NMU Sports

NMU-OTS’ McCoy a winner

MARQUETTE - U.S. Olympic Training Site weightlifter Vanessa McCoy earned a first-place finish Saturday at the USA Weightlifting regional championships held in the St. Louis.The Northern Michigan University athlete competed at 63 kilograms (138. 9 pounds) and lifted 192 kg (423.3 lbs.) total, 22 ...

Path to greatness

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University has a long tradition of great hockey and to continue that, you need someone who understands what it takes to succeed at the Division I level.Wildcats athletic director Forrest Karr knows the world of college hockey. He played goaltender at a D-I school, ...

NMU sprinters make finals

MARQUETTE - A pair of Northern Michigan University sprinters and a relay team advanced Thursday to the finals of those events in the first day of the GLIAC Outdoor Championships in downstate Hillsdale.Wildcat senior Brittni Wirtz ran the fourth-fastest qualifying time to make the finals of the ...

Former NMU icer Taurence named Electricians’ coach

MARQUETTE - After struggling the last couple of seasons, the Marquette Electricians hockey team will enter a new coaching era this coming season.Former Northern Michigan University player Nate Taurence will man the helm for the Electricians and is looking forward to the challenge. He also ...

NMU inks swim recruits

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University swimming and diving coach Heidi Voigt has announced the signing of four student-athletes to national letters of intent to swim for the Wildcats beginning next season.Voigt signed Emily Bell of London, England, Cameron Darling of Glen Allen, Virginia, ...

Northern adds skiers

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing team will be adding five student athletes next season.Nicole Schneider, Sarah Bezdicek, Sophie McDonald and Lea Buenter will be joining the women's team and Leo Hipp will be joining the men's team.Schneider, Bezdicek and McDonald were ...

NMU track facing test

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University track and field team will travel to compete at the 2015 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Outdoor Championships today and Friday.NMU senior Brittni Wirtz enters the competition ranked first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.89 ...

Colla, Gruber heading down under

MARQUETTE Now that their playing careers at Northern Michigan University have come to an end, Wildcats seniors Alyssa Colla and Lauren Gruber will be taking their talents to the land down under.The two basketball players have signed one-year contracts to play with the Cairns Dolphins of the ...

NMU track & field takes third

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University track & field team wrapped up action at the Al Owens Classic Saturday at Grand Valley State.The Wildcats finished third out of 18 teams with 68 points."We continued to see good efforts into the second day at the Al Owens Classic," said ...

Wildcats’ Lundgren finishes sixth

NASHPORT, Ohio - Northern Michigan University sophomore Emil Lundgren climbed four spots to finish the second day of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring Invitational in sixth place carding a 76 during the second day of action Sunday.As a team, the Wildcats finished in a ...

NMU skier to be saluted

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University cross country skier Frederick Schwencke has been named the Student-Athlete Scholar of the Month by the NMU Athletic Council and the Department of Athletics.He will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Wildcats' spring football game at 2 p.m. Saturday ...

Ex-NMU QB signs with Packers

MARQUETTE - Former Northern Michigan University quarterback Matt Blanchard, who made his mark collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has signed a contract to play for the Green Bay Packers.Blanchard's agent, Paul Sheehy, made the announcement Wednesday, according to a report ...

NMU names 3 hockey captains

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's hockey team has announced three juniors will serve as captains next season.They are Dominik Shine, Shane Sooth and Brock Maschmeyer.Shine, a forward, ranked third on the team with 20 points.Sooth, also a forward, was one of five Wildcats to ...

Wildcat golfers place 16th

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's golf team placed 16th of 31 squads entered in the two-day NCAA Great Lakes Regional IV at Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Indiana, that concluded Monday.The Wildcats finished with a 603 score, including a 307 on the second day. NMU ...

Remembering the best

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Sports Hall of Fame will gain five new members next month.They will be enshrined Saturday in the Great Lakes Room of the Bottum University Center.The event will be held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, which honors Wildcat ...

Schedule set

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University head coach Matt Granstrand recently announced completion of his women's soccer team schedule for the upcoming fall season.NMU will host seven home games at the NMU Soccer Field, including a nonconference tilt against Bemidji State of Minnesota.The ...

NMU runners, throwers set records, qualify for nationals

HILLSDALE - Athletes on the Northern Michigan University track and field team set two school records Saturday and recorded four NCAA provisional outdoor qualifying marks at the Hillsdale Invitational."We had a great meet today," NMU head coach Jenny Ryan said on Saturday. "The team performed ...

Lundgren leads NMU golfers

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Northern Michigan University sophomore Emil Lundgren shot a one-under-par 71 to lead the Wildcats golf team during the first round of the two-day NCAA Great Lakes Regional IV on Sunday.The Wildcats are tied for seventh place in the 31-team field with a four-man score of 296 ...

Spring exhibition

MARQUETTE - The regular fall season is five months away, but the Northern Michigan University volleyball team has been getting in action before school lets out in a few weeks.The Wildcats, who were 14-14 overall in the fall and 14-4 in GLIAC matches, wrapped up their set of spring exhibitions ...

Spring in their step

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - Finishing games cost the Northern Michigan University football team precious wins last season and helped lead to a less-than-stellar 3-8 record.Even in the midst of the that, the Wildcats had some impressive performances, including a 66-point ...