B.M. “Doc” Stevenson, a long time Kearney physician for athletics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 87. Stevenson was a fixture on the sidelines at Loper football games for 30 years. He was the volunteer team physician from 1960 until his retirement after the 1990 season.
In 1991, he was inducted into the UNK Athletic Hall of Fame and in 1992, he was given a Distinguished Service Award by UNK.
“Doc was a true gentleman and loyal supporter of the Kearney campus. He shared his professional skills as a physician for years with our student athletes,” said Chancellor Doug Kristensen. “That relationship blossomed into a pillar of support, both financial and emotional, for UNK. We are saddened by his passing and will miss his smile at our campus events.”
As one of the first team doctors, Stevenson rarely missed a UNK football game and often flew his own plane to road game.
Among the many contributions of Dr. Stevenson and his wife Beverly to UNK, is the Stevenson Athletic Scholarship given to help support a student-athlete.