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Northern Michigan University Wildcats hockey team faces tall task in playoffs

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University drew the toughest assignment in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, traveling to regular-season champion Bemidji State of Minnesota for games on Friday, Saturday, and if necessary, Sunday evenings. The first two games of the best-of-three series ...

Cats have clutch performance

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — With its season on the line Saturday night, the Northern Michigan University hockey team came through in the clutch against its archrival. The Wildcats knocked off Michigan Tech 5-3 and clinched a WCHA playoff bid. The win also snaps a six-game ...

Falling just short

MARQUETTE — Two heated rivals, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University, went at each other hard in a tight battle Friday night, but when the horn sounded, it was the Huskies who ended on top. Tech took a 3-1 lead into the third period and weathered a flurry of shots in the final ...

10 NMU swimmers, divers off to nationals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Ten members of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Northern Michigan University have qualified for the upcoming NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships. Eight swimmers and two divers are among the 51 GLIAC ...

Wildcats have one last chance

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team is down to its last chance. NMU heads into this weekend, the final weekend of the regular season, with two games to clinch a WCHA playoff spot. The Wildcats are in eighth place, which is the final spot, but Alabama-Huntsville is just ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 10-16

NMU skiers take part in regional meet

Northern Michigan University’s Kristen Bourne finishes fourth in the NCAA Central Region Championship on Saturday morning at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. The collegiate competition was part of a wider SuperTour event held by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Full results ...

NMU men win, women lose at Grand Valley

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University men pulled themselves away from the cellar of the GLIAC with a win at Grand Valley State on Saturday, while the Wildcat women were knocked out of a chance of hosting a first-round league tournament game after losing to the ...

Wildcats win first-ever lacrosse game, 18-1

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The women’s lacrosse team at Northern Michigan University will always be able to say they started their program off on the right foot. The Wildcats trounced Northland College 18-1 in their inaugural game held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on ...

Lacrosse a new varsity sport coming to NMU

MARQUETTE — While several new varsity teams have been added to the Northern Michigan University landscape over the past few years, this weekend will be the first unveiling of a new sport to the program in a long time. The NMU women’s lacrosse team will be the first varsity collegiate team ...

NMU women move closer to home playoff berth

The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team moved into fifth place in the GLIAC race for the playoffs with a 67-53 win at Ferris State on Thursday night. Senior guard Bre Gaspervich missed practice all week due to illness and didn’t start Thursday, but the Wildcats didn’t ...

7 NMU runners honored

MARQUETTE — Seven women’s cross country runners from Northern Michigan University earned NCAA Division II All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. “I’m so proud of this team and what they accomplished this year,” NMU head coach Jenny ...