NMU Sports

Northern Michigan University names Andy Keller as assistant Nordic ski coach

MARQUETTE — A former Michigan Tech University athlete has been named assistant coach of the Nordic ski program at Northern Michigan University. Andy Keller will assist head coach Sten Fjeldheim after a collegiate career with the Huskies and having been with the coaching staff of the Central ...

Northern Michigan University men’s soccer to start season on road Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team has put in final preparations for its regular-season opening games downstate this week. The Wildcats begin the season in Grand Rapids, where they’ll face Indianapolis at 10 a.m. Thursday and Missouri-St. Louis at 1 p.m. ...

Set for second season

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team announced its 2018 schedule this week. The Wildcats will open 2018 with a home exhibition game against Albion Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Superior Dome. Northern then goes on the ...

Turner lifting heavy in Taiwan

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University student and U.S. Olympic Training Site athlete will be competing at the University Worlds event later this month. Taylor Turner, a sophomore from St. Augustine, Florida, is a weightlifter at the NMU-OTS. She began lifting weights as a freshman in ...

NMU lands North Dakota hockey recruit

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team landed a big recruit Thursday afternoon. Grand Forks native Grant Johnson announced his commitment to the Wildcats on Twitter and could bring a much-needed scoring boost to the offense next season. Johnson, who was named ...

Just like starting over

MARQUETTE — Last fall, the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team struggled for the first time in quite awhile. After the Wildcats won their first game in a blowout over Finlandia, they went on a 10-game winless streak and were promptly dismissed from the GLIAC tournament by ...

New coach, new season for Wildcats

MARQUETTE — The 2016 season was one of mixed results for the Northern Michigan University volleyball team. The Wildcats finished with an above .500 record at 17-14, but finished 8-9 in the GLIAC and missed the conference tournament. Shortly after the season ended, head coach Dominic Yoder ...

Ex-Northern Michigan University football player charged with murder in Flint

FLINT — A former Northern Michigan University football player has been charged with first-degree murder. Lester Gene (LJ) Liston Jr., 22, was charged by the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office, and is accused of shooting Larry James Dunn on July 30 in Flint, according to a report from the ...

Primed for a big season

MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are two of the most consistently successful programs at Northern Michigan University and they had another big year in 2016-17. Despite losing some key athletes, both Wildcat squads finished third at the GLIAC Championships ...

Lots of pride and potential

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University cross country team has been a program on the rise the past few years and last year, it made a statement that it’s not going away anytime soon. The Wildcats had a great season in 2016 as they finished second at the GLIAC Championships and ...

Wildcats not getting respect

BAY CITY — The Northern Michigan University football team went through a lot of changes in the offseason and as a possible result of that, it is predicted to finish near the bottom of the GLIAC in 2017. In the GLIAC preseason coaches poll that was released yesterday, the Wildcats (3-8, 3-7 ...

A closer look at the WCHA

MARQUETTE — The 2016-17 season was an interesting one for the WCHA. That’s probably an understatement, though, as the league had some key issues to deal with at the start of the year, but in the end, came out looking more stable and showed it was eager to make changes. In a Wednesday ...

NMU grad Jackson head MTU trails

HOUGHTON — Northern Michigan University graduate Scott Jackson has been hired as the Trail and Outdoor Adventure Program manager at Michigan Tech University. Jackson, originally from Blaine, Minnesota, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from NMU along with an associate’s ...

Ex-Wildcat hockey goalie Michael Doan dies in auto accident

MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Thunderbirds goalie Michael Doan died in a single-car accident on Saturday morning in Minnesota. Doan was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima on Highway 14 just outside Rochester when his car reportedly went into a ...

From Wildcat to Predator

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Last season, Atte Tolvanen made a huge statement to the hockey world. The Northern Michigan University goaltender racked up five straight shutouts, tying the NCAA men’s record, and came just short of setting the record for consecutive ...