NMU Sports

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 ...

NMU’s Colla honored

MARQUETTE - Senior guard Alyssa Colla of Northern Michigan University continues to pile up postseason awards.She has been named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team, it was announced Thursday.Colla will now be up for a Daktronics All-America selection, which will be announced March ...

NMU’s Kearney, Lawrence honored

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Michigan University seniors Molly Kearney and Debbi Lawrence earned All-American honors Thursday at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.Kearney tied for sixth place in the one-meter diving competition and Lawrence earned her second honor of the meet ...

Bratrud leads NMU skiers

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Senior Kyle Bratrud of Northern Michigan University earned All-American status Wednesday by finishing seventh in the men's 10-kilometer freestyle race during the first day of competition at the NCAA Skiing Championships.Bratrud clocked a time of 26 minutes, 22.3 seconds to ...

Lawrence, Kearney pace NMU

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior Debbi Lawrence nabbed a third-place finish in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday in Indianapolis.Lawrence clocked a school-record time of 22.79 seconds, which broke her own record. ...

Wildcats hold spring volleyball

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team began spring practices Monday and will play four matches during their training sessions.The Wildcats play at Grand Valley State on Sunday, at rival Michigan Tech on March 21, and at Eastern Michigan on March 28.NMU will then host a ...

Wildcats send 5 to NCAA swimming, diving nationals

MARQUETTE - It takes a lot of time and dedication to be a great college athlete, and the ones at Northern Michigan University are well aware of that.However, it takes a special kind of person to become a great swimmer or diver. You have to be willing to put your body through a lot and have the ...

NMU skiers national all-academic

MARQUETTE - Fourteen Northern Michigan University Nordic skiers were named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team, the U.S. Collegiate Ski Coaches Association announced on Friday.These Wildcats are part of 276 student-athletes from 29 schools named.A student needs a 3.5 overall ...