NMU Sports

Blue Line Club plans luncheon

MARQUETTE - The Blue Line Club at Northern Michigan University will hold a luncheon around the noon hour Friday as the Wildcats prepare to host Alaska Anchorage on Friday and Saturday at the Berry Events Center.The event begins with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. in the Wildcat Room of the BEC. ...

Mental evaluation ordered for ex-USOEC boxer under arrest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor, who is facing charges in two gun-related incidents, must undergo a mental evaluation, an Arkansas judge said Tuesday.Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson granted a request from Taylor's attorneys that Taylor be moved to a ...

Gruber named top GLIAC North Division player

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior guard Lauren Gruber has been named women's basketball Player of the Week in the GLIAC North Division after the Wildcats defeated Saginaw Valley State 62-46 and Hillsdale 57-54 on the road last week.Gruber opened the trip on Thursday with a ...

Bratrud earns 2nd US team nod

PARK CITY, Utah - Northern Michigan University senior nordic skier Kyle Bratrud has been named to the U.S. team to compete in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from Feb. 18 to March 1 in Falun, Sweden.Bratrud had already been chosen to be a member of the U.S. team at the FIS Nordic Junior ...

Wildcats earn top skiing spots

MINNEAPOLIS - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team placed nine men's and women's skiers in the top 16 of the freestyle races at the Twin Cities Championship Sunday.The women's team placed all five of its skiers in the top 13 while the men had four skiers in the top 16.Senior Jordyn ...

NMU wins swimming, diving meet

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin - Northern Michigan University won the Stevens Point Invitational women's college swimming and diving meet on Saturday.The Wildcats won five events on the second day and finished with 841 points as senior Sophia Garris was able to qualify for the NCAA Championships in ...

Kyle, Berube Carter no longer on leave

MARQUETTE- According to university spokesperson Derek Hall, Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Walt Kyle is no longer on administrative leave.Hall also stated that Associate Director of Athletics Bridget Berube Carter is also no longer on leave.According to Hall, the university ...

Guards lead NMU women

UNIVERSITY CENTER - Their talented backcourt powered the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team to their second straight victory on Thursday.Alyssa Colla scored 21 points and Lauren Gruber added 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a 62-46 win at Saginaw Valley ...

Williams joins NMU swim staff

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team announced Thursday that it has added a new coach to its staff.Matt Williams will join the program after serving as the director of competitive swimming and aquatics at the Marquette County YMCA the last six years.Williams has ...

NMU skiers saluted

MARQUETTE - Seniors Jordyn Ross and Erik Soderman of Northern Michigan University have been named the CCSA skiers of the week for their accomplishments at the Telemark Chase held last weekend.Ross skied to victory in the women's 10-kilometer freestyle mass start race in Cable, Wisconsin, with a ...

NMU OTS represented in Colorado

MARQUETTE - Current and past athletes from the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site's wrestling program will compete this weekend in the 2015 Jack Pinto Cup in Colorado.The event, which features top wrestlers from Team USA facing off against wrestlers from around the world, will ...

Wildcat hockey needs wins after bad week down south

MARQUETTE - Every series at this point of the college hockey season is important, but for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats, this weekend is crucial.Two weeks ago, the Wildcats were on an emotional high. They had taken three points from archrival Michigan Tech and their power play was ...

Taylor faces gun, drug charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty to accusations he pointed a gun at a man's head and threatened to shoot three small children in Little Rock, Arkansas.But local media outlets report a judge revoked his bond Tuesday afternoon in a separate case from August ...

Ex-USOEC boxer in trouble again

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor, who already faces charges in an August shooting, will be charged in a separate incident after a man told authorities Taylor fired a gun at him, police in Arkansas said Monday.The Little Rock Police Department said that the man ...

Ross, Bratrud lead NMU skiers

CABLE, Wisconsin - Northern Michigan University nordic ski team seniors Jordyn Ross and Kyle Bratrud won their respective freestyle races during the final day of competition at the Telemark Chase on Sunday.Ross completed the women's 10-kilometer freestyle race in a time of 34 minutes, 11 ...

OTS wrestlers bound for Austria

MARQUETTE - Eight Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site athletes are scheduled to compete in the Austrian Junior Greco-Roman Open next month in Gotzis, Austria.Other countries set to participate include the host country, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Norway, Finland, Denmark ...

Coming up shy

MARQUETTE -The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team pulled off an upset of Ferris State at home last season and in so doing, gave head coach Bill Sall a win over his former team.This year's NMU squad gave Ferris State all it could handle, but the Wildcats lost to the 19th-ranked ...

Wildcat women breeze

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team had to come from behind Thursday and ended up coming up short in the end.Saturday, the Wildcats led from start to finish and cruised past Ferris State 67-52 at the Berry Events Center.NMU's Alyssa Colla led all scorers with 21 ...

Wildcat skaters fall to Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - After a big win over archrival Michigan Tech last Saturday, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats were dealt a big loss Friday.The Wildcats fell to Alabama-Huntsville 2-1 despite outshooting the Chargers 33-15.NMU also went 0 of 7 on the power play after having some ...

Not quite enough

MARQUETTE - Troy Mattson says his Northern Michigan University women's basketball team only played effectively for a half Thursday night."You have to play hard for 40 minutes, not 20," the veteran coach said after his Wildcats lost a 68-61 decision to Grand Valley State at the Berry Events ...