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NMU hockey: Wildcats land on wrong side of review, lose 4-1 at North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Northern Michigan University hockey team found itself on the wrong side of a goal review, resulting in a momentum swing and 4-1 loss to the University of North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.Wildcats junior defenseman Mitch Jones appeared to cut the ...

NMU sports notebook: Wildcats’ Nordic skiers heading back to Michigan Tech

MARQUETTE - For the second straight week, the Northern Michigan University Nordic ski teams will to Houghton, this time to compete in the Michigan Tech University Challenge.Competition will begin at 1 p.m. today with freestyle races, then resumes at 11 a.m. on Sunday with classic action.Senior ...

NMU hockey: WCHA 2013-14 nonconference scheduling by the numbers

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team is not alone this year in playing the majority of its nonconference games on the road. In 2013-14, WCHA teams play a combined 26 nonconference games at home, 42 on the road and 13 on what is considered to be neutral ice. Seven WCHA teams, ...

NMU women’s hoops: Wildcats use size advantage for 77-68 win over Malone

MARQUETTE - A strong start set the tone for the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team in a 77-68 win over Malone University on Saturday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. The victory upped the NMU's record to 2-0 in the GLIAC and 5-1 overall, while Malone drops to 0-2 and ...

NMU men’s hoops: Wildcats lose fifth-straight

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team fell 82-65 to Malone University for its fifth consecutive loss on Saturday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. Malone jumped out to a 17-9 lead just over eight minutes into the game, building it to 41-23 by halftime and ...

NMU skiing: Site of Wildcat Open moved to Houghton

MARQUETTE - Due to poor trail conditions, the Wildcat Open Nordic ski meet originally scheduled for this weekend at the Blueberry Ridge trails has been moved to the Michigan Tech Trails in HoughtonFreestyle races will begin at 1 p.m. today, with the classic races set for 10 a.m. ...

NMU swimming: Two Wildcats records fall at Calvin College Invite

MARQUETTE - Setting two school records and one pool mark, the Northern Michigan University women's swimming/diving team experienced a banner day Friday at the Calvin College Invite in downstate Grand Rapids."It was a great night across the board for all of our girls," Wildcats head coach Heidi ...

NMU men’s hoops: Wildcats routed by Walsh in GLIAC opener, 95-66

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team was handed a learning lesson and 95-66 loss in its first GLIAC matchup of the year against Walsh University on Thursday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. "We didn't play as hard as we need to play in order to play in this ...

Former NMU basketball coach, current golf coach Dean Ellis retiring in January

MARQUETTE - After 20 years at the helm, Northern Michigan University golf coach Dean Ellis of Negaunee has announced his retirement.It will become effective Jan. 3, NMU Athletic Director Forrest Karr announced Thursday."I would like to thank Northern Michigan University for allowing me the ...

NMU hockey: Injuries open doors for young Wildcats to earn spot in lineup

MARQUETTE - With Northern Michigan University senior captain and defenseman C.J. Ludwig done for the season because of a knee injury and senior forward Erik Higby out indefinitely with a bad wrist, opportunity is knocking for a number of young Wildcats who have seen minimal ice time this ...

NMU notebook: Wildcat hoops opens GLIAC play Thursday vs. Walsh

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's and women's basketball teams open up GLIAC play Thursday against Walsh at the Berry Events Center in Marquette, with Malone visiting on Saturday.Tip off for the women on Thursday against Walsh is 5:30 p.m. with the men following at 7:30 p.m. ...

NMU hockey: Senior captain Ludwig ruled out for the season

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior captain and defenseman C.J. Ludwig has been ruled out for the season with a right knee injury following an MRI Tuesday morning, according to Wildcats coach Walt Kyle.During Friday's 4-1 loss to Ferris State at the Berry Events Center in Marquette, ...

NMU hockey: Wildcats tie No. 6-ranked Ferris State 1-1

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team was unable to take advantage of a five-minute power play that began in the third period and spanned most of overtime in a 1-1 tie with No. 6 Ferris State in WCHA play on Saturday at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.Bulldogs junior ...

NMU hockey: Wildcats’ Seckel checking his emotions, scoring points

MARQUETTE - On the ice, Northern Michigan University junior forward Reed Seckel is the "epitome" of what Wildcats head coach Walt Kyle wants out of a forward."He's aggressive, he's tough. When the puck is on his stick, he's got good, good skills, he goes to hard ice," Kyle said. "He's the kind ...