By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – Brody Betke can’t wait for Thursday night. The 11-year-old and his family will be in the stands at Cope Stadium when the University of Nebraska at Kearney football team opens its 2021 season against Missouri Southern. Betke is a big fan of the Lopers, and his favorite sport is football, so he’s pretty excited about the game. On Saturday morning, the Kearney boy got to meet some of the UNK student-athletes during an … [Read more...] about Our Town. Our Team: UNK student-athletes connect with community during annual event
The UNK tennis team battled Northwest Missouri State on Wednesday afternoon at Harmon Park, with the Bearcats edging the Lopers 4-3. UNK hosts nationally ranked Washburn at 3 p.m. Saturday back at Harmon Park. READ THE FULL STORY PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Tennis hosts Northwest Missouri St.
UNK fraternity and sorority members recently competed against student-athletes to collect food for the Loper Pantry on campus and Kearney Jubilee Center. The food drive, which was part of the Greek Week celebration, brought in nearly 1,000 items for the pantries. UNK Athletics collected 311 items and Fraternity and Sorority Life won the friendly competition with 678 items. Located in the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion on the first floor of the Nebraskan … [Read more...] about Fraternity and Sorority Life, student-athletes collect donations for local food pantries
Five students auditioned for two spots as UNK's mascot, Louie the Loper, on Tuesday at Cushing Coliseum. Students were judged on school spirit, energy and enthusiasm. Students selected for the position will be awarded a $500-per-semester scholarship for the 2021-22 school year. PHOTOS BY ERIKA PRITCHARD, UNK COMMUNICATIONS … [Read more...] about PHOTO GALLERY: Louie the Loper Tryouts
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – When they’re not competing in their respective sports or concentrating on coursework, University of Nebraska at Kearney student-athletes are focused on being difference makers in the community. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to change that. Although their monthly service projects may look a little different these days, members of the UNK Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) continue to find ways to … [Read more...] about UNK student-athletes share inspirational stories through virtual reading project