NMU Sports

Captain helms NMU ship

MARQUETTE — Denver Pierce has taken over the helm at Northern Michigan University. Hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, home of the famous Soo Locks, it’s appropriate that he is now serving as captain of the Wildcats. Pierce is also the first native of the Upper Peninsula to lead the Wildcats ...

NMU men tie, women lose 1-0

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University played to a draw in the men’s game and lost in the women’s game as the Wildcats’ soccer teams played their final home matches of the regular season at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The NMU men played two overtimes in a 2-2 tie with ...

Wildcats swim, dive teams pull off clean sweep at home

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams pulled off a clean sweep of their opposition in their first home meets of the season at the PEIF Pool on Friday and Saturday. The women, swimming in triple duals, defeated St. Cloud State (Minnesota) and Northern State ...

SVSU zips past ‘Cats, 30-10

By Journal Sports Staff UNIVERSITY CENTER — Ryan Conklin completed three touchdown passes to Chad Gailliard as Saginaw Valley State built an early lead and defeated Northern Michigan University 30-10 in a GLIAC football game played at the Cardinals’ Wickes Stadium on Saturday ...

Volleyball ‘Cats sweep in Indianapolis

By Journal Sports Staff INDIANAPOLIS — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has now built a four-match winning streak after winning all three of its matches at the Midwest Region Conference Crossover. The Wildcats swept the Missouri University Science & Technology in three ...

NMU’s Craighead scores power-play winner

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — Northern Michigan University forward Darien Craighead might’ve emerged as the team’s clutch performer. The junior led the nation in game-winning goals last season and with his team in desperate need of a spark in the third period, Craighead ...

NMU earns win to open Midwest Region Crossover volleyball

By Journal Sports Staff INDIANAPOLIS — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has started a new winning streak after defeating Cedarville University in four sets to open the Midwest Region Conference Crossover on Friday afternoon. With the 26-24, 25-12, 24-26, 25-10 victory, the ...

Wildcat icers take it on chin to open season

By Journal Sports Staff EAST LANSING — The last time the Northern Michigan University hockey team tangled with Michigan State, the Wildcats took down their former CCHA rival with the help of a late goal and an overtime winner at the 2015 Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit. This time ...

Caro Els paces Northern Michigan University women golfers

FINDLAY, Ohio — Junior Caro Els led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish in a 15-team field at the two-day William Beall Fall Classic. The Wildcats, who were second among eight GLIAC teams at the tourney, totaled 624 strokes, 315 on Sunday and 309 on ...

Primed and ready

MARQUETTE — Last year was an unexpected and almost magical ride for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. Picked to finish in bottom half of the WCHA at the start of last season, the Wildcats started slow, but gained momentum as they began reaching their full potential in the second ...

Northern Michigan University stops volleyball slide with Saturday victory

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team halted its losing streak at five matches on Saturday afternoon with a three-game sweep at Purdue Northwest. The Wildcats had lost the night before in five games at Wisconsin-Parkside. NMU won Saturday 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 after ...