CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa football team will open its 2012 spring practice schedule today. The Panthers will have 15 dates of spring practices, including their annual spring game in the UNI-Dome on Friday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m.
UNI is coming off a 2011 season in which it captured a share of its 16th Missouri Valley Football Conference championship and its seventh title since 2001. The Panthers made their 12th appearance in the FCS Quarterfinals, finishing the season at 10-3 - their sixth season with at least 10 wins since 2001.
UNI has finished the season ranked in the Top 5 in six of the last 11 years and in the Top 25 in 10 of the last 11 years.
The Panthers will open the 2012 season on Sept. 1 at Wisconsin.
UNI's spring game is free and open to the public.