The Nebraska-Kearney Lopers take four of their athletic programs up to Minnesota this weekend. Volleyball regionals and men’s and women’s basketball tournaments all take place on the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” The big matchup comes Saturday at noon when the Lopers football squad takes on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the second round of the Divison II playoffs.
The Bulldogs are the defending D-II champs and have won 25 of their last 26 games. After a slow start for Darrell Morris’ Lopers this past Saturday, they rallied for 28 straight points to beat Saginaw Valley State. They turned the ball over four times in the first half before finding their stride.
Coach Morris talks about UNK’s first playoff win in 29 years and what he expects this Saturday in Duluth, where the weather will be very un-Duluth like with temperatures in the 40s with sunshine.