around campus. I thought I would share my “Top 10” reasons why this homecoming was one of the best homecomings that UNI has ever had!
TC and TK’s Top Ten: Homecoming 2014
10. Student’s By Day, Heroes by Night- Who doesn’t love superheroes?
9. Homecoming Court- The royalty competition is always a blast! Those Panthers have have some moves!
8. Panther Chili- I saw it everywhere last week! Panther Chili has been around at this University for a long time. Of course it is not made of Panther meat (even the thought makes me sick to my stomach) but it does define everything I love about life into a perfect bowl of happiness.
7. Pride Cry- Two brand new teams this year (Noehren Hall Senate and Camp Adventure) made it to the finals!
6. The Football game (which we won)
5. The Soccer game (which we won)
4. The Volleyball game (which we on)
3. The Traditions Challenge Amazing Race- Where students ran around campus like madmen and got to snap a picture with their two favorite Panthers!
2. Tailgating- TK and I stopped by the Alumni tailgate. Endless amounts of food are always a good thing!
1. The Parade- We brought back the Homecoming Parade this year! Although it was a little rainy so many Panthers showed up to either watch or participate in the parade! TK was a little emotional when we rode by all the purple and gold while sitting next to the Ruud’s. I love this university!
TK and I both hope you had a purr-fect Homecoming weekend!
Three more days until UNI Football gets to take to the skies and display our Tail-ent to the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors. It’s time to show the residents of Hawai'i some Panther Cat-titude! I don’t want to make things purr-sonal, but I’m ready to watch UNI football play a paw-some game in Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi! You’ll all be happy to know that UNI’s most fur-miliar panther is feline good about Hawai'i. So it wasn’t a surprise that when I was asked to join Panther Football on their Hawai'i adventure, I yelled “PURRRRR-FECT!” and “Can we leave right Meow?” I hope Hawai'i is ready for Tropical Storm TC to make landfall on September 13th! Also, Don’t furr-get to help meow-t, like my Facebook Page! I want 2500 by Homecoming 2014, so you can all see the crazy shenanigans I get into! Keep a Paw-sitive! Hopefully we can see each other in Hawai'i!
Another school year has come and gone. We cannot believe how fast time flies! What an incredible school year we had! All of the fun times and the memories we have made are going to be unforgettable. We just want to send out a thank-you to all of those graduating here at the University of Northern Iowa. We would also like to send out a huge and special thank-you to the graduates of the UNI Spirit Squads! You guys were our foundation this year and we could not have done it without you throughout your years on the UNI Dance Team, UNI Cheer Squad, and Team TC/TK.
We want to wish all of the graduates the best of luck in your futures! Once a Panther, ALWAYS a Panther!
Congratulations UNI class of 2014!
Hello there Panther Fans! TC here reporting for duty! Speaking of reporting for duty, make sure you all continue to report to all of the Panther sporting events coming up! TK and I love to see all of the fans cheering on the athletic teams! Spring is just around the corner and I want to know if any of Panther fans have some awesome Spring Break plans! TK and I will continue to reside here at UNI to cheer on our UNI Softball team! Hopefully the snow will not be a factor this year. We would like to get outside to go on some walks around our beautiful campus. If you ever see us, do not hesitate to come say hi and get a picture! Well Panther fans, I hope to see you at the upcoming athletic events. Bring friends and show your school spirit!
Hello Panthers! TC here, hoping you all are having a wonderful week! What do you all think of the snow we have or the snow we are about to get? I personally love having the snow, however, it doesn’t give me chance to get out on our campus more to say hi to all of you! Just think, once it is spring weather you won’t have your winter coats hiding all of your UNI apparel! WOW! Just imagine, the campus will be flooded with purple and gold! Now this is a dream I cannot get out of my head! The school spirit on this campus will be extraordinary! I hope you are all enjoying your classes! Continue to show your school spirit and represent UNI in a positive way! If you ever see TK or myself around campus, come say hello to us! We love our Panther fans!
Hey Panthers, TK here! Hope you are all surviving the start of the new semester and this cold weather. How about that snow day? TC and I enjoyed the day with some nice hot chocolate and movies. I have already been super busy this semester! Have you seen me stunting at the Women’s and Men’s basketball games? I have been practicing extra hard lately! Don’t forget UNI swimming, wrestling. and track and field! Winter sports are in full action and you should definitely try and make it out to some events to cheer on your fellow Panthers. I know TC and I will be there! While you are there, come by and say hi to TC and I, and get your picture taken. Hope to see everyone this weekend!
That’s all for now! Study hard and go to a sporting event!
Hey there Panthers,
We are approaching the spring semester quickly. TK and I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing break. We are very jealous of those who got to travel somewhere warm and we think next time that you should extend an invite to us! Can you imagine both of us soaking up the sun on a beach? Perhaps next winter we can turn the heat up in the UNI-Dome and lay out some sand to create our own indoor beach! Who is with us? Anything would be better than this cold weather we are getting! Anyhow, we hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their break and we can not wait to see everyone on campus again! Get ready to rock this semester Panthers!
The weather is getting colder-- what's with that snow? However, the fall temperatures aren't stopping my sister and I from supporting the Women's Soccer Team! If you haven't been out to the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex this fall to see the ladies in action, grab a blanket and some friends and go cheer on the Panthers!
The Panthers play St. Ambrose tonight (10/23) at 7:00 p.m. and next Tuesday (10/29) at 7:00 p.m. again Grand View!Tuesday night is also Senior Night! Get some friends together and make the drive out to the complex! TK and I hope to see you there!
We are almost have a full month in of classes! It is crazy how fast it is going. We hope everyone is settled in and having a great time here at the University of Northern Iowa (might we add the best school in the nation!) and to top it off fall is finally here!
There are a lot of things going on campus and we are getting closer to Homecoming week. Be sure to check out the university calendar to see what is all going on!
We have a lot of cool things planned for this year and we cannot wait to see everyone. Watch for us at athletic games as we will be stunting with the UNI Cheerleaders and perhaps bustin' a move with the UNI Dance team.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates!
As always, study hard and GO PANTHERS!
Hello Panther fans,
Today was the last day of the Missouri Valley Conference Mascot Madness challenge and boy was it a very exciting one! On July 9th, I was up against Spike from Drake University. I won against him and had to face Sycamore Sam from Indiana State University. It was a nail biter to say the least with a final vote of 1,905-1,579! I proceeded on to the final round against WuShock from Wichita State University. There were over 1,000 votes with in the first 2 hours of voting for the both of us. In the end, I came out in head and won with 4,908 votes while WuSchock received 4,502 votes. It was a great competition against WuShock and he definitely gave me a great fight. I could not have won this competition without the amazing support of friends, family, community members and Panthers from across the nation and the globe! Thank you for showing your support for me and for UNI!
Greetings Panther fans,
Summer is in full swing here at the University of Northern Iowa! The weather is so muggy that we sometimes want to jump in all of the fountains to cool off especially the fountain in front of the Union. We think it is safe to say that we can claim that one as our favorite fountain! As the heat continues on, TK and I think that free ice cream should be handed out on Fridays here on campus. Perhaps we will talk to President Ruud about this! TK and I also love the summertime because we get to see all the new faces that will be attending UNI in the coming fall semester. We are so excited to meet all of the new Panthers and cannot wait for the semester to begin! Stay cool and have a great start to the summer!
The University of Northern Iowa is in full swing for summer orientation '13! We are very excited to meet the new and incoming students for this coming school year. Here at UNI you will create some amazing memories that will last a life time! Get involved, create your future, and make a difference at this outstanding university. TK and I want to personally welcome all of the new students attending UNI this year. Congratulations and welcome to the University of Northern Iowa!
Good morning UNI!
I hope you Panthers can make it out to some softball games this year! TC and I have been going to all the home games and we hope to make it to one or two away games as well! The girls are playing well together. TC stopped by one of their practices last week and threw a few balls. We cats can’t catch that well (the gloves don’t fit) but we love running bases! We hope to see you out at Robinson-Dresser soon! Have a great Monday Panthers!
We as well as all the members of Team TC/TK would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of those who have helped in the process of mascot tryouts. The tryouts would have not gone as smoothly with out all of those who had helped. We want to thank Megan Walcott, Kelsey Ihde, Jess Reuter, Kevin Hansen, Kelsey Hansen, Lindsey Rhodes and Jeff Byrds for helping judge at the tryouts. We would also like to thank Andre Seoldo for setting up the McLeod Center for Team TC/TK to use for the mascot tryouts. We appreciate all of the hard work you guys did to make this a successful tryout process and we could have not done it without any of you!
Thank you and Go Panthers!
Welcome back Panthers! We hope you all had a safe and fun time over spring break whether it was soaking up the sun in Florida or sitting next to a heater like we did here in Iowa. We know that Spring is technically here, but for some reason (unless our eye sight is terrible) it is still snowing! We are both ready for Spring to get here so we can lay out in the sun instead of next to this heater! Just a reminder Panthers that there is only about 6 weeks left of classes before summer break! Hit those books and study hard!
On March 8th, 2013 I made my way down to St. Louis, Missouri with the UNI Spirit Squads and Pep band to help cheer on the UNI Men's Basketball team in the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament. The journey was such an adventure because I got to hang out with some of the most outgoing and friendly people that go to UNI. Even though we lost the basketball game I think the players played hard! I would like to thank the fan support we have at UNI and I think it is one of the best crowds in the MVC! With that being said I can not wait to continue to cheer on the Panthers in upcoming events!
On Saturday, March 2nd, UNI honored the seniors of our program as well as the rest of the seniors on the cheer squad and dance team. TK and I also represented two of our seniors on Team TC/TK. These seniors have put a lot of hard work and countless number of hours into making our program what it is today. We can not thank them enough for what they have all done for us. We love you all so much and we wish you the best in the future. Remember, once a Panther, always a Panther!
If you have not yet heard about this incoming storm, we would just like to let you know that it is suppose to be a brutal one! As panthers we do not really like snow and we wish it were spring so we could run around outside. Snow does not stop us from making it to university events! When this storm does come, we hope that we get enough snow so we can go sledding, but most likely you'll find us curled up next to a warm fire!
Stay warm and go panthers!