Homecoming at UNI this weekend will have added meaning for Panther coach Mark Farley. Members of the 1985 squad will be honored at halftime of the game against Indiana State.
It is the 20th anniversary of the Panthers first 1-AA playoff appearance which ended with a semifinal round loss to eventual national champion Georgia Southern. Farley was a starting linebacker on that team and says former coach Darrell Mudra will make a rare return visit.
Farley says he’s always thought there were two people who got football going at U-N-I, former athletic director and coach Stan Sheriff, and Darrell Mudra. Farley says this may be Mudra’s last trip back to U-N-I.
Farley says he is looking forward to seeing members of that team again. He says it’s a neat opportunity because they’re his former teammates and he says it’s great to show the community appreciation to Mudra.