NMU Sports

NMU takes victory into bye week

MARQUETTE - After coming up short against Ferris State on Friday night, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was able to head into a bye week with a big win on Saturday.The Wildcats were able to get back in the win column as they defeated Ferris State, 2-0, as goaltender Mathias ...

Alaska-Fairbanks sanctioned for violations during Karr’s tenure

MARQUETTE - The NCAA announced that it has issued sanctions against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for violations relating to its athletes' eligibility during the 2007-08 through 2011-12 school years.The Nanooks hockey team, like Northern Michigan University a member of the WCHA, was hit ...

Wildcats’ Hafner named GLIAC’s best

MARQUETTE - Paula Hafner sparkled all season long for Northern Michigan University women's soccer and Thursday, she was recognized for her effort.A sophomore forward, Hafner was named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year by league officials.She led the Wildcats in goals with 14 and points with 31 ...

Wildcats face biggest test yet

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan Wildcats are sitting pretty right now.NMU is undefeated at 5-0-1, has swept a Big Ten foe, and is ranked No. 20 in the nation. As good as they are playing, though, the Wildcats say they are focused only on what is ahead of them.This weekend will be NMU's ...

Wildcats close out regular season at home

MARQUETTE - It's been an interesting regular season for the Northern Michigan University volleyball Wildcats as they have a below-.500 overall record at 12-13 but have played quite well in the GLIAC with a 12-4 record.The regular season comes to a close this weekend with a two-match homestand. ...

Northern kickers fall to Panthers

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Northern Michigan University's season ended on a sour note Tuesday with a 3-1 GLIAC Tournament women's volleyball loss to host Ohio Dominican.NMU held the Panthers scoreless in the second half, but still wound up with a final 7-10 overall mark and 5-7-0 GLIAC record."It was a ...

NMU tankers preparing for GLIAC meets

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University swimmers and divers shattered four pool records and diver Molly Kearney was named the GLIAC Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week after their home meet against Minnesota-Mankato on Oct. 24-25.The NMU women have won their first two meets of the ...

Wildcats soccer team faces tall task in GLIAC tournament

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University has a tall task today in facing GLIAC co-champion and No. 1-seeded Ohio Dominican in the first round of the conference postseason tournament at 1 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.The Wildcats earned the eighth and final seed into the event, where first-round games ...

NMU women bow to Butler

MARQUETTE - Outscored 36-23 in the first half, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team lost a 67-47 non-conference exhibition decision at NCAA Division I Butler University on Sunday.Nea Makela scored 11 points and Alyssa Colla 10 for the Wildcats of head coach Troy Mattson. ...

Wildcats fall prey to late Walsh comeback

MARQUETTE - Unable to hold a 17-6 fourth quarter lead, the Northern Michigan University football team dropped a 27-24 GLIAC decision to Walsh University of Canton, Ohio, Saturday at the Superior Dome in Marquette.With just under a minute left in the contest, Walsh's Aaron Male ran the ball in ...

NMU bows in 5th set

MARQUETTE - Battling back from a 2-1 deficit, the Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team pushed visiting Saginaw Valley State to five games Saturday before losing, 3-2 (25-27, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 15-11).The Wildcats and Cardinals are now tied for third place in the GLIAC North ...

Northern kickers fall short

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Northern Michigan University's women's soccer team closed out its regular season Saturday with a 2-1 loss to host Saginaw Valley State.Coach Matt Granstrand's Wildcats outshot the Cardinals 13-6, but still fell to 7-9-1 overall and 5-7 in GLIAC play."We played well enough to ...

Moving the puck

Jake Baker (23) of Northern Michigan University prepares to take the puck up ice during a non-conference game against Alabama-Huntsville Saturday evening at the Berry Eents Center in Marquette. For game details, see Page 2-B. (Journal photo by Brooke Laxton)

Home cookin’

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan Wildcats hockey team is still undefeated at 4-0, including a 2-0 mark in the WCHA, and this weekend will try to extend its winning streak on home ice.The Wildcats technically have played a home series already when they swept Wisconsin in Green Bay, Wis., but ...

NMU women picked to win GLIAC North

BAY CITY - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team has been predicted to win the GLIAC North Division this season, while two of its players are members of the preseason All-GLIAC team.The Wildcats men's team, meanwhile, was picked for eighth place in its standings by the ...

Blue Line holds first hockey lunch

MARQUETTE - The first Blue Line Club luncheon of the season for the Northern Michigan University hockey team will be held at the Berry Events Center on Friday.The event begins with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. in the Wildcat Room of the BEC. Cost is $12.50.The program, including talks by Wildcats ...

Wildcats volleyball still dominates Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech volleyball team is in a better place in the standings than it has been in previous years.That place, however, is still not next to Northern Michigan University.The Wildcats won a 10th straight meeting with their Upper Peninsula rivals in a 3-0 sweep, 25-15, 27-25, ...

GLIAC honors Wildcats’ Kearney

BAY CITY - Northern Michigan University senior Molly Kearney has been named the GLIAC swimming and diving Athlete of the Week for her performance against Minnesota State-Mankato at home last weekend.Kearney won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events Friday and Saturday. She also set ...

NMU’s Hafner kicks in ‘golden goal’

MARQUETTE - Overtime hadn't treated the Northern Michigan University soccer team too kindly this season, but on Sunday, that's when the Wildcats scored their only goal to defeat GLIAC foe Ferris State at the NMU Soccer Field.Sophomore Paula Hafner needed just 1:58 of the extra period to get the ...

Wildcats take thrashing at Ashland, 44-14

ASHLAND, Ohio - After picking up a big win at home last weekend, Northern Michigan University couldn't stay with a nationally ranked team on the road on Saturday afternoon.The Wildcats fell to 2-6 overall and 1-6 in the GLIAC after a 44-14 loss to No. 24 Ashland, which improved to a GLIAC ...