NMU Sports

Wildcats tame the Lions

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team opened up its season with a bang Saturday afternoon and some local players got some significant playing time. Ishpeming alum Madigan Johns scored eight points and led the Wildcats with four assists, while Marquette ...

Tolvanen’s big night helps NMU icers split with BGSU

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — After coming up short on Friday night, the Northern Michigan University hockey team needed somebody to step up big if it wanted to get a split with No. 9 Bowling Green State. That person was Wildcats goalie Atte Tolvanen, who made 35 saves to lift NMU to a 2-0 shutout ...

NMU gridders finish the job, earn comeback victory over Wayne State

DETROIT — After another heartbreaking defeat last week, the Northern Michigan University football team got back on the right track on Saturday. Heading into the game with Wayne State, the Wildcats were coming off a disappointing loss to rival Michigan Tech where their game-tying 2-point ...

BGSU breakaway goal burns NMU icers

By Journal Sports Staff BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — After suffering a heartbreaking defeat at home last Saturday to Bemidji State, the Northern Michigan University hockey team knew it had to recover quickly as it took on a hot Bowling Green State team on the road Friday night. However, the ...

NMU spikers top Northwood

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team picked up with a nice 3-1 victory over Northwood Friday night (26-24, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21). Senior Autumn Monsma led the Wildcats (16-10, 5-10 GLIAC) offensively with 19 kills, while fellow senior Maggie ...

4 NMU men, 2 Wildcat women gain conference soccer honors

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team had four players earn all-GLIAC honors on Thursday. Junior midfielder Callum Olpin and senior defender Kevin Hoof made the GLIAC First Team, senior forward Sam Popp earned a spot on the Second Team ...

NMU facing tough task in high-powered Bowling Green

MARQUETTE — Halloween was on Wednesday, which is the time where people go door to door asking the famous question of Trick or Treat. The Northern Michigan University hockey team went through a similar situation recently, only it didn’t ask for anything. Last Saturday, the Wildcats were ...

Another heartbreaker

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Nine in a row. That’s how many games Northern Michigan University has now lost to rival Michigan Tech as it was dealt another heartbreaking 35-33 defeat Saturday afternoon in the Superior Dome. The game came down to the wire as it ...

Bemidji stuns NMU icers 2-1 on buzzer-beating goal

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — In the fast-paced world of college hockey, things can turn in an instant. That’s exactly what happened to the Northern Michigan University hockey team on Saturday night. For a short moment, the score was 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats ...

Tech spikers take fourth straight match from Wildcats, 3-1

By DAVER KARNOSKY Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON - For the No. 24 Michigan Tech Huskies’ outside hitter Mariah Sherman, Friday night’s volleyball match against her team’s biggest rival, the Northern Michigan Wildcats, closed with an a near-fairy tale ending. The senior ...

NMU strikers close out year with loss to rival Huskies

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech Huskies women’s soccer team, needing a win to have a shot at a GLIAC Tournament bid, picked up a key victory over the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats, 3-1, at Sherman Field on Friday. The Huskies closed ...

NMU men’s soccer falls to Northwood

By Journal Sports Staff MIDLAND — It was a day of mixed results for the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team Friday afternoon. On one hand, the Wildcats (6-5-5, 3-4-5 GLIAC) fell on the road to Northwood 2-1 in their regular season finale. However, despite that defeat, NMU ...

NMU to continue pursuing idea of adding Division I women’s hockey

MARQUETTE — Two days ago, the Northern Michigan University athletic department floated the idea of adding more sports with the biggest potential idea being Division I women’s hockey. There were a lot of questions heading into Friday’s on-campus press conference and there were still some ...

NMU icers top Bemidji for first WCHA victory

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Heading into its series with Bemidji State, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was on a slide. Last weekend against St. Cloud State, the Wildcats struggled on both ends of the ice as they were outscored 9-1 over two games and only managed 10 ...

NMU looks at adding more sports

MARQUETTE — Over the past few years, numerous universities and colleges across the country have eliminated certain men’s and women’s sports as a way to cut costs. But four years ago, Northern Michigan University bucked that trend by adding four new teams to its lineup. And now NMU is ...

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Northern Michigan University men’s soccer ties, women lose

MARQUETTE — A home playoff berth in the GLIAC Tournament will be on the line in its final game of the regular season after the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team tied Davenport 2-2 at Caledonia on Sunday. With the third- and fourth-place teams hosting in the first round, NMU ...

Wildcats edge closer to GLIAC tourney contention

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team moved within a half-game of the final GLIAC Tournament spot with a back-and-forth, five-set victory over Lake Superior State on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats improved to 15-9 ...