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NMU Sports

Former NMU-OTS boxer could go pro

LOS ANGELES - Many of the 40 men leaving Rio de Janeiro with Olympic boxing medals around their necks in three weeks will have their pick of professional promoters eager to reward them with riches and fame.For the 12 women who claim medals in the second Olympic women's boxing tournament, the ...

Wildcat runners earn All-Academic honors

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's track and field team has earned All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Three Wildcats - sophomores Kameron Burmeister and Ine Mylle and freshman Michelle ...

Life lessons for all

MARQUETTE - When student Whitney Kulich reported to her job at the Northern Michigan University Golf Course one afternoon, there was an intriguing handwritten phone message left on the counter in the clubhouse.It said that a "62-year-old visually impaired woman wanted to learn to hit a ball off ...

Looking to strike Oil with Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta - Dominik Shine has quickly made a name for himself as one of the top forwards in the WCHA and as a result of that, he was recently awarded the chance to showcase his skills in front of coaches at the highest level.Known for his speed, ability to develop plays and just simply ...

NMU golf schedules announced

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan head men's and women's golf coach Kyle Wittenbach released his teams' 2016-17 schedules Sunday afternoon.The men's team will participate in four invitationals in the fall and seven in the spring. The women have five fall events and six spring competitions on their ...

Former NMU boxer Mayer ready for Rio

LOS ANGELES - Mikaela Mayer knew she was better than the high school burnout that she was in danger of becoming.She had attended four schools in three years, repeatedly getting in trouble for fighting and bad grades. She was a 17-year-old occasional model with the self-awareness to realize she ...

WCHA sends 46 to camps

EDINA, Minnesota - Senior Dominik Shine and incoming freshman Rylan Yaremko of Northern Michigan University are just two of the 46 current and former WCHA players invited to participate in NHL development camps this spring and summer.The nearly four dozen players come from nine league schools ...

Wildcats release basketball schedules

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University basketball teams released their 2016-17 schedules recently.The Wildcats have 14 home games, 10 of which are GLIAC games. The NMU women have a total of 30 games, while the men have 26.Both teams will open the season at the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge Nov. ...

Red Wings re-sign Coreau

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Jared Coreau to a two-year contract.The team announced the move Wednesday, a day after the former Northern Michigan University netminder and Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser were among 24 players to elect salary arbitration.Coreau ...

Merritt goes for track double

EUGENE, Ore. - LaShawn Merritt considers his 200-meter races to be more of a lark than anything else.Think of the possibilities if they ever become a serious pursuit.Already qualified for the Olympics in his "real" race, the 400, Merritt pulled away for an easy victory in the opening round of ...

Represented in Rio

Three years ago, the wrestling community was forced to contemplate life without the Olympics.Now back on the program, the world's oldest sport is hoping that the Rio Games can be a showcase for everything that's changed since then.The IOC's surprising decision to leave wrestling out of the ...

Mayer among just 8 US boxers going to Rio

Former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand won his first bout Monday at an Olympic qualifying tournament in Vargas, Venezuela.U.S. contenders Cam F. Awesome, Paul Kroll and Brandon Lynch lost their opening bouts, failing to earn spots at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month.The ...

Shine polishes game

EDMONTON, Alberta - A Northern Michigan University hockey player is getting a chance to showcase his skills for a National Hockey League franchise in a couple of days.Wildcats soon-to-be-senior forward Dominik Shine has been invited to the Edmonton Oilers orientation camp, which will run for ...

NMU Wildcats announce swim and dive schedule

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team recently released its 2016-17 schedule.The Wildcats will compete at home six times and will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico over winter break.Northern opens up the year with the Green/Gold meet Sept. 4 at the PEIF followed by ...

Future Wildcat defenseman invited to N.Y. Rangers camp

NEW YORK - An incoming Northern Michigan University freshman hockey player was recently invited to an NHL development camp.Defense Rylan Yaremko was one of 31 players invited to the New York Rangers camp at the Madison Square Garden Training Center June 27-July 1.Yaremko previously played for ...

NMU swimmer medals in Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Men's swimmer Arnoldo Herrera of Northern Michigan University won six medals while representing Costa Rica at the 2016 Central American Championships.Herrera won a gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2 minutes, 21.34 seconds, a Costa Rica and meet record. He also ...

NMU women name assistant coach

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team has added a new coach, head coach Troy Mattson announced on Thursday.New Wildcats assistant coach Casey Thousand was previously the head coach at NCAA Division III Edgewood, Wisconsin. The longest tenured coach in Eagles' ...

Champion Wildcats

MARQUETTE - Three hockey alumni from Northern Michigan University have recently captured league championships in professional minor and overseas leagues.The three are Greger Hanson, who played at NMU from 2007-11, Ryan Kesti, a Wildcat from 2010-15, and Jamie Milam, who skated at Northern from ...

13 Wildcats earn GLIAC all-academic honors

BAY CITY - Several Northern Michigan University athletes were honored with spots on the Spring GLIAC All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic Teams.Four members of the NMU men's golf team and nine women's track and field members earned slots with eight named to the All-Academic Excellence ...

Crossing country

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's cross country team's schedule for this fall has been announced.The Wildcats have one home meet this year, the Upper Peninsula Championships on Friday, Oct. 14, at the NMU Golf Course.The season begins with the Chris Yanni Memorial ...