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TOUGH BLOW—NMU quarterback Drake Davis drops back to pass during Saturdays 21-14 loss to Michigan Tech. The Wildcats have now lost 11 straight meetings against the Huskies dating back to 2010. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Wildcats’ football loses 11th straight Miner’s Cup in heartbreaker to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 18, 2021

It seems whenever Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech lock horns on the football field, the Wildcats find a new way to fall short. The same can be said for this year’s edition of the U.P. rivalry, as...

WRAPPING UP THE WEEKEND—The NMU football team celebrates on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of its game against Wayne State on Saturday, Oct. 2. However, the Cats football team fell on the road to Davenport 18-13 to drop to 1-1 in conference play. Travis Nelson/NW

Weekend recap: women’s soccer dominates, football falls to Davenport

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 13, 2021

It was an up and down weekend as a whole for NMU Athletics, with teams coming up big and falling short. The women’s soccer team went undefeated with two impressive wins over UW-Parkside and Purdue Northwest...

HOME SWEET HOME— The NMU Volleyball team huddles up after scoring a point while the bench celebrates behind them. A few of NMUs sports teams had an eventful weekend at home for homecoming. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Wildcats’ homecoming recap: Volleyball earns split, swim and dive breaks three pool records

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Homecoming at Northern Michigan University is always sure to bring out the best and most prideful performances from our athletes. The student attendance is high and the spirit that the fans give is tangible....

AVENGING LOSSES—NMU freshman midfielder Dominik Vyleta goes to kick the ball during the Wildcats 1-0 win over Purdue Northwest on Friday, Sept. 24. NMU now shifts it focus to a road match with UW-Parkside on Sunday after losing two matches last weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

Men’s Soccer looks to move past last weekend’s struggles

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

The NMU Men’s Soccer team comes off of a tough weekend on the road, falling in both matches this past weekend against Upper Iowa and St. Cloud State. The ‘Cats (1-6-2, 1-4-1 GLIAC) are now on a...

FIRST OF MANY—NMU defender Noah Eklund possesses the ball for the Wildcats during Fridays 1-0 win over Purdue Northwest. The Cats return to action at home against Davenport at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU Men’s Soccer gets first win of season over Purdue Northwest

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 27, 2021

The NMU Men’s Soccer team picked its first win of the season in a tight 1-0 home win over Purdue Northwest on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats (1-3-2, 1-1-1 GLIAC) got off to a hot start with several...

ROARING RESPONSE—Freshman middle blocker Olivia Webber attempts a spike against Davenport on Sunday, Sept. 19. NMU looks for a response this weekend on the road against Northwood and Lake Superior State. Brendan Sullivan/NW

‘Cats volleyball looks to bounce back after tough home weekend

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The NMU Volleyball team played its first conference matches of the season at home this past weekend, defeating Ferris State University (3-1) on Friday, and falling to Grand Valley State University (3-0)...

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,...

TOUGH OPENER—NMU senior defender Rachael Erste throws the ball in for the Wildcats in Fridays 4-0 loss to Grand Valley State. GVSU is the second-ranked team nationally in Division II, which is a tough way for the Cats to start conference action. Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s Soccer falls at home 4-0 to #2 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

After battling the second-ranked team in the country for nearly the entire first half, the Wildcats came up short 4-0 against Grand Valley State University at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. It...

PUSHING FORWARD—Freshman setter Caylie Barlage celebrates a point for NMU last weekend in the Indianapolis Tournament. She had a lot more playing time than expected due to the injury of junior setter Lauren Van Remortel. The Cats look to have everyone healthy for the three upcoming home GLIAC matches. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball begins conference play with three home matches

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

It was a challenging beginning to the start of the season for the NMU Volleyball team, starting 3-5 in the non-conference after playing in two competitive tournaments.  Five losses seem like a lot...

WILDCATS WIN SEASON OPENER—NMU Womens Soccer sophomore midfielder Brooke Pietila goes to kick the ball during NMUs 3-0 shutout victory over St. Cloud State on Thursday afternoon.Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s Soccer shuts out St. Cloud State for season opening win

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 6, 2021

The NMU Women’s Soccer team started off its season with a 3-0 victory on its home field over St. Cloud State University in the season opener on Thursday afternoon. Northern (1-0) got to a lightning-fast...

POLLS ARE OUT—The NMU Volleyball team celebrates winning the GLIAC Tournament title after defeating Michigan Tech back in April. Despite this result, and many contributors coming back, the Wildcats are projected to finish behind MTU in the GLIAC North Division Preseason Poll. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball projected second in new GLIAC poll

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 30, 2021

After a historic season that saw the NMU Volleyball team capture the GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament championships in the spring, the Wildcats are ranked second in the North Division in the 2021 GLIAC...

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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