NMU Sports

Keeping the Huskies ready

HOUGHTON — It is a Tuesday morning on the second floor of the Student Development Center and Rae Drake is watching television. His TV is not set to “Good Morning America” or the “Today Show.” It is, instead, the Grand Valley State University vs. Davenport basketball game. He is ...

NMU track and field finishes eighth at GVSU Big Meet

ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University track and field team competed at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet over the weekend and finished eighth overall, ahead of eight Division I programs including Western Michigan and Marquette. The Wildcats also had three NCAA provisionals ...

Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight win

CHICAGO — Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps. Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh ...

Head to the stretch

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day and wrapped up its regular season at home with a 54-43 victory over Northwood at the Berry Events Center on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats finished with a ...

Echols, Johnson lead NMU men to victory

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team picked up a home GLIAC victory Saturday afternoon, topping Northwood 72-60. Seniors Naba Echols and Isaiah Johnson combined to score 43 points — Echols getting 25, Johnson 18 — helping improve ...

Bretzman, Lee score key goals in Wildcats’ win

By Journal Sports Staff HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tony Bretzman scored the go-ahead goal and Jarrett Lee put in what proved to be the game-winner less than three minutes later as the Northern Michigan University hockey team upended Alabama-Huntsville 6-3 on Saturday afternoon. The win salvaged a ...

Clutch at the charity stripe

MARQUETTE — When it gets down to crunch time late in the second half, teams need their star players to step up at the free throw line and knock down their shots. Naba Echols and Isaiah Johnson did that for the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team Thursday night. After Saginaw ...

‘Cats maul Cardinals

MARQUETTE — In the school’s weekly press conference Tuesday, Northern Michigan University women's basketball coach Troy Mattson said his team wasn't "stepping up" when it needed to, but on Thursday, that's exactly what the Wildcats did. Up by 10 at the half, NMU held Saginaw Valley State ...

Wildcats head down to Huntsville

MARQUETTE — Normally, a hockey game played in early February isn’t that big a deal since there’s still quite a few games left to play in the season. A case can be made, though, for the Northern Michigan University squad that Saturday night’s game against Bowling Green State was the ...

Wildcats lose in 2nd OT, officially get tie at Alabama-Huntsville

By Journal Sports Staff HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Northern Michigan University ice hockey team missed out on critical WCHA points Friday night, skating to a 2-2 tie with Alabama-Huntsville. The Chargers picked up the extra league point on a Cam Knight goal in the second overtime ...

Wildcats have record achievement

MARQUETTE — More than 80 student-athletes from Northern Michigan University were named to fall GLIAC All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams for the fall semester. The 83 named exceeds the previous record of 80 honored the previous fall. Between the two awards, the Wildcats ...

Huebner leads NMU runners at Pointer Invite

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Led by senior Shayla Huebner’s two victories, the Northern Michigan University women’s track team won six events and captured the team title at the Pointer Invitational hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday. The Wildcats scored 161 points, eight points ...

NMU scores early, often for win

MARQUETTE — After Friday’s loss to Bowling Green State, Northern Michigan University hockey coach Grant Potulny talked about how his team needs to start off well if it wanted to keep up with the Falcons on Saturday night. The Wildcats apparently ...

NMU women keep pace in GLIAC with win

By Journal Sports Staff WESTVILLE, Ind. — Northern Michigan University remained in a tie atop the North Division of GLIAC women’s basketball with a 44-40 victory at Purdue Northwest on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats improved to 15-6 overall and 10-3 in league, sharing the North lead ...

Wildcat men rule with balanced scoring in victory

By Journal Sports Staff WESTVILLE, Ind. — Northern Michigan University spread out the scoring while sizzling at the free throw line to run away for an 86-74 men’s basketball victory at Purdue Northwest on Saturday. Four Wildcats scored at least 17 points, led by seniors Isaiah Johnson ...