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Head Coach Kyle Nystrom talks to his team after a hard-hitting day of practice.

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Football team returns to action in spring game

Nate Bellville April 25, 2019

Significant changes were on display for the Northern Michigan University Football team as it hosted its annual Spring Football Scrimmage last Saturday, with Team Green (offense) defeating Team Gold (defense)...

During her time at NMU, senior defenseman Tori Aidif (front) treasured many experiences with her team.

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Senior laxer reflects on development of team

Nate Bellville April 18, 2019

A few years ago, the Northern Michigan University Athletic Department decided to adopt two more sports teams for its sports brochure. The two teams were women’s lacrosse and men’s soccer. The idea...

Senior Renars Bundzis knows the rewards of cooperating in a family environment to achieve an ultimate goal.

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Swimmer empowered through family

Nate Bellville March 28, 2019

Life in college can be difficult for a student-athlete to manage, such as studying for exams and participating in practices, conditioning exercises and games. However, senior backstroke swimmer Renars...

Junior guard Sam Taylor’s court-vision psyches out two Purdue-Northwest University defenders in a previous matchup this season. Taylor is expected to return next season as a lead point guard.

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Seniors highlight special season

Nate Bellville March 20, 2019

Although the season for the Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team came to a halt in the GLIAC Tournament, it brought some highlights from its most accomplished season in a decade. NMU...

Life in design: the unison of two passions

Life in design: the unison of two passions

Nate Bellville March 14, 2019

NMU graphic design student speaks on how sports and art shape his career On certain days, a man in a winter hat enters the Northern Michigan University’s Art and Design Building’s lighted studio...

Senior guard/forward Isaiah Johnson drives down the lane aggressively in a matchup against Michigan Tech University earlier in the season.

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Decades-best season comes to a sudden halt

Nate Bellville March 13, 2019

A promising season filled with championship ambitions for the Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team came to a close in the GLIAC Tournament as they lost 88-77 to the No.8 ranked Davenport...

NMU senior guard Naba Echols rises up for a layup against Lake Superior State in a previous matchup earlier this season.

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NMU splash brothers slip on the road

Nate Bellville February 28, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team was unable to secure a home playoff game as it lost both of last weekend’s games to the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Lakers 85-62 and...

Redshirt-freshman forward/center Troy Summers rises up for a shot at against the Lake Superior State Lakers earlier this season. Summers scored 14 points and collected four rebounds in the game.

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Wildcat men sink the Lakers

Nate Bellville February 21, 2019

For a second consecutive season, the Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team clinched a berth in the GLIAC Quarterfinal Tournament as they fought to a road split last weekend, losing to the...

Senior guard Naba Echols made an impactful final impression on his last days on the Berry Events Center court. Echols recorded over 20 points in his final two games as the ’Cats won both matchups. 
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Men’s hoopers fight for playoffs

Nate Bellville February 13, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team celebrated Senior Weekend with a homestand sweep and earned their 10th home win of the season as they topped the Saginaw Valley State University...

In an earlier season matchup against Michigan Tech University, sophomore guard Alec Fruin looks to make a play while junior guard Marcus Matelski trails behind.
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Middle of the pack ’Cats looking for playoff push

Nate Bellville February 7, 2019

As the GLIAC playoff race heats up, the Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team battled to a road split as they lost to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers in overtime 71-65, but...

Junior guard Sam Taylor drives the lane against a Michigan Tech University defender in a 63-59 win.
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Conference race heats up

Nate Bellville January 30, 2019

Once the Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team fell behind by 12 with 12 minutes remaining in the first half against their rivals, the Michigan Tech University Huskies last Saturday, they...

Senior guard Naba Echols drives the ball into the paint against Grand Valley State University. Echols led the Wildcats in scoring with 26 points while also grabbing eight rebounds.
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Six-game skid snapped

Nate Bellville January 24, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Men’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak and earned a conference weekend home sweep as they beat the Davenport University (DU) Panthers 77-63 and the Grand...

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