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Opinion—Erickson termination leaves NMU with unprecedented uncertainty

Opinion—Erickson termination leaves NMU with unprecedented uncertainty

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 7, 2021
I really thought that the past two years couldn’t be touched in terms of the level of chaos at NMU. However, topping even a global pandemic, right now we’re left without a permanent president or a union contract.
SOCCER SHOWDOWN—Graduate forward Emanuele Ancione celebrates his goal during NMUs 2-1 overtime loss to UW-Parkside on April 18. NMU looks to rebound in the GLIAC Tournament, where the Wildcats will face Davenport in the programs first ever postseason home game. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Men’s Soccer hosts first ever GLIAC Tournament game against Davenport

Travis Nelson April 22, 2021

This weekend will mark history for the NMU Men’s Soccer team when it hosts its first-ever GLIAC Tournament game against Davenport University in the quarterfinals. Northern (4-3) rode a four-match...

FINISHING STRONG—Sophomore midfielder Jessica Daniels looks to score against Concordia St. Paul inside of the Superior Dome earlier this season. The Wildcats will on the road this weekend when they face Davenport at DU Turf Field on Friday, April 23 and Sunday, April 25. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Lacrosse closes out regular season with trip to Davenport

Travis Nelson April 20, 2021

Things did not go as planned for the NMU Lacrosse team this past weekend when they were swept by Grand Valley State University in the final two home games of the season. Now as the regular season comes...

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Lacrosse hosts Grand Valley State in series of unbeaten GLIAC foes

Travis Nelson April 16, 2021

It has been a historic season for many reasons for the NMU Lacrosse team, and they look to stay unbeaten in GLIAC play this season (4-0) when they host 3-0 Grand Valley State University this weekend.  This...

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Opinion—Volleyball’s historic run didn’t have to end when it did

Travis Nelson April 15, 2021

The pandemic has caused a lot of grief for a lot of people, there’s no doubting that. In the sports world, many events and games have been canceled over this past year. There was nothing anybody could...

SPRING MEANS GOLF SEASON—The NMU Mens and Womens Golf teams teed it up in the Walsh Invitational this past weekend. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Both NMU golf teams rack up sixth place finishes in Walsh Invitational

Travis Nelson April 13, 2021

The NMU Men’s and Women’s Golf teams traveled down to Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio for the Walsh Invitational this past weekend. In the events hosted by Walsh University, the men came in...

Nordic skiing head coach Sten Fjeldheim retires after 35 years

Nordic skiing head coach Sten Fjeldheim retires after 35 years

Travis Nelson April 8, 2021

After nearly four decades of sustained coaching success at NMU, Nordic Skiing Head Coach Sten Fjeldheim is calling it a career. Fjeldheim spent 35 years coaching at Northern not just with skiing, but...

STACKING UP WINS—NMU attacks on offense against Ashland back on Sunday, March 21. The Wildcats have won three straight matches, and have momentum heading into a rivalry showdown with Northwood. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Men’s soccer looks to extend three-match win streak against Northwood

Travis Nelson April 6, 2021

After starting the season with two straight losses, the NMU Men’s Soccer team is beginning to find its stride with three straight victories. Northern (3-2) comes off of two consecutive road shutouts...

CATS FINISH AS RUNNER UP—NMU sophomore defenseman Michael Van Unen attempts to skate away from an LSSU Laker during Saturdays WCHA Championship game. The Wildcats lost 6-3, ending their with an 11-17-1 record. Northern defeated two high-quality opponents in Bowling Green and Mankato to reach the finals, but the Cats came up short. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Hockey’s heroic late season rally falls flat in WCHA Championship game

Travis Nelson March 26, 2021

The NMU Hockey team was dead in the water just two months ago with a 2-10 record. Things weren't looking good for the Wildcats, and the season was all but over. However, Northern turned the ship around...

CANT STOP, WONT STOP—The NMU Volleyball team huddles up during an earlier game this season at home. The Wildcats are together more than ever, extending their win streak up to nine straight matches. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball extends win streak with sweep of Lake Superior State

Travis Nelson March 24, 2021

The NMU Volleyball team found itself in the AVCA top 25 rankings last week at No. 24. Northern will most likely be moving up in this week’s poll after sweeping Lake Superior State University to make...

WCHA SEMIFINAL TRIP—NMU scored two goals against Michigan Tech back on Feb. 27, and the Wildcats had no trouble scoring this past weekend against Bowling Green. Now with Minnesota State awaiting them in the WCHA Tournament Semifinals, a similar performance would do the Cats wonders. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ Hockey rides momentum into WCHA Semifinal game with No. 3 Mankato

Travis Nelson March 19, 2021

The NMU Hockey team is on a surge late in the season, and that surge will run right into the third-ranked team in the country, Minnesota State-Mankato University. Northern comes off of a big series...

CONFIDENT CATS—The NMU Hockey goes for the puck in a Feb. 27 game against Michigan Tech. The Wildcats have played much better as of late, and are a confident bunch after defeating Bowling Green in the first round of the WCHA Tournament. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey’s confidence growing after first round win at Bowling Green

Travis Nelson March 19, 2021

The sixth-seeded NMU Hockey team entered the first round of the WCHA Tournament with a slim chance to defeat third-seeded host Bowling Green State University. But against the odds, the Wildcats took two...

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