NMU Sports

NMU women announce 2018-19 basketball schedule

MARQUETTE — Next season may be a few months away for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team, but the Wildcats took their first step in preparing for that Tuesday by announcing their upcoming schedule. NMU will host 13 games including two exhibition contests to start the ...

Best of the Best

MARQUETTE — Junior skier Ian Torchia and sophomore swimmer Rachel Helm have been named the top athletes at Northern Michigan University for the school year just completed. Each was an NCAA individual champion in their sports on consecutive Saturdays in late winter. Torchia, the NMU Male ...

Academically inclined Wildcats

MARQUETTE — The GLIAC honored 41 Northern Michigan University student-athletes on its spring All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams. That was an increase of 37 percent from the previous year, when 30 were honored in the spring. Women’s track and field led NMU teams with 21 total ...

NMU-OTS wrestlers get in 5 pins vs. Sweden

MARQUETTE — Including five wins by Northern Michigan University wrestlers, Team USA won 14 of 20 matches against Sweden at a dual Greco-Roman wrestling meet held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Wednesday night. Team USA was composed of NMU Olympic Training Site athletes and wrestlers ...

Wildcats announce 2018-19 swimming and diving schedules

MARQUETTE — After a solid 2017-18 season, the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams recently announced their schedules for the upcoming year. The Wildcats will compete in 14 meets over the course of the season, five of which will take place at the PEIF Pool. The year ...

Burmeister ends with a bang

MARQUETTE — Kameron Burmeister started her collegiate career at Northern Michigan University with some modest goals. Now that her career has come to a close, it’s pretty clear that she went above and beyond her own expectations. The Menominee native now has multiple awards including ...

NMU-OTS puts 6 on U23 Greco world team

AKRON, Ohio — Greco-Roman wrestling teammates Randon Miranda and Dalton Roberts of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Center duked it out in the finals at the Cadet and Under-23 World Team Trials on Friday. Miranda came out on top in the best-of-three championship round at 60 ...

Paralyzed in bus crash, Canadian hockey teen to get treatment in Philadelphia

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is coming to the U.S. for specialized treatment. Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical ...

Strong with the Force

MARQUETTE — There’s several words that can describe Griffin Loughran. Tenacious, spirited, scrappy and pesky are just a few that help paint a picture of the talented Fargo Force forward. However, two words might be uttered fairly soon in Marquette and those are fan favorite. After ...

Burmeister closes out career with 15th place in 5,000 meter run

By Journal Sports Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NMU senior Kameron Burmeister’s career came to an end Saturday night, but she went out with a solid performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships. Burmeister finished 15th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:17.28. She ...

NMU’s Mylie takes 14th place in triple jump at NCAA Championships

By Journal Sports Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ine Mylie has had an outstanding career competing for the Northern Michigan University track and field team and she closed out it out Friday with a 14th place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Friday. ...

NMU track athletes named all-region

MARQUETTE — The three women’s track and field athletes from Northern Michigan University headed to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship Meet have also been named to the All-Midwest Region team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. They are all seniors, ...

NMU golf-theater outing planned

MARQUETTE — Athletics and theater will make an uncommon combination at the inaugural Arts and Athletics golf outing to be held June 28 at the Marquette Golf Club. A benefit for the Northern Michigan University Theatre and Athletics departments, the outing will be held at the club’s ...

Hewer leads NMU at GLIACs, Guthrie makes all-league First Team

By Journal Sports Staff BIG RAPIDS — Junior Haley Hewer finished as the top golfer for Northern Michigan University at the NCAA Division II East Super Regional, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats to qualify for the upcoming NCAA Championships. NMU slipped from third place after the ...

Looking forward to the challenge

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team is eager to get going in the 2018-19 season after its schedule was announced Wednesday. That’s especially true after a successful season under first-year head coach Grant Potulny that included a second-place finish in the WCHA and a ...