NMU Sports

Idiatrod head race official stepping down after 25 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The longtime head of Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is resigning in mid-January after 25 years on the job. Iditarod Trail Committee CEO Stan Hooley, 61, said Thursday he is leaving the post he held since 1993 to take on a new opportunity outside ...

NMU men close out 2018 with loss

By Journal Sports Staff LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Moral victories don’t exist at the college basketball level, but the Northern Michigan University accomplished a difficult task Wednesday afternoon despite going down in defeat. Even though the Wildcats fell to NCAA Division II No. 1-ranked ...

Wildcat men fall at Bellarmine Tourney, 74-69

By Journal Sports Staff LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After rattling off three wins in a row, including a blowout home victory over Purdue Northwest, the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team hit a wall Tuesday night. Despite getting 24 points from Isaiah Johnson and 19 from Naba ...

NMU Sports: Wildcat Beaulieu named Defenseman of the Week

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Northern Michigan University defenseman Phil Beaulieu was an All-American last season and this past weekend, he showed why he earned that award with a three-point performance Friday night against Ferris State. By tying a career-high with three ...

NMU soccer’s Hoof named All-America Scholar

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University men’s soccer player Kevin Hoof was named a Second Team All-America Scholar in NCAA Division II by the United Soccer Coaches late last week. The senior defender was also named to the USC NCAA D-II Men’s Scholar ...

NMU men, women skiers sweep team titles

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s nordic ski teams swept team championships in all four races while two of its men also took individual titles at the Michigan Tech CXC Cup races held at the Huskies’ Tech Trails over the ...

Happy ‘Cat holidays

MARQUETTE — Hockey teams always want to head into the holiday break feeling good about themselves and the Northern Michigan University squad is certainly feeling positive. A year ago, the Wildcats used a home sweep of Ferris State to build momentum for the second half of the season. This ...

Call in for offense

MARQUETTE — Now is the time of year where presents are dispersed all around the planet. And the Northern Michigan University hockey team received two gifts Friday night. The first present was that goalie Atte Tolvanen wasn’t seriously injured in a nasty collision late in the second ...

Trying to relax: NMU women, men get time to recuperate from 1st half of season

MARQUETTE — With the holidays approaching, many of us in the Upper Peninsula will be looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation. The Northern Michigan University basketball teams aren’t any different. Both the Northern men and women have had great starts to their seasons, but the ...

Nordic skiers start season with a bang

By Journal Sports Staff ISHPEMING — The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing teams opened up their seasons with a bang over the weekend as the Wildcats won all four races as a team, including a perfect score in the men’s 15K classic race. NMU also won individual titles in both ...

Goalie Tolvanen honored

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — In probably the least surprising award so far in the college hockey season, Northern Michigan University goalie Atte Tolvanen was named WCHA Goaltender of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the course of last weekend’s split with rival Michigan ...

Echols earns GLIAC award

By Journal Sports Staff BAY CITY — It’s still early in the season, but the GLIAC might want to consider just handing its Player of the Week award to the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team for the rest of the season as on Monday, a Wildcat claimed the award for the fourth ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 1-7

Indoors season starts well for Wildcats

By Journal Sports Staff DULUTH, Minn. — It may not look like it outside, but track and field season has begun for the Northern Michigan University women’s team. The indoor season that is, and the Wildcats got off to a solid start winning three events Saturday at the Opener at the ...

NMU men take down Wisconsin-Parkside

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Getting two easy victories in a weekend isn’t a common feat in the always competitive GLIAC, but the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team completed that task Saturday. After crushing Purdue Northwest Thursday in a game where the ...

Taking down a rival

By KURT MENSCHING For the Mining Journal MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen had a night he’s never going to forget Friday and Wildcat fans won’t forget it either. Tolvanen, who was recently named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for November, made ...

Youngstrom sets pace as Wildcat women roar

MARQUETTE — Darby Youngstrom set the tempo early for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team on Thursday night. The Wildcats’ senior guard scored 16 points going 6 of 7 from the field and hitting 3 of 4 from 3-point range, all three of those in the first quarter, as NMU ...