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Sports management student brings skills to North Dakota State internship

Gisell Torres April 26, 2024 Among the football players who run the field with determination and skill, there are several people who work behind the scenes. One of those is Mallonee Biehl, a sports management...

UNK moved to the MIAA during Doug Kristensens tenure. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Kristensen helped shake-up Loper athletic landscape

Alex Hammeke April 26, 2024 Doug Kristensen has seen drastic change during his time as UNK’s chancellor. The school transformed into a health sciences destination, multiple new buildings have been erected...

Kropp, right, was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1975 and played a season each with the Bullets and Chicago Bulls. Courtesy Photo

Kropp leaves a lasting Loper athletic legacy

Jon Willis April 26, 2024 After 43 years as a player, coach and professor at UNK, Tom Kropp is retiring at semester's end.  It all began in 1971, when Kropp came to Kearney State College to play football...

Sophomore breaks his own javelin record, UNK wins 12 events at Loper Invitational

Sam Herbek April 22, 2024 Another record has been broken for the UNK track and field team. Sophomore Rylan Basart shattered his own javelin school-record for the third time this year at Friday’s Loper...

Lauryn Haggadone pitches against Newman during UNKs doubleheader on April 19.

Grand slam after 15-minute review delay downs Lopers

Traeton Harimon April 20, 2024 After a 15-minute stoppage of play to determine if UNK could challenge a ruling on the field, the No. 6 Central Oklahoma softball team hit a go-ahead grand slam to down the Lopers,...

Junior Leah Jurgens stretches to field a throw at first during UNKs doubleheader against Central Missouri Friday. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Saturday sweep keeps tournament hopes alive

Sam Herbek April 19, 2024 UNK softball grabbed three crucial wins this weekend as they continue to battle for a spot in the MIAA Tournament. The Lopers split with Central Missouri on Friday and swept Lincoln...

Isaiah Harris, right, transferred to UNK this spring after spending four seasons at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Photo by Jon Willis / Antelope Staff

Offensive additions highlight spring practice

Jon Willis April 19, 2024 Spring football symbolizes the start of a new season, and after a 3-8 record last season, the UNK football team is ready to turn a new page  UNK has practiced 13 times with...

Senior Jazmin Zamorano returns a ball against Missouri Western. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Lopers down the Griffons on sunny Senior Day

Traeton Harimon April 14, 2024 The No. 30 Loper women’s tennis team rallied back after falling behind early to defeat No. 36 Missouri Western, 4-3, on Senior Day. UNK would begin the day winning at No....

Marty Levinson was formally introduced on Friday. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Levinson ready to rejoin the Kearney community

Alex Hammeke April 12, 2024 For Marty Levinson, Friday morning was full circle. The former Loper standout was formally introduced as the program’s 22nd head coach at the Health and Sports Center. “This...

UNKs Ivana Siles tracks down the ball during the match against Northeastern J.C. Siles finished her day with four goals. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Rain delay doesn’t put a damper on Loper scoring

Traeton Harimon April 12, 2024 UNK soccer is coming off a 3-13-2 campaign where they won its first game since 2021. Now, the Lopers enter the spring with a simple goal.  Goals.  “Last [spring] we...

Rylan Basart is now the UNK record holder in the javelin, breaking his uncles record with a toss of 212 feet, 9 inches. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Southpaw shatters special school record

Jon Willis April 12, 2024 Every week it seems a record is being broken for the UNK track and field team. At the Central Nebraska Challenge, it was the javelin throw record broken by sophomore Rylan Basart.  Basart,...

Alyssa Fortik backhands a ground ball during UNKs series against Washburn. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Lopers end nine game skid in win over Emporia State

Sam Herbek April 6, 2024 UNK softball got back on track Friday at Patriot Park, winning the second of two games against Emporia State. The 8-6 victory over the Hornets snapped a nine-game losing streak...

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