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WINNER, WINNER—NMU wide receiver Wyatt Davis lines up on the outside during Saturdays 20-14 win over Davenport. NMU is now 2-1, and will begin conference play next weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat Football cleans up execution to defeat Davenport

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 21, 2021

The NMU Football team rebounded after last week’s disappointing result with a 20-14 victory over GLIAC foe Davenport on Saturday afternoon.  The three-headed offensive trio of quarterback Drake Davis,...

TOUGH OPENER—NMU senior defender Rachael Erste throws the ball in for the Wildcats in Fridays 4-0 loss to Grand Valley State. GVSU is the second-ranked team nationally in Division II, which is a tough way for the Cats to start conference action. Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s Soccer falls at home 4-0 to #2 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

After battling the second-ranked team in the country for nearly the entire first half, the Wildcats came up short 4-0 against Grand Valley State University at the NMU Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. It...

PUSHING FORWARD—Freshman setter Caylie Barlage celebrates a point for NMU last weekend in the Indianapolis Tournament. She had a lot more playing time than expected due to the injury of junior setter Lauren Van Remortel. The Cats look to have everyone healthy for the three upcoming home GLIAC matches. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball begins conference play with three home matches

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

It was a challenging beginning to the start of the season for the NMU Volleyball team, starting 3-5 in the non-conference after playing in two competitive tournaments.  Five losses seem like a lot...

MANY MISCUES—Sophomore running back Tyshon King dives to attempt and catch a pass thrown by sophomore quarterback Drake Davis in NMUs 28-10 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat football loses to Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

Playing the 11th-ranked team in all of Division III is already difficult enough of a task, but self-inflicted mistakes got in the way of the NMU Football team on Saturday afternoon in a 28-10 home loss...

CONFIDENT CATS—The NMU Hockey goes for the puck in a Feb. 27 game against Michigan Tech. The Wildcats have played much better as of late, and are a confident bunch after defeating Bowling Green in the first round of the WCHA Tournament. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey’s confidence growing after first round win at Bowling Green

Travis Nelson March 19, 2021

The sixth-seeded NMU Hockey team entered the first round of the WCHA Tournament with a slim chance to defeat third-seeded host Bowling Green State University. But against the odds, the Wildcats took two...

ALL THEY DO IS WIN—Sophomore setter Lauren Van Remortel sets the ball for one of her NMU teammates earlier this season. The NMU Womens Volleyball team is off to a strong start this year, winning seven of their first eight games. Photo courtesy of Lauren Van Remortel.

Volleyball starts season red hot with seven-game win streak

Dallas Wiertella March 18, 2021

The NMU Women’s Volleyball team recently faced off against Northwood University and added to their win streak with a sweep over the Timberwolves. The Wildcats are now 7-1, having only one loss to Ferris...

WILDCATS HIT THE ROAD—NMU Womens Soccer Head Coach Jon Sandoval (left) is in his first season after assistant coaching the Mens team under Head Coach David Poggi (right). Sandovals first game as Womens coach will come on the road against Grand Valley State. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Women’s Soccer kicks off season against defending champs Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson March 16, 2021

The NMU Women’s Soccer team begins its late-starting 2021 campaign on Friday, March 19 on the road against the 2019 national champion Grand Valley State Lakers. NMU is in a rebuilding period during...

HOCKEY MARCH MADNESS—The Wildcats looking to score against Michigan Tech back on Saturday, Feb. 27. NMU sets its sights on Bowling Green, who they meet in the first round of the WCHA Tournament. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey heads to Bowling Green for first round of WCHA Tournament

Travis Nelson March 12, 2021

Coming off of two weeks off from action, the NMU Hockey team returns to the ice this weekend on the road against Bowling Green State University.  The sixth-seeded Wildcats (8-15-1, 6-7-1 WCHA)...

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

The NMU Men’s Basketball team was coming off of two wins over Davenport at home on Feb. 20-21. The Wildcats won both games by double digits and were roaring into a showdown with Purdue Northwest to...

SEASON OPENING LOSS—Junior defender Julius Reis possesses the ball for NMU in a game from last season. In the 2021 season opener, the Cats fell at home to Saginaw Valley State 4-0 inside of the Superior Dome. Photo courtesy of Julius Reis.

Men’s Soccer begins 2021 with 4-0 loss to Saginaw Valley State

Travis Nelson March 10, 2021

The NMU Men’s Soccer team kicked off its shortened 2021 season at home inside of the Superior Dome on Sunday afternoon. In a tough debut outing, the Wildcats fell to visiting Saginaw Valley State University,...

WINNING WILDCATS—Sophomore guard Makaylee Kuhn goes up for a contested layup on multiple Purdue Northwest defenders. She had 34 points for game, and the Wildcats won 73-61 over Purdue Northwest. Dallas Wiertella/NW.

Wildcats’ Women’s hoops win series opener to set up sweep over Purdue Northwest

Dallas Wiertella March 1, 2021

The NMU Women’s Basketball team faced off against Purdue Northwest’s Pride on Friday inside of the PEIF Gymnasium. The Wildcats struggled hard and brought home the victory with a 73-61 win. NMU...

TOURNEY ASPIRATIONS—The NMU Mens Basketball team looks to have another successful series like this past weekend against Davenport. Travis Nelson/NW

One regular season series left for Men’s Basketball before GLIAC Tournament

Travis Nelson February 25, 2021

The NMU Men’s Basketball team is 8-8 on the season with an exact .500 record. Now with a road series with Purdue Northwest on the schedule to end the regular season, it will be their final chance to...

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