NMU Sports

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 ...

New roster, new schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball season may still be a few months away, but the wait for the upcoming schedule is over as the Wildcats released it earlier this week. Last season was one to remember as NMU was in contention ...

Celebrating the Blues

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to find a guy who stands out on the Northern Michigan University hockey roster, defenseman Adam Roeder definitely fills that role. It’s not due to his size, or how he plays the game, it’s where he’s from. The Wildcats roster is stacked with players ...

Celebrating the Blues

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to find a guy who stands out on the Northern Michigan University hockey roster, defenseman Adam Roeder definitely fills that role. It’s not due to his size, or how he plays the game, it’s where he’s from. The Wildcats roster is stacked with players ...

NMU men start new coaching era with new schedule

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The upcoming Northern Michigan University men’s basketball season will be a different one in more ways than one. First off, the Wildcats will have a new head coach after former coach Bill Sall moved downstate to be the bench boss at his alma ...

Looking to improve

MARQUETTE — Last year was a rough one for the Northern Michigan University women's soccer team, but the Wildcats have embarked on a new journey as they recently announced this season's schedule. Unlike last year, NMU will open the year on the road as it will take on Minnesota Duluth on ...

NMU men strikers release their fall slate

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men's soccer team is a program on the rise and it's looking to continue that success this fall as the Wildcats recently released their upcoming schedule. Just like last year, NMU will open the year at home as it hosts NCAA Tournament participant ...

Major honor for former Wildcats

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Five individuals and an entire sports team will be the newest inductees into the NMU Sports Hall of Fame, the university announced earlier this week. Induction ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, starting with a social and dinner in the ...