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NMU Sports

Wildcat men facing GLIAC foe

MARQUETTE - Naba Echols will lead the Northern Michigan University men in a two-game GLIAC road trip beginning tonight at Saginaw Valley State.The 8 p.m. basketball game will see Echols, a freshman guard, take a 12.8-point scoring average into the game for NMU, which is 6-15 overall and 4-13 in ...

NMU swimmers, divers medal at GLIAC meet

WATERFORD - Northern Michigan University individual swimmers and divers along with a relay team took home medals on the first day of the 2016 GLIAC Swimming & Diving Championships in Waterford on Wednesday.With nine events in the books, both Northern men's and women's teams are in third ...

NMU men’s soccer signs first players

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's soccer team announced its first recruiting class Monday with the team's inaugural season beginning this fall.The Wildcats signed 20 players with 15 being high school seniors and the other five transfer students. Four incoming players are from ...

NMU track relay sets record

DULUTH, Minnesota - A Northern Michigan University women's track relay team set school and facility records at the Lake Superior Challenge meet held Saturday.The Wildcats' 4-by-400-meter relay of Danielle Brzezinski, Paige Dutcher, Kieren Becker and Shayla Huebner turned in a time of 4 minutes, ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Home sweep home

MARQUETTE - The last time that Northern Michigan University got a home hockey sweep was January of a year ago against Alaska-Anchorage.On Saturday, they did it again to the Seawolves.The Wildcats took a commanding four-goal lead in the second period and withstood a furious rally to defeat ...

Bulldogs pull inside job on NMU men

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team has been in a funk, and just when it appeared the Wildcats would snap out of it, they came up short.On Saturday against Ferris State, rebounds were the problem as the Bulldogs crashed the boards well and found easy lanes to the ...

Gaspervich explodes for 27 points in NMU women’s win

MARQUETTE - Junior point guard Bre Gaspervich scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Northern Michigan University women to a 59-49 victory over Ferris State in college basketball action Saturday.Gaspervich, who made six 3-pointers in nine attempts, scored eight points in each of the first, ...

Big runs doom Wildcats

MARQUETTE - Grand Valley State used a big second quarter to break open a close game, then an even bigger fourth quarter to finish off the Northern Michigan University women 70-49 in college basketball action at the Berry Events Center on Thursday.In between, the Wildcats mounted a furious ...

NMU men unable to keep early momentum

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men were unable to make a fast start hold up as Grand Valley State pulled off several second-half runs to take a 70-59 college basketball victory on Thursday at the Berry Events Center.Wildcats freshman guard Naba Echols shared game scoring honors ...

Wildcats ink 5 Yoopers, MTU 4

MARQUETTE - Wednesday was a big day around the Upper Peninsula as Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech universities announced their recruiting classes for National Letter of Intent signing day.The Wildcats landed 35 recruits, including five from the U.P., while Tech inked 29 with four of them ...

Search for a sweep

MARQUETTE - If there's one word to describe how the Northern Michigan University hockey team has played this season, it's consistent.The Wildcats (10-10-6, 7-7-4 WCHA) are sitting at .500 and have been that way almost all year. That's good in that it helps keep Northern in the middle of the ...

The Great Gaspervich

MARQUETTE - Rivalry games are always fun for players and fans alike, and for the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team, Monday's game had a happy ending.Point guard Bre Gaspervich caught an inbound pass and drove unguarded to the basket for the winning layup with 4.3 seconds left ...

Tech prospers at free-throw line in win over Wildcats

MARQUETTE - In its previous outing, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team earned a win at Northwood when the Wildcats made 15 of 15 from the free throw line.The charity stripe was the story of Monday's game against Michigan Tech as well. However, it was the Huskies that were ...

Huskies, Wildcats set for hoops play

MARQUETTE - As far as Upper Peninsula college basketball rivalries go, tonight will be Christmas at Northern Michigan University's Berry Events Center.The Wildcats host Michigan Tech, starting with the women's game at 6 p.m. and the men to follow at 8 p.m.Both games will be televised by ...

NMU skiers dominate again

HOUGHTON - Northern Michigan University skiers, joined by Wildcats alumnus Kyle Bratrud, swept virtually all the top spots again on the second day of the Central Collegiate Ski Association Invitational held at Michigan Tech on Sunday.Bratrud was followed by five current NMU skiers in the men's ...

NMU men blister nets for 82-69 win at Northwood

By Journal Sports StaffMIDLAND - The Northern Michigan men won for the second time in three games when they defeated Northwood 82-69 on Saturday afternoon for their second victory away from home and first true road victory of the season.The Wildcats, who also defeated Southern Wesleyan 80-52 at ...

Wildcat women outscored by Northwood, 76-46

By Journal Sports StaffMIDLAND - The Northern Michigan University women had a rough day on the basketball, getting outscored in every quarter of a 76-46 loss at Northwood University on Saturday afternoon.Freshman Taylor Hodell led the Wildcats, now 8-12 overall and 7-7 in the GLIAC, with a ...

Northern dominates in lone home track meet of season

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University dominated by winning nine of 15 events against Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State at the Northern Challenge track and field meet held at the Superior Dome on Saturday.In its lone home meet of the season, the Wildcats improved ...

Sweep-stakes denied

MARQUETTE - After outlasting a powerful Minnesota-Duluth squad Friday, the Northern Michigan University hockey team couldn't finish off the job on Saturday.The Wildcats missed out on their first sweep of the season as they gave up three first-period goals and lost to the Bulldogs, 3-1. NMU also ...