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Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 1, 2022
Mike Krzyzewski entered this season in his 42nd and final season as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils. He announced prior to the season in an unprecedented move that this will be his final season.
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Men’s Basketball changes the outlook of their season

Travis Nelson February 11, 2021

Things weren’t looking good for the NMU Men’s Basketball after a 70-60 home loss to Lake Superior State on Jan. 30. Northern had just lost its third straight game and averaged 52.3 points per game...

PRACTICE PAWS-E—Most NMU teams are currently in a pause of practices due to increased COVID-19 numbers on campus and in the community. However for Matt Majkrzak and the mens basketball team, the newly released schedule gives them hope. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Wildcat hoops await any, all upcoming challenges

Travis Nelson November 19, 2020

Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Marquette community, all NMU athletic teams not in the midst of preparing for competition in the month of November (exceptions are Hockey and Greco-Roman Wrestling)...

NMU student shoots basketball during game.

State of the program: NMU Men’s Basketball

Travis Nelson September 3, 2020

The rookie season for NMU Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Majkrzak was as up and down as it gets. After being projected to finish last and winning a couple of huge road games, the Wildcats slid into...

Photo by: Emma Case

Conference race heats up with one week remaining

Nate Bellville February 22, 2018

As the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tournament approaches, the Northern Michigan Men’s Basketball team will host the conference’s top two teams. The Wildcats dropped both...

Second-place battle looming for Wildcats

Second-place battle looming for Wildcats

Nate Bellville February 15, 2018

The Northern Michigan Men’s Basketball team split their last road trip of the season, winning 80-72 over the Northwood University Timberwolves last Thursday, and losing 92-66 to the Saginaw Valley State...

Senior guard Jordan Perez protects the basket in a previous home game this season. The Wildcats will play home at the Berry Events Center Thursday after playing their last five games on the road.
Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Wildcat shooters can’t complete comeback bid

Levi Erkkila February 1, 2018

The Northern Michigan Men’s Basketball team traveled to Houghton, Michigan, Sunday for a conference battle with rival Michigan Tech University, where the Wildcats lost 77-66. Tech jumped out to...

NMU Women split weekend games

Ryan Spitza January 25, 2018

The NMU Women’s Basketball team fell to Wayne State last weekend 64-50 before defeating Davenport 67-55 to split last weekend of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) matchups. The...

Guard Sam Taylor dribbles near halfcourt. This photo was taken from a previous home game. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Men’s basketball sweeps down-state roadtrip

Nate Bellville January 25, 2018

On the road with a three-game losing streak stretching from last weekend, the Northern Michigan Men’s Basketball team rebounded with a sweep at Wayne State University (83-74) and at Davenport University...

Sophomore guard Sam Taylor surveys the court during a past game against the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. Last season, Taylor played in all 26 games, started in 20 and totaled 726 minutes.
Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Men’s b-ball drops away game

Tyler Young January 18, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team dropped a pair of away contests last week, losing 78-60 on Thursday, Jan. 11 to Lake Superior State and 74-71 on Saturday, Jan. 13 to Ferris State. Thursday’s...

 Neil Flavin: In a game from last season, junior guard Darby Youngstrom lines up, and releases a shot from the charity stripe.   Last season, Youngstrom started all 29 games, totaling 885 minutes played.

Women’s b-ball starts GLIAC

Nate Bellville November 30, 2017

Northern Michigan’s Women’s Basketball team concluded their season-opening seven road game trek with a 63-55 comeback win over the Bellarmine University Knights, but lost 59-49 to the University of...

Photo by Neil Flavin: Junior guard Naba Echols drives toward the hoop, attempting to make a shot past three St. Norbert players in an earlier season. Echols was named to last year’s all-GLIAC second team. He also started all 26 games, averaging a team high of 33.3 minutes per game.

Men’s Basketball set to start GLIAC play

Levi Erkkila November 30, 2017

Northern’s Men’s Basketball team fell short in the championship game of the Gary Miller Classic this past weekend in Erie, Pennsylvania.  NMU put their hard hats on over the weekend, playing in two...

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