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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...

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...

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