NMU Sports

On to the semifinals

MARQUETTE — After Friday night’s thrilling double-overtime victory in Game 1 of its WCHA first-round series, Northern Michigan University center Adam Rockwood said his line needed to play better. They did exactly that Saturday as he, Troy Loggins and Denver Pierce produced two goals ...

Despite slow start, NMU women pull off upset

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The stars weren’t exactly lining up in favor of the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team in the GLIAC Tournament semifinals on Saturday. The Wildcats were faced with playing finals host, tourney No. 1 seed and nationally ranked Grand ...

Wildcats bow out to Davenport in GLIAC men’s semis

By Journal Sports Staff CALEDONIA — Host and No. 1 seed Davenport used a big run early in the second half to pull away from the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team and win their GLIAC Tournament semifinal game on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers posted an 88-77 victory ...

Unheralded heroes

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University forwards Joseph Nardi and Griffin Loughran may not get the attention and the accolades of their teammates, but they were the Wildcats’ two stars Friday night in Game 1 of their best-of-three playoff series against ...

Torchia, Jarzin pace NMU skiers at NCAAs

By Journal Sports Staff STOWE, Vt. — Wednesday was the opening day of the NCAA Championships in nordic skiing as Northern Michigan University came away with four All-Americans, including two who reached the podium. After taking Thursday off, action resumes today in Vermont in classic ...

NMU women to rely on defense at GLIAC finals

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Defense may have to be the calling card for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team if it wants to win the GLIAC Tournament championship by the end of the afternoon on Sunday. With a road trip for one and possibly two games at Grand ...

Wildcats vying for GLIAC men’s playoff title

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team is one win away from playing for the GLIAC Tournament championship. The Wildcats face finals host and tourney No. 1 seed Davenport in the tourney semifinals at 3 p.m. Saturday in Grand Rapids. ...

Wildcats’ lacrosse loses pair of close contests

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team lost a pair of close games on its first road trip of the season this week. The Wildcats opened with an 18-15 loss to Wheeling Jesuit in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Wednesday, then fell in an 18-17 ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 21-27

Caging the Huskies

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Earlier this week, Northern Michigan University forward Troy Loggins and goaltender Atte Tolvanen each earned WCHA weekly awards. Now there’s an excellent chance they’ll keep those same honors for a second straight week as the pair of ...

NMU hockey can clinch home ice

MARQUETTE — It’s all come down to this weekend for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. Before last weekend, Northern needed a sweep of now-No. 19 Lake Superior State to keep its hopes alive for hosting a first-round WCHA playoff series. The Wildcats accomplished that task, but ...

Wildcat Rockwood named WCHA Forward of the Month

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A couple days after teammates Troy Loggins and Atte Tolvanen picked up weekly awards, Northern Michigan University senior forward Adam Rockwood notched a different one Thursday as he was named WCHA Forward of the Month. He led the conference ...

Wildcat men roar past Huskies

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech men’s basketball coach Kevin Luke has had to say it time and time again this season. “It is not for effort that we have lost this game,” he said. “Our guys never give up.” Unfortunately he had to ...

Huskies knock off NMU in showdown for GLIAC North women’s title

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — With a big smile on her face, Michigan Tech women’s basketball coach Sam Hoyt stood at the top of the ladder and gingerly snipped though the last two strands on net at the south end basket at the Wood Gym. The first-year ...

Senior leadership

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — As college hockey teams get to the end of the season, they look to seniors for leadership. The Northern Michigan University Wildcats got just that Friday night on the road at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena as the Wildcats got a ...