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Athletic Department set to get new turf roll in Superior Dome

Athletic Department set to get new turf roll in Superior Dome

Emily Radke April 26, 2024

Northern Michigan University’s athletic teams will be playing on a newly installed turf roll this coming academic year. The current turf in the Superior Dome was installed at the time of the facility's...

Athletes at all levels, whether students or Olympians, struggle with their wellbeing just like everyone else.

Editorial—Athletes and mental health: even our heroes are human

North Wind Staff August 26, 2021
We view athletes as heroes and idols, even statues representing our values as a collective. And perhaps that goes for anyone in the spotlight: we see them on a pedestal and forget they are just people. But they still have a life. They’re not invincible; they do the same things everyone else does. 
Photo courtesy of NMU Esports Club

Esports: The newest team on campus

Sadie Brink September 22, 2020

Over the past year, NMU has added yet another team to its varsity athletics: Esports.  The Esports team started as a club that over time has gotten permission to start up an actual team and be...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: In an earlier game against Ashland, senior setter and co-captain Jami Hogeboom sets the ball for an attack. The team is tied with Michigan Tech for second in the GLIAC.

Volleyball sweeps foes

Ryan Spitza October 26, 2017

The Northern Michigan Volleyball team continued with its winning ways last week after returning home to defeat GLIAC foes Purdue Northwest and Davenport by set scores of 3-0. The Wildcats now have four...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Photo taken during the Wildcats opening weekend against Lake Superior State.

Wildcats split weekend against Badgers

Trevor Drew October 26, 2017

In a non-conference series over the weekend, the Northern Michigan Wildcat Hockey team had day-and-night results against the Big Ten’s University of Wisconsin Badgers, grabbing a 5-4 overtime victory...

Photo by Neil Flavin: Freshman defensive back Deantae Young tackles an SVSU receiver as sophomore defensive back Troy Mayon prepares to back him up. The Wildcats netted zero rushing yards against the Cardinals.

Saginaw Valley overcomes Wildcats 20-12

Von Lanier October 26, 2017

With only three games left in the season, the NMU Wildcats look to earn their second win after this weekend’s loss to the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals. The Cardinals halted the Wildcat’s...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Junior defender Raven Mitchell steps up and makes a tackle on a Grand Valley Forward. Last season, Mitchell appeared in 17 games and started in 14. Mitchell had one shot on goal in the season.

GLIAC seed clinched: The Women’s Soccer team is bound for playoffs

Tyler Young October 26, 2017

The NMU Women’s Soccer team split their two home games this weekend, defeating the Ferris State University Bulldogs 2-1 on Friday before falling 3-1 to the Grand Valley State University Lakers on Sunday. ...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Photo taken during the Wildcats victory over the Purdue Northwest Pride.

Men’s soccer looks for playoff spot

Nate Bellville October 26, 2017

With one game left in the regular season, the Northern Michigan Men’s Soccer team’s hope for a playoff spot hangs in the balance after settling for a 3-3 draw to the Ashland Eagles and lost 2-0 to...

Swim and Dive team makes splash

Swim and Dive team makes splash

Benny Garbacz October 26, 2017

The NMU Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams emerged victorious last weekend at St. Cloud State University before their two week break leading up to their meets at Grand Valley State University. The...

Cross Country takes second at GLIAC: Five Wildcats earn all-conference records

Cross Country takes second at GLIAC: Five Wildcats earn all-conference records

Mason Wallace October 26, 2017

Northern Michigan University’s Cross-Country team took second at the GLIAC Conference Championship Saturday in Marquette with five runners earning all All-GLIAC Conference honors. Senior Kameron Burmeister...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: In the previous week’s series, senior forward and alternate captain Zach Diamantoni and sophomore forward Darien Craighead try to maneuver around an LSSU defender.

’Cats sweep Ferris Bulldogs

Trevor Drew October 19, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Northern Michigan Hockey team kicked off their first weekend of WCHA play with a 3-2 victory over Ferris State University in the first game of the series and, thanks to...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Sophomore midfielder Callum Olpin dribbles the ball past Purdue players, looking for a fellow Wildcat to pass it off to. Olpin has started 13 of the 14 games he has played this season.

Men’s Soccer splits home

Mason Wallace October 19, 2017

Friday the 13th brought little luck to Northern Michigan University’s Men’s Soccer team as it split its final home series last weekend, falling to the Davenport Panthers while dominating the Purdue...

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