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UNK moved to the MIAA during Doug Kristensens tenure. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Kristensen helped shake-up Loper athletic landscape

Alex Hammeke April 26, 2024 Doug Kristensen has seen drastic change during his time as UNK’s chancellor. The school transformed into a health sciences destination, multiple new buildings have been erected...

The trophy for the ITA DII womens team indoor championships on display at last years event, also in Kearney. Photo by Alex Hammeke / Antelope Staff

Meet the opponents for the 2024 ITA Indoor Nationals

Alex Hammake February 23, 2024 National Championships will be held this weekend in Kearney. For the second straight year, UNK will host the Intercollegiate Tennis Association DII women’s team indoor championships...

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...

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 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...

Coach Rick Squiers has led the team to the postseason for 23 consecutive years. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

UNK volleyball to break attendance records in Lincoln

Travianna Tighe August 21, 2023

The UNK volleyball team will participate in the “Volleyball Day In Nebraska” event in Memorial Stadium on Aug. 30. The event is on track to break the NCAA volleyball attendance record by selling out...

Photo by Todd Rundstrom Lindsey Larabee soars through the air during one of his long jump attempts Friday afternoon during the Loper Indoor Invite track meet at Cushing Coliseum.

Lopers finish indoor track season, transition to outdoors

KEVIN BURD March 25, 2022 The UNK track and field indoor season came to a close with a strong finish at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. Putting a stamp on the Lopers’ indoor season was Wes...

Sophomore guard Trinity Law averages 8.4 points per game for the Lopers.

Women fall in MIAA semifinals: Lady Lopers qualify for 14th NCAA Tournament in program history

March 8, 2022

The UNK women’s basketball team qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament after competing in the MIAA tournament this weekend in Kansas City. The defending MIAA-Champion Lopers entered...

Klaire Kirsch received All-MIAA honorable mention for the third time in her career.

Staying off the bubble: Women’s basketball carries momentum into postseason play

KEVIN BURD March 3, 2022 In a crucial game for NCAA tournament hopes, the UNK women’s basketball team faced off against Missouri Western State. The Lopers were down by five entering halftime, but hot...

Matches went all day Saturday and ended with the Lopers taking home the regional title.

NCAA Super Region VI: Wrestling team shatters program record with 175.5 points

March 3, 2022

The UNK wrestling team broke a program record with 148 points at the NCAA Super Regionals two years ago. This year, the Lopers shattered that record with 175.5 points in the NCAA Super Regional VI in...

Women’s cross country celebrated their first MIAA championship win after their meet at the Kearney Country Club.

Women’s cross country wins MIAA championship

October 28, 2021

There weren’t many people that predicted the UNK women’s cross country team winning the MIAA championship this year. The team was unranked in the Division II coaches poll coming into the meet and...

The Lopers struggled to gain offensive momentum against Fort Hays.

Lopers playing for the present, focusing on the future

After the 2020 regular soccer season was canceled just two weeks before classes started, the team was informed in October that they would have a chance to play in the spring. The spring matches won’t be tracked on the team’s record, but the Lady Lopers are still making every minute count.
Lincoln Lutheran senior Wyatt Marr signed with UNK, who has played as an offensive lineman.

Loper football welcomes 27 new recruits on signing day

GRANT TIGHE February 17, 2021
National Signing Day took place on Feb. 3 all across the country. Many high school athletes made decisions on where they would further their athletic careers.
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