NMU Sports

Wildcat skiers make nationals

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team has qualified two full teams for the NCAA Championships.The Wildcats had the top three selections from the men's team with Erik Soderman, Kyle Bratrud and Fredrik Schwenke representing the school. NMU also has three alternates, Adam ...

NMU skates off with Father Cappo Cup over LSSU

Members of the Northern Michigan University hockey team pose with the Father Cappo Cup after they won their season series with Lake Superior State 3-1 with a home split last weekend at the Berry Events Center. Cappo, who was elevated to the title of monsignor late in his career, served in the ...

NMU women take to road to open GLIAC tournament

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team wrapped up its regular season last week and finished with a record of 17-9 and 15-7 in the GLIAC.Senior Alyssa Colla finished the season second in the conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game, while fellow senior Lauren ...

Nationals-bound

ISHPEMING - Northern Michigan University swept - or more accurately skied - away the competition during the NCAA Central Region Championships at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming on Sunday.The Wildcat nordic skiing men scored 129 points to 118 for runner-up Alaska-Fairbanks, while the ...

Wirtz, Williams lead ‘Cats

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Two Northern Michigan University track and field athletes posted provisional national qualifying times Sunday as the GLIAC Indoor Championships wrapped up.The Wildcats scored 19 points to finish 11th out of 16 teams at the two-day event hosted by Saginaw Valley State ...

Wildcat Nordic skier Soderman rules 10K race

MARQUETTE - Senior Erik Soderman of Northern Michigan University captured the NCAA Central Region Nordic ski title in the men's 10-kilometer freestyle race during the first day of the event Saturday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.Soderman clocked a 23:24.0, finishing 33.3 seconds ...

Northern icers lose ground

MARQUETTE One night after shutting out rival Lake Superior State in dominant fashion, Northern Michigan University was on the receiving end of a hockey shutout Saturday.The Wildcats let in three third period goals and fell to the Lakers 3-0.Lake State also outshot NMU 44-39, and Lakers' goalie ...

Keeping hope alive

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE - With home ice in the WCHA playoffs still a distinct possibility, Northern Michigan University did its part Friday to keep its hopes alive.The Wildcats scored two power play goals in the second period and defeated rival Lake Superior State, 5-0, at ...

Wildcats at home for 6 football games next fall

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University football team will play six games at its home Superior Dome next season, each with its own theme, five of them being GLIAC conference games and all being played on Saturdays.Fourth-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky says the team really likes the ...

Disappointing loss

MARQUETTE - As disappointed as he was in his team's loss to Michigan Tech University Thursday night at the Berry Events Center in Marquette, Troy Mattson tried to put it in perspective."Even though this was Michigan Tech and it was a big game, the biggest game of the year for us is Wednesday," ...

Husky men return favor by winning at NMU, 71-52

MARQUETTE - This was no one-man operation this time around for the Michigan Tech men's basketball team.Less than a month ago, senior guard Ben Stelzer scored a career-high 37 points but Northern Michigan University still pulled out a 67-62 upset victory in Houghton.On Thursday's return visit to ...

Momentum building

MARQUETTE - There's two weeks left in the regular season and the Northern Michigan University hockey team is preparing for the playoffs.The Wildcats have already clinched a WCHA playoff berth, and thanks to last weekend's sweep at third-place Bowling Green State, NMU remains tied with Bemidji ...

Rivals clash tonight

MARQUETTE - The regular season is coming to a close today for both the Northern Michigan University women's and men's basketball teams and they both get to play it at home against their archrival to the west.Michigan Tech University comes to the Berry Events Center and there's a lot riding on ...

Wildcats honors scholarly athletes

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University has named scholar-athletes of the month for the past four months, recognizing students who excel both in the classroom and on the playing field.Each of those honored was nominated from a professor in their academic department.They are Abby Roche, Levi ...

Blue Line Club plans luncheon

MARQUETTE - The Blue Line Club at Northern Michigan University will hold a luncheon around the noon hour on Friday as the Wildcats prepare to host Friday and Saturday nights at the Berry Events Center.The event, the final one for the regular season, begins with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. in the ...

NMU’s Colla cited for academics

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University women's basketball player Alyssa Colla has been named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team.The College Sports Information Directors of America announced the selection Wednesday. Colla is majoring in public relations. She holds a ...

5 Wildcats in NCAA swim finals

MARQUETTE - Five members of the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team were chosen to compete at the NCAA Division II Championships to be held March 10-14 in Indianapolis.Senior divers Molly Kearney and Sophia Garris will participate in the prequalifying event, while three NMU ...

Ex-NMU skier captures 3rd

MARQUETTE - Former Northern Michigan University nordic skier Caitlin (Compton) Gregg took home a bronze medal Tuesday in the 10-kilometer freestyle race at the World Championships in Falun, Sweden.Gregg was part of an historic podium that saw two Americans take home a medal in the same event ...

37 NMU athletes cited for academic performance

MARQUETTE - The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2014-15 winter semester All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams.A total of 766 student-athletes achieved all-academic recognition with 381 on the All-Academic team and 385 on the All-Excellence ...

WCHA recognizes NMU’s Seckel

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior forward Reed Seckel was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.Seckel scored two goals Saturday to help the Wildcats come back and defeat Bowling Green 4-3. His second goal tied the game with less than eight minutes remaining.He is ...