Hi panther fans. Scott Peterson here.
I’ve had the honor of being the color
analyst for panther radio broadcasts for 27 years. I
also had the opportunity to play for the panthers from 1975-1978, so I have experienced some of the
best moments in UNI panther history
and know how important that history is. I ask that you help
preserve that history today by making a gift to the Football Film project at
pawprint.uni.edu/footballfilm. This project will digitize football films dating
from 1958 to 1975.
-1966, the North Dakota State Bison
came into town and at that time they were
undefeated. Just great memories. UNI had changed their offense up a little bit.
We had a running back by the name of Terry Fox. We kind of put him in the shotgun
that day and he ran all over them. -The Mud Bowl in 1975.
-Had 6, 7 8 inches of snow several days before
the game and playing right across the street from
here at OR Latham Stadium. -The Mud Bowl was kind of the mark
that we left on UNI. It was the most impactful game for
anybody who played in it.
-Competing, and beating, Division 1
schools. -That Drake game was critical for us.
It was really another turning point in the season.
Drake was Division 1 at that time. So we went down there
and we had a great game and took it to them.
-The legacy of people who not only have impacted UNI football but also their communities.
-My dad was my best friend and I think when I was five or six he started
taking me to games at O.R. Latham. Little did I know at that time
that I was going to be watching a lot of my future coaches. Coach Wendell
Williams, Pat Mitchell, Dan Boals. Looking back,
I’m thinking, yeah, I didn’t know it at the time, but I was
watching guys that I was going
to compete for. That’s really why I came to UNI,
cause I wanted to do what they had done. The years of 1958 to 1975 are full
of great memories like these. In total, we have 255 films
from this era. Support the football film project today
and preserve UNI Football history. From three nine win seasons
to AP All-Americans George Alsleson, Wendell Williams, Randy
Shultz, Ray Pederson and Mike
Timmermans, this is an era of Panther football that
deserves to live on forever. Join me and other Panthers to support
this project. Give online today by visiting pawprint.uni.edu/footballfilm.