NMU Sports

Off and running

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's cross country team begins its fall season with two of its most important meets at the start of its schedule.The Wildcats open at Michigan Tech at 3 p.m. on Aug. 29 then travel downstate for the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing at Michigan ...

Yoder appointed

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University head volleyball coach Dominic Yoder has been appointed to serve on the NCAA Volleyball Rules Committee.Yoder will fill a vacancy left on the committee through Sept. 1, 2015. He'll be eligible for a reappointment to a four-year term at that point."I'm ...

NMU-OTS hosting camp

MARQUETTE - A two-week Greco-Roman Junior World Team wrestling camp is being held at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site.The camp started Monday and will conclude on Friday, Aug. 1.NMU-OTS has two residents on the world team, Arthur Carmona and Alejandro Sancho. Both athletes ...

Weightlifter earns silver

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site athlete Ryan Borges earned a silver medal by placing second at the USA National Weightlifting Championships held last Thursday through Sunday in Salt Lake City.Teammate Andrew Vrabel also had a top-five finish.Borges, in the ...

Bruins sign Florek to 1-year deal

MARQUETTE - Justin Florek of Marquette has signed one year, two-way contract with the NHL Boston Bruins.According to NHL.com on Friday, the former Northern Michigan University star forward will get $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the American Hockey League level.Florek, 24, scored one ...

NMU hockey promotes Lehtinen

MARQUETTE - Marquette native Rob Lehtinen has been hired as a Northern Michigan University assistant hockey coach. Head coach Walt Kyle announced the move Wednesday.The appointment fills the vacancy created by the departure of Joe Shawhan to Michigan Tech University."Rob is a going to be a ...

Mayer wins Golden Gloves title

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Former United States Olympic Education Center female boxer Mikaela Mayer won her fourth-straight Women's National Golden Gloves title this past weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Mayer, who recently moved back to Marquette to train under former USOEC boxing coach Al ...

Former NMU lineman signed by Colts

MARQUETTE - The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of former Northern Michigan University offensive guard Chad Anderson on Tuesday to a free agent deal. The 6-foot-3, 321-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, had been playing for the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League.Anderson, who just ...

Krause named preseason All-American

MARQUETTE - Nick Krause turned in a solid season at linebacker in 2013 for the Northern Michigan University football team.That effort has not gone unnoticed as the senior from Gillett, Wisconsin, has been named a Preseason All-American Third Team selection by USA College Football.Krause racked ...

NMU swimmers saluted

MARQUETTE - Senior Tara Dowling of Marquette is one of four members of the Northern Michigan University women's swimming and diving team to be named to the First Team Scholar All-America squad by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.NMU sophomore Rachel Borchardt, as well as ...

Joe Shawhan leaves NMU coaching staff for job at Tech

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech hockey staff is now complete.Meanwhile, Northern Michigan and head coach Walt Kyle are looking for a new assistant coach.The Huskies announced the hiring of assistant coach Joe Shawhan on Monday, to take the place of the departed Damon Whitten, who left for the head ...

NMU swimmers saluted

MARQUETTE - Members of the Northern Michigan University women's swimming and diving team are more than just athletes. They're scholars, too.The Wildcats have been named a Scholar All-America team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America after posting a grade point average of ...

NMU boys basketball camps set

MARQUETTE - Registration is open for Northern Michigan University men's basketball Individual Skills Camp for boys in grades 3-12 to be held at the PEIF practice gyms from July 21-24.Boys in grades 3-5 go from 9 a.m.-noon each day, grades 6-9 from 1-4 p.m. and grades 10-12 in the Elite Camp ...

NMU outing helps student fund

MARQUETTE - The fourth annual Blueberry Classic golf outing is set for Friday, July 25, at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course in Chocolay Township.The event helps raise scholarship funds for NMU students who encounter unforeseen financial challenges. Advance registration deadline is ...

World-bound wrestlers at NMU

MARQUETTE - Four athletes bound for the World University Championships are among those participating at USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman University World Team training camp being held at Northern Michigan University this week and running through Sunday.The group, which includes the four athletes ...

GLIAC honors 15 NMU track team members for academics

MARQUETTE - The GLIAC has honored 15 track and field team student-athletes from Northern Michigan University with All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence honors, the league announced Monday.Athletes who are active members of the team at the conclusion of the season are named to the ...

NMU hockey camp still open

MARQUETTE - Room still remains for families to sign up youth hockey players for the annual Northern Michigan University Summer Hockey Development Camp.This camp, which runs from Monday through Friday, July 7-11, at the Berry Events Center, consists of high-level, fundamentals-focused ...

Ex-NMU coach to make Tech sports Hall

HOUGHTON - Former Northern Michigan University head football coach Bernie Anderson will join five others and 1965 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey National Championship team in the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies in November.Besides longtime Tech football coach Anderson, the ...

Local camp helps Greco-Roman athletes prepare for major competitions

MARQUETTE - Arthur Carmona and Sammy Jones of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestling team are getting some help as they prepare for international competition in the coming weeks.Both are participating in an NMU-OTS Superior Wrestling Camp through Tuesday ...

Basketball not just for gym rats this weekend

With a little cooperation from the weather, basketball will again turn into an outdoor sport for more than 200 players of both genders and a wide variety of ages in Negaunee this weekend.The inaugural 4 on 4 Roundball Classic takes place at Miner's Park along U.S. 41 in the Marquette County ...