NMU Sports

Wildcats’ Jaddou honored

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University junior linebacker Loran Jaddou was named the NCAA Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year as part of All-State Dream Team honors at a banquet hosted by the Detroit Free Press in Detroit on Wednesday.The awards, cosponsored by the National Football ...

Mattson suspended 4 games after accusing Wayne State of cheating

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team will be without its head coach on the bench for about three weeks after Troy Mattson was suspended by the school on Tuesday.The 10th-year coach was suspended for four games by NMU athletic director Forrest Karr after comments ...

Tucker earns new recognition

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University football wide receiver Marcus Tucker was named to the First Team All-Region in Super Region 4 recently.Tucker's award was given by the Don Hansen National Weekly Football Gazette. He was an all-purpose nominee due to his talents as a receiver and special ...

One-woman show

MARQUETTE - For the first half on Monday, Northern Michigan University's women's basketball team held who head coach Troy Mattson calls "the best (NCAA Division II) player in the country" in check.The Wildcats limited Wayne State University senior center Shareta Brown - averaging 21.2 points a ...

Wildcat men struggle at both ends of floor

MARQUETTE - Two days after picking up a big win against Findlay, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team was dealt a big loss.The Wildcats (5-5, 3-1 GLIAC) struggled on both ends of the floor and fell to Wayne State, 67-43. Jordan Perez led NMU with 11 points despite not making a ...

Wildcat 4-sweep

ISHPEMING - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team took the top four places in both the men's and women's classic races to wrap up competition at the NMU Open on Sunday at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.NMU sophomores Adam Martin and Kristen Bourne won their respective races ...

Huskies basketball sweeps Findlay

HOUGHTON - Both the men's and women's teams at Michigan Tech University were winners at home on Thursday.The men defeated Findlay 70-59 in their home opener while the women also triumphed over the Oilers, 75-60.Ben Stelzer led the men's team with 24 points. The Huskies used a 13-0 late ...

Looking to rebound

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team's last series had mixed results for the Wildcats.NMU was able to keep up with Bowling Green State Friday as the Wildcats emerged with a 5-5 tie. However, Saturday was a different story as the Wildcats missed passes and ended up committing ...

Ex-Wildcat beats Wings

DETROIT (AP) - The Toronto Maple Leafs looked overmatched for 65 minutes. Then they got the best of the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout.Former Northern Michigan University star Mike Santorelli scored Toronto's second goal in the tiebreaker, and the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings 2-1 on ...

NMU’s Tucker honored

MARQUETTE - Wide receiver Marcus Tucker of Northern Michigan University has been named to the Beyond Sports Network Super Region 4 Third Team. Tucker was also honored with Second Team All-GLIAC laurels this past season.Tucker ranked first in the GLIAC averaging 21.1 yards per catch. He was ...

NMU ski team dominates at Michigan Tech

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team was dominant over the weekend at the Upper Peninsula Duals hosted by Michigan Tech University, sweeping the top five spots Sunday in the women's 10-kilometer classic race and the top four spots in the men's 15K classic.NMU junior ...

Wildcat men win again; women come up short

CANTON, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team was able to complete a weekend sweep Saturday when they defeated Malone, 68-65.Thursday, coach Bill Sall's wildcats beat Walsh University, 70-61.Saturday, the Wildcats (4-4, 2-0 GLIAC) used some key scoring from their bench ...

Turnovers doom Northern

MARQUETTE The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats gave up five goals Friday night, but were able to escape with a tie.That good fortune didn't happen on Saturday, however. The Wildcats fell to Bowling Green State 5-0.The Falcons blocked 15 shots, which played a big role in keeping NMU ...

Battling to a draw

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - For fans who like to see lots of offense in hockey, Friday's game between Northern Michigan University and Bowling Green State was a treat.But for a defensive-minded coach like the Wildcats' Walt Kyle, it was an excruciating way to go.The Wildcats ...

Wildcat swimmers hold 2nd at invite

By Journal Sports StaffGRAND RAPIDS - The Northern Michigan University women's swimming and diving team finished in second place after the second day of the Calvin Winter Invitational Friday.The Wildcats have earned 456 points so far and are chasing fellow GLIAC member Grand Valley State ...

Back home again

MARQUETTE - It's been a long two weeks for the Northern Michigan University hockey team.The Wildcats (8-3-1, 5-3 in the WCHA) spent the last two weeks playing in Alaska with mixed results - a pair of splits against each of the 49th State's two Division I teams.During two games against ...

Wildcat men win with scoring balance

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Balanced scoring, including from off the bench, keyed Northern Michigan University as the Wildcat men held off a late charge by Walsh University for a 70-61 victory in the GLIAC opener for both teams on Thursday night.Six players scored between 8 and 11 points for NMU (3-4 ...

Gruber’s clutch free throws ice NMU victory

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Lauren Gruber scored 23 points, including 4 of 4 free throws in the game's final 13 seconds, to help Northern Michigan University win its GLIAC opener 70-65 at Walsh University on Thursday.The Wildcats (3-1 overall) trailed throughout the game's first 15 minutes until they ...

NMU swimmers rule at Calvin

GRAND RAPIDS - Northern Michigan University's women's swimming and diving team won both events it competed in during the opening night of the Calvin College Invitational on Thursday in Grand Rapids.The Wildcats top the competition with 118 points. Grand Valley State finished the day in second ...

Swedish sensation

MARQUETTE - Imagine you're in goal during a hockey game and it's late in the third period.Seconds are ticking down and your team is on the power play. The faceoff is in the opposing team's zone and the puck squirts out to the boards. The opposing team's defenseman sees an opening and he fires a ...