NMU Sports

Things are looking up

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The snow is slowly beginning to melt meaning that spring is in the air — so it must also mean it’s time for football, spring college football, that is. The Northern Michigan University football team is in its third week of spring ...

Lakers steam past struggling Wildcats

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — First-half struggles made for a long night for the Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team on Friday. The Wildcats fell to No. 18 Grand Valley State 22-3 at the Superior Dome. NMU drops to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 7-13

Northern Michigan University swimmer Rachel Helm a national champion again

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sophomore Rachel Helm won a national championship for a second straight year at the NCAA Division II Championships women’s swimming and diving meet on Saturday. After winning the 100-yard backstroke title in 2017, Helm took the 200 back championship on Saturday, the ...

Young, talented ‘Cats subdue Buffalo

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer BOISE, Idaho — It’ll take more than experience, grit and a double-digit dream to knock these kids from Kentucky out of the NCAA Tournament. Namely, it’ll take someone to slow down Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his fellow freshmen, who are zeroing in on ...

Awards keep coming in for NMU swimmers

By Journal Sports Staff GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams continued to rack up awards in Day 3 of the NCAA Championships Friday evening. The NMU men’s 800-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Lajos Budai, junior Ryan Leonard, junior Grantas ...

Wildcat Luncheon with Northern Michigan University set for 11:30 a.m. Friday

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — A special Wildcat Luncheon will be held Friday morning at the Berry Events Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University in anticipation of the WCHA championship game to be held there on Saturday evening. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. in the ...

5 Northern Michigan University swimmers All-Americans

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams recorded five All-Americans, two honorary All-Americans and two school records at the first day of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Championships on Wednesday. Junior Ryan Leonard highlighted the evening ...

Northern Michigan University sets spring football game, youth clinic

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University football team will host its annual spring game and youth clinic on Thursday, March 29. Both are free to the public. The day begins with a free youth clinic from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kids from ages 3 to 13 can take the field and learn about skills ...

Caro Els leads Northern Michigan University women golfers

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Sophomore Caro Els led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team to a runner-up finish in its spring season opener at the GLIAC vs. Great Midwest Athletic Conference Challenge at Saddlebrook Course in Florida that was completed on Saturday. Els posted a 153 ...

Martin Eliasson paces Northern Michigan University men golfers

MONTEREY, Calif. — Five Northern Michigan University men’s golfers split 2-2-1 in match play against Monterey Peninsula College on Friday. In the season opener for the Wildcats, the team played the Blackhorse Golf Course in a qualifying round last Wednesday, with junior Martin Eliasson ...