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Progress is slow, but good for sports

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There’s a lot of truths that exists in sports and one of them is that progress comes slowly. This is definitely true when it comes to women in sports. However, in just the past few weeks, women have accomplished three things that have escaped them for decades and that’s something that ...

NMU cancels hockey series with MSU- Mankato

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MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey program on Friday announced the cancellation of its Dec. 11-12 non-conference series at Minnesota State University-Mankato due to recent COVID-19 testing results. Data privacy precludes further comment on the issue and any additional ...

No conference season for Finlandia

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Athletes, coaches and fans of the Finlandia Lions were dealt a tough blow Wednesday when the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of all of its conference-scheduled competitions this season, which includes conference championships for the fall ...

Aren’t we still in a pandemic?

Sports Columns

Something has been recurring in my mind the past few weeks with all the firings, resignations and speculation about these firings and resignations in the coaching ranks. Not just in the NFL, but all over the coaching world, whether its college or wherever. Do you remember when this ...

MSHS swimmer VanderSchaaf going to NMU

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Marquette Senior High School senior swimmer Erin VanderSchaaf, sitting at center, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and join the women's swimming and diving team at Northern Michigan University. Standing from left at the signing ceremony are her family, brother Carson ...

Sports Snapshots

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The best in sports photography from The Associated Press for NBA referee and Negaunee native Mark Ayotte

Ryan Stieg is back to throw some (figurative) pies

Sports Columns

Guess who’s back? That’s right, everybody. I’ve returned from my almost nine-month hibernation and I’m back to spread some Thanksgiving cheer. During this “rest period,” if you want to call it that, I wondered if I’d ever write a column again. In case you couldn’t tell by my ...

Some real turkeys on Thanksgiving dot the daytime TV schedule

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How sad is Thanksgiving football this year? The best team playing during the traditional daytime slots on Turkey Day will be the Detroit Lions. Yes, those Lions with a 4-6 record. Thankfully, about a decade ago the NFL added a nighttime game to the lineup to give us the only real good game ...

NMU hockey postpones first two weeks of the season

NMU Sports

MARQUETTE — After months of waiting and wondering when and if it will have a season this fall, it turns out the Northern Michigan University hockey team will have to wait a little longer for the games to be begin. The Wildcats’ season opener was scheduled for Wednesday at home against Lake ...

GLIAC puts together limited basketball schedules

NMU Sports

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has put the basics of a schedule for its men’s and women’s basketball teams this winter. There will be a number of differences from a typical season. The league won’t begin league play until a ...