NMU Sports

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 ...

Ready to rumble

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 Sunday at the NMU Soccer Field. The Wildcats’ last game was Sunday’s 2-1 home loss to No. 17 Ferris State. The team ...

NMU volleyball loses 3rd straight match

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team made the longest trip of its GLIAC schedule and lost at Ashland in three straight sets on Friday night, 25-23, 25-13, 25-22. NMU lost its third straight, all in the GLIAC, to slip to 10-6 overall and ...

NMU men’s soccer extends scoreless streak in win

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team posted its fourth straight shutout while extending its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 victory at Ashland on Friday evening. The game’s only goal came in the 29th minute when sophomore ...

Rocky road continues

MARQUETTE — The last two Saturdays haven’t been easy for the Northern Michigan University football team at the Superior Dome as the Wildcats have had to battle national powerhouses Grand Valley State and Ferris State. NMU couldn’t pull off a gigantic upset against either of those top-10 ...

NCAA hockey rules changes discussed at WCHA teleconference

MARQUETTE — Every college hockey season, there are changes to rules. This year isn’t any different as WCHA director of officials Greg Shepherd shared insights into several new rules on the league conference call with the media on Monday afternoon. Shepherd said that the NCAA Rules ...

Northern Michigan University men’s soccer moves up in national rankings

MARQUETTE — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University moved up one spot to No. 21 in this week’s edition of the United Soccer Coaches poll for NCAA Division II. The Wildcats (5-1-1, 2-0-1 GLIAC) began last weekend with its biggest offensive outburst in the three-year history ...

Austin Elsner paces Northern Michigan University men golfers at Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s golf team finished 15th in an 18-team field at the rain-shortened Doc Spragg Fall Invitational that went two rounds. Senior Austin Elsner led the Wildcats with rounds of 73 and 74 to finish at 3-over-par with 147 to tie for 21st ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 8-18

Top-10 Ferris State rolls up yards on NMU in win

By RYAN SPITZA Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Another week, another top-10 opponent for the Northern Michigan University football team. The No. 6-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs proved to be worthy of its national mark, topping NMU 35-19 on Homecoming weekend at the Superior ...

Wildcats volleyball swept by Davenport

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University fell to 2-5 in the GLIAC after Davenport posted a three-set volleyball sweep of the Wildcats at Vandament Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers (9-7, 4-3) won 25-23, 25-15, 25-22. Individually for the ...

NMU sports hall welcomes 5 individuals, team as 2018 inductees

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Five individuals and an elite Wildcats’ women’s basketball team were inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame on Friday evening. The 2018 inductees are Richard “Dick” Allen, Tim Jones, John LaPointe, Heather (Mizer) ...

NMU extends streaks with wins

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Not-so-friendly weather conditions didn’t hurt the Northern Michigan University soccer teams at the NMU Soccer Field as the men extended their winning streak and the women an unbeaten streak with victories Friday. The women’s team remains at home to ...