NMU Sports

Singin’ in the rain

MARQUETTE - An ice-cold wind and a constant downpour pounded the Northern Michigan Wildcats during their game against Tiffin late Friday afternoon.However, unlike the weather, the Wildcats were hot from the opening kick as they dominated the Dragons 7-0 at the NMU Soccer Field.NMU broke the ...

NMU cites DeBruin for scholarship

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University women's basketball player Abbey DeBruin was recently named the September Scholar Athlete of the Month by the NMU Athletic Council.The senior forward averaged 9.2 points per game last season and helped bring a GLIAC Championship back to Marquette.DeBruin ...

Wildcats dive into season today

MARQUETTE - As Lake Superior's waters get colder, the Northern Michigan Wildcats women's swimming and diving team will be plenty warm as it gets ready to open its season today.Last year's squad finished with a ranking of 12th in the nation and took third place at the GLIAC Championship. The ...

Hafner to lead NMU kickers

MARQUETTE - Sophomore forward Paula Hafner will lead the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team in a pair of home GLIAC contests this weekend.The reigning GLIAC Player of the Week after notching seven points in a pair of 4-0 NMU shutouts last weekend, Hafner will enter the weekend ...

Wildcat icers ready for UW

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats may be a week late in starting their season, but it's clear they're ready to drop the puck this weekend.NMU will have its first "home" series of the 2014-15 season Friday and Saturday against Wisconsin. Both games will be played at ...

NMU faces 3 teams in Crossover

MARQUETTE - The 2014 GLIAC/Great Lakes Valley Conference Crossover Challenge schedule in volleyball has been announced with Northern Michigan University playing three matches Friday and Saturday in Aurora, Illinois.The Wildcats open against Rockhurst University of Kansas City, Missouri, at 3:30 ...

Ex-Wildcat joining ’Trotters

MARQUETTE - Former Northern Michigan University basketball star DeAndre "Dragon" Taylor has been hired by the legendary Harlem Globetrotters for the organization's 2015 "Washington Generals' Revenge" World Tour.According to an NMU press release, Taylor is one of six new players brought on board ...

‘Cats try to end skid Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan Wildcats appeared to be on the cusp of snapping a three-game losing streak last Saturday, but they lost in an overtime heartbreaker in Ohio at Malone.This week, the Wildcats will return to the Superior Dome and hope their home field will give them the boost to ...

NMU sets men’s hoops scrimmage

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team will hold an alumni scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the PEIF practice gyms following the completion of the Wildcats' football game in the nearby Superior Dome.Second-year head coach Bill Sall made the announcement Monday ...

Tough way to lose

MARQUETTE - After taking a 2-0 sets lead on Monday night, the Northern Michigan University women's volleyball team appeared ready to win its fifth straight match.The University of Wisconsin-Parkside had other ideas, however.The visiting Rangers rallied for a 3-2 nonconference victory at ...

NMU OTS coach, 2 weightlifters off to Thailand in December

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site weightlifting coach Vance Newgard and two of his athletes will be traveling to the Far East later this year for an international competition.Newgard will be serving as the USA Weightlifting's University World men's team coach at the ...

GLIAC cites Wildcats’ Larsen

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University sophomore outside hitter Alex Larsen has been named the GLIAC North Player of the Week after the Wildcats beat Ohio Dominican and Tiffin last weekend.In a 3-1 victory over Ohio Dominican, Larsen recorded 12 kills with only one error for a hitting ...

Hafner scores twice in NMU soccer win

CANTON, Ohio - Sophomore Paula Hafner scored the game-winning goal less than six minutes in as Northern Michigan University completed a women's soccer weekend sweep in Ohio with a 4-0 victory over Malone on Sunday afternoon."It was a great weekend for us," NMU head coach Matt Granstrand said. ...

NMU’s Mantha ties for 16th at +2

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Senior Ayrton Mantha led Northern Michigan University by shooting a two-over-par total of 218 for three days at the GLIAC Golf Championship that wrapped up Sunday at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in north-central Kentucky.Mantha carded a 74 on Sunday to go with earlier rounds of ...

NMU gridders can’t hold late lead, lose in OT

CANTON, Ohio - The last three weeks have been rough on the Northern Michigan University football team and on Saturday, things got worse.NMU blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter and Wildcats running back Wyatt Jurasin fumbled on the Malone 2-yard line in overtime to give the Patriots ...

Wildcat spikers post sweep over Tiffin

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's women's volleyball team made quick work of visiting Tiffin (Ohio) University Saturday, winning 3-0 (25-21, 25-16 and 25-23) in a GLIAC match.The Wildcats' back row only allowed one ace and recorded a side out 37 out of 61 opportunities for 60 percent ...

Wildcats prepare for opener

Northern Michigan University forward Zach Diamantoni (center) goes for the puck while being chased by two opponents at the Wildcats' team scrimmage Saturday evening at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. For details of the game, see Page 2B. (Journal photo by Elizabeth Bailey)

Northern runners cop title

SOMERS, Wis. - The Northern Michigan University women's cross country team was able to notch its first win of the season Saturday.The No. 19-ranked Wildcats won the Lucian Rosa Invite in Somers, Wis., with 58 points.Five runners finished in the top 18, with Kameron Burmeister leading the way in ...

Mantha leads NMU golfers

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Northern Michigan University golfer Ayrton Mantha enjoyed a nice day on the course Saturday in the second round of the GLIAC Championship in Georgetown, Ky.Mantha shot a 2-under-par 70 at the Cherry Blossom Golf course to end the day in 12th place at even par.The Wildcats are ...

Simple scrimmage

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats held their intrasquad scrimmage Saturday and they appeared to be happy just to be back on the ice.The Green team defeated the Gold, 3-1, with Dominik Shine, John Siemer and Robbie Payne picking up goals during the contest.However, the ...