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CLOSING TIME — NMU Wildcats football is nearing the end of the season looking for a win.

Football falls to Wayne State as season runs down

Lily Gouin November 3, 2023

The NMU men's football team lost to Wayne State at home this weekend 41-17. The team has yet to win a game as this season comes to an end within the next few weeks.  Coming off of the first half, the...

LOOKING FOR A WIN — NMUs football team has not won a single game this semester and only has three games left to secure a win.

Football falls short at home as season winds down

Lily Gouin October 26, 2023

NMU hosted Grand Valley on Saturday, falling 14 to 73. With only three games left in the season, the 'Cats are looking for that first win of the season.  “[It is important] to get our young guys...

The Story of Jake Witt

Melissa Santure and Andrew Hoover July 14, 2023

Jake Witt, former NMU football player is heading off to the 2023 NFL draft. 31/32 teams have already been in contact with Witt. Story produced by students Melissa Santure and Andrew Hoover in Dwight Brady's...

UP NEXT — NMU will be facing another top 25 opponent this weekend Nov. 5 and will be looking to steal a win against the SVST Cardinals for Senior Day. NMU will be honoring 15 players on Saturday.

Football: NMU, SVST face off for Senior Day

Chris Anderson November 4, 2022

The second half of the season has proven to be a major challenge for NMU's men's football team as they have now lost the last four games. The past four weeks NMU has faced off against three teams that...

PREPERATION - NMU will be facing defending champ Ferris St. this weekend in the dome. The offence will look to get back on track after scoring 10 total points over the last 2 weeks.

NMU Football falls to No.1 Grand Valley State 56-3

Lily Gouin, Assistant Sports Editor October 31, 2022

“I feel you have to go to a place where you feel like you're fighting a Death Star,” Head Coach Kyle Nystrom said about playing football on Oct. 22 against Grand Valley State University. "You've got...

GOAL LINE - The Cats fell short in the 21-7 loss at Michigan Tech. The touchdown came from a two-yard rush by Tyshon King, which was his fifth of the season.

Football: NMU on the road at No.1 Grand Valley

Chris Anderson October 21, 2022

NMU was hoping to bring home the Miner’s Cup this year as they traveled to Houghton to face off against the Huskies this past Saturday, Oct. 15. They fell short as Michigan Tech put together a 21-7 win...

HEARTBREAKER - The Cats lost to Davenport 27-24 in overtime. This is the second game lost in OT this season for the Cats.

Football: Wildcats hope to bounce back against U.P. rival MTU

Chris Anderson October 13, 2022

After NMU Football finally built on the momentum they had created, putting together a three-game win streak, the Cats lost a 24-27 heartbreaker in overtime against No. 6 Davenport. The Wildcats put together...

RECEPTION - NMU receiving core practices their route running. 8 different Wildcats caught passes from QB Z. Keen against Wayne State in the 37-30 win.

Football: NMU, Davenport rematch in the Dome

Chris Anderson October 7, 2022

The Wildcat offense showed up last weekend against Wayne State as they were able to put up 443 yards along with zero turnovers in the 37-30 win. NMU quarterback Zack Keen was 23 of 29 with 297 yards and...

INTERCEPTED - CB Tavion McCarthy celebrates with a teammate after he intercepted Post University QB Broghean McGovern in the second quarter.  NMU beat Post in their homecoming game with a score of 42-12.

NMU Football shows up for homecoming, destroying Post University 42-14

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 24, 2022

After coming off of a loss to Davenport last weekend, the Wildcats football team put together a complete game in order to beat Post University 42-14. NMU cornerback Tavion McCarthy set the tone early in...

SPRING CLEANING—Running back Tyshon King carries the ball against the Wildcats defense in white during the spring game on Saturday. The offense and King had a productive day. Travis Nelson/NW

Football gears up for 2022 season with spring game

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

The Northern Michigan University football team divided in half on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd to scrimmage in their spring game to cap off spring practice. The offense wore green, while the...

DREAM CHASERS—Brady Hanson, Dustin Brancheau, Payton Muljo and Michigan Techs Nate LaJoie pose after completing drills at the NFL pro day hosted by Saginaw Valley State last week. Photo courtesy of Payton Muljo

Football’s Payton Muljo, Brady Hanson participate in NFL pro day

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

Football players ending their career at the college level is very common, but it is the dream of most to make it to the National Football League (NFL) ranks someday. For Northern Michigan University football...

GOING OUT ON TOP—NMU quarterback Zach Keen rolls out of the pocket to make a throw during Saturdays win over Northwood. Despite being shorthanded and trailing early, the Cats closed the season out strong. Travis Nelson/NW.

Football closes season with victory over Northwood

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 17, 2021

The rollercoaster season for the Northern Michigan University football team came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats earned a 34-26 senior day victory over Northwood. Things were never...

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