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Tim Schaffner had 51 wins at Butler Community College. Photo by Ethan McCormick / Antelope Staff

Loper defense embracing coach’s ‘win now’ mentality

GRANT TIGHE April 6, 2023

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu A coaching change isn’t the only thing that the UNK football team is adjusting to this spring. The defense is replacing 13 of the top 17 tacklers from last year’s defense.  Despite...

Athletic director, Marc Bauer, played the role of Coach Bolton in High School Musical, photo provided by Grace McDonald / Antelope Staff

Loper athletic director stepping down to pursue acting career

GRANT TIGHE March 30, 2023

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu UNK Athletic Director Bark Meower announced his immediate resignation on Tuesday. Meower, who has served as the athletic director since 2018, is resigning to pursue a career...

Austin Eldredge picks up Abner Romero of St. Cloud State in the championship match. - Photo by Zach Lefebure

Eldredge wins national title; Lopers finish eighth

March 12, 2023

Austin Eldredge had come up short the last two years at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships losing in the semifinals both years. This year was different. The redshirt senior had two takedowns...

UNK women fall in first round of NCAA Division II tournament

UNK women fall in first round of NCAA Division II tournament

March 10, 2023

By KEVIN BURD burdkl@lopers.unk.edu  Pittsburg State’s Grace Pyle came out on a mission. The 5-foot-11 sophomore scored the Gorillas’ first 16 points of the game and ended with 30.  Pyle...

Senior Winston Cook.  Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Lopers men get third MIAA win against Central Missouri

GRANT TIGHE February 16, 2023

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The UNK men’s basketball team ended a two-game losing skid on Thursday against Central Missouri. The Lopers were able to prevail in a close game against the Mules, 78-72. Even...

Meg Burns broke her career high twice this weekend. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Lopers claim top spot in MIAA after beating Jennies

GRANT TIGHE February 16, 2023

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The top spot in the MIAA hung in the balance on Thursday. The UNK and Central Missouri women’s basketball teams came into the game trying to claim sole possession of first...

Marc Bauer and Ryan Held pose for a photo as Held becomes the 19th Head Coach in program history. - Photo by Traeton Harimon

Ryan Held introduced as new football coach

January 3, 2023

By GRANT TIGHE tighegd@lopers.unk.edu UNK Athletic Director Marc Bauer officially welcomed Ryan Held as the new football coach at the Health & Sports Center on Tuesday. Held is the 19th head...

Ryan Held was hired to lead the Loper Football program on Dec. 20 - Photo by Kylie Schwab

Ryan Held hired to continue winning culture for Loper football

December 21, 2022

By GRANT TIGHE tighegd@lopers.unk.edu When Josh Lynn left for West Texas A&M on Dec. 13, UNK was in search for the next leader of Loper football. One week later, Ryan Held was named the 19th...

Jillian Aschoff heads down the court on Saturdays game against the College of St Mary. Photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

Lopers entering conference play with momentum after wins

GRANT TIGHE November 30, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The Loper women’s basketball team won both games in its Thanksgiving homestand. UNK defeated Graceland University 77-48 on Wednesday and the College of St. Mary 78-33 on...

Sean Murphy had six points in UNKs loss to Wayne State.

Photo by Kylie Schwab

Lopers suffer loss in final minutes to Wayne State

November 20, 2022

By KEVIN BURD burdkl@lopers.unk.edu  After a back-and-forth battle, the Lopers took a 1-point lead versus Wayne State with over six minutes remaining. The closing minutes did not go in their...

UNK football team. Photo provided by Nate Lilla / Antelope Staff

Lopers miss out on postseason with limited bowl options

GRANT TIGHE November 16, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The Loper football team finished its season with a 42-0 with over Northeastern State Saturday. With an 8-3 record, the Lopers missed the playoffs in the highly competitive...

Cross Country teams place second at MIAA Championships

Cross Country teams place second at MIAA Championships

GRANT TIGHE November 9, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu  The UNK men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the MIAA Championships this past weekend. Both nationally-ranked teams finished in second place at the...

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