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UNK Spring Game 2024

Antelope Staff April 27, 2024

It was Lopers vs Lopers as UNK Football held its Spring Game on Friday. In a cold and windy game, the Blue team triumphed over the White Team 15-10. Watch some game footage shot and edited by Lily...

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...

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 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...

The teams goal with the event is to connect with Kearney Public Schools and Inspire young people. Photo provided by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

High-Five Friday: Football athletes spread Loper pride to Kearney schools

JENNA HEINZ October 5, 2022 The Loper football team woke up early Friday morning to high-five and greet students walking into Horizon Middle School. What started out small, has become a weekly tradition...

The Lopers down a punt inside the 5-yard line in a previous game against Northeastern State.

Lopers magical season comes to an end in playoffs

CANON RATH December 2, 2021 The UNK football team's magic season comes to an end after a hot Angelo State team defeated the Lopers 20-7. Angelo State has won eight games in a row.  For the second...

Cole Young leads the Loper offense back to the sideline after scoring a touchdown vs Lincoln.

Lopers remain in playoff contention with victory

CANON RATH November 11, 2021 The playoff picture is still alive for the Lopers after defeating Central Oklahoma 37-22 Saturday. UNK’s victory and No. 7 regional ranked Ouachita Baptist’s loss gives the...

UNK linebacker Sione Taufalele is in disbelief after a penalty in a previous game.

Lopers playoff hopes in jeopardy following blowout loss

November 4, 2021

There was a sold-out homecoming crowd in Maryville, Missouri, on Saturday as No. 17 UNK took on No. 8 Northwest Missouri State. Northwest Missouri dominated UNK 66-13 to take first place in the MIAA and...

The Lopers warm up for the second half during a game earlier this season.

Loper football restores UNK fan’s spirit through success

November 4, 2021

Growing up, I always enjoyed watching the Lopers play on Saturday at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium. The boom from the cannon could be heard through the whole town every time UNK scored. The stands were full...

The No. 17 Lopers dream season rolls on as UNK defeated a struggling Lincoln University team 56-0 Saturday. The Lopers have now tied their highest win total in a season since joining the MIAA with seven.

ONE STEP CLOSER – Lopers secure another win before MIAA conference decider

CANON RATH October 28, 2021
The No. 17 Lopers dream season rolls on as UNK defeated a struggling Lincoln University team 56-0 Saturday. The Lopers have now tied their highest win total in a season since joining the MIAA with seven.
Xavier Delk signals for a first down after a catch during a previous game.

Late score completes third comeback win for UNK

CANON RATH September 30, 2021
16 UNK football team was on the road last Saturday to face off against an MIAA foe, the Central Missouri Mules. For the second straight week, a late touchdown by quarterback T.J. Davis in the final minute would give UNK a 31-28 victory over Central Missouri. 
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September 30, 2020

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XFL gives UNK students a new weekend hobby

March 9, 2020

Jacob After Superbowl Sunday there is a period that in the sports world is considered a slow time. With the addition of the XFL to the Saturday television roster, fans of...

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