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Carrie Eighmey leaves the Lopers for Idaho University  after eight seasons as head coach. File Photo

Women’s basketball coach steps down for Idaho job

Nathan Lowther May 17, 2023

UNK head women’s basketball coach Carrie Eighmey is moving up the collegiate coaching ladder. The 2023 MIAA Coach of the Year accepted the head coaching job at the University of Idaho on Friday.  “Carrie...

TJ Davis looks at coaches for a play call. Photo by Nate Lilla / Antelope Staff

Loper defense prevails late over offense in spring game

NATHAN LOWTHER April 27, 2023

The Ryan Held era has begun for Loper football. In the spring game on Saturday, the Loper defense took advantage of a unique scoring system, beating the offense 33-30. “It was good...

The 160-meter Cushing Coliseum track was last resurfaced 21 years ago. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Cushing Coliseum undergoing renovations, resurfacing

NATHAN LOWTHER April 12, 2023

Cushing Fieldhouse is undergoing renovations to improve the safety and reputation of the facility. The project consists of resurfacing the track with a softer material, new curtains, new basketball hoops...

Colby Ellis coached wide receivers at North Alabama before UNK. Photo by Ethan McCormick / Antelope Staff

New coach provides experience in fast offensive scheme

NATHAN LOWTHER April 6, 2023 It’s a new era for UNK football, and although offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Colby Ellis has new responsibilities, he isn’t worried about his new roles.  This...

UNK Hockey Image / Antelope Staff

Hockey program announced due to vast broomball talent

NATHAN LOWTHER April 1, 2023 UNK is adding a men’s ice hockey program to its athletic department. The sport will also include renovations to the Health and Sports Center for the second summer in a...

Softball star slugging through spectacular senior season

Softball star slugging through spectacular senior season

NATHAN LOWTHER March 23, 2023  Katie Gosker is making her senior season of college softball count for the Lopers. Gosker has taken a leadership role as UNK has won five of their last seven games.  "As...

The match wont affect Nebraska Volleyballs sellout streak. Courtesy

Lopers to compete in Memorial Stadium for volleyball match

NATHAN LOWTHER March 9, 2023  UNK volleyball has joined with Nebraska University, Nebraska Omaha University and Wayne State to bring fans “Volleyball Day In Nebraska.” The event will be on...

Sean Evans makes a tough contest on a Fort Hays shot. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Men’s basketball ends season struggling offensively

NATHAN LOWTHER March 2, 2023  The Loper men’s basketball team had their senior night on Saturday against Fort Hays State. UNK played excellent defense but fell to the Tigers, 45-42.  It...

Sarah Schmitt had nine assists against Fort Hays. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Loper women win regular season MIAA Championship

NATHAN LOWTHER March 2, 2023 Going into senior day, the Lopers knew they had the opportunity to win the MIAA regular season women’s basketball title outright. The intense emotions and an energetic...

Klaire Kirsch is in her fifth year on the team and is studying communication disorders. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Kirsch reflects on rebounding record, Loper success 

NATHAN LOWTHER February 16, 2023 Klaire Kirsch never intended to be the greatest rebounder in UNK women’s basketball history. Her commitment to team success propelled her to the record.  “I...

The wrestling room project was completed this season. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Upgraded facility brings more space for Loper wrestlers

NATHAN LOWTHER February 9, 2023 UNK’s new wrestling facility is now open for the reigning national champions. Coach Dalton Jensen knows the $2.26 million dollar facility will make it easier to recruit.  “High...

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