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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...

GETTING BACK ON TRACK—NMU forward Andre Ghantous carves through the Bemidji State with a goal on Saturday, Oct. 23. After losses to highly ranked opponents, both the Wildcat hockey and football teams try to find wins this weekend.

Hockey and football both fall to highly-ranked conference opponents

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The schedule wasn’t very kind to Northern Michigan University athletics this past weekend, as hockey dropped both games on Friday and Saturday night on the road to No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato, and...

CARDIAC CATS—NMU quarterback Drake Davis pitches the ball while being tackled to wide receiver Tyquan Cox during Saturdays 28-24 loss to Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Football’s upset bid comes up short against #8 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

Knocking off the eighth-ranked Grand Valley State Lakers (6-1, 3-1 GLIAC) was going to be a tall task for the Northern Michigan University football team (3-5, 1-3 GLIAC), but the Wildcats gave GVSU a run...

HOMECOMING VICTORS—NMU running back DJ Stewart gets mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning 50-yard touchdown. The Cats scored 26 unanswered points to capture a 26-19 win over Wayne State on Saturday afternoon. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat football completes dramatic comeback for 26-19 homecoming win

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 4, 2021

With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, the NMU football team appeared to be in a world of hurt trailing 19-0 to Wayne State on Saturday afternoon. In the final 20 minutes of the game,...

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...

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