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Wildcat football springs into action

Drew Kochanny April 22, 2010

A new year and breed of NMU football began Saturday, April 17, in the Superior Dome during the annual NMU spring game. It may be until next fall, however, until we see what that new style of football may...

How Northern decides what we play

Drew Kochanny April 22, 2010

Nothing brings a college institution or community together more so than athletics and sporting events, and which sporting events a college chooses to take part in becomes the grey area where questions...

Secret to NFL success found in linemen

Drew Kochanny April 15, 2010

The game of football is said to be a game of inches. Inches can mean the difference between in bounds and out of bounds, a first down and a turnover, and scoring a winning touchdown or missing it by a...

Coach Dean Ellis retires after 24 years

Drew Kochanny April 8, 2010

Northern Michigan men’s basketball coach Dean Ellis has called it quits as head man of the program. Ellis stepped down Tuesday, April 6 after spending 30 years in the program – 24 as the head coach. The...

Spring ’ball under way at MSU & UofM

Drew Kochanny April 8, 2010

In 2009, Michigan and Michigan State football went through what I would call a stage of rebuilding. Neither team walked away from the season being able to call it a successful year. MSU, despite making...

Graduates should plan for the future

Drew Kochanny April 8, 2010

I probably don’t need to tell anyone how bad the job market is, but I’m going to anyway. It’s so bad right now that those of us graduating in May, myself included, may want to head to Mexico, South...

Wildcat football gets defensive for 2010

Drew Kochanny March 25, 2010

The first 2010 game for the NMU football team won’t kick off until 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 2, when the team will travel to Minnesota State University-Mankato. Practice makes perfect, however as the team...

Nordic ski teams excel at Nationals

Drew Kochanny March 18, 2010

The Northern Michigan nordic ski team concluded its season Saturday, March 13, at the NCAA National Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Three members each from the women’s and men’s teams competed...

Dr. Drew cures your March Madness

Drew Kochanny March 11, 2010

There aren’t many sporting events each year that garner the attention of nearly the entire country. The Super Bowl brings in the highest ratings of any TV event, but it’s just one day. The World Series...

Basketball seniors bid farewell to NMU

Drew Kochanny March 11, 2010

The 2009-10 men’s basketball season came to an end Saturday, Feb. 27 with a home loss to Lake Superior State University, 79-83. The team finished out the season with an 11-15 record, including an 8-14...

Men’s basketball set to honor seniors

Drew Kochanny February 25, 2010

The Northern Michigan men’s basketball team was unable to walk away victorious over the weekend, losing to Hillsdale 59-81 Thursday, Feb. 18, then Saturday, Feb. 20 to Findlay 56-75. Against Hillsdale...

NFC North prepares for 2010 combine

Drew Kochanny February 25, 2010

It may be the offseason for football, but things are just starting to heat up as far as far as the NFL goes, because in multi-million dollar sports franchises, there is no offseason. One event above all...

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