NMU Sports

Johnson named top North player

MARQUETTE — Sophomore Isaiah Johnson earned recognition from the GLIAC for leading the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team out of last place in the league during the past week. Johnson averaged a team-best 22.5 points per game in road wins over Wayne State and No. 18 ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 7-12

NMU men outlast Wayne State, women fall by 2 points

DETROIT — In a back-and-forth game featuring eight ties and 15 lead changes, the Northern Michigan men's basketball team held off Wayne State, 75-71, Saturday afternoon at the Matthaei Center. Four Wildcat starters scored in the double digits, led by Naba Echols, who posted a season-best ...

Pump Up the Dome fun day Feb. 4

MARQUETTE — The seventh annual Pump Up the Dome inflatable game day for children and youths will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, inside the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the dome will include more than 40 activities, including the Upper ...

Wildcats tie Lake State, win shootout and Cappo Cup

By Journal Sports Staff SAULT STE. MARIE — In a repeat performance of last night’s contest, the Northern Michigan University hockey team tied Lake Superior State 1-1 again Saturday night. However, unlike Friday’s game, it was the Wildcats who earned the extra point in the WCHA ...

Wildcats tie Lake State, win shootout and Cappo Cup

SAULT STE. MARIE — In a repeat performance of last night’s contest, the Northern Michigan University hockey team tied Lake Superior State 1-1 again Saturday night. However, unlike Friday’s game, it was the Wildcats who earned the extra point in the WCHA standings. That was thanks to ...

Ex-NMU coach Comley honored with MacInnes Award

By Journal Sports Staff GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Northern Michigan University’s original hockey coach, Rick Comley, has been named the recipient of the John MacInnes Award, the American Hockey Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Comley launched the Wildcat hockey program in 1976 and ...

NMU’s Martin makes World ski event

By Journal Sports Staff SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah — Adam Martin of the Northern Michigan University men’s nordic ski team has qualified for the World Under-23 Ski Championships based on his performances at the U.S. Cross Country Championships during the past week. Martin is one of five ...

Tight battle at the Berry

MARQUETTE — For the first time at home, the Northern Michigan University hockey team got to test out the WCHA’s new extra period format. It didn’t go so well. Even though the game is officially in the scorebook as a tie, Lake Superior State’s Gage Torrel took advantage of an NMU ...

Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Famer Mike Strebel dies

ESCANABA — Mike Strebel, a former high school football coach and administrator and an inductee into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame, died Jan. 4 in Englewood, Florida. Strebel was a four-year offensive and defensive line starter on the NMU football team from 1958-61 and ...

NMU women fall to nation’s No. 1 basketball team

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — It might sound like the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team was robbed, but only if you’re talking about bank heists. Undefeated and No. 1 in the nation Ashland stole and shot its way to a 103-55 victory over the Wildcats, who ...