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This new scoreboard at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium was approved and will begin construction this spring and will be completed in the fall of 2028. Photo illustration by Jon Willis / Antelope Staff

New scoreboard brings old tech into modern era

Jon Willis April 1, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The University of Nebraska at Kearney revealed its design for the new scoreboard that will be built at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium. The new scoreboard features flippable scores...

Football on field.

Josh Lynn’s departure left Loper football players stunned

KEVIN BURD February 16, 2023

burdkl@lopers.unk.edu Shocked. Stunned. Silenced. That was the reaction of UNK football players after former coach Josh Lynn announced that he was leaving the program for West Texas A&M...

Lopers return home for pivotal Northwest Missouri State matchup

Lopers return home for pivotal Northwest Missouri State matchup

GRANT TIGHE October 25, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The UNK versus Northwest Missouri State game last year decided the conference champion. This year, the Lopers’ homecoming matchup will keep the winner alive for a playoff...

Willie Fair has been a leader on the defense so far this season. Photo provided by Kylie Schwab / Antelope Staff

Loper linebacker finishing what he started on field

KEVIN BURD October 12, 2022

burdkl@lopers.unk.edu From player to coach to player again. That’s the story of UNK linebacker Willie Fair’s football journey. After playing at Azusa Pacific University in California for...

Lopers put complete game together to get fifth win

Lopers put complete game together to get fifth win

GRANT TIGHE October 12, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The UNK football team took on the Missouri Western State Griffons on Saturday in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The Lopers were able to control the game throughout winning 39-18. UNK...

Loper football rebounds after fast start in Topeka

Loper football rebounds after fast start in Topeka

GRANT TIGHE September 21, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The UNK football team bounced back after its first loss of the season by beating Washburn 21-13 in Week 3. The Ichabod offense produced 45 and 40 points in their first two...

Backup quarterback Sean Johnson Jr. leads the offense in a Saturday scrimmage, photo provided by Skylar Belt / Antelope Staff

Loper defense impressing with added depth

GRANT TIGHE August 19, 2022

tighegd@lopers.unk.edu The UNK football team comes into the 2022 season ranked No. 2 in the MIAA and No. 14 in the nation. The team is looking to build off the momentum of the 10-3 playoff season...

UNK and Chadron battled it out after not meeting for a contest since the 2011 season. In the past, the match-ups between the teams have been close.

Lopers defend UNK in first home conference win

KATHARINE KRAMER November 12, 2020

kramerkj@lopers.unk.edu The Loper football team secured their 50th win against Chadron State with over 2,500 people in attendance on Saturday. The UNK squad successfully defended their home turf...

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