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UNKs Clare Plachy was named MIAA womens tennis athlete of the week earlier this season after returning from an injury. Courtesy Photo

Tennis player returns from season-ending injury

Sam Herbek April 5, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu Injuries are a part of any sport and for many athletes, one big injury can change their whole career. But for UNK tennis player Clare Plachy, a serious injury was just a minor...

Marty Levinson was officially introduced as the new mens basketball coach Friday morning. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Levinson introduced as new head men’s basketball coach

Alex Hammake April 5, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu After a monthslong search, UNK has hired their next men's basketball coach. Marty Levinson, a former Loper who was the head coach at Trinity Valley Community College this past...

Mandatory attendance will increase Loper crowds by 110%. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii / Antelope Staff

Mandatory attendance is a step in the right direction

Alex Hammake April 1, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu Of all the times that Loper Athletics should have a full student section, it's disappointing that they weren’t. Times like last year when the Women’s basketball team went...

Melisa Becerra and Adam Palecek during the matches against Newman Thursday.

Lopers down Jets after a delayed takeoff

Traeton Harimon March 28, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu The UNK men’s tennis team were the first ones in and the last ones out after they defeated Newman, 4-3, in their first outdoor match of the season. Before the dual could...

UNKs Brayden Sorensen stands at the top of the podium after capturing his third MIAA high jump title last month. Courtesy Photo

High jumper driven for success in final season

Sam Herbek March 8, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu Three-time All-American high jumper Brayden Sorensen is no stranger to victory. The redshirt senior has etched his name into UNK record books, holding both the indoor and outdoor...

UNKs Melissa Becerra serves during her singles match against Wayne State (MI) Sunday.

Lopers get statement win at Indoor Championships

Traeton Harimon February 25, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu The UNK women’s tennis team finished sixth as the host school of the ITA DII National Team Indoor Championship. Including a victory over No. 4 ranked Flagler on Saturday, 4-2. A...

UNKs Halle Duft and Shiloh McCool get set on defense during the Lopers 85-57 loss to Pittsburg State Saturday.

Pittsburg State spoils Senior Day

Jon Willis February 24, 2024

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The Loper basketball teams honored their seniors on Saturday afternoon, welcoming in Pittsburg State for Senior Day. The women fell 85-57, while the men lost 90-64. The Pittsburg...

UNKs Billy Higgins looks to the sideline after getting an advantage over UCOs Garrett Wells. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

No. 7 Lopers fall to No. 1 Bronchos on senior night

Sam Herbek February 20, 2024

herbeks@lopers.unk.edu The No. 7 UNK wrestling team lost a tight match to top-ranked Central Oklahoma on senior night Friday at the Health & Sports Center. The Lopers jumped out to a 10-point lead...

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

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu 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...

Jeff Babl, center, and his team run a LoperVision broadcast at a UNK basketball game. Babl helps run the replay system for football, basketball and now adds softball to the list. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Softball adding instant replay at home games

Alex Hammake February 9, 2024

hammekea@lopers.unk.edu Missed calls from umpires happen at any level of softball. Now, some select MIAA games will have instant replay. UNK home softball games will be part of the MIAA’s pilot...

Loper softball reloaded and ready for 2024

Traeton Harimon February 9, 2024

harimont@lopers.unk.edu After a MIAA tournament appearance during the 2022 season, Loper softball seemed primed to take the next step in their 2023 campaign. Which made the pain of a 16-34 season...

Loper volleyball players celebrate after defeating Washburn at home this season. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Lopers make 24th straight NCAA tournament

Shelby Berglund December 1, 2023

berglunds@lopers.unk.edu The UNK volleyball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 24th season in a row under coach Rick Squiers. “It's an accomplishment to get there and we don't want...

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