NMU Sports

Northern Michigan University stops volleyball slide with Saturday victory

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team halted its losing streak at five matches on Saturday afternoon with a three-game sweep at Purdue Northwest. The Wildcats had lost the night before in five games at Wisconsin-Parkside. NMU won Saturday 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 after ...

Bad luck negates good

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. For the Northern Michigan University football team, it was the exact opposite of that on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats prevailed in almost every category except on the Superior Dome ...

NMU’s, Northwood’s Riser brothers share quiet competition

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — It was Family Weekend at Northern Michigan University and those festivities carried over to the football field as well on Saturday. Daniel Riser, an NMU freshman kicker, knew of a familiar face on the opposing Northwood sideline — ...

Last-second letdown

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Wisconsin-Parkside knocked in the winning goal with just seconds remaining to deal a blow to the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team bid for first place in the GLIAC. The Rangers scored a 1-0 victory when Jack Mittelsteadt ...

NMU women’s soccer falls 1-0

By Journal Sports Staff CALEDONIA — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer lost 1-0 at GLIAC foe Davenport in suburban Grand Rapids on Friday evening. The Wildcats fell to 4-5-2 overall and 1-2 in the GLIAC after losing their third straight, each a one-goal decision. Davenport ...

Wildcat swimmers, divers open season today in Ohio

MARQUETTE — The swimming and diving teams at Northern Michigan University open the season in Ohio this weekend. The Wildcats go to GLIAC member Findlay for a dual match at 3:30 p.m. today, then head to NCAA Division I Bowling Green State to face the Falcons and Findlay in a triangular at 11 ...

NMU volleyball looks for wins

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team will attempt to end a four-match skid on a road trip to a pair of GLIAC South Division foes in Wisconsin and Indiana this weekend. The Wildcats (10-7, 2-7 GLIAC North Division) play at Wisconsin-Parkside in Racine, Wisconsin, at 8 ...

Huskies charge past Wildcats

MARQUETTE — Rivalry games tend to bring out strong performances from the combatants, but Sunday’s matchup between Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech universities ended up being quite one-sided. The visiting Huskies (5-3-1) controlled play for the majority of the game and finally got on ...

NMU men’s soccer streak continues with 0-0 tie

UNIVERSITY CENTER — The unbeaten streak was extended as was the scoreless streak on defense, but the Northern Michigan University could only manage a scoreless draw at Saginaw Valley State on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats have gone unbeaten in their last eight games, which includes a pair ...

Wildcats ready to rumble

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team will have been off a full week when they host Upper Peninsula and GLIAC rival Michigan Tech at noon today at the NMU Soccer Field. The Wildcats’ last game was Sunday’s 2-1 home loss to No. 17 ...

Blown opportunity

By Journal Sports Staff CALEDONIA — For the past few seasons, the Northern Michigan University football team has struggled to finish teams off in the fourth quarter and emerge with victories. Those problems continued Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats entered the fourth up by 15 points on ...

Braunschweig collects 1,000th dig, but NMU spikers get swept by Wayne State

By Journal Sports Staff DETROIT — Northern Michigan University senior Rachel Braunschweig notched a career achievement Saturday as she picked up her 1,000th dig, but the Wildcats couldn’t notch a victory as they were swept by Wayne State 3-0. The Warriors (10-7, 5-4 GLIAC) controlled play ...