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NMU Sports

Team USA wrestlers defeat Sweden

MARQUETTE - Three of four Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site wrestlers won matches in Team USA's 9-3 victory over Sweden at dual Greco-Roman wrestling meet held Wednesday evening at the Superior Dome.The NMU-OTS quartet joined the contingent of American and Swedish wrestlers who ...

NMU golf coach, partner finish 3rd at tourney

HARBOR SPRINGS (AP) - In a highly individual sport like golf, teamwork is rarely a factor in the outcome of a tournament.But in the final round of the Nike Golf State Pro-Am on Tuesday at Boyne Highlands, the team play of Forest Dunes Golf Club professional Patrick Bloom and former Michigan ...

NMU golf coach Wittenbach leads top state pro-am tourney

HARBOR SPRINGS (AP) - As the golf coach at Northern Michigan University, Kyle Wittenbach is best known for helping other golfers achieve success on the course.But Wittenbach clearly has plenty of game himself, as he and amateur partner Ben Cook shot an 8-under-par 64 on Boyne Highlands' Heather ...

NMU hosts US-Sweden meet

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site will host a dual meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Superior Dome wrestling room.The meet will pit USA Wrestling's Junior World team vs. a team from Sweden. The teams are visiting NMU as a part of the Superior International ...

Wildcats Kids, Tween open house set

MARQUETTE - A Wildcat Kids and Tween Camp open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Wildcat Room of the Berry Event Center and put on by Northern Michigan University Recreational Sports.The events give parents the opportunity to meet camp staff, ask questions, tour the sports ...

Wildcat icers sign solid defender from USHL

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey team has announced its fourth freshman recruit for next season.Philip Beaulieu, 20, has spent the past two seasons playing in the U.S. Hockey League for the Waterloo, Iowa, Black Hawks in 2014-15 and for the Madison, Wisconsin, Capitols last ...

NMU’s Johnson repeats All-American performance

BRADENTON, Florida - For the second straight season, junior Samanthia Johnson of Northern Michigan University earned first team All-American accolades in the discus based on her performance at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday."I'm very proud of Samanthia," Wildcats ...

NMU men sign Chicago guard

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team has signed another player, head coach Bill Sall announced Thursday.Sam Taylor, a 5-foot-10 guard from Chicago, will join the Wildcats this fall. During his senior year at Thornton High School, he averaged 19.8 points, seven ...

Wildcat pair ready for NCAA finals

MARQUETTE - Two Northern Michigan University athletes will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.Samanthia Johnson and Ine Mylle are representing the Wildcats at the meet with Johnson competing in the discus and Mylle in the triple jump.Johnson qualified for the ...

NMU hockey team headed to Florida tourney at holidays

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University athletic department released this season's hockey schedule late last week and looks to be an interesting year for the Wildcats.Thanks to big changes in the WCHA playoffs announced earlier last week, the regular-season schedule had to be tweaked to ...

Grappling for glory

NEW YORK - Under the bright lights of Times Square, Adeline Gray grabbed the microphone and turned an interview into an impromptu speech about the virtues of wrestling.Gray had just taken part in the annual exhibition here for the first time Thursday, where a temporary mat and stands are set ...

Trio of Wildcats earn All-Midwest track honors

MARQUETTE - Three women's track and field athletes have received All-Midwest Region honors for their performances during this spring's outdoor season from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.The honorees are junior Samanthia Johnson in the discus, sophomore Ine ...

Big change on horizon

EDINA, Minnesota - The Final Five is no more.The Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced on Tuesday afternoon that starting with next season, its college hockey conference tournament that has been dubbed the Final Five since the 1992-93 season will go through a massive change.Instead of ...

Ex-Wildcat Sarauer plays in Worlds

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Former Northern Michigan University hockey left wing Andrew Sarauer played for Hungary at the 12-day Ice Hockey World Championship that wrapped on Tuesday.Sarauer, who played for the Wildcats from 2004-08, recorded three assists in seven games at this International Ice ...

NMU’s Elsner All-Midwest golfer

MARQUETTE - Sophomore Austin Elsner of the Northern Michigan University men's golf team earned a spot on the NCAA Division II PING All-Midwest Region team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced earlier this week.Elsner was one of two Wildcats to play in all 10 tournaments this ...

Wildcats improve chances

MARQUETTE - Four Northern Michigan University track and field athletes competed at a trio of last-chance meets Thursday through Saturday in an attempt to improve their chances at qualifying for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships when the field is selected on ...

Defying the odds

PITTSBURGH - Rap artist Eminem of the movie "Eight Mile" fame once said in a song, "If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?"Former Northern Michigan University wide receiver and kick returner Marcus ...

McCusker remembered

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Former Northern Michigan University hockey player Don McCusker passed away last weekend after battling ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, for more than four years.McCusker, 42, was diagnosed with the disease, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in January ...

NMU skier Martin honored

MARQUETTE - Nordic skier Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University was selected on Thursday to the Academic All-District At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.Martin, who has a double major in computer science and mathematics, Martin has a 4.00 cumulative ...

Redettes’ Ledy opts for NMU

MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School basketball player Terese Ledy has had a solid career playing in front of her friends and family.Now she'll be able to do that at the next level as Ledy signed her national letter of intent on Wednesday morning to play for Northern Michigan University ...