NMU Sports

Eye-opening opener

MARQUETTE -For an athletic - but young - team playing its first fall match together, Thursday night was an eye opener for the Northern Michigan University volleyball squad.As the No. 3 preseason team in the country, Minnesota-Duluth, showed what elite play looked like with a 25-16, 25-12, 25-15 ...

Ready to play

MARQUETTE - Chris Ostrowsky led his Northern Michigan University football team to a 41-31 season-opening victory over Findlay, Ohio, last season.The head coach would like nothing better than to see his 2014 edition of the Wildcats open its campaign by beating Northwood University in a GLIAC ...

NMU volleyball, soccer also open at home this week

MARQUETTE - In addition to the football team opening its season at home this weekend, Northern Michigan University's volleyball and women's soccer programs are also kicking their seasons off in Marquette and they will do so as soon as tonight.Those teams face nonconference opposition provided ...

National recognition

MARQUETTE - A moment that touched the Northern Michigan University community last autumn has been recognized nationally by the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct.Wildcats cross country runner Jaylee Brown has been selected as one of three recipients nationally of an NCAA ...

Middle of the pack

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll as announced by the league recently during its GLIAC Soccer Media Day.The Wildcats earned 91 points in the poll, which was voted on by the league's 13 head coaches. ...

NMU soccer to hold youth camps

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's soccer team will hold two camps with a total of three sessions this fall for youths.The third annual Wildcat Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 and has a choice of two sessions from Sept. 15-Oct. 13, or Oct. 20-Nov. 17. This ...

Taylor, McManis top field

MARQUETTE - Pat Taylor took top honors in the Men's Division of the Northern Michigan University Golf Course annual club championship last weekend.Taylor beat John Way in a one-hole playoff. Both had finished regulation play with a 153 total at 76-77 apiece over two days.Emmett Collins came in ...

Ex-USOEC boxer Taylor out on bond

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - Boxer Jermain Taylor was freed on $25,000 bond Wednesday after police detained the former middleweight champion in the shooting of his cousin at Taylor's suburban Little Rock home.Taylor appeared via video from the Pulaski County jail for his initial court appearance ...

Former player Dunham named NMU women’s basketball assistant coach

MARQUETTE - Mariah Dunham is returning to her adopted home.The former Northern Michigan University player has been hired as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team.Head coach Troy Mattson made the announcement Tuesday.Dunham, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin, spent the 2013-14 season ...

Volleyball intrasquad tonight

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team will hold a Green and Gold intrasquad match at 7 tonight in the Vandament Arena.The event is open to the public and there will be no admission charge.The Wildcats went 23-10 overall last season, including a 15-3 GLIAC mark that was ...

Ex-USOEC boxer Taylor arrested

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested following a shooting at his suburban Little Rock home.Taylor trained at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University and was a bronze medalist at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games in ...

Wildcats coach pleased with team’s energy

MARQUETTE - Chris Ostrowsky's enthusiasm is definitely rubbing off on his Northern Michigan University football team.The Wildcats head coach said his team energy is getting him excited about the upcoming season that starts on Saturday evening, Sept. 6, at the Superior Dome against GLIAC foe ...

Ryan to coach 2 Wildcat squads

MARQUETTE - A restructuring of the Northern Michigan University women's cross country and track and field teams has led to Jenny Ryan being named head coach for both.NMU athletic director Forrest Karr announced the appointment Saturday.Ryan, who has been at Northern the past 14 years, has ...

NMU golf slate released

MARQUETTE -Northern Michigan University's golf team schedule for 2014-15 has been announced.The Wildcats, under second-year head coach Kyle Wittenbach, will open their season at the GLIAC Fall Invitational Sept. 20-21 at Hawkshead Golf Course in downstate South Haven.NMU will then travel to ...

Jurasin among 4 NMU football captains

MARQUETTE - Ishpeming High School graduate and Marquette resident Wyatt Jurasin has been elected one of the four captains on the Wildcats football team, the university announced this week.Players made their choice for captains. Jurasin, a junior running back, will be joined by junior linebacker ...

Wildcats volleyball opens fall practice

The Northern Michigan University volleyball team, shown here Tuesday afternoon at its second day of fall practice, opens the season at home against Minnesota-Duluth at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. The Wildcats have been practicing and play matches in the Vandament Arena located in the school's ...

Double time

MARQUETTE - Scott Drum set out to tackle a rather unique feat and just missed his goal of accomplishing it in less than a day.The Northern Michigan University health and human performance professor ran the length of two of the Upper Peninsula's best known national parks, Pictured Rocks National ...

Wildcats at fall practice

The Northern Michigan University football team practiced in helmets, pads and shorts for the third straight afternoon Saturday in preparation for the start of the season at the Superior Dome in Marquette at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, against GLIAC?rival Northwood University. The Wildcats, who ...

Wildcats picked 3rd

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team was picked for third place in the North Division in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced Thursday, the same day as GLIAC volleyball media day.NMU earned 35 points in the poll, which was voted on by the league's 16 ...

NMU athletes earn financial help

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University student-athletes Annie Rubendunst and Suzanne Solin have been awarded NCAA Division II Degree Completion Awards for the upcoming academic year.The awards are granted to students who have exhausted their athletic eligibility and previously received ...