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RIVALRY BATTLE—NMU guard Justin Brookens surveys the Michigan Tech defense during the 64-62 rivalry loss on Monday night. Travis Nelson/NW

Men’s basketball fights until final buzzer in 64-62 defeat to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 3, 2022

The fans at the Berry Events Center were treated to a back-and-forth rivalry barnburner on Monday evening, where the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team hosted Michigan Tech. It was the...

RUNNING THE SHOW—NMU point guard Justin Brookens looks to attack the Davenport defense during the Wildcats 91-79 win over the Panthers on Thursday night. Brookens will have a big role to play if the Cats want to continue their recent successes. Travis Nelson/NW

Column: men’s basketball’s potential rests on Justin Brookens’ shoulders

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 23, 2022

The NMU men’s basketball team has been on fire as of late offensively, and it’s no secret why. The ‘Cats are starting to get more practice time together and develop chemistry, but junior point guard...

WINNING WITH OFFENSE—NMU guard Nick Wagner drives to the basket being guarded by Jarrin Randall in the Wildcats 91-79 win over Davenport. Northern has now won four of its last five games since the beginning of the new year. Travis Nelson/NW

Five Wildcats score in double figures in men’s basketball win over Davenport

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 22, 2022

Shots were falling inside of the Berry Events Center at a rapid rate on Thursday evening, with the Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team’s balanced attack leading to a 91-79 win over Davenport. Since...

GOING OUT TO CAMP—NMU Mens Basketball hosts an elite camp this weekend. The coaching staff is on the lookout for the newest Wildcat players. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats host elite basketball camp

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 27, 2021

NMU Basketball is back, but not in the way that one would think. The Men’s Basketball program and Head Coach Matt Majkrzak are hosting an elite camp for high school-aged players tomorrow afternoon. The...

SEASON OF CHALLENGES—NMU junior guard Max Bjorklund looks to score against the Lake Superior State defense on Sunday, Jan. 31. He led the Wildcats in scoring with 14.8 points per game this season, and the campaign came to an abrupt end when the program had multiple COVID-19 cases. Travis Nelson/NW

Men’s Basketball reflects on COVID-19 shortened season

Travis Nelson March 11, 2021
NMU Men's Basketball Head Coach Matt Majkrzak and Wildcats' junior guard Max Bjorklund reflect on the 'Cats' season that abruptly ended due to COVID-19.
PRACTICE PAWS-E—Most NMU teams are currently in a pause of practices due to increased COVID-19 numbers on campus and in the community. However for Matt Majkrzak and the mens basketball team, the newly released schedule gives them hope. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Wildcat hoops await any, all upcoming challenges

Travis Nelson November 19, 2020

Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Marquette community, all NMU athletic teams not in the midst of preparing for competition in the month of November (exceptions are Hockey and Greco-Roman Wrestling)...

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