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Third AD candidate, Johnson visits NMU

Brad Gicopoulos April 26, 2012

On Thursday, April 17, Sean Johnson was the final of three candidates to visit Northern Michigan University for the athletic director position. Johnson held an open forum for students and the community...

Diles second AD candidate to visit NMU

Brad Gicopoulos April 19, 2012

On Tuesday, April 17, David Diles was the second of three candidates to visit Northern Michigan University for the athletic director position. Diles held an open forum for students, athletes and the...

Reform NHL point system

Brad Gicopoulos April 5, 2012

Just because you have won a division in the NHL does not mean you’re a top team. The NHL needs to figure out a new point system where the best teams are atop the standings. The Western conference...

Alzaga earns All-American

Brad Gicopoulos March 22, 2012

The swimming and diving ’Cats hit the water for one last weekend as they competed at Nationals from Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 17 in Mansfield, Texas, placing 31st overall. Junior...

NHL, NBC fail with Hockey Day in America

Brad Gicopoulos February 23, 2012

Instead of showcasing the great game of hockey through nine hours of fast-paced action, Hockey Day in America turned into a network failure. The new NBC Sports Network that took the place of what was...

Concussions should not be overlooked

Brad Gicopoulos November 3, 2011

Taking a concussion lightly may be the worst thing a player can ever do. A concussion is a serious brain injury, and athletes with concussions should not play until completely cleared by doctors. Many...

Hasty hatred of Sid the Kid unjust

Brad Gicopoulos September 22, 2011

When you grow up in Canada, it’s absurd to think somebody wouldn’t like Sidney Crosby. At 24, he has won every elite hockey award including a Stanley Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal. To round out his...

Central Region meet a breeze for skiers

Brad Gicopoulos February 24, 2011

With one final stride to the finish line of the season, the NMU Nordic Skiing team just finished the NCAA Central Regionals. Both races were held Saturday due to high winds -cancelling Friday’s race. Head...

Nordic ski team tramples competition

Brad Gicopoulos February 3, 2011

The NMU Nordic skiing team is striving for the finish line of their season, and after completing the Central SuperTour last weekend, the team is preparing for the home stretch. The team had a great...

Skiiers finish first half of SuperTour

Brad Gicopoulos January 27, 2011

NMU Nordic skiing is in the midst of the Central SuperTour and just finished up the first half of a two-weekend meet. The team is working hard to prepare for the last stretch of races this year. Head...

Wrestlers fine-tune skills at workshop

Brad Gicopoulos January 20, 2011

While most people were at home putting on a few pounds over winter vacation, the United States Olympic Education Center women’s freestyle wrestling team was preparing for a vigorous schedule of tournaments...

Skiers take third at U.S. Nationals

Brad Gicopoulos January 13, 2011

As winter hits mid stride in the early weeks of the New Year, the NMU men’s and women’s ski teams are trying to find a stride of their own. After finishing the U.S. National Championships last week...

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