Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football

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Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football
UNK Lopers wordmark.svg
First season 1905
Athletic director Paul Plinske
Head coach Josh Lynn
2nd season, 3–8 (.273)
Stadium Ron & Carol Cope Stadium
(Capacity: 5,250)
Field Foster Field
Year built 1939
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Kearney, Nebraska
NCAA division Division II
Conference Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Past conferences Nebraska College Athletic Conference(1916–1927,1943–1975)
NIAA (1928–1942)
CSIC (1976–1989)
RMAC (1996–2011)
All-time record 575–393–37 (.591)
Conference titles 32
Rivalries Fort Hays State
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
         
Fight song "We Fight for UNK!"
Mascot Louie
Outfitter Under Armour
Website www.lopers.com

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.

History[edit]

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 affiliations[edit]

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

Stadium[edit]

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 teams[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 

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