NMU Sports

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 ...

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 ...