NMU Sports

Colla earns GLIAC Commissioner’s winter award

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior women's basketball player Alyssa Colla has been named a recipient of the Commissioner's Award for the winter in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.This award is presented after the fall, winter and spring ...

Fast and fearless

MARQUETTE - Kickoff returners need nerves of steel and Northern Michigan University's Marcus Tucker has a lot of them.It isn't easy to be the only one deep at one end of the Superior Dome field with hulking players from the other team sprinting toward you like lunatics.But Tucker's speed and ...

Volleyball weekend

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team has been getting a head start on the fall season by traveling all around the Lower Peninsula playing matches this spring.Now the team returns home to Vandament Arena on Saturday afternoon as the host of a four-team, six-match ...

No longer rolling forward

MARQUETTE - A new contract agreed to between head hockey coach Walt Kyle and Northern Michigan University changed the "rolling" nature of his contract and has a specific end date, which is the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.His base pay remains what it was last year, $170,084, which according ...

Look to fall season

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team lost no seniors while returning two All-GLIAC players as head coach Dominic Yoder announced the team's schedule recently.The Wildcats were just 14-14 overall, but posted a 14-4 record in the GLIAC regular season, third in the North ...

Kyle could make $50K more with performance bonuses

MARQUETTE - While Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Walt Kyle will receive little if any raise in his new base contract, bonuses in it could add nearly $50,000 to his annual pay.Kyle will make $170,084 per year for the next two years, according to NMU athletic director Forrest ...

Ski coach a local legend

MARQUETTE - Sten Fjeldheim has been a part of the Marquette community for many years and is known for his big smile and friendly demeanor.Behind that happy disposition is also a fierce competitor who is dedicated to building a phenomenal Nordic ski program at Northern Michigan ...

NMU golfers 8th in Indiana

COLUMBUS, Indiana - The Northern Michigan University golf team finished in eighth place out of 15 teams at the two-day AMFAM Spring Invitational meet that wrapped up Monday at the Otter Creek Golf Club in Indiana.The Wildcats' four low scores shot 311 during the second day for a total score of ...

NMU golfers tied for 3rd

COLUMBUS, Indiana - The Northern Michigan University men's golf team resides in third place just four strokes out of first place after the first day of the AMFAM Spring Invitational at Otter Creek Golf Club in Indiana on Sunday.The Wildcats are tied with Northwood, both with a team score of ...

Open swim tryouts set

MARQUETTE - An open tryout for men and women swimmers and divers for the Northern Michigan University varsity teams is scheduled for mid-April in the PEIF pool.The tryout will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, April 17.Warmups begin at 3 p.m., with events determined by request. A one-meter diving ...

Early wake-up call

MARQUETTE - They're attend positional meetings at 6 a.m., then hit the Superior Dome turf for spring practice a half-hour later.Northern Michigan University's football players and coaches must be serious about the coming season to take part in spring drills that early."You really get the guys' ...

Right direction

MARQUETTE - Nearly two years ago, Northern Michigan University men's basketball head coach Bill Sall was in a tough situation, taking over a struggling program after the Wildcats had only earned five victories.This year, the Wildcats made progress that came in fits and starts while making some ...

Falling short of hopes

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team came into this season after winning the 2014 GLIAC Tournament and earning an NCAA Tournament bid a year ago.With a talented senior class coming back, team expectations were high back in November. However, injuries plagued the ...

Izzo, Bucklin have connection

MARQUETTE - Friday night's Michigan State-Georgia NCAA men's basketball tournament game will have at least one side story with a local twist.MSU head coach Tom Izzo will be meeting the team his nephew, Matt Bucklin, works for as the UGA operations coordinator. Bucklin, a reserve player at ...

Loss to Falcons ends Wildcats’ season

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The 2014-15 season started off well for the Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats, but the second half was mostly a disappointment.That second half came to an end Saturday when Bowling Green State defeated the Wildcats 4-1 to sweep a first round WCHA series.NMU's ...

NMU Nordic skier Schwencke captures national championship

MARQUETTE - Nordic skier Fredrik Schwencke of Northern Michigan University fended off three other racers in the final 100 meters to win the NCAA National Championship in the men's 20K classic race Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y.A sophomore, Schwencke - who started in the second position - raced ...

Wildcats suffer OT loss

By Journal Sports StaffBOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats had a chance to steal the first game of their WCHA playoff series against Bowling Green State Friday night, but they let it slip away.NMU went up 2-1 on the Falcons late in the third period, but the ...

Do or die

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Wildcats are heading into the playoffs on a skid and they'll need to pull out of it this weekend if they want to continue in the postseason.After dropping three games in a row, including a sweep by Upper Peninsula rival Michigan Tech, the Wildcats ...

Meet celebrates 15 years of Greco-Roman wrestling at NMU

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site has had a Greco-Roman wrestling program for 15 years and to commemorate that achievement, the wrestlers held an exhibition match against the All-Navy team on Thursday night in the Superior Dome."We just thought it was a good ...

WCHA honors NMU’s Maschmeyer

EDINA, Minn. - Brock Maschmeyer is the lone Northern Michigan University player to gain All-WCHA honors announced Thursday.The 5-foot-7, 161-pound sophomore defenseman made the Third Team after tying for the league lead in goals from the blueline position with seven and finishing with 16 ...