NMU Sports

Trying to keep up the tradition

MARQUETTE — The last couple of years have been good for the Northern Michigan University women's cross country team and last season might've been its best one so far. The Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships for the third straight year and ninth overall. At the meet, NMU ...

Looking to extend their success

MARQUETTE — When it comes to having a consistently successful athletic program, it’s hard to top the Northern Michigan University swimmers and divers. Last year was another strong season for both the women’s and men’s programs. The women’s squad set 11 school records and five new ...

NMU spikers picked to finish third in GLIAC North Division

By Journal Sports Staff BAY CITY — After just missing the NCAA Division II Tournament last season, the Northern Michigan University volleyball team got some respect from the conference’s voters. In this season’s GLIAC preseason poll, the Wildcats were picked to finish third in North ...

Trying to build on brilliant moments

MARQUETTE — Last season was a new era for the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team as a new coach was taking the helm. However, whenever that happens, it can take a while to make adjustments and for the team to get on the right track. That seemed to be the case early in the ...

GLIAC coaches feeling positive about Wildcats

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team may have only finished 1-9 last season, but the coaches in the GLIAC are thinking the Wildcats will improve this year. In the conference preseason coaches poll, NMU was picked to finish seventh in the nine-team conference, one spot ...

Trying to take the next step

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University basketball team took a good step forward last season by making the GLIAC Tournament for the first time in 11 years and having their best overall season since 2006-07, finishing 15-13 overall and 12-8 in the conference. Now the Wildcats are ...

Making a big statement

MARQUETTE — Last season, Northern Michigan University made a huge statement in the college hockey world by contending for the WCHA regular season title, coming within one game of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, and winning 25 games for the first time since ...

NMU’s Johnson, Howard honored

MARQUETTE — Senior-to-be Isaiah Johnson and junior Myles Howard of the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team earned national academic honors recently. Each was named to the NABC Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The honor recognizes the talens ...

Thousand promoted to NMU women’s hoops associate head coach

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball program has announced that Casey Thousand has been promoted to associate head coach. “I would like to thank (head) coach (Troy) Mattson along with our Director of Athletics Forrest Karr and ...

Former Northern Michigan University wrestling coach Mike Duroe dies at 63

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Former Northern Michigan University wrestling coach Mike Duroe died on July 6 at age 63 after a battle with brain cancer. Duroe was the Wildcats’ head coach from 1980-85 and was an assistant coach from 1978-80. According to a USA wrestling release, Duroe tutored 27 ...

Looking to build on last season

MARQUETTE — After a successful 2017-18 season that included another trip to the NCAA super regionals, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a jump on this season by recently releasing its upcoming schedule. The Wildcats will compete in 10 meets overall with five taking ...

NMU men’s golf releases schedule for 2018-19

MARQUETTE — Last season may not have gone the way it wanted it to, but the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team is set for 2018-19 as it recently released this year’s schedule. The Wildcats plays five events in the fall starting with their only home meet of the year, the NMU ...

Wildcats getting a head start

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — After completing just its second season in program history a couple of months ago, the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team already got a jump on its third as the Wildcats announced their 2019 schedule earlier this week. The Wildcats ...

Wildcat women’s track has one 2018 indoor meet

MARQUETTE — Last season may have just ended a few weeks ago for the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team, but the Wildcats are already preparing for this one as they revealed their 2018-19 schedule earlier this week. NMU only has one meet in 2018 and it’s the indoor ...

NMU cross-country schedule announced

MARQUETTE — After a successful 2017 season, the Northern Michigan University women’s cross-country team will look to build on that this year as the Wildcats recently announced their upcoming schedule. Northern starts things off with a scrimmage at Michigan Tech Aug. 30 and will officially ...

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 ...