UNK is picked to finish 9th in the preseason MIAA Football Poll. Coming off a season in which it went 5-6 and tied for seventh in the league standings, UNK tallied 46 points to come in ninth and ahead of Missouri Southern State (34), Northeastern State (23) and Lincoln (12), who is returning to the MIAA after a five-year absence. Two-time defending champion Fort Hays State is first (114 points) with the Tigers picking up six of the 12 first place votes. Northwest Missouri State (112 points; five first place) is right behind Hays with Central Oklahoma and Central Missouri rounding out the coaches’ top four. UNK, with 46 upperclassmen on its roster, was also tabbed ninth by the media. The Lopers tallied 194 points with MSSU (120; one first place), NSU (79) and LU (52) directly behind. Northwest (471 points; 32 first place) edged Hays (433; seven) to be the favorite. Click here to listen to coach Lynn’s thoughts about the upcoming season.
UNK will begin fall camp on August 12th and will start the season on Sept 5th at Missouri Southern. 93.1 KRVN FM and krvn.com will once again be your home and away voice of Loper sports this season.
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