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NMU Sports

NMU cancels hockey series with MSU- Mankato

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 ...

Teddy Bear Toss to be held at Northern Michigan University on Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal will join Northern Michigan University and an athlete’s group there to conduct the annual Teddy Bear Toss in a pandemic-minded way on Saturday afternoon. The Journal’s Cheer Club, NMU and the university’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will hold the ...

NMU hockey postpones first two weeks of the season

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

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 ...

Northern Michigan University eSports team records first-ever victory

MARQUETTE — The newest sports team at Northern Michigan University earned its first victory on Nov. 14 as the Wildcats’ eSports team defeated Pittsburg State (Kansas) 2-0. After a defeat to Grand Valley State three days earlier, these Wildcats coached by William Garetto-Balmer won ...

Northern Michigan University Wildcats’ Ondrej Zach wins, Felipe Lemos 3rd

MARQUETTE — A pair of Northern Michigan University men’s swimmers medaled at the pandemic-inspired Collegiate Virtual 5000 that replaced the annual Open Water National Championships usually held in September. Senior Ondrej Zach won gold in the virtual event, completing the 5,000-meter ...

WCHA honors all-time top players, coaches

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Men’s League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will celebrate seven decades of history this season, the league announced on Thursday. Starting in December, the league will announce a series of All-Decade Teams along with a Coach and Player of the Decade ...

Pandemic keeps WCHA hopping, rules changes made for 2020-21

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Before it even starts, this upcoming hockey season can already be called unique, and arguably the most difficult ever to deal with. WCHA commissioner Bill Robertson agreed with that idea during Wednesday’s league media day Zoom meeting and said the WCHA is doing ...