The University of Northern Iowa men's and women's basketball teams will hold fan fests on back-to-back weekends in October to celebrate the start of each of the squads' seasons.

Panther coaches and players will sign autographs, pose for pictures and meet supporters near the Hy-Vee Fan Zone prior to the Panther football games.

The men's basketball fan fest will be held Sat., Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. prior to the start of the UNI football game vs. Missouri State.

The women's basketball fan fest will take place Sat., Oct. 29 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. prior to the kickoff of the UNI football matchup vs. North Dakota State.

The UNI men's basketball exhibition game is set for 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 28, in the McLeod Center against Bemidji State University.

The UNI women's basketball exhibition game will take place at 7 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 7, in the McLeod Center against Maryville University.

To purchase season tickets, call the UNItix office at 319-273-4849 or visit the UNI website at

Contributed By: UNI Athletics Communication