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Calumet area named Hockeyville USA, granted money for arena

Calumet area named Hockeyville USA, granted money for arena

Levi Erkkila April 4, 2019

On March 31, the passionate hockey community in and around the Calumet area earned the title of Hockeyville USA, sponsored by Kraft Hockeyville. The countless dedicated fans and volunteers of the small...

Members of the NMU Women’s Basketball team celebrate a field goal during its first-round matchup against Ashland University.

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Basketball avenges GLIAC Championship loss

Levi Erkkila March 21, 2019

The Northern Michigan Women’s Basketball team finished its season this past weekend in the NCAA tournament. In the first round of the tournament, the Wildcats defeated the Ashland University Eagles (AU)...

The NMU Women’s Basketball team huddles at center court.

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Bring on the Eagles

Levi Erkkila March 13, 2019

Over spring break, the Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team competed in the GLIAC conference tournament. In the Quarterfinals on Tuesday, NMU beat the Ferris State University Bulldogs...

Advantage ’Cats in feline fight

Levi Erkkila February 28, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team hit the road this past weekend for a pair of GLIAC match-ups. On Thursday, the Wildcats took on the No. 11 Grand Valley State University (GVSU)...

Playoff basketball returning

Levi Erkkila February 21, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team hit the road last weekend for two GLIAC matchups with the Ferris State University (FSU) Bulldogs and the Lake Superior State University (LSSU)...

One last victory at home

Levi Erkkila February 13, 2019

In the final home games of the regular season, the Northern Michigan Women’s Basketball team recorded a weekend sweep. The Wildcats defeated the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals (SVSU) Thursday...

Sophomore guard/forward Lexi Smith dribbles down the lane in a previous home matchup against Michigan Tech University. Smith has appeared in each of the 21 games played this season.
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Rebound win against the Pride

Levi Erkkila February 7, 2019

The Northern Michigan Women’s Basketball team hit the road this past weekend for a pair of GLIAC contents with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (UWP) Rangers and the Purdue University Northwest (PNW)...

Junior forward/center Jessica Schultz dribbles low in the paint while senior guard Tess Weatherly stands ready.

Pesky Huskies nip ’Cats

Levi Erkkila January 30, 2019

The Northern Michigan Women’s Basketball team hosted U.P. rival the Michigan Technological University (MTU) Huskies this past Saturday. Despite a late comeback attempt, the Wildcats fell short in a 55-53...

NMU players on the bench jump up in excitement after converting a key basket against Davenport University.
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Women ’hoopers slide into first place in GLIAC

Levi Erkkila January 24, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team swept a pair of home games this past weekend. A strong second half in Thursday’s game against the Davenport University (DU) Panthers propelled...

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Darby Youngstrom drives to the basket in Northern’s recent victory over Ferris State University. For the sixth time this season, and fourth time in GLIAC play, NMU women’s basketball held their opponent under 50 points on their way to defeating Ferris State University 53-42.

’Cats climb division ranks

Levi Erkkila January 17, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team jumped to the top of the GLIAC North Division over winter break. The ’Cats won six out of eight games over that span. A conference record of...


Sophomore forward Lexi Smith rises up for a shot last season at home against Wayne State University.
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Women’s basketball soars

Levi Erkkila December 6, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team opened their GLIAC play this past weekend with match-ups against the Northwood University (NU) Timberwolves and the Saginaw Valley State University...

Room for improvement following tourney

Room for improvement following tourney

Levi Erkkila November 29, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team traveled to St. Paul Minnesota this past weekend to participate in the Radisson Hotel Classic. In a close game with the Concordia-St. Paul...

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