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BITTER SWEET - The Wildcats were able to go on a run for a chance at the Mason Cup but fell short against Mankato. The Cats end their season 21-17.

M Hockey: Wildcats drop Mason Cup Final to Mankato, 3-2 OT

Chris Anderson March 24, 2023

The Wildcats season has come to an end after a heartbreaking loss in overtime to the Minnesota State Mavericks. NMU was able to build a two-goal lead midway through the third period but two late goals...

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EcoReps Zero Waste Event Turns Hockey Rivalry into Waste Reduction

Harry Stine November 30, 2022

EcoReps, NMU’s student branch of the Sustainability Advisory Council, has a new event up their sleeve. On Dec. 2, twelve stations will be set up around the Berry Events Center during the Northern...

TOGETHER- The Wildcats work together to move the ball up the field against the Golden Eagles.

Women’s soccer maintains intensity at the start of the season

Nathan Kwapisz, Sports Writer September 9, 2022

The NMU women's soccer team won against the Golden Eagles this past Saturday. Justina L’Esperance, sophomore pre-nursing major, has scored for her fourth straight game in the season with two goals notched...

TECH OVERPOWERS CATS—NMU forward Connor Marritt shoots a shot for the Wildcats during the 8-1 loss to Michigan Tech on Tuesday. The Cats have four regular season games left to make ground in CCHA standings. Travis Nelson/NW

Shorthanded hockey whitewashed by #14 Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 11, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team was behind the 8-ball missing players to injury, including the Wildcats’ two Hobey Baker nominees and top two goalies, and #14 Michigan Tech made them pay...

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...

TIRED LEGS—NMU center Ana Rhude goes up for the jumper during the Wildcats 68-49 loss to Michigan Tech on Monday, Jan. 31. Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s basketball runs out of gas in loss to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 2, 2022

Fresh off of a high-scoring battle with Northwood on Saturday, the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team looked like a team with only one day of rest in a 68-49 defeat to rival Michigan...

PAST RIVALRY — The Wildcats celebrate a goal against Michigan Tech last year on Saturday, Nov. 13. The rivalry will continue this weekend on Dec. 2 and 3.

NMU-Michigan Tech hockey series rescheduled to Feb. 1 and Feb. 8

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

After being postponed due to health and safety precautions, the hockey series between NMU and Michigan Tech has been rescheduled by the CCHA to Tuesday, Feb. 1 in Houghton, and Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Marquette.  The...

RIVALRY POSTPONED—NMU forward Hank Crone scores a goal against Michigan Tech goaltender Blake Pietila on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the teams last meeting. This weekends series between the two teams has been postponed, and both schools are attempting to re-schedule the series for later in the season. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU-Michigan Tech hockey series postponed due to COVID-19

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

This weekend’s rivalry hockey series between NMU and Michigan Tech is postponed due to health and safety precautions within the Wildcats' program, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced...

TRYING TO BEAT YOUR RIVAL—The NMU volleyball team celebrates a point against Ferris State on Friday, Sept. 17.  The newest edition of the U.P.s biggest rivalry between NMU and MTU will commence on Saturday inside of Vandament Arena. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball hosts Michigan Tech in anticipated rivalry rematch

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

The Northern Michigan University volleyball team is coming in hot into a rematch against the Michigan Tech Huskies at home this Saturday at 4 p.m. inside of Vandament Arena. Rolling with a three-match...

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...

HUSKIES TOO MUCH—The NMU Hockey team hasnt won a game since Wednesday, Dec. 30, and have now lost eight straight after a 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey drops eighth straight game with 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson January 26, 2021
NMU Hockey continues to struggle with another loss to rival Michigan Tech, 4-1. That's eight losses in a row for the Wildcats with Ferris State coming up this weekend.
SERIES SWEEP—The Wildcats loss two straight games to Michigan Tech this past weekend in a two-game, nonconference series. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey swept by Michigan Tech, fall 3-1 at home in second game

Travis Nelson December 20, 2020

The NMU Hockey team followed up a season-opening victory over Ferris State with back-to-back losses to Michigan Tech in a home-and-home series on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The Wildcats followed...

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