Kick-off times are set for UNI's five home football games during the 2016 season, school officials announced on Tuesday (May 24, 2016).

The Panthers open their home schedule at the UNI-Dome against Montana on Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. The non-conference game, featuring a marquee match-up of two FCS powerhouses that regularly appear in the Top 25 polls, will be televised by Panther Sports Network (PSN). It will be the sixth all-time meeting between the two teams and the first since 2011.

Source: UNI Athletics Communications

UNI starts Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) play on Oct. 1, hosting Southern Illinois at 4 p.m. on PSN. The annual Homecoming Game will also be the Panthers’ "Purple Pride" game, featuring all purple uniforms. Fans are encouraged to don purple gear when UNI faces the Salukis.

Following a pair of conference games on the road, UNI returns to the Cedar Valley for a showdown against the Missouri State Bears on Oct. 22. The game is set for a 1 p.m. kick-off on PSN during Family Weekend.

Five-time defending national champion North Dakota State pays a visit to the UNI-Dome on Oct. 29 for Panthers' blackout game. The rivalry is set to start at 6 p.m. on Halloween weekend. UNI will wear all black uniforms and wants fans to follow suit. The game will also air on PSN.

The Panthers' final regular-season home game will be a conference match-up against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.. The Senior Day game will be featured as part of the MVFC institutional package and will air on MVFC-TV and the “Valley on ESPN3.”

For information on UNI football tickets, visit www.UNITIX.uni.edu or call 319-273-4849.


2016 UNI Football Schedule Location
Time (CT)
TV
9/3 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa TBD TBD
9/10 Montana
UNI-Dome
4 p.m.
PSN, ESPN3
9/17 at Eastern Washington Cheney, Wash. TBD TBD
10/1 Southern Illinois (Homecoming, WEAR PURPLE)
UNI-Dome
4 p.m.
PSN, ESPN3
10/8 at South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. 2 p.m. TBD
10/15 at Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio 6 p.m. TBD
10/22 Missouri State (Family Weekend)
UNI-Dome
1 p.m.
PSN, ESPN3
10/29 North Dakota State (Blackout, WEAR BLACK)
UNI-Dome
6 p.m.
PSN, ESPN3
11/5 at Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. 12 p.m. TBD
11/12 at Western Illinois Macomb, Ill. 1 p.m. TBD
11/19 South Dakota State (Senior Day)
UNI-Dome
4 p.m.
MVFC TV, ESPN3