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Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football

Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football
First season 1905
Athletic director Paul Plinske
Head coach Josh Lamberson
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Home stadium Ron & Carol Cope Stadium
Year built 1939
Stadium capacity 5,250
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Kearney, Nebraska
League NCAA Division II
Conference MIAA
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 32

Blue and Gold

Fight song "We Fight for UNK!"
Mascot Louie

The Nebraska–Kearney Lopers football program represents the University of Nebraska at Kearney in college football and competes in the Division II level (D-II) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). In 2012, Nebraska–Kearney became a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, and has remained in the league.[1] UNK's home games are played at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney, Nebraska.


Nebraska–Kearney's football program dates back to 1905 when the program went 0-5-1.[2] Since their inaugural season the Lopers claim thirty-two conference championships.[3]

Conference affiliations


The Lopers have played their home games at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium since 1939. The current capacity of the stadium is at 5,250.[4]