NMU Sports

Just talking about hockey

MARQUETTE — With the WCHA season beginning this weekend, the college hockey league that includes all three Upper Peninsula schools kicked things off with its annual media day on Monday afternoon. The main storyline mentioned by not only WCHA Commissioner Bill Robertson, but by every coach ...

NMU’s Mayon named GLIAC’s top player on offense

BAY CITY — Junior running back Jake Mayon of the Northern Michigan University football team was named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at the Superior Dome on Saturday afternoon in a 24-14 win against new league member Davenport University. The win was the first ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 15-20

Finishing the job

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Over the past few seasons, the Northern Michigan University football team had built a reputation for blowing leads or coming up short with the game on the line. But on Saturday, that status may have come to an end at the school’s ...

Northern Michigan University volleyball team plays downstate today, Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team remains on the road this weekend after pulling off a four-set victory at Upper Peninsula rival Michigan Tech on Tuesday. The Wildcats improved to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in GLIAC matches after their 26-24, 25-21, 27-29, 25-14 win in ...

WCHA.tv video packages available

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — The WCHA is making several paid packages available for watching games via WCHA.tv, the league’s official online streaming platform. In partnership with Stretch Internet, WCHA.tv provides high-definition broadcasts when available on several platforms, including new ...

Wildcats looking for first win

MARQUETTE — The first couple of weeks haven’t been easy for the Northern Michigan University football team. Northern has been blown out in both games and the same defensive issues that plagued the Wildcats last season seem to have carried over to this year. In the opener against Angelo ...

NMU women look to build on win

MARQUETTE — The women’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University hopes to build a winning streak as it hits the road for its first GLIAC matches of the season over the next three days. The Wildcats, who won for the first time on Sunday, travel to Hammond, Indiana, to play ...

NMU men face new GLIAC members

MARQUETTE — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University takes to the road to face the GLIAC’s two newest members for their first-ever meetings with them over the next three days. The Wildcats (2-3-1, 0-2 GLIAC) play at Purdue-Northwest (2-2-1, 0-1) in Hammond, Indiana, at 4:30 ...

Anthony Mantha, Dylan Larkin score for Red Wings in preseason loss at Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Austin Czarnik’s penalty shot goal late in the second period lifted the Bruins to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday. Ryan Fitzgerald, Danton Heinen and Teddy Purcell also scored for Boston, which received a 20-save performance ...

Northern Michigan University volleyball team heads to Michigan Tech tonight

Tonight: NMU at Michigan Tech, 7 p.m.; TV: Fox-U.P. ------------------ MARQUETTE — Two of the three best volleyball teams in their division don’t need good records to make it a heated contest when Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech universities square off on the Huskies’ home ...

Wildcats in the win column

MARQUETTE — Sonia Basma earned her first win as Northern Michigan University women’s soccer coach after the Wildcats shut out Northwood 2-0 at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats got late goals from Aimee Colla and Jenna Halonen to gets its first victory of the ...

Frustrated NMU men shut out again

MARQUETTE — Not being able to score a goal, the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and lost to Northwood 2-0 in a men’s soccer game played at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats fell to 2-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the ...

Streaking Wildcats

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Kayla Chosa made 10 kills for a Wildcats volleyball team that was too tough to tame on Saturday afternoon at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena. NMU improved to 8-2 this season by chalking up a sweep of visiting Lake ...

17 Greco-Roman wrestlers added to NMU-OTS roster

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The U.S. Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University recently announced that 17 new athletes have joined the men’s Greco-Roman wrestling team for this school year. A total of 54 athletes are now training in this Olympic sport, according to a ...

NMU games previewed at luncheon

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will reintroduce its Wildcats Luncheon before certain home events this school year. The first will be held next Friday, a day before the NMU football team hosts new GLIAC member Davenport University in the first home game of head coach Kyle ...