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UNK athletics facelift launches Oct. 1: Brand new Lopers.com on the way
Matt Tomjack
Guest Writer

From ESPN to Sports Illustrated, Internet sports fans have seen big changes in their favorite Web sites. UNK athletics will soon have a site that can run with the big dogs. As of Oct.1, Lopers.com will be sporting a new face. 

“The changes are a long time coming.  We have been fortunate enough to have experienced a great deal of success within our athletic program, and having a Web site which parallels this success, communicates it in a positive manner and on several different levels is key.  This site brings us up to speed and provides our student- athletes with the coverage options they deserve,” said Shawn Fairbanks, Assistant Athletic Director of External Affairs.

Like the old Lopers.com, the new site will offer free audio feed and live updates for all home and away games. “The new Web site will also continue to offer live video feed, for a price, which is provided by the B2 Network agreement with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference,” said Peter Yazvac, Sports Information Director for UNK athletics. 

Yazvac said, “UNK graduate Scott McLaughlin from Heartland Hosting basically built the current, and the soon to be former, Lopers.com by hand, and we are in much debt to him. He will remain as the web site/computer advisor to UNK Athletics.”

Internet Consulting Services, or ICS, is the new host company of Lopers.com. “The creator of the operation system is a former Sports Information Director at a Division II institution.  He was very familiar about the media needs of a school of our size as well as the need for something efficient and easy to manage.  ICS is also very affordable for a Division II institution and offers exceptional packages from simple to more complex based on the needs of the institution,” Fairbanks said. 

The new Web site is guaranteed to be a big hit on campus. According to Fairbanks, “The new site will be very interactive and technology driven.  One of our goals is to make UNK athletics more accessible to fans from all walks of life.  Whether you are a seasoned, veteran Loper fan looking for the latest on the .com site or a student home for the weekend, you will always have access to the latest in Loper athletics through text updates, video/audio feeds and live stats.”


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