NMU Sports

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 ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Oct. 11-17

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 ...

U.P. well represented on Wildcats football team

Northern Michigan University showed off their Upper Peninsula connection with all these players, coaches and other staff members in the Superior Dome. In the front row from left is Jacob Lefebvre of Iron Mountain, Brett Johnson of Munising, Brad Gustafson of North Dickinson, Derek Crane of ...

NMU football gets back on track

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The weather may have been cold outside the Superior Dome Saturday, but the Northern Michigan University offense was heating up the turf indoors. Heading into their game with NAIA foe Lawrence Tech, the Wildcats desperately needed a spark. ...

Schneider, Torvi lead Wildcats cross country at NMU meet

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Senior Nicole Schneider and junior Hanna Torvi led the Northern Michigan University women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Upper Peninsula Championships meet held Friday afternoon. Running a five-kilometer course at the NMU Golf ...

NMU men’s, women’s soccer teams lose on the road

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University fell an important spot in the GLIAC men’s soccer standings after losing 2-1 at Purdue Northwest on Friday afternoon. The Wildcat women lost 4-0 at Ashland on Friday to remain in the league basement. Each NMU team has two ...

Wildcats volleyball loses tough 5-setter to SVSU

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s four-match volleyball winning streak was snapped on Friday when Saginaw Valley State outlasted the Wildcats in five sets. SVSU (16-7, 9-3 GLIAC) prevailed 23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-13 over Northern (14-9, 3-9) at ...

No. 4 St. Cloud takes out Wildcat icers, 4-1

By Journal Sports Staff ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Freshman forward Griffin Loughran scored his first collegiate goal but it wasn’t enough for the Northern Michigan University hockey team to avert a 4-1 loss at nationally ranked St. Cloud State on Friday night. The No. 4-ranked Huskies of the ...