NMU Sports

Same colors, different country

MARQUETTE — Last fall, Marcus Tucker received some disappointing news. After spending two seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad, the former Northern Michigan University wide receiver/kickoff returner was waived by the team. During his time in Pittsburgh, he played in some ...

Gone, not forgotten

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s only women’s lacrosse head coach, Emilia Ward, has been lured to an assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I Marquette University in Milwaukee. That what the Golden Eagles website reported on July 9, though NMU ...

NMU releases Nordic skiing schedule

MARQUETTE — Two home meets are featured in a 10-meet schedule for the Nordic ski teams at Northern Michigan University next winter. The combined men’s and women’s team is coming off a fourth-place finish among Nordic squads at last season’s NCAA Championships. The women will be led ...

NMU tops GLIAC in swim, dive Scholar All-Americans

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University led the GLIAC by having 17 of its swimmers and divers named to the Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. The award recognizes student-athletes who had a 3.50 or better grade-point average ...

NMU announces 2019-20 swimming and diving schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Four home events and conference and national meets at the end of the season are featured in the 2019-20 men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedule as released by Northern Michigan University this week. The longest season of any of the ...

A busy man with a busy job

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Carolina Hurricanes GM and former NMU defenseman Don Waddell. Part 1 was in Saturday’s paper. MARQUETTE — For Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager, and former Northern Michigan University hockey player, Don Waddell, ...

A man who starts new things

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 in a two-part series on Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell. Sunday’s article will involve a closer look at his duties with the Hurricanes. MARQUETTE — If there’s something that appeals to Don Waddell, it’s starting ...

Northern Michigan University hockey team’s golf outing planned

MARQUETTE — The hockey Wildcats at Northern Michigan University will host their NMU Hockey Friends and Family golf outing in September. Using a four-plus-one format, the outing will be held using a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, on the Greywalls course at the Marquette Golf ...

Looking to build on good spring

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — After earning its first GLIAC Tournament appearance ever this past spring, the Northern Michigan University lacrosse team will look to build on that next year as the Wildcats recently released their 2020 schedule. The season opens with three ...

Wildcats women runners release schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University cross country team’s streak of NCAA Division II National Championships bids came to an end last fall, but the Wildcats return a solid core of runners this year and they got a head start recently as they announced this ...

Excelling in the classroom

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thirty-nine student-athletes at Northern Michigan University were named to the All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams by the GLIAC recently. Women’s outdoor track and field led the Wildcats’ varsity programs with 19 honorees among both ...

NMU women golfers announce 2019-20 schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE – After another strong season in 2018-19, the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team got a head start on this year as it recently announced its 2019-2020 schedule. This season, the Wildcats will compete in nine meets in five different states. ...

Wildcats men golfers reveal their schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The 2018-19 season wasn’t an easy one for the Northern Michigan University men’s golf team, but the Wildcats look to improve this year and their schedule opens up with a meet in the Upper Peninsula. NMU starts off the season with the Island Resort ...

WCHA still trying to figure things out after huge conference shakeup last week

MARQUETTE — Last Friday, a surprise announcement was made that sent shockwaves across the college hockey world. One week later, the powers at be in that world are still trying to figure things out. Seven of the 10 current WCHA men’s hockey schools announced that they would be leaving the ...

NMU swimmers earn academic honors

MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Northern Michigan University have been earned Scholar All-America mentions for the spring semester from the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America. The Wildcat men had a cumulative grade-point average ...

Tompkins returns to NMU hoops as a coach

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Recent Northern Michigan University graduate Chloe Tompkins is returning to the Wildcats women’s basketball team as an assistant coach. Tompkins was on the team from 2014-19, but was redshirted as a freshman and missed just about all of her final 2 ...

International matchup: Swedes get best of US wrestlers at NMU-OTS camp

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Team Sweden squared off against Team USA in a dual Greco-Roman men’s and freestyle women’s wrestling meet on Wednesday evening at the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus. Sweden won 22 of the 29 matches as the American squad ...

Breaking away?

By STEVE BROWNLEE Journal Sports Editor MARQUETTE — School officials at Northern Michigan University and six other WCHA institutions intend to be tight-lipped about their exploration into leaving the league in the next two years. A news release was posted Friday on the NMU athletics ...