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NMU Sports

Wildcat men’s soccer slate set

MARQUETTE - The schedule for Northern Michigan University's inaugural men's soccer season has been released and features 17 games, including eight home matches against GLIAC opponents."We'll have an opportunity to see how well we did recruiting and how quickly we can come together as a team," ...

Volleyball ‘Cats travel widely early in season

MARQUETTE - Though Northern Michigan University will get its full complement of home matches during the GLIAC season, the Wildcats volleyball team may feel like road warriors next fall.NMU will take part in tournaments in Texas and Wisconsin along with the annual Midwest Region Crossover ...

NMU’s Williams an All-American

NEW ORLEANS - Junior Jasmine Williams of Northern Michigan University earned second team All-American accolades in the weight throw, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday."It's very exciting for Jasmine to be honored as an All-American," NMU head ...

Saunders an NMU All-American

INDIANAPOLIS - Freshman Savanna Saunders swam to an All-American finish Saturday at the fourth and final day of competition at the NCAA Division II National Championships.Saunders finished in fourth place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 58.06 seconds, also setting an NMU ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of March 4-10

Loss to Bulldogs ends Northern’s hockey season

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - In need of a win to its season alive, the Northern Michigan University hockey team couldn't get it done.Up 2-1 late in the third period, the Wildcats were whistled for a five-minute major penalty that led to two Ferris State goals. The Bulldogs then picked up ...

NMU Nordic skiers shine

By Journal Sports StaffSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Nordic skiers Ian Torchia and Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University raced to All-American finishes in their second-straight event Saturday at the NCAA National Championships in Steamboat Spring, Colorado.Torchia clocked in at 50:22.1 in ...

Valentine powers No. 2 Spartans

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS - Denzel Valentine keeps finding new ways to bail out No. 2 Michigan State.Even when he's cleaning up his own mistakes.After missing the front end of a one-and-one with 10.2 seconds to play, Valentine grabbed a defensive rebound, drew a foul and made ...

Tigers closer makes debut

By JEFF BERLINCKEAssociated PressLAKELAND, Fla. - Francisco Rodriguez made his spring debut for Detroit and pitched an inning in relief of Mike Pelfrey, helping the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.Rodriguez was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee in November and ...

Helm OT goal boosts Wings

By NOAH TRISTERAP Sports WriterDETROIT - For nearly 59 1/2 minutes, the Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of one of Henrik Lundqvist's superb performances.Then the puck bounced right to Brad Richards, with the net open."He's a great goalie, a lot of big saves tonight. It was fortunate to ...

Second half surge lifts Pistons

By ANTHONYSANFILIPPOAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points, Tobias Harris added 21 and the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111 on Saturday night.Trailing 57-52 at halftime, the Pistons shot 15 for 20 in a 38-point ...

Northern skaters drop WCHA playoff opener to Ferris State, 3-2

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - The Northern Michigan University hockey team stumbled into the first round of the WCHA playoffs after getting swept at home by rival Michigan Tech last weekend.The Wildcats' bad fortune continued Friday as they fell to Ferris State, 3-2, in the first game of ...

Wildcats’ cross country skiers shine at nationals

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - Thursday was a banner day for the Northern Michigan University cross country ski team in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.Not only did the Wildcats place first in the 10-kilometer freestyle competition at the NCAA National Championships, but three NMU skiers captured ...

Wildcats icers open WCHA playoffs at Ferris

MARQUETTE - The second season has begun for the Northern Michigan University hockey team.Starting tonight, the Wildcats will try to keep their season alive as they travel to Ferris State for the best-of-three first round of the WCHA playoffs.The Wildcats had a chance to earn home ice during the ...

Wildcat trio earns All-WCHA accolades

EDINA, Minn. - A trio of Northern Michigan University players made the All-WCHA honors list for the 2015-16 season, the league announced on Thursday.Junior Dominik Shine and senior Darren Nowick gained Second Team berths, while freshman Atte Tolvanen picked up the goaltender nod for the ...

Knox-Leonard All-American again

INDIANAPOLIS - Northern Michigan University swimmer Ryan Knox-Leonard picked up his second All-American finish at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.He finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley and set a school record with a time of 3:50.23. A day earlier, he earned All-American status ...

NMU nets 2 All-Americans

INDIANAPOLIS - Ryan Knox-Leonard and Molly Kearney earned All-American honors Wednesday at the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.Knox-Leonard finished seventh in the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 48.08 seconds to earn All-American honors. In the ...

Pair of NMU divers advance

MARQUETTE - Divers Molly Kearney and Angela Probstfeld of the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team advanced Tuesday to the NCAA National Championships in 3-meter and 1-meter diving at a prequalifier at Indianapolis.Kearney placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 279.5 ...

Huskies clinch MacNaughton Cup

MARQUETTE - While Michigan Tech's sweep of Northern Michigan University knocked the Wildcats out of a home playoff berth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, it also clinched the McNaughton Cup for the Huskies.The cup is awarded for winning the WCHA, which MTU did after former leader ...

Wildcats’ Elsner wins golf title

MURRELLS INLET, S.C - Austin Elsner of Northern Michigan University won his first career individual title at the Battle at the Beach after shooting a two-round total of 146 (75-71) at the par-72 Beach course at Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.Elsner bested the ...