Open main menu

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 thirty-two 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. ^ UNK Graphics Standards and Quick Guide (PDF). Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  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.

External linksEdit