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PHOTO OP — Boynton (back, third from left) poses with his swim and dive teammates. Photo courtesy of Logan Boynton

Resilience and determination in the deep end

Katarina Rothhorn April 11, 2024

Despite having asthma and being attached to his inhaler for most of his childhood, Logan Boynton has always been an athlete. He was on the football team, competed in track and field, played in the marching...

GOING DARK — The NMU eSports lab in the basement of Harden Hall may be permanently shut down. The team was told they had to shut down operations on Thursday due to lack of financial revenue.

Athletic administration terminates eSports team

In 2020, NMU opened its eSports lab in the basement of Harden Hall outfitted with 30 gaming PCs and monitors, 13 Nintendo Switches and other gaming accessories. The goal was to create a thriving eSports...

Athletes at all levels, whether students or Olympians, struggle with their wellbeing just like everyone else.

Editorial—Athletes and mental health: even our heroes are human

North Wind Staff August 26, 2021
We view athletes as heroes and idols, even statues representing our values as a collective. And perhaps that goes for anyone in the spotlight: we see them on a pedestal and forget they are just people. But they still have a life. They’re not invincible; they do the same things everyone else does. 
REACHING FOR EQUALITY—Haley Wickstrom, a women’s volleyball team player showcases her skills in a 2019 exhibition match against Glen Oaks Community College.

Women’s athletics celebrates 50 years

Elliot Hiselma October 30, 2019

Women have been dominating sports from basketball courts,  soccer fields, to setting new swimming records, and 2019 marks the celebration of 50 years of women’s sports at NMU.  The official...


North Wind Staff January 19, 2018

Eighty Northern Michigan University student-athletes were named to the 2017 GLIAC and All-Academic Excellence teams. The football team led the varsity programs with 23 total honorees. They were followed...

Photo by Emma Case: Senior setter Jami Hogeboom serves the ball against the Northwood Timberwolves. Hogeboom has accumulated 47 kills this season and her career total stands at 157.

’Cats set to host GLIAC semi-finals

Ryan Spitza November 16, 2017

After earning the second seed in the GLIAC Tournament with wins over then-No. 17 Ferris State and Northwood last weekend, the NMU Volleyball team opened tournament play with a 3-1 victory over seventh-seeded...

Football ends season with loss against the Northwood Timberwolves

Football ends season with loss against the Northwood Timberwolves

Tyler Young November 16, 2017

The NMU Football team closed out their season on Saturday, falling 24-21 to the Northwood Timberwolves on NMU’s Senior Day. The game was a close one, with the winning score coming in the final minute...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: On Saturday’s game against Michigan Tech, senior forward and captain Robbie Payne makes a cut towards the puck and prepares to go to the net. Payne currently has nine goals this season.

Hockey splits with Tech

Trevor Drew November 16, 2017

The Wildcats bounced back from a 4-1 loss the night before to blow out the Michigan Tech Huskies 4-0 in front of a 4,260 home crowd in their second game of the rival series, Saturday,  Nov. 11. “That’s...

Swim teams claim victory

Swim teams claim victory

Benny Garbacz November 16, 2017

The Wildcat Swim teams emerged victorious against University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Nov. 11 with the men taking a score of 177-120 and the women taking a score of 188-90. The men’s team won...

Men’s basketball is 2-0

Men’s basketball is 2-0

Levi Erkkila November 16, 2017

For the first time since the 2008-09 season, Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball got off to a 2-0 start, getting victories at the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge against Lewis University and University...

Women’s b-ball takes split

Women’s b-ball takes split

Nate Bellville November 16, 2017

A weekend split in the GLIAC/GVC tournament earned the Northern Michigan Women’s Basketball team a respectable start to the season as they defeated the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds 59-53, but...

Photo by Neil Flavin: Sophomore guard Ian Hodges gets past a St. Norbert player in Saturday’s game and goes in for an easy layup off a fast break.

Men’s basketball starts season with wins

Von Lanier November 2, 2017

The NMU Men’s Basketball team dominated both of their home exhibition games this past weekend, defeating St. Norbert College 73-58 on Saturday afternoon and then following up on Sunday with a 107-68...

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