Panther Athletics From the gridiron to the hardwood, athletics have long been an integral part of life at UNI. This collection focuses on individual University of Northern Iowa men's and women's sports programs and features a variety of photographs from throughout the years. Would you like to see what the Panther mascot looked like back in 1957? There have been many changes to the appearance of our Panther! View images of the UNI's mascot and see the past antics of our furry friend at various sporting events. Included in this collection are pictures of men's and women's athletics, as well as photos of the coaches, cheerleaders, and marching band! This collection will continue to be updated with new sports, so keep checking the site for future additions! For more historical information see the Rod Library Special Collections and Archives essay on the UNI Panther mascot, and if your curious about UNI football history, you can also view their essay on the UNI Panther football program.