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NMU Sports

Getting their chance in the spotlight

CALUMET — Former Northern Michigan University hockey players Troy Loggins and Dominik Shine have been striving to make the Detroit Red Wings’ regular- season roster ever since they left Marquette. Recently, both got a chance to make their case on a national stage, and interestingly enough, ...

Time for Wildcats to step up and grow up

MARQUETTE — The storyline for the Northern Michigan University football team right now is streaks. Particularly losing streaks. The Wildcats are currently on a four-game skid thanks to Saturday’s home loss to Wayne State, and now they’ll head to Michigan Tech to face a program that ...

GLIAC football honors NMU’s Cox

MARQUETTE — Freshman Tyquan Cox of Northern Michigan University has been named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week in football. Cox, a Chicago resident, earned the award after his standout performance in the Wildcats’ game against Wayne State on Saturday, when he returned a kickoff 99 ...

Els leads NMU women’s golf

FINDLAY, Ohio — Senior Caro Els shot the low score for the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team, which finished in 16th place of 17 teams at the William Beall Fall Classic held at the Findlay Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Els, from the African country of Namibia, tied for ...

Fontinha leads NMU men’s golfers

MIDLAND — Senior Kurtis Fontinha led the men’s golf team at Northern Michigan University to a sixth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Northwood Men’s Invitational held at the Midland Country Club on Sunday and Monday. Fontinha shot 73 and 79 Sunday and added 73 on Monday for a ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Wildcats volleyball loses 3-0

BIG RAPIDS — Lizzy Stark made nine kills and 12 digs but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Northern Michigan University volleyball team was swept by nationally ranked Ferris State on Friday night. The No. 16-ranked Bulldogs prevailed 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 to improve to 11-3 and 5-1 in the ...

Fumbling away an opportunity

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University head football coach Kyle Nystrom said earlier this week that Saturday's game with Wayne State was a "must-win" and that his team needed to "get our act together." And they did. At least through the first quarter. The Wildcats held a 14-7 lead heading ...

NMU men lose another 1-0 decision

MARQUETTE — Goalkeeper Patrick Restum made three saves while allowing just one goal but it wasn’t enough as the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team fell to Northwood 1-0 at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats (3-6, 2-3 GLIAC) are on a three-game losing ...

Off to a good start

PLYMOUTH — Most college hockey programs like to open their seasons with an exhibition game, typically against a weaker opponent, so their players can get their feet wet. The Northern Michigan University team, on the other hand, decided to test itself with its exhibition contest as the ...

No. 11 Ferris blanks NMU women

BIG RAPIDS — Junior goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto made a career-high 13 saves, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team from losing 5-0 to nationally ranked Ferris State on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats fell to 2-6 in their GLIAC opener against ...