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WINNER, WINNER—NMU wide receiver Wyatt Davis lines up on the outside during Saturdays 20-14 win over Davenport. NMU is now 2-1, and will begin conference play next weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat Football cleans up execution to defeat Davenport

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 21, 2021

The NMU Football team rebounded after last week’s disappointing result with a 20-14 victory over GLIAC foe Davenport on Saturday afternoon.  The three-headed offensive trio of quarterback Drake Davis,...

MANY MISCUES—Sophomore running back Tyshon King dives to attempt and catch a pass thrown by sophomore quarterback Drake Davis in NMUs 28-10 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat football loses to Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

Playing the 11th-ranked team in all of Division III is already difficult enough of a task, but self-inflicted mistakes got in the way of the NMU Football team on Saturday afternoon in a 28-10 home loss...

TRAINING CAMP TIME—Quarterback Drake Davis throws a screen pass to tight end Jake Witt at practice on Thursday, Aug. 19. The Wildcats are two weeks out from the season opener against McKendree in what promises to be an important year for the Cats. Travis Nelson/NW

“Critical” year underway for ‘Cats football

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 26, 2021

Heading into his fourth season as the head coach of NMU Football, Kyle Nystrom knows how important this year is for the Wildcats. After going 5-26 in his three years and an entire year off last year due...

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Opinion—A Super Bowl game we never thought would happen, not just the match-up

Travis Nelson February 4, 2021

Super Bowl 55 this Sunday will be an epic clash between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is the first ever team to host the Super Bowl at its home venue, Tom Brady tries to get his seventh championship,...

YA LIKE SWAG—When the ROTC cadets and instructors run the last mile into the Tech stadium for the rival football game on Saturday, Oct. 12, they will be wearing their respective Battalion shirts. 
Maggie Duly/NW

ROTC runs game ball to Mich. Tech

Maggie Duly October 10, 2019

The NMU vs. Michigan Technological University game is a special occasion in U.P. college football, so special that the two schools Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs are working together...

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 courtesy of NMU archives: A younger Buck Nystrom glares out onto the field during the 1975 Wildcat football season. That year’s team defeated the now Division I  teams Central Michigan and Boise State.

Buck is back

Trevor Drew November 9, 2017

From new uniforms that sport the updated athletics logo to the several incoming freshmen that fill the roster and the unveiling of brand new Wildcat Willy, Northern Michigan fans may have noticed many...

Football extends their losing streak to five games after GVSU game

Football extends their losing streak to five games after GVSU game

Trevor Drew November 2, 2017

The Northern Michigan Football team notched their fifth consecutive loss of the season against the No. 13 ranked Grand Valley State University Lakers at their home turf in Allendale, Michigan last Saturday. Despite...

Photo by Neil Flavin: Freshman defensive back Deantae Young tackles an SVSU receiver as sophomore defensive back Troy Mayon prepares to back him up. The Wildcats netted zero rushing yards against the Cardinals.

Saginaw Valley overcomes Wildcats 20-12

Von Lanier October 26, 2017

With only three games left in the season, the NMU Wildcats look to earn their second win after this weekend’s loss to the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. The Cardinals halted the Wildcat’s...

Wildcats edged by Tiffin

Wildcats edged by Tiffin

Von Lanier October 19, 2017

The Wildcats failed to pounce the Tiffin Dragons in Saturday’s game at the Frost Kalnow stadium in Ohio, despite junior running back Jake Mayon’s third game of the season with 200 rushing yards. It...

Photo by Neil Flavin: Junior running back Jake Mayon caps-off the first quarter of the Wildcats game against Davenport.

NMU drops Miner’s Cup: Michigan Tech takes 13th victory in the last 16 years

Trevor Drew October 5, 2017

After shooting out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter of the 2017 Miner’s Cup, it looked as though the Wildcats might actually snap their 7-year losing streak against their rival, the Michigan Tech...

Wildcats kick off at Dome in spring game: Football team concludes season with match against each other

William Burns April 25, 2013

The Northern Michigan University football team held its annual spring game on Saturday, April 20 at the Superior Dome, playing a game that brought fans and community members together to allow the Wildcats...

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