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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...

CHASING GREATNESS—NMU swimmer Ondrej Zach represents the Wildcats at the collegiate level, and his country of the Czech Republic on the national swimming stage. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Czech student racks up swimming accolades

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

The Northern Michigan University swim and dive team is made up of a roster that boasts many high-profile athletes from across the globe. Among them is Ondrej Zach from the Czech Republic. A graduate...

LUCK OF THE IRISH—NMU forward Connor Marritt and defenseman Trevor Cosgrove collide with Notre Dame forward Grant Silianoff in the first period of Saturday nights game. The Cats came up short 5-2 against the Fighting Irish, and didnt get good bounces throughout the game. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey doesn’t get right bounces in 5-2 loss to No. 17 Notre Dame

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

When a team loses by three goals in a game, there are plenty of mixed reactions for a coach to have afterwards. In the aftermath of the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s 5-2 non-conference home...

BACK IN A JAM-PACKED BEC—The NMU Hockey team celebrates a victory over Ferris State at home on January 30, 2021. That game was in front of barely any spectators, but the Berry Events Center will be full for the season opening series against St. Thomas this weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey prepares to host St. Thomas in front of expected large home crowd

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 8, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team begins its 2021-22 slate with some solid momentum after last year’s WCHA runner-up run. Now in the re-established CCHA’s first year back, the Wildcats will...

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....

FIRST OF MANY—NMU defender Noah Eklund possesses the ball for the Wildcats during Fridays 1-0 win over Purdue Northwest. The Cats return to action at home against Davenport at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU Men’s Soccer gets first win of season over Purdue Northwest

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 27, 2021

The NMU Men’s Soccer team picked its first win of the season in a tight 1-0 home win over Purdue Northwest on Friday afternoon. The Wildcats (1-3-2, 1-1-1 GLIAC) got off to a hot start with several...

ROARING RESPONSE—Freshman middle blocker Olivia Webber attempts a spike against Davenport on Sunday, Sept. 19. NMU looks for a response this weekend on the road against Northwood and Lake Superior State. Brendan Sullivan/NW

‘Cats volleyball looks to bounce back after tough home weekend

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The NMU Volleyball team played its first conference matches of the season at home this past weekend, defeating Ferris State University (3-1) on Friday, and falling to Grand Valley State University (3-0)...

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...

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