NMU Sports

Second half surge lifts NMU women

By Journal Sports StaffMARQUETTE Northern Michigan University outscored Northwood 36-19 in the second half en route to a 63-50 women's basketball victory in GLIAC play. The Wildcats (12-6, 10-4 GLIAC) shot 22-of-45 (.489) from the field in the contest, while holding Northwood to 17-of-59 ...

Northern wins in OT

MARQUETTE It took a long time, but the Northern Michigan University hockey Wildcats were able to get four points out of a weekend again.Wildcats right winger Sami Salminen tipped a shot past Alaska-Anchorage goalie Olivier Mantha in overtime to give NMU a 3-2 win over the Seawolves Saturday at ...

Victory may prove costly

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's hockey Wildcats may have paid a big price for a 5-3 WCHA win over visiting Alaska-Anchorage on Friday night.Starting sophomore goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom was helped off the Berry Events Center ice just two minutes into the game following a player ...

Familiar U.P. foes

MARQUETTE - Familiarity bred a close, competitive women's basketball game at the Berry Events Center on Thursday night.On paper, Northern Michigan University looked like a decided favorite against Lake Superior State. The Wildcats entered the game in third place in the grueling GLIAC North ...

Mattison not enough to offset turnovers as NMU men lose, 60-48

MARQUETTE - Chavis Mattison's 20 points and 10 rebounds and a four-point halftime lead weren't enough to get the Northern Michigan University men a victory on Thursday night.Lake Superior State came back in the second half to run off with a 60-48 basketball victory and improve to 16-3 overall ...

Hunting for Seawolves

MARQUETTE - The coach has gotten his whistle back.After being placed on administrative leave last week, Northern Michigan University head coach Walt Kyle will be back on the bench with the Wildcats hockey team this weekend.Kyle is happy to be back in charge and said it was hard to be away from ...

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 ...