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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  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...

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 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...

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  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...

Bailee Sterling serves the ball in UNKs win against Northwest Missouri State - Photo by Nate Lilla

Lopers suffer second loss of year to Washburn

October 4, 2022

The No. 5 UNK volleyball team aimed to defend their undefeated home record this year against No. 12 Washburn. The Lopers lost the first matchup to the Ichabods in an epic five-set finish on Sept. 10. This...

Defender Dolcie Hanlon tries to force the ball outside

Breton’s opening weekend ends with confidence-building tie against Southwest Minnesota State

August 28, 2022

By Kevin Burd UNK played its first two matches of the Rob Breton era this weekend, losing 3-0 to Winona State on Friday and tying Southwest Minnesota State 0-0 on Sunday....

Lauren Taubenheim and Bailee Sterling go up to block the Central Washington attack.

Lopers beat Central Washington in a long 5-set thriller

August 28, 2022

The No. 10 Loper volleyball squad cruised through the Rosella Meier Classic at the Health & Sports Center, winning each of their first three matches in three sets.  The fourth game against...

Marc Bauer makes the announcement at the new Ernest Grundy Tennis Facility

Men’s tennis reinstated thanks to private donor

June 30, 2022

From UNK Athletics The University of Nebraska at Kearney will once again have a men's tennis program, beginning in 2023-24. The decision, announced today by UNK Director of Athletics Marc Bauer at...

Corey Hoelck blocks a defender in last years game against Washburn. - Photo by Yejin Kim

Corey Hoelck pursues NFL dreams at Nebraska pro day

March 24, 2022

By GRANT TIGHE  UNK right tackle, Corey Hoelck, participated at Nebraska's pro day on Tuesday. The former Loper team captain went through drills in front of 28 teams...

UNKs Matt Malcom wrestles against Shane Gantz in the championship match.
Photo by Brayden Willis/MIAA

Loper Wrestling pins down fourth National Championship

March 13, 2022

By KEVIN The UNK Lopers left the 2022 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships with a national title, the team’s first since 2013. UNK was runner-up last year, falling to...

Carter Klein and the Pleasanton Bulldogs celebrate his signing to UNK to play football.
Photo via Carter Klein/Twitter

Loper Football inks 23 new players on National Signing Day

February 9, 2022

The UNK football team signed 23 recruits on Feb. 2 which included five mid-year transfers and 18 high school seniors. Four of the five transfers are from New Mexico Military Institute which won the JUCO...

Loper football runs onto the field in a previous game against Northeastern State

Wild ending sends Lopers to the next round of DII playoffs

November 23, 2021

By CANON RATH The Lopers’ magical run continued after scoring a late fourth-quarter touchdown. A final nail-biting drive saw UNK defeat Western Colorado 31-24 and advance...

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