NMU Sports

Wildcat women dominate 1st half in runaway victory

MARQUETTE - After a late rally came up short Thursday evening against Ashland, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team blazed out of the gates and never looked back in a 72-47 victory over Lake Erie College on Saturday afternoon.The Wildcats improved to 7-5 overall and 5-3 in ...

The bad kind of tie

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Wildcats needed to get a win Friday night against their archrival to the north and west for both a confidence boost and to start catching up in the WCHA standings.Despite building a two-goal lead early in the third period, the Wildcats had to settle ...

Rally falls just short

MARQUETTE - A late comeback by the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team fell short on Thursday as the Wildcats fell to Ashland 72-66 at the Berry Events Center.Northern's Alyssa Colla scored her team's first 10 teams and led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Abbey ...

Ashland bench scoring, rebounding too much for Wildcat men to overcome

MARQUETTE - Ashland University was too much for the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team to handle on Thursday evening and the Wildcats were dealt at 65-52 loss at the Berry Events Center.The key to the game was bench scoring as the Eagles outscored the Wildcats 39-2 in that ...

4 NMU skiers make USA teams

MARQUETTE - Four Northern Michigan University nordic skiers have been named to the USA squad at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships.Senior Kyle Bratrud was named to the Under-23 team and freshman Ian Torchia along with Kristen Bourne and Vivian Hett will join the junior team."It will ...

Intense rivalry

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats are in the most difficult stretch of their season. This weekend, they'll be facing their archrival in a pivotal series.The Wildcats will face off against Michigan Tech in a home-and-home series. It's arguably the biggest meeting the ...

NMU advances 3 skiers

HOUGHTON - The Northern Michigan University nordic skiing team advanced three skiers at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships Tuesday.On the women's side, Vivian Hett and Jordyn Ross move on to the quarterfinal round of the classic sprint races as did Fredrik Schwencke for the men. Hett ...

GLIAC cites Colla

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University senior guard Alyssa Colla has been named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week.Collar averaged 20.5 points in the Wildcats' road wins over Tiffin (Ohio) and Ohio Dominican over the weekend.She scored a game-high 26 points in Northern's 83-70 win ...

Sports events postponed

MARQUETTE - Bitter cold temperatures and wind chills below zero led to the postponement of several Superiorland sporting events Monday.A prep skiing meet with Marquette Senior High School at Ironwood was called off.Boys' prep basketball games postponed were Marquette at Gladstone, Calumet at ...

NMU volleyball tryouts set

MARQUETTE - An open women's volleyball tryout held by the Northern Michigan University team for the 2015 and 2016 seasons will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Vandament Arena.Registration begins at 11 a.m. It will consist of overall skill and technique assessment, strength and ...

NMU past, present rule

HOUGHTON - Sunday was a good day for Northern Michigan University ski racers past and present in the first race of the U.S. Cross Country Nationals at the Michigan Tech Trails.In the individual-start freestyle event, NMU alumna Caitlin Gregg came out on top in the women's 10-kilometer race, ...

NMU men doomed by late rally

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Northern Michigan University was outscored 8-1 in the game's final two minutes as Ohio Dominican erased a 67-65 deficit and went on for a 73-68 victory in a game played in Ohio on Sunday afternoon.There were nine ties and 24 lead changes with the largest lead being seven points ...

Gaspervich leads Wildcat women to win in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Northern Michigan University shot well and led wire to wire to hold off Ohio Dominican 63-47 in a college women's basketball game played on the road on Sunday.The Wildcats, who improved to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the GLIAC, shot 48 percent from the field (22 of 46), including ...

Wildcats earn 2-2 tie

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterMARQUETTE The Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats couldn't afford to get swept this weekend and they were able to avoid that scenario Saturday night.The Wildcats (8-6-4, 5-6-3 WCHA) fought Minnesota State to a 2-2 tie and picked up a much-needed point ...

NMU icers fall short

MARQUETTE After a long layoff, the Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats took to the ice Friday night against No.-3 ranked Minnesota State.The result was definitely not what the Wildcats wanted.NMU was heavily outshot the entire game and didn't have an answer for the high-powered ...

Women triumph; men suffer 2OT loss

TIFFIN, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University women's basketball team emerged from the holiday break with a 83-70 win over Tiffin in GLIAC action Friday.NMU (5-4, 3-2 GLIAC) placed three scorers in double digits. Senior Alyssa Colla scored 26 points, while Lauren Gruber and Courtney Lemon ...

Second half restart

MARQUETTE - It's been six series since the Northern Michigan University Wildcats swept an opponent, and it'll be difficult to pull it off this weekend.NMU (8-5-3, 5-5-2 WCHA) faces off against No. 3-ranked Minnesota State and the Mavericks roll into Marquette tied for the WCHA lead. The ...

Santorelli celebrates

Former Northern Michigan University hockey player Mike Santorelli celebrates the goal he scored for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a game at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. The Maple Leafs lost 6-4. (AP?photo)

NMU skiers complete 2-day national qualifier with wins

HOUGHTON - The Northern Michigan University nordic ski team captured the top spots in both the men's and women's classic distance races at the final day of competition at the Junior National Qualifier at Michigan Tech University in Houghton on Sunday.Wildcats sophomore Kristen Bourne won the ...

NMU-OTS wrestlers cop titles

MARQUETTE - A pair of Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site (NMU-OTS) Greco-Roman wrestlers claimed first place finishes Friday at the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup in Rochester, Minnesota.Kendrick Sanders and Anthonie Linares took top honors in their respective weight classes. In ...