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SPRING CLEANING—Running back Tyshon King carries the ball against the Wildcats defense in white during the spring game on Saturday. The offense and King had a productive day. Travis Nelson/NW

Football gears up for 2022 season with spring game

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

The Northern Michigan University football team divided in half on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd to scrimmage in their spring game to cap off spring practice. The offense wore green, while the...

FINISHING STRONG—NMU guard Max Bjorklund chases after a loose ball during the Wildcats 91-79 win over Davenport on January 20. NMU came up short against Davenport in the GLIAC Tournament title game, but had won nine games in a row heading into that game. The Cats reached the GLIAC finals for the first time since 2000, and that should be remembered. Travis Nelson/NW

A lot to remember about this Men’s Basketball season despite tough ending

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 14, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball team had a rollercoaster season that resulted in arguably the program’s best season since 2000. The Wildcats won nine games in a row and were in the...

STAYING ALIVE—The NMU hockey team celebrates a goal earlier this season. The Wildcats season continues onto Mankato for a CCHA semifinal game this weekend after they dispatched Lake Superior State in the first round. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey advances to CCHA semis with series win over Lake Superior State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 9, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team lives to fight another series by winning two of three games on the road against the Lake Superior State Lakers this past weekend in the CCHA Tournament quarterfinals. Both...

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...

ONE SHOT SHORT—NMU forward Vivianne Jende drives to the rim for a lay-up in the first quarter of the Wildcats 78-75 loss to Northwood on Saturday. Jende was on fire early with 10 first quarter points, and finished second in scoring for the Cats with 14. Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s basketball falls to Northwood in 78-75 shootout

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe for 40 minutes with the GLIAC’s hottest team in Northwood but came up a possession short in a 78-75 defeat on Saturday afternoon. Northwood...

MUCH NEEDED WIN— Defenseman Jakob Peterson controls the puck for the Wildcats during the teams 2-1 win over Lake Superior State on Saturday. NMU responded after losing 6-1 in Fridays match-up. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey sinks Lake Superior State with 2-1 overtime victory

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team turned the tables after falling flat in a 6-1 thumping on Friday, and responded with a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday evening. In Friday’s match-up, LSSU...

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...

FACING NATIONS BEST—NMU forward Mikey Colella scores a goal in a 6-3 win over Bowling Green last Friday. The Wildcats now welcome in top ranked Minnesota Duluth, where a big opportunity awaits. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey faces big challenge against top-ranked Minnesota Duluth

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

Coming off of a critical CCHA series, the Northern Michigan University hockey team has momentum heading into a showdown with top-ranked Minnesota Duluth. NMU faced Bowling Green this past weekend and...

HEADING INTO GLIAC PLAY—NMU mens forward John Kerr hammers down a dunk during the Wildcats exhibition win over Bay College on October 28. Both the mens and womens basketball teams for Northern hit the road this upcoming weekend to begin conference play against Northwood on Thursday, and Michigan Tech on Monday. Travis Nelson/NW

Basketball jumps into conference play after Minnesota clashes

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor December 1, 2021

Both of the Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball teams completed the non-conference slate this past weekend with match-ups against St. Cloud State and Minnesota-Duluth.  The...

A GREAT HONOR—The current NMU team meets with the six former members of the 1991 national championship team who attended during the first intermission on Saturday night. NMU defeated Boston University 6-2. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey honors 1991 title team with scoring display

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 10, 2021

The 1990-91 Northern Michigan University hockey team won the national title with a 8-7 triple overtime win against Boston University on March 30, 1991. The 2021-22 NMU Wildcats welcomed BU for a weekend...

KNOCKING OFF THE RUST—NMU guard Makaylee Kuhn goes up for a contested shot during Thursdays dominating 101-29 over Bay College. The men also picked up a win over the Norse, and both teams begin the regular season in a couple of weeks. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat basketball coasts past Bay College in scrimmage match-ups

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court at the Berry Events Center in front of a home crowd for the first time in 609 days in scrimmage wins over Bay College...

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