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  • Northern Iowa senior offensive tackle Spencer Brown has accepted an offer to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl scheduled for Jan. 30 in Mobile, Ala.

A three-year starter, the 6-foot-9, 320-pound Lenox native opted out of his senior year when UNI’s season was moved to the spring. A second team all-Missouri  Valley Football Conference pick in 2019, Brown was a preseason all-American pick.

He has been in California for the past month training with former NFL star Joe Staley.

Brown is the ninth Panther to make a Senior Bowl roster. David Johnson and Daurice Fountain were the most recent players to play in the game.

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Youth hunting

  • The Black Hawk County Pheasants Forever /Quail Forever is hosting a free mentored hunting experience for interested youth participants, ages 12-15, on Oct. 24.

The event will run from 7 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Gun Club on 6138 West Cedar Wapsi Road in Cedar Falls.

Youth will learn firearm safety/hnuner safety, trap shooting skills, landowner ethics, dog handling, Pheasants 101 while receiving a breakfast/lunch to be followed by a mentored hunt with game cleaning to conclude the day.

For more information, call Josh Nunez at (319) 242-1748 or email

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