NMU Sports

Wildcats come back for 5-set win, perfect weekend in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The host team provided Northern Michigan University its toughest volleyball match of the weekend on Saturday night at the University of Illinois-Springfield Capital Classic. The Wildcats needed a comeback from an 8-2 deficit in the fifth and deciding set to finish the ...

Wildcats run volleyball record to 3-0 with another victory

By Journal Sports Staff SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team is off to its best start in nearly a decade after defeating Cedarville in four sets on Saturday afternoon at the Capital Classic tournament. With a four-set victory over McKendree and three-set ...

Wildcat men’s soccer opens with exhibition win

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team won an exhibition game 5-0 at home against Wisconsin-Superior. Playing at the NMU Soccer Field in its lone exhibition this season, the Wildcats didn’t need long to get on the scoreboard. Just 2 ...

Wildcats open with Friday wins

By Journal Sports Staff SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Senior Autumn Monsma and sophomore Leticia Antunes each recorded double-doubles to lead the Northern Michigan University volleyball team to victory in its opening match of the season on Friday afternoon. NMU was playing McKendree in the first of ...

Wildcat men to tangle with Izzo’s Spartans

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team will be paying a visit to a old alum this fall to open up its season. It won’t be a friendly visit though as the Wildcats will take on former NMU star and native Yooper Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans in an ...

Looking to make big strides

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer program has only been around for a short while, but last season, it made some god progress in only its second year. The Wildcats finished the season 6-11-2 (2-9-1 GLIAC) and had some ups and downs over the course of the season ...

Striving for a tournament bid

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team had a major turnaround last season and it started at the top as Wayne State assistant coach Mike Lozier took over the program. Success came quickly as the Wildcats went from ninth place to second in just one season. They also ...

Trying to keep up the tradition

MARQUETTE — The last couple of years have been good for the Northern Michigan University women's cross country team and last season might've been its best one so far. The Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships for the third straight year and ninth overall. At the meet, NMU ...

Looking to extend their success

MARQUETTE — When it comes to having a consistently successful athletic program, it’s hard to top the Northern Michigan University swimmers and divers. Last year was another strong season for both the women’s and men’s programs. The women’s squad set 11 school records and five new ...

NMU spikers picked to finish third in GLIAC North Division

By Journal Sports Staff BAY CITY — After just missing the NCAA Division II Tournament last season, the Northern Michigan University volleyball team got some respect from the conference’s voters. In this season’s GLIAC preseason poll, the Wildcats were picked to finish third in North ...

Trying to build on brilliant moments

MARQUETTE — Last season was a new era for the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team as a new coach was taking the helm. However, whenever that happens, it can take a while to make adjustments and for the team to get on the right track. That seemed to be the case early in the ...

GLIAC coaches feeling positive about Wildcats

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team may have only finished 1-9 last season, but the coaches in the GLIAC are thinking the Wildcats will improve this year. In the conference preseason coaches poll, NMU was picked to finish seventh in the nine-team conference, one spot ...

Trying to take the next step

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University basketball team took a good step forward last season by making the GLIAC Tournament for the first time in 11 years and having their best overall season since 2006-07, finishing 15-13 overall and 12-8 in the conference. Now the Wildcats are ...

Making a big statement

MARQUETTE — Last season, Northern Michigan University made a huge statement in the college hockey world by contending for the WCHA regular season title, coming within one game of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, and winning 25 games for the first time since ...

NMU’s Johnson, Howard honored

MARQUETTE — Senior-to-be Isaiah Johnson and junior Myles Howard of the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team earned national academic honors recently. Each was named to the NABC Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The honor recognizes the talens ...

Thousand promoted to NMU women’s hoops associate head coach

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball program has announced that Casey Thousand has been promoted to associate head coach. “I would like to thank (head) coach (Troy) Mattson along with our Director of Athletics Forrest Karr and ...