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Fifarek, Smith lead NMU runners at LSSU

By Journal Sports StaffKINCHELOE - Led by sophomore Abby Fifarek and freshman Katelyn Smith, the Northern Michigan University women's cross country team finished as runner-up at the Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational college cross country meet held at The Oaks Golf Course in Kincheloe.Hosted by ...

NMU hockey team lands Badgers transfer

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team has added a new player to its roster.Adam Rockwood, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward, is transferring to the Wildcats after spending the last two seasons with the University of Wisconsin.While he is currently practicing with Northern, due ...

Wildcats to host Texas team on Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University football team has its home opener at 4 p.m. Saturday against Angelo State.The Rams come to the Superior Dome from Texas at 0-1 and finished last season at 7-4. Their most recent NCAA Division II playoff appearance was in 2014, when they defeated ...

Tailgate before NMU football

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University athletic department is inviting Wildcats football fans to pregame tailgate get-togethers at three upcoming home games.Each tailgate will last from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. before home games this Saturday and on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1.A paid tailgate-style ...

Another good year

MARQUETTE - With a roster that includes several athletes who have participated in national and international competitions, expectations are rather high for the coach of the Greco-Roman wrestling team at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site."With many of our wrestlers qualified ...

Hall of Fame induction highlight of up-and-down year for Izzo

EAST LANSING - Tom Izzo is headed into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a highlight in a sad stretch of the Michigan State coach's life that included the loss of his father. The Spartans were also a rare first-round loser in the NCAA Tournament."It's been a bizarre year," the ...

NMU football, golf teams back home this weekend

MARQUETTE - Football and golf teams at Northern Michigan University are holding home events this weekend.After pulling out a dramatic overtime win over Lake Erie, the football Wildcats square off in a nonconference game against Texas NCAA Division II national power Angelo State at 4 p.m. ...

Former Wildcat Siemer inks deal with Swamp Rabbits

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A former Northern Michigan University skater has inked a pro contract.Forward John Siemer agreed to terms with the Greenville (S.C.) Swamp Rabbits, an ECHL team affiliate of the NHL's New York Rangers.During his three seasons with the Wildcats, Siemer tallied 16 goals and 43 ...

Wildcat runners look for repeat of last year’s finish

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan cross country team plans on making a trip to Florida this November.Ever since the Wildcats finished in ninth place at the 2015 NCAA National Championship, the Nov. 19 date of the 2016 national championship meet has been circled on the Wildcats' calendar.With ...

Extra-time heartbreak

MARQUETTE - A comeback attempt against one of the nation's top NCAA Division II women's soccer programs, Winona State, fell short in overtime for Northern Michigan University at the NMU Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.Wildcats' head coach Matt Granstrand said the 3-2 defeat was a hard way to ...

Volleyball Wildcats split 4 matches in Texas

CANYON, Texas - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team split its four matches at the Lady Buff Classic after losing to Adams State (Colorado) in five sets on Saturday afternoon.The Wildcats opened with a comeback 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Friday morning before losing to ...

Wildcats complete furious comeback with OT victory

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Northern Michigan University never held a lead all game, but still came out on top against Lake Erie College 38-35 in the season opener for both GLIAC teams on Saturday afternoon.That's because the only time the Wildcats were ahead on the scoreboard came after the game's ...

Tucker, Steuck miss making final NFL rosters

MARQUETTE - Two former Northern Michigan University football players apparently won't make it onto regular-season rosters of their respective National Football League teams, it was revealed on Saturday when the league required its teams to cut down to a final 53 players.Both wide receiver ...

NMU volleyball team wins again

CANYON, Texas - Northern Michigan University ran its volleyball record to 2-0 in the young season with a hard-fought five-set victory over Eastern New Mexico on Friday morning to open the Lady Buff Classic at West Texas A&M.The Wildcats twice trailed before prevailing 18-25, 29-27, ...

NMU women’s soccer team shut out

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University slipped to 1-1 on the season after a 2-0 shutout loss to St. Cloud State at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon.The Huskies from Minnesota broke the scoreless tie about 20 minutes into the second half when SC's Brooke Bares beat Northern netminder ...

NMU’s Yoder marks milestone win

WEATHERFORD, Okla. - Northern Michigan University head coach Dominic Yoder had a special night Thursday as he picked up his 200th career win and his 175th as Wildcats' head coach in the team's season opener.NMU swept Southwestern Oklahoma in three sets, 25-21, 28-26, 25-20, after the Bulldogs ...

Wildcats rough up Finlandia

MARQUETTE - Teams always want to start off on the right foot in their season opener and the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team accomplished that task convincingly on Thursday.The Wildcats mauled Finlandia 11-0, scoring four goals in the first 25 minutes and taking a 6-0 lead into ...

NMU online video available

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University has announced it will make available online video packages for a fee for seven Wildcats teams this season.For the second consecutive season, Northern has partnered with EverSport.tv for this offering. This year's packages are available in football, ...

’Cats meet GLIAC foe for first time

MARQUETTE - Despite Lake Erie College being in its seventh year as a GLIAC member, Saturday will mark the first time that the Northern Michigan University football team has played the Storm.The teams square off at 1 p.m. in Painesville, Ohio. It will be the last time, though, that the teams ...

Ex-Wildcat gridders survive Monday’s NFL cuts

MARQUETTE - With one game left in the preseason, NFL franchises made trades and cuts to whittle their rosters down to 75 before the final cut this weekend.Two Northern Michigan University players were among the lucky ones to survive the process and will have one more game to prove themselves ...