Nebraska–Kearney Lopers

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Nebraska–Kearney Lopers
University University of Nebraska at Kearney
Conference MIAA
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Paul Plinske
Location Kearney, NE
Varsity teams 17
Football stadium Ron & Carol Cope Stadium
Basketball arena Health and Sports Center
Mascot Louie
Nickname Loper
Fight song "We Fight for UNK!"
     Blue       Gold

The University of Nebraska–Kearney Lopers are the sports teams of University of Nebraska at Kearney located in Kearney, Nebraska. They participate in the NCAA's Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).[1]



For current information see 2015 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season

Women's Swim & Dive[edit]

The Women's Swim and Dive team is an affiliate member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).


The mascot at University of Nebraska at Kearney is Louie, who has been at the college since the beginning. He is always at every UNK Athletic event cheering on the Lopers with the cheerleaders.[2]



Fight song[edit]

We Fight for UNK! is the official fight song for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.[9] The lyrics are listed below.


Come on and fight for UNK,
March on to Victory all the way,
Keep up your fighting spirit,
We¹ll always cheer it,
That¹s what we¹re here for,
That what we'll cheer for.

Fight for the Blue and the Gold,
Cheer for the Blue and the Gold,
And then together we stand,
Proud of the best in the land
We fight for UNK!

Alma mater[edit]

The Alma Mater lyrics were written by Clarence A. Murch and the music was composed by Fair Harvard.[9]

Afar in the west where the green valleys run
And the sweeping hills dip to the plain;
Rise the gray, storied walls of the home that we love–
Alma Mater! We hail thee again!
'Neath thy shade we have gazed over valley and plain
On the scenes that enrapture the eye;
And our hearts thrill with pride as the Blue and the Gold
Proudly floats against the evening sky.
Marching to conquer all the way!

Notable alumni[edit]


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