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FINAL STRETCH — The Cats look to place second overall in the GLIAC before heading into playoffs.

WLAX hits the road to finish out impressive regular season run

Chloe Everson April 26, 2024

This past weekend, the Northern Michigan women’s lacrosse team traveled downstate to play GLIAC rivals Grand Valley State University and Davenport University. The ‘Cats finished the weekend 1-1 with...

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Profile — Beverly Harper talks goals for the end of the track season

Lily Gouin April 23, 2024

Track and field consists of many athletes all competing in a variety of different events. Some races are made up of teams competing in different relays as well as individual races.  Sophomore Beverly...

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT — All five Wildcat seniors start in Saturday game against Concordia St. Paul.

WLAX defeats Concordia St. Paul, honors 5 graduating seniors

Chloe Everson April 19, 2024

This past Saturday, the Northern Michigan women’s lacrosse team celebrated their five seniors in a win over Concordia University - St. Paul in a 21-12 decision. Senior Minnie Bittell was the stand out...

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Driving Success: Russel Sprecher’s Path from Casper to NMU

Caden Sierra April 5, 2024

Russel Sprecher, a senior majoring in financial management, has become well known within the university’s golf program over his time as a Wildcat. From Casper, Wyoming Sprecher's introduction...

LOCKED IN — The womens lacrosse team prepares for six games of conference play before closing out the season.

WLAX returns home after away series and bye week

Lily Gouin April 5, 2024

The NMU women's lacrosse team is back playing in the dome this weekend after an away series and a bye week. The ‘Cats are 9-2 on the season and will play only conference games to close out the season. The...

FILE PHOTO - The Cats take advantage of the warm weather and train outside. April 13, 2023, Photo courtesy of Elise Longley.

Track and Field prepares for remaining outdoor season

Lily Gouin March 29, 2024

The NMU Track and Field team has not competed since the GLIAC championships on Feb. 24-25. The Wildcats competed in the GLIAC indoor championships where the team scored 97 points earning the Wildcats third...

GOAL CATS — The Wildcats started their season off strong, scoring 55 goals in the first three games.

Women’s Lacrosse sweeps weekend, names Minnie Bittell GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Lily Gouin February 23, 2024

The Wildcats moved to 3-0 over the weekend after hosting and defeating Lewis and Quincy. NMU faced off against Lewis, winning 14-11 on Friday. The ‘Cats won on Sunday after taking down Quincy 17-4. The...

SWOOSH — Wildcats had an impressive win over the Huskies while junior Ana Rhude ties program record.

Women’s basketball defeats rival Huskies as the regular season nears its end

Chloe Everson February 22, 2024

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team returned home after a weekend rivalry game in Houghton against the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 17. The Wildcats increased their overall record...

ROAD TRIP — The mens basketball team lost to Michigan Tech over the weekend and will soon leave for their final road trip of the season before GLIAC play.

Men’s basketball falls to Huskies before last road trip of regular season

Chloe Everson February 22, 2024

This past weekend, the Northern Michigan men’s basketball team traveled to Houghton to face off against the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday, Feb. 17. The ‘Cats fell short to the Huskies in an 80-69...

PLAY4KAY — The Cats head to Houghton to face off against the Michigan Tech Huskies and raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Women’s basketball sets up to play Michigan Tech after back-to-back wins

Lily Gouin February 16, 2024

The NMU women's basketball team swept up the weekend at home while hosting Parkside and Purdue Northwest. All three teams are unranked this week in the polls. The 'Cats took down Parkside 71-60 and Purdue...

HITTING THREES — The Wildcats hit 19 three pointers to sweep the weekend against GLIAC opponents Parkside and Purdue Northwest.

Men’s Basketball ranks No. 1 in Midwest after weekend sweep

Chloe Everson February 15, 2024

The Northern Michigan men’s basketball team hosted GLIAC opponent, the Parkside Rangers on Thursday, Feb. 8 and the Purdue Northwest Pride on Saturday, Feb. 10. Both games ended in Wildcat success with...

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On and off the field: Madeline Bittell’s inspiring path to success with NMU lacrosse

Caden Sierra February 9, 2024

The NMU women's lacrosse team has emerged as a force to be reckoned with over the past couple of years and at the heart of that driving force is Madeline "Minnie" Bittell. A fifth-year student majoring...

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