NMU Sports

NMU volleyball scrimmage set

MARQUETTE — A scrimmage between the Northern Michigan University volleyball team and a group of NMU volleyball alumni will be held next month. No admission will be charged to attend the event set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Vandament Arena, home of the volleyball Wildcats.

NMU, YMCA set up swim club

MARQUETTE — The athletic department at Northern Michigan University is partnering with the YMCA of Marquette Country to continue the successful tradition of youth competitive swimming in the area. Youth swimmers can sign up for the Wildcat Aquatic Club through the NMU Recreational Sports ...

Northern Michigan University’s Adam Rockwood earns pro tryout in AHL

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — One day after his linemate, Troy Loggins, landed a pro hockey deal, Northern Michigan University center Adam Rockwood got his chance on Thursday. Rockwood was offered an amateur tryout by the American Hockey League’s Springfield Thunderbirds, the Florida Panthers’ ...

Northern Michigan University women’s golfer Caro Els named all-tourney

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Northern Michigan University junior Caro Els was named to the all-tournament team at the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational last weekend that was held in Kentucky. Her Wildcats’ team finished sixth of 23 teams, including third among nine GLIAC schools. Els tied ...

Northern Michigan University Wildcats men tie school golf record

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — The Northern Michigan University men’s golf team tied a school record with a two-round total of 586 at the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational held in Kentucky last weekend. The Wildcats’ 291 second round also tied for the second-best round in program ...

Northern Michigan University grad Nate Larson named at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — A Northern Michigan University graduate has been named Michigan Tech’s assistant athletic director for sports medicine. Nate Larson earned his master’s degree in exercise science from NMU after receiving his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at the University of North ...

Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats trio sweeps top WCHA awards

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team’s season may not have ended the way the Wildcats wanted it to, but they still earned some glowing honors on Tuesday afternoon. NMU swept the big three WCHA yearly awards with senior forward Troy Loggins earning Offensive ...

Northern Michigan University hockey players named WCHA scholars

MARQUETTE — Seven Northern Michigan University hockey players earned distinction as members of the WCHA All-Scholar Team for the season that is just ending. These student-athletes must be in at least their second year at their school with a 3.5 or better grade-point average either over ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 5-11

Wildcats end season with 78-56 loss to nation’s No. 1 team

By Journal Sports Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It took out the absolute best, or very nearly the best, to end the season for the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team. Undefeated Drury, the No. 1 team in NCAA Division II, knocked off the Wildcats 78-56 in the D-2 national ...

NMU’s Young, Pfeiffer win at weightlifting meets

MARQUETTE — Weightlifters from the Olympic Training Site at Northern Michigan University earned eight medals last weekend at the National University Championships put on by USA Weightlifting and held in Las Vegas. In addition, NMU-OTS weightlifter Bret Pfeiffer won at the Nike National ...

Doubly hard to take

MARQUETTE — The last time the Northern Michigan University hockey team played an overtime game against Bowling Green State, the night ended in jubilation for the Wildcats. That wasn’t the case Saturday, though. After dominating the first overtime session, NMU was burned by a blast from ...