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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...

GETTING PHYSICAL - Things get heated at the Wildcats lose to Davenport 31-21.

NMU Football looks ahead to next week as they face off against Post University for homecoming

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

After a hard-fought win against UW-Oshkosh, the Wildcats football team traveled to Grand Rapids to face off against Davenport University. After an early first quarter touchdown pass from NMU quarterback...

Team Preparing To Throw Dye Packet

Dead River Games starts off homecoming with school spirit

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor September 20, 2022

“Juiced,” Owen Bomay, environmental science major and member of the Lava Springs team, said. “We were absolutely juiced.”  These words reflected the general attitude at Clark Lambros Beach...

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....

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,...

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FALL INTO HOMECOMING—NMU homecoming begins on Sept. 26 and goes into the weekend with a week full of events and activities with something for everyone.

NMU gears up for week of fun with Homecoming 2021

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 28, 2021

Northern Michigan University gears up to host yet another year of Homecoming events. This year, while still practicing safety protocols to accommodate COVID-19, those participating will notice more in-person...

marching band spells Cats

Marching band prepares for homecoming game

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 23, 2021

For Joe Sturm, senior alto saxophone player and president of the marching band, this year’s homecoming will be his last. He will march into the Superior Dome on Oct. 2 to play his last homecoming halftime...

NMU Homecoming Parade

Homecoming parade Friday takes place in new format

Jesse Wiederhold September 24, 2020

It’s that time of year again – homecoming. Football games are out of the question due to COVID-19, but events are still underway this week. Perhaps the most important of all is the NMU Homecoming...

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Edgeworth-Longardner HOMECOMING HUSTLE—The 2020 homecoming Virtual Wildcat Fun Run is in full swing, as 1997 NMU graduate Jennifer Edgeworth-Longardner was one of the first participants to send in a picture of the completed race. The NMU Alumni Association is looking to include more virtual events even when in-person events are allowed.

Virtual Wildcat Fun Run creates safe and connecting homecoming event

Travis Nelson September 23, 2020

The 2020 homecoming festivities at NMU will look quite different than before, but the valiant attempts to make it special are still taking place.  The Alumni Fun Run 5K will be a staple event...

GO TEAM GO—Freshman environmental science major Levi Lewis cheers on teammates as they compete against other residence hall houses for a case of Red Bull. 
Photo courtesy of Sarah Hart

Dead River Games kicks off homecoming

Sarah Huiber September 18, 2019

With the sun beating down, tons of smiling and spirited NMU students laughed and cheered as they splattered ice cream onto each other’s faces, washed it off in the lake and showed off their athleticism...

Homecoming events in full swing at Northern

Nolan Krebs September 20, 2012

Rain or shine, NMU students and alumni continue to celebrate this year’s homecoming events as the week-long event draws to a close. The celebration began for students with Sunday’s Dead River Games,...

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