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Mid-American Conference schools create new league for esports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured competition without the extensive rules that govern intercollegiate athletics. That means the teams ...

Alanama-Huntsville hockey team officially back in WCHA

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Alabama-Huntsville was officially reinstated into the WCHA after the university announced it would revive the program on May 29. Just a week earlier, UAH had announced it would end its men’s hockey program along with men’s and women’s tennis, but since that time, ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the Northern Michigan University hockey season

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball season

Alabama-Huntsville hockey gets reprieve for next season

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program has gotten a reprieve — for now. Athletic director Cade Smith said Friday that “numerous individual donors” had combined to raise more than $500,000 this week to help save the program from the chopping block. Two other gifts ...

11 Northern Michigan University skiers earn coaches’ academic honors

MARQUETTE — Eleven members of the Nordic ski teams at Northern Michigan University — six women and five men — earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association. Skiers receiving this recognition attained a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average while also ...

WCHA’s Alabama-Huntsville drops hockey program

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama-Huntsville is dropping men’s hockey and men’s and women’s tennis as part of budget cuts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. School officials said athletes in those sports who want to join another school’s roster will be released without penalty and ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball season