NMU Sports

Northern Michigan University sweeps exhibition volleyball match at home

Northern Michigan University’s Leticia Antunes bumps the ball in the first set of the Wildcats’ exhibition volleyball match against Glen Oaks Community College at NMU’s Vandament Arena on Wednesday. The Wildcats swept the match in three sets, though scores weren't available. (Photo ...

Northern Michigan University hires Lindsey LeMay as head lacrosse coach

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University and the greater Marquette area made a big impression on new Wildcats’ head lacrosse coach Lindsey LeMay. “Northern Michigan University wowed me from the first moment I stepped on campus,” she said in an NMU Athletic Communications news release. ...

Lifesaving day at beach

MARQUETTE — A relaxing, routine visit to Presque Isle Park in Marquette last weekend turned into a life-and-death situation for a sophomore football player at Northern Michigan University. Cornerback Ratavian Rinkines of Lansing sprung into action at the park’s Black Rocks area on Sunday, ...

Glimpse at the big time

By DENNIS GRALL Escanaba Daily Press HARRIS — A new golf course and a new golf tournament. That combination comes together Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2, when Sage Run Golf Course will be the site of its first NCAA men’s collegiate invitational. Ten teams will participate in the Upper ...

Northern Michigan University Wildcats picked 7th in GLIAC football

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team has made some progress over the last couple of years and coaches around the GLIAC have definitely noticed as they picked the Wildcats to finish seventh in the GLIAC with 19 points in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches Poll. Ferris State, ...

NMU women’s track earns additional honors

By Journal Sports Staff NEW ORLEANS — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team notched a few more awards recently after a strong 2018-19 season. The Wildcats earned All-Academic Team status and six athletes notched U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches ...

Strong on ice, strong in classroom

LINCOLN, Neb. — Last season, the Northern Michigan University hockey team racked some prestigious athletic awards on the ice. As it turns out, some of the Wildcats were just as effective in the classroom as seven players were named Division I Krampade All-American Scholars in an ...

Wildcats lacrosse makes Academic Honor Squad, 3 players make IWLCA Honor Roll

GRAND LAKE, Colo. — Earlier this spring, the Northern Michigan University women's lacrosse team earned its first GLIAC road win as well as its first GLIAC Tournament berth. The Wildcats haven't finished earning achievements yet though as the team earned Academic Honor Squad status from the ...

NMU volleyball earns AVCA Academic Award for 12th straight year

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team kept its academic honors streak alive recently as it earned an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 12th straight year. The Wildcats were one of seven GLIAC teams to get the award. The AVCA ...

Same colors, different country

MARQUETTE — Last fall, Marcus Tucker received some disappointing news. After spending two seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, the former Northern Michigan University wide receiver/kickoff returner was waived by the team. During his time in Pittsburgh, he played in some ...

Gone, not forgotten

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s only women’s lacrosse head coach, Emilia Ward, has been lured to an assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I Marquette University in Milwaukee. That what the Golden Eagles website reported on July 9, though NMU ...

NMU releases Nordic skiing schedule

MARQUETTE — Two home meets are featured in a 10-meet schedule for the Nordic ski teams at Northern Michigan University next winter. The combined men’s and women’s team is coming off a fourth-place finish among Nordic squads at last season’s NCAA Championships. The women will be led ...

NMU tops GLIAC in swim, dive Scholar All-Americans

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University led the GLIAC by having 17 of its swimmers and divers named to the Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. The award recognizes student-athletes who had a 3.50 or better grade-point average ...