NMU Sports

Wildcats’ rally falls short

MARQUETTE — It wouldn't be a Michigan Tech-Northern Michigan University volleyball match without drama and excitement. Tuesday night was no different as the Huskies escaped a furious NMU comeback in the fourth set to earn a 3-1 road victory in a packed and energetic Vandament Arena. ...

Northern Michigan University soccer men win, women lose over the weekend

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team won a high-scoring 3-2 game at home over Quincy on Sunday, while the Wildcat women’s soccer squad dropped a 1-0 decision at Lewis on Saturday. The NMU women have one more nonconference game before jumping into GLIAC play. ...

Playing power ball

MARQUETTE — Running the football is the game plan for most high school teams in the Upper Peninsula. The Northern Michigan University team isn’t much different, but the Wildcats probably didn’t expect it to have the explosive effect that it did in their home opener Saturday in the ...

NMU splits on road, ends undefeated run

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season at Saginaw Valley State on Saturday afternoon, ending a weekend two-match road trip with a split. The Cardinals defeated NMU in four sets, 14-25, 28-26, 25-21, 29-27, ...

Northern Michigan University adds assistant track coach Mike Dellemann

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field program has added Michael Dellemann as an assistant coach, to work with head coach Jenny Ryan. “He will bring a fresh perspective to our program with his experiences as a coach and an elite athlete,” Ryan said in an ...

Looking to keep rolling

MARQUETTE — After just missing the NCAA Tournament last season, the Northern Michigan University volleyball team brought back a strong core of players this fall and had the potential to land that elusive NCAA bid. The Wildcats are already off to a great start toward that goal as they are ...

NMU strikers head down south for two nonconference games

MARQUETTE — After getting dealt its first loss of the year Sunday, the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team will head out on its first road trip this week. The Wildcats will be heading down south for this journey as they take on Southern Indiana at Purdue University-Northwest's ...

Businesses, fans invited to NMU tailgate

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will help create the fan tailgate experience outside the Superior Dome for each of the Wildcats’ six home football games this season. Starting with Saturday’s 1 p.m. game against Texas-Permian Basin, local artists will perform and staff from the ...

Bulldogs bite Wildcats

MARQUETTE — Sometimes in soccer, all it takes is one mistake and your fate is sealed. That’s what happened to the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team Sunday afternoon as the Wildcats couldn’t clear out the ball during a second half scramble and Minnesota Duluth put it ...

Popp powers NMU men’s soccer to first victory

By Journal Sports Staff EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team picked up its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon as it defeated Southern Indiana 2-0. The Wildcats scored on their first shot of the game as senior Sam Popp sent a header into the ...

3 NMU volleyball players named to Wildcat Open all-tourney team

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Three Northern Michigan University volleyball players were named to the Wildcat Open all-tournament team after NMU won all four of its matches over the weekend. The three honorees were senior Autumn Monsma, junior Sarah Kuehn and sophomore Leticia ...

Sports Briefs

NMU club hockey team seeks coach MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s club hockey team is in immediate need of a head coach. With the season starting in several weeks, club team president Justin Pantle said their coach, Brad Sullivan, just stepped down from the position ...

Volleyball ‘Cats continue winning ways

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — After a four-set triumph over the nation’s top-ranked team on Friday night, the Northern Michigan University volleyball team carried that momentum into Saturday afternoon with a three-set sweep of Bemidji State in the Wildcat Open at ...

NMU football plays catchup, but falls 34-28 at McKendree

By Journal Sports Staff LEBANON, Illinois — After falling behind in the third quarter, the Northern Michigan University football team played catchup throughout the fourth quarter in its season opener at McKendree University on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats did rally, cutting two-score ...