NMU Sports

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 ...

Former Northern Michigan University wrestling coach Mike Duroe dies at 63

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Former Northern Michigan University wrestling coach Mike Duroe died on July 6 at age 63 after a battle with brain cancer. Duroe was the Wildcats’ head coach from 1980-85 and was an assistant coach from 1978-80. According to a USA wrestling release, Duroe tutored 27 ...

Looking to build on last season

MARQUETTE — After a successful 2017-18 season that included another trip to the NCAA super regionals, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a jump on this season by recently releasing its upcoming schedule. The Wildcats will compete in 10 meets overall with five taking ...

NMU men’s golf releases schedule for 2018-19

MARQUETTE — Last season may not have gone the way it wanted it to, but the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team is set for 2018-19 as it recently released this year’s schedule. The Wildcats plays five events in the fall starting with their only home meet of the year, the NMU ...

Wildcats getting a head start

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — After completing just its second season in program history a couple of months ago, the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team already got a jump on its third as the Wildcats announced their 2019 schedule earlier this week. The Wildcats ...

Wildcat women’s track has one 2018 indoor meet

MARQUETTE — Last season may have just ended a few weeks ago for the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team, but the Wildcats are already preparing for this one as they revealed their 2018-19 schedule earlier this week. NMU only has one meet in 2018 and it’s the indoor ...

NMU cross-country schedule announced

MARQUETTE — After a successful 2017 season, the Northern Michigan University women’s cross-country team will look to build on that this year as the Wildcats recently announced their upcoming schedule. Northern starts things off with a scrimmage at Michigan Tech Aug. 30 and will officially ...

NMU women announce 2018-19 basketball schedule

MARQUETTE — Next season may be a few months away for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team, but the Wildcats took their first step in preparing for that Tuesday by announcing their upcoming schedule. NMU will host 13 games including two exhibition contests to start the ...

Best of the Best

MARQUETTE — Junior skier Ian Torchia and sophomore swimmer Rachel Helm have been named the top athletes at Northern Michigan University for the school year just completed. Each was an NCAA individual champion in their sports on consecutive Saturdays in late winter. Torchia, the NMU Male ...

Academically inclined Wildcats

MARQUETTE — The GLIAC honored 41 Northern Michigan University student-athletes on its spring All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams. That was an increase of 37 percent from the previous year, when 30 were honored in the spring. Women’s track and field led NMU teams with 21 total ...

NMU-OTS wrestlers get in 5 pins vs. Sweden

MARQUETTE — Including five wins by Northern Michigan University wrestlers, Team USA won 14 of 20 matches against Sweden at a dual Greco-Roman wrestling meet held at the Superior Dome in Marquette on Wednesday night. Team USA was composed of NMU Olympic Training Site athletes and wrestlers ...

Wildcats announce 2018-19 swimming and diving schedules

MARQUETTE — After a solid 2017-18 season, the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams recently announced their schedules for the upcoming year. The Wildcats will compete in 14 meets over the course of the season, five of which will take place at the PEIF Pool. The year ...

Burmeister ends with a bang

MARQUETTE — Kameron Burmeister started her collegiate career at Northern Michigan University with some modest goals. Now that her career has come to a close, it’s pretty clear that she went above and beyond her own expectations. The Menominee native now has multiple awards including ...

NMU-OTS puts 6 on U23 Greco world team

AKRON, Ohio — Greco-Roman wrestling teammates Randon Miranda and Dalton Roberts of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Center duked it out in the finals at the Cadet and Under-23 World Team Trials on Friday. Miranda came out on top in the best-of-three championship round at 60 ...

Paralyzed in bus crash, Canadian hockey teen to get treatment in Philadelphia

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is coming to the U.S. for specialized treatment. Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical ...

Strong with the Force

MARQUETTE — There’s several words that can describe Griffin Loughran. Tenacious, spirited, scrappy and pesky are just a few that help paint a picture of the talented Fargo Force forward. However, two words might be uttered fairly soon in Marquette and those are fan favorite. After ...