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Wildcats end season with 78-56 loss to nation’s No. 1 team

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By Journal Sports Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It took out the absolute best, or very nearly the best, to end the season for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team. Undefeated Drury, the No. 1 team in NCAA Division II, knocked off the Wildcats 78-56 in the D-2 national ...

NMU’s Young, Pfeiffer win at weightlifting meets

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MARQUETTE — Weightlifters from the Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University earned eight medals last weekend at the National University Championships put on by USA Weightlifting and held in Las Vegas. In addition, NMU-OTS weightlifter Bret Pfeiffer won at the Nike National ...

Doubly hard to take

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MARQUETTE — The last time the Northern Michigan University hockey team played an overtime game against Bowling Green State, the night ended in jubilation for the Wildcats. That wasn’t the case Saturday, though. After dominating the first overtime session, NMU was burned by a blast from ...

This is the dumbest scandal ever

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday where the luck of the Irish is heavily emphasized and how just about everybody manages to find a trace of Irish blood in them so they can be a part of this special day. However, the Irish luck doesn’t come anywhere near the luck of the rich, and ...

Familiar name grace NIT

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By Journal Sports Staff NEGAUNEE — Some familiar names are popping up on the basketball court at Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium during the second weekend of the two-weekend-long Negaunee Invitational Tournament. Three now-former Northern Michigan University men’s basketball players led ...

Bloodied and beaten

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MARQUETTE — Sometimes in hockey, a team has a bad night where it’s pushed around, makes careless mistakes and is just beaten in all facets of the game. That describes the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s performance Friday night as the Wildcats looked off all game and were ...

4 hockey Wildcats earn WCHA awards

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By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Another good season for the Northern Michigan University hockey team has resulted in multiple award winners from the WCHA. Three Wildcats made the All-WCHA First Team with another earning a spot on the Second Team. Northern senior forward ...

NMU women upset Ashland at NCAA  tournament

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By Journal Sports Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s hard to beat a team three times in a season and the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team proved that Friday night in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Wildcats had lost to No. 4 Ashland twice this year, including a ...

NMU’s Huebner, Juergen earns track All-American honors

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By Journal Sports Staff PITTSBURG, Kansas — Marquette Senior High School graduate Shayla Huebner led the Northern Michigan University women’s indoor track and field team at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships last weekend at Pittsburg State University. Huebner was one of two ...

Wildcats drop 20-10 lacrosse decision to Davenport

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By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team couldn’t make it two in a row over Davenport. NMU fell 20-10 Friday, a year after the Wildcats recorded their first GLIAC win in the Superior Dome against the same Panthers. Friday’s contest ...