Athletic officials at UNI have announced start times for the Panthers' 2018 home football games. Three of the five gridiron battles will kick-off at 4 PM, and the other two are scheduled for 1 PM at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

UNI's home opener against the Hampton Pirates on Sept. 22 will start at 4 PM. The Hall of Fame day match-up will feature the induction of six individuals and a team prior to the game in a morning ceremony at the McLeod Center. All inductees will be honored at halftime of the football game.

The Panthers will host a Missouri Valley Football Conference showdown against six-time national champion North Dakota State on Oct. 6 at 1 PM. The Bison have won all but one of the last seven FCS titles. In recent years, UNI has beaten the Bison three times at home -- in 2008, 2010 and 2014.

Homecoming will take place Oct. 20, when the Panthers face South Dakota State at 4 PM. UNI owns a 6-5 record in the series since the Jackrabbits joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2008. In 2017, the teams met twice in Brookings, S.D., where the Panthers post a 38-18 regular-seaonsory in the regular season.

The Family Weekend game falls on Nov. 3, when Illinois State comes to the UNI-Dome for a 1 PM game. The Panthers and Redbirds have not played since the 2015 season. UNI owns a 12-3 record against Illinois State in games played in the UNI-Dome.

The Panthers will cap the regular season with their annual Senior Day game on Nov. 17 at 4 PM. The opponent is Missouri State, which has dropped 12-straight contests to UNI. The Panthers also have defeated the Bears in 18 of the last 19 meetings. UNI holds a 16-2 advantage over Missouri State in games played in the UNI-Dome.

UNI earned a top-20 preseason ranking. Three of the first four home games will be top-20 matchups with North Dakota state ranked No. 1, South Dakota State at No. 4 and Illinois State at No. 14.

Reserved Plus - $139
Reserved - $109
Red Zone - $79

UNI football single-game tickets will go on sale Aug. 24.To order 2018 UNI football tickets, call the ticket office at (319) 273-4849 or visit

2018 UNI Football - Mobile Pass – Only $99
All 5 home games for $99
Must be purchased online
Tickets sent via email prior to kickoff

2018 UNI Football – Mini Pack- Only $69
Three home games: Hampton (Sept. 22), NDSU (Oct. 6) & Missouri State (Nov. 17)
Only $69 – Seating in Tier 3 sections

Sept. 22: vs. Hampton – 4 p.m. (Hall of Fame)
Oct. 6:  vs. North Dakota State – 1 p.m.
Oct. 20: vs. South Dakota State – 4 p.m. (Homecoming)
Nov. 3: vs. Illinois State – 1 p.m. (Family Weekend)
Nov. 17: vs. Missouri State – 4 p.m. (Senior Day)

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