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UNK linebacker Parker Wise winds up to try and knock the ball loose from a Lincoln player during the Lopers 38-6 win. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Football snaps four-game skid on Senior Day

Jon Willis November 10, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu For the final time, the senior class of UNK football players had a chance to put on a show for their home crowd and did just that with a 38-6 win over Lincoln. UNK honored...

Quarterback Sean Johnson Jr. evades a defender. Photo by Treaton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Third-straight loss comes in walk-off fashion

Jon Willis October 27, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu After two losses on the road, the Loper football team returned home Saturday afternoon to take on Missouri Western, and dropped a close game 20-17.  UNK had a ten point lead...

UNKs Tamicus Napier goes to the ground after getting tripped up against Washburn. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Football falls to top-ranked passing attack in the MIAA

Jon Willis October 13, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The Loper football team hit the road to take on the No. 1 ranked passing offense in the MIAA on Saturday, Central Missouri. The UNK defense kept the Lopers in it in the first half,...

Washburns Tyce Brown runs a route against UNKs Jabea Tilong during the Lopers 27-21 win over Ichabods. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Football bounces back with homecoming victory

Jon Willis October 6, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu After two straight losses, the Loper football team bounced back on a warm and windy afternoon, beating Washburn on Homecoming 27-21.  It was a sluggish start for both teams...

UNK football players hold a meeting with their coach on the sidelines. Photo by Kosuke Yoshii / Antelope Staff

Pitt state uses big second half to down Lopers

Jon Willis September 29, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu The UNK defense kept the Lopers in the game throughout the first half, but 30 points after intermission from third-ranked Pittsburg State helped propel them to a 33-14 victory...

Quarterback TJ Davis looks on as Missouri Southern runs out the clock during the final possession of Saturdays game. Photo by Traeton Harimon / Antelope Staff

Offense struggles in first loss to Lions since 2016

Jon Willis September 22, 2023

willisj@lopers.unk.edu It was a day to forget for the UNK football team as the Lopers hosted Missouri Southern on Saturday. Offensive miscues and penalties hurt UNK in an 18-13 loss. The Lopers also...

Defensive lineman Tell Spies (92) celebrates with teammates Quillan Felton (4) and Delonte Dickey (17) after a sack. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Football outlasts Northeastern State in home opener

Jon Willis September 15, 2023

After a week one defeat at the hands of Central Oklahoma, the Lopers bounced back in their home opener on Saturday, winning 31-17 over Northeastern State. It was an uneasy feeling throughout the game,...

Wide receiver JerQon Conners blocks for quarterback TJ Davis on the perimeter. Courtesy Photo

Lopers come up short in Oklahoma to start season

Shelby Berglund September 8, 2023

The Loper football team was unable to complete their comeback at Central Oklahoma Thursday night, falling 24-21 in their season opener. The turning point for the Lopers was a roughing-the-punter penalty...

Loper football enters a new chapter under coach Ryan Held. The Lopers finished 8-3 record a season ago, just missing out on the postseason. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Lopers plan to skip rebuild year under new staff

Traeton Harimon August 21, 2023

The Loper football team was picked to finish fifth and sixth in the MIAA coaches and media polls this preseason, under the assumption that this year will be a rebuild under a new staff.  An assumption...

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