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Loper Report 2/29/24

Antelope Staff March 1, 2024

This episode of Loper Report covers UNK Basketball, Senior Day, UNK Softball Home Opener PLUS Loper Athlete of the Week! Featuring Ethan McCormick and Lily Roby. Visit The Antelope YouTube page for...

UNKs Winston Cook uses the glass on a contested layup during the Lopers home game against Newman this season. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Senior ending career on late-season surge

Sam Herbek March 1, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu Fifth year senior forward Winston Cook has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember. With only one more game remaining in Cook’s college career, his goal is to...

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Nebraska Official of the Year has Loper roots

Alex Hammake March 1, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu When it was announced that Bryce Abbey won the National Federation of High School Nebraska Wrestling Official of the Year, it would be a surprise to some that his first officiating...

Loper Report: Mic’d up with Leah Jurgens

Antelope Staff February 26, 2024

This week's special edition of the Loper Report had UNK softball's Leah Jurgens mic'd up for a practice prior to their home opener against Briar Cliff. Filmed and edited by Traeton Harimon Visit...

UNKs Melissa Becerra serves during her singles match against Wayne State (MI) Sunday.

Lopers get statement win at Indoor Championships

Traeton Harimon February 25, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu The UNK women’s tennis team finished sixth as the host school of the ITA DII National Team Indoor Championship. Including a victory over No. 4 ranked Flagler on Saturday, 4-2. A...

UNKs Halle Duft and Shiloh McCool get set on defense during the Lopers 85-57 loss to Pittsburg State Saturday.

Pittsburg State spoils Senior Day

Jon Willis February 24, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The Loper basketball teams honored their seniors on Saturday afternoon, welcoming in Pittsburg State for Senior Day. The women fell 85-57, while the men lost 90-64. The Pittsburg...

Shiloh McCool lofts a shot over a Newman defender. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Senior leaves lasting impact on young Lopers

Jon Willis February 23, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu Shiloh McCool enters her final home weekend as a Loper. She has put together a memorable career in her five years as a Loper.  The redshirt fifth year forward has moved into...

The trophy for the ITA DII womens team indoor championships on display at last years event, also in Kearney. Photo by Alex Hammeke / Antelope Staff

Meet the opponents for the 2024 ITA Indoor Nationals

Alex Hammake February 23, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu National Championships will be held this weekend in Kearney. For the second straight year, UNK will host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association DII women’s team indoor championships...

UNKs Billy Higgins looks to the sideline after getting an advantage over UCOs Garrett Wells. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

No. 7 Lopers fall to No. 1 Bronchos on senior night

Sam Herbek February 20, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu The No. 7 UNK wrestling team lost a tight match to top-ranked Central Oklahoma on senior night Friday at the Health & Sports Center. The Lopers jumped out to a 10-point lead...

Quarterback TJ Davis sprints through Washburns defense during UNKs 27-21 homecoming victory over the Ichabods. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Rivals and contenders to face off in Week 0

Alex Hammake February 16, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu Schools within Division II have been scrambling to schedule a Week 0 contest since NCAA legislation passed in January. Several MIAA schedules have announced their Week 0 opponent...

UNKs Alex Gorake poses after breaking UNKs weight throw record that stood for 23 years in Lincoln. Courtesy Photo

23 years of history shattered twice in 24 hours

Jon Willis February 15, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu It was so nice that he had to do it twice. In Lincoln on Feb. 2 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite, redshirt senior Alex Goracke broke the school record in the weight throw,...

Macy Bryant hooks a shot over a Newman defender during UNKs 81-76 victory over the Jets. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Four get career highs as Lopers split with Jets

Sam Herbek February 11, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu Four Loper players notched career highs to help the UNK basketball teams split with Newman University on Saturday. The women’s team came out on top, 81-76, while the men’s...

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