Does slipper still fit for UNI?
Answering five questions about the Missouri Valley Conference
Can Northern Iowa top last season?
Heading into the 2011 season, one question continues to surface about the Valley: Is Northern Iowa still the team to beat? Over the past two seasons, the Panthers have controlled the conference, going 29-7 in MVC play. But so many pieces of the two-time conference tournament champs have exhausted their eligibility -- Jordan Eglseder, Adam Koch and Ali Farokhmanesh -- that it's fair to wonder if the Panthers have enough to again challenge for the top spot.
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