Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football

The Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football program represents the University of Nebraska at Kearney in college football and competes in the NCAA Division II. In 2012, Nebraska–Kearney became a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, and has remained in the league.[2] UNK's home games are played at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney, Nebraska.

Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football
UNK Lopers wordmark.svg
First season1905
Athletic directorMarc Bauer
Head coachJosh Lynn
3rd season, 8–13 (.381)
StadiumRon & Carol Cope Stadium
(capacity: 5,250)
FieldFoster Field
Year built1939
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationKearney, Nebraska
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceThe MIAA
Past conferencesNebraska College Athletic Conference(1916–1927,1943–1975)
NIAA (1928–1942)
CSIC (1976–1989)
RMAC (1996–2011)
All-time record580–399–37 (.589)
Conference titles32
RivalriesFort Hays State
ColorsBlue and gold[1]
   
Fight song"We Fight for UNK!"
MascotLouie
OutfitterUnder Armour
Websitewww.lopers.com

HistoryEdit

Nebraska–Kearney's football program dates back to 1905 when the program went 0–5–1.[3] Since their inaugural season the Lopers claim 32 conference championships.[4]

Conference affiliationsEdit

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics AssociationRocky Mountain Athletic ConferenceNCAA Division II independent schoolsCentral States Intercollegiate ConferenceNebraska Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationNebraska College Athletic Conference

StadiumEdit

The Lopers have played their home games at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium since 1939. The current capacity of the stadium is at 5,250.[5]

All-time record vs. current MIAA teamsEdit

Official record (including any NCAA imposed vacates and forfeits) against all current MIAA opponents as of the end of the 2015 season:

Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Meeting
Central Missouri 2 7 0 .222 Lost 5 1960
Central Oklahoma 2 5 0 .286 Lost 1 1979
Emporia State 12 9 0 .571 Lost 3 1975
Fort Hays State 34 29 1 .539 Lost 7 1926
Lindenwood 2 4 0 .333 Lost 3 2012
Missouri Southern 9 7 0 .563 Won 1 1977
Missouri Western 17 11 0 .607 Won 1 1970
Northeastern State 4 4 0 .500 Won 1 1960
Northwest Missouri State 3 11 0 .214 Lost 6 1928
Pittsburg State 8 12 0 .400 Lost 10 1974
Washburn 14 12 0 .538 Lost 9 1963
Totals 107 110 1 .493

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Communications & Marketing Color Specifications. UNK. Retrieved June 11, 2022.
  2. ^ "Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association". themiaa.com.
  3. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – UNK Football History & Records". Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  4. ^ "UNK football history & Records". University of Nebraska at Kearney. lopers.com. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ron & Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field". University of Nebraska at Kearney. Retrieved 2014-08-09.

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