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NMU Sports

Hill no longer NMU men’s basketball assistant coach

Northern Michigan University men's basketball assistant coach William Hill has confirmed that he is longer with the program in an email sent from his NMU email account late this morning.In his response to a question about his status with the men's hoops program, he stated "I am no longer with ...

NMU icers prepare for No. 19 Duluth

MARQUETTE - Last year at this point in the season, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was preparing for a nonconference series against Penn State.This year, NMU is again playing out of the WCHA, this time against No. 19 Minnesota-Duluth. The series takes place Jan. 29-30, with the ...

NMU teams set to play

MARQUETTE - It will be a busy time for Northern Michigan University athletic teams this week.While the men's hockey team is off, the men's and women's basketball teams return to the Berry Events Center Thursday for games against Saginaw Valley State, the women at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.On ...

Knox-Leonard sets NMU records

MARQUETTE - Ryan Knox-Leonard set Northern Michigan University pool and school records in the men's 100-yard individual medley at the Wildcat intrasquad meet held Saturday at the PEIF pool.The reigning GLIAC swimming and diving athlete of the week clocked in at 52.84 seconds to claim the record ...

Double-double by Hodell leads NMU women

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - Taylor Hodell scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double to lead Northern Michigan University to a 79-64 victory at Ferris State on Saturday afternoon.Hodell, a 6-foot-4 freshman center, also blocked two shots while making all six of her ...

NMU men unable to dig out of early hole

By Journal Sports StaffBIG RAPIDS - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team couldn't dig itself out of a big hole early and lost 96-79 at Ferris State on Saturday afternoon.Though a Marcus Hall jumper gave the Wildcats a brief 2-0 lead, Northern found itself in a 17-4 deficit ...

Tough loss at home

By CRAIG REMSBURGSenior Sports WriterMARQUETTE - It was not the homecoming coach Walt Kyle and his Northern Michigan University hockey team were hoping for Friday night.Playing at the Berry Events Center for the first time since Dec. 12, the Wildcats dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to WCHA foe ...

Northern icers back home with momentum

MARQUETTE - Heading into last weekend's series at Minnesota State, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was hoping to build on its big win over Michigan State at the Great Lakes Invitational in Detroit.They did just that as they defeated the now No. 19 Mavericks 3-1 and ended a ...

GVSU takes out NMU men, 83-63

ALLENDALE - Despite having star guard Naba Echols back in the lineup, the Northern Michigan University men's basketball team couldn't overcome a large halftime deficit Thursday night and lost 83-63 at Grand Valley State.Down by 21 at the break, Northern (4-9, 2-7 GLIAC) made a brief run at the ...

Wildcat women clobbered, 70-30

ALLENDALE - Unable to get into an offensive flow, the Northern Michigan University women's basketball team fell to host and GLIAC foe Grand Valley State on Thursday, 70-30.Coach Troy Mattson's Wildcats, now 5-10 overall and 4-5 in the GLIAC, took a 5-0 lead highlighted by a Chloe Tompkins lay ...

Colla gains program entry

MARQUETTE - Former Northern Michigan University women's basketball standout Alyssa Colla has earned a spot in the 2016 class of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association "So You Want To Be A Coach" program.Colla will take part in the program at the WBCA National Convention in Indianapolis from ...

Top-notch NMU women face toughest foe this weekend

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University women's club hockey team came into this season with high goals and now it appears that they could achieve them.After making the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II national tournament last season, the Wildcats are the No. 1 team in the ...

NMU men hit road this weekend

MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team will hit the road to take on Grand Valley State at 8 p.m. today and Ferris State at 3 p.m. Saturday.Jordan Perez has started all 12 games this season for the Wildcats (4-8 overall, 2-6 GLIAC), posting a team-best 13.6 points and ...

Gaspervich, Hodell lead NMU

MARQUETTE - Coach Troy Mattson's Northern Michigan University women's basketball team will hit the road for its next two games.At 6 tonight, the Wildcats will meet Grand Valley State, then play at Ferris State at 1 p.m. Saturday.Bre Gaspervich will take a team-best 10.7 points per game scoring ...

GLIAC salutes NMU swimmer

MARQUETTE - Ryan Knox-Leonard of Northern Michigan University has been named the GLIAC Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week after his performance at a meet hosted by Wabash College.The league made the announcement Wednesday."Ryan had a great meet last weekend, winning both his ...

Shine’s goal not enough to keep Wildcats from falling back to .500

MANKATO, Minn. - Dominik Shine extended his goal streak to five games, but it was the only goal scored for Northern Michigan University as the Wildcats hockey team fell to No. 18 Minnesota State, 3-1, Saturday night.While NMU goaltender Mathias Israelsson made a career-high 40 saves, the ...

NMU skiers going to Worlds

MARQUETTE - A trio of Northern Michigan University cross country skiers will represent the U.S. at the 2016 World Under-23 Ski Championship in Romania.Adam Martin, Felicia Gesior and Kristen Bourne were selected for the team based on their performances at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 2-7

Nowick scores twice, NMU icers upset Mavs

MANKATO, Minn. - After picking up a big win over Michigan State at the GLI last week, the Northern Michigan University hockey team was hoping to use it as a springboard for the second half of the season.They got off to a good start Friday as the Wildcats upset No. 18 and WCHA leader Minnesota ...

NMU skiers have fun, success at U.S. Championships

HOUGHTON - Sometimes when a team is hot, it carries over from one group to the next within that team.On Thursday afternoon, Northern Michigan University opened its day at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships with a win in the junior men's 10-kilometer classic freestyle, and that set the ...