NMU Sports

5 earn all-GLIAC as NMU runner-up at finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Five members of nationally 17th-ranked Northern Michigan University earned all-league honors following the GLIAC Cross Country Championships women’s race held at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township on Saturday. The Wildcats finished a ...

Johnson not enough to get NMU football a win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Freshman quarterback Ryan Johnson threw for 363 yards in only 30 pass attempts but it wasn’t quite enough as Northern Michigan University fell 20-12 Saturday to Saginaw Valley State at the Superior Dome. Johnson started NMU’s final drive at his own ...

Wildcats settle for split after tumbling 4-0 to Badgers

By Journal Sports Staff GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Northern Michigan University had to settle for a split in its nonconference hockey series against No. 6 Wisconsin after falling 4-0 at the Resch Center on Saturday evening. NMU (4-2) gave up only a late first-period goal to Ryan Wagner ...

Big home meet

MARQUETTE — For the first time in more than a decade, the GLIAC Championships in cross country are returning to Northern Michigan University. The women’s and men’s meets take place Saturday morning at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Chocolay Township, a change from the originally ...

Wildcats host Purdue NW, Davenport for first time

MARQUETTE — The volleyball team at Northern Michigan University returns to Marquette for a short two-match homestand this weekend. The Wildcats’ Vandament Arena will host the GLIAC’s two newest members, Purdue University-Northwest at 7 p.m. today and Davenport University at 4:30 p.m. ...

NMU women’s soccer at home

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team plays its final two home games this fall this weekend at the NMU Soccer Field. The Wildcats (2-9-2, 1-4-2 GLIAC) host GLIAC foes Ferris State (9-6, 5-2) at 4 p.m. today and No. 3 Grand Valley State (13-2, 7-0) at 1 p.m. ...

NMU men’s soccer hits road

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team travels to Ohio to conclude its GLIAC season this weekend. The Wildcats (4-9-1, 2-8 GLIAC) go to Ashland (6-7, 2-7) at 4:40 p.m. today before traveling to Tiffin (6-5-3, 4-3-2) at noon Saturday. NMU also has a nonconference ...

Pierce OT goal lifts Wildcats to victory over No. 6 Badgers

By Journal Sports Staff GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Denver Pierce scored with 17 seconds left in overtime to lift the Northern Michigan University hockey team to a 5-4 win over No. 6 Wisconsin at the Resch Center on Friday night. It was Pierce’s second goal of the game. Robbie Payne got ...

Wildcats soccer teams win, tie

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 double-overtime tie at Ashland University Friday afternoon in a game filled with offense that saw the lead change hands several times. The Wildcats’ women scored a 2-1 victory at ...

Wildcats move on to Wisconsin

MARQUETTE — Last weekend, the Northern Michigan University hockey team picked up its first sweep of the season, something that took until late January to happen last year. Now after getting two road wins at Ferris State, the Wildcats will face their toughest opponent so far in No. 6 ...

Wildcat men strikers earn shutout win

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team ended its home season on a high note Sunday, avenging an earlier loss this season to Purdue University-Northwest at the NMU Soccer Field. The Northern women’s team didn’t fare as well at the same site Sunday, losing to ...

NMU football comes up short against Tiffin

By Journal Sports Staff TIFFIN, Ohio — After a rough loss last weekend to a high-powered Ashland team, the Northern Michigan University football team had another tough task ahead of them Saturday against Tiffin. The Wildcats played better and ended up tying the game at 21-21 in the ...

Payne, Tolvanen contribute to Wildcats’ 3-2 hockey victory at Ferris

By Journal Sports Staff BIG RAPIDS — A little bit of Robbie Payne and a whole lot of Atte Tolvanen went a long way for the Northern Michigan University hockey team on Friday night. Payne notched a goal and an assist in his first game after being named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, ...

Wildcat icers win last second thriller to sweep Ferris State

By Journal Sports Staff BIG RAPIDS — After gutting out a 3-2 win over Ferris State Friday, the Northern Michigan University hockey team had a chance to pick up its first sweep of the season Saturday night. And it accomplished that task. At literally, the very last second. NMU forward ...

Offense deserts Wildcats’ soccer teams

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s soccer teams of Northern Michigan University were both shut out in losses during a home doubleheader played at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. The teams have another pair of back-to-back GLIAC home games on Sunday ...

NMU runners get national ranking

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University made a move up in the Midwest ratings and into the national women’s cross country poll in rankings released this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. NMU is ranked 17th in the country after falling out of the ...

Wildcats D tries to cool down

MARQUETTE — After falling just short of ending a long losing streak to Michigan Tech the week before, the Northern Michigan University football team faced an even larger obstacle last Saturday at the Superior Dome. It didn’t end well for the Wildcats as they got rolled by nationally ...

NMU women at home for 2 games

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team continues a five-game homestand with a pair of GLIAC games against Ohio schools this weekend. The Wildcats (2-7-2, 1-2-2 GLIAC) take on Tiffin at 4 p.m. today and Ashland at noon Sunday at the NMU Soccer Field. Live stats ...