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, Nebraska
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!"
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
UNK Lopers wordmark.svg

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 Division II and in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).[2]




The Lopers softball team appeared in the first three Women's College World Series in 1969, 1970 and 1971.[3]

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.[4]



We Fight for UNK! is the official fight song for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.[11] The Alma Mater lyrics were written by Clarence A. Murch and the music was composed by Fair Harvard.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ UNK Graphics Standards and Quick Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Members: University of Nebraska at Kearney". 2013. Retrieved Oct 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4. 
  4. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Louie Loper". 
  5. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – RON & CAROL COPE STADIUM AT FOSTER FIELD". 
  6. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Cushing Pool". 
  7. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – DRYDEN PARK". 
  8. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – HARMON PARK". 
  9. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – HEALTH & SPORTS CENTER". 
  10. ^ "Nebraska Kearney Lopers – Memorial Field". 
  11. ^ a b "UNK Songs". 

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