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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...

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NMU opens self-monitoring surveys, Health Center taking vaccination appointments

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021

NMU is now in week four of the academic semester with being fully back in person. Precautions are continuously being made to make sure campus is safe by mask mandates, social distancing and as of Sept....

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...

NICE TO BE BACK ON THE ICE—The NMU Womens Hockey team celebrates on the ice in a previous season. Now with the 2021-22 season set to begin, the Wildcats look to celebrate more. Photo courtesy of Faith Delgado.

NMU Women’s Hockey returns to ice after long time away

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

The NMU Women’s Hockey team is getting ready to start its season this fall for the first time since the 2019-20 season, and are ready to get back on the ice.  The Cats’ open up the year at 4 p.m....

CHATTIN IT UP—NMU Womens Soccer senior midfielder Caroline Halonen controls the ball during the Wildcats 5-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday. NMUs head coaches took the podium for their weekly press conference this past Tuesday. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

What they said: what’s to come this weekend for NMU athletics

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

Week two of the NMU Athletics press conferences has come and gone for the Wildcat coaches, and the teams are heading into a second weekend of competition. Northern Football got its first victory in...

WILDCATS WIN SEASON OPENER—NMU Womens Soccer sophomore midfielder Brooke Pietila goes to kick the ball during NMUs 3-0 shutout victory over St. Cloud State on Thursday afternoon.Travis Nelson/NW

Women’s Soccer shuts out St. Cloud State for season opening win

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 6, 2021

The NMU Women’s Soccer team started off its season with a 3-0 victory on its home field over St. Cloud State University in the season opener on Thursday afternoon. Northern (1-0) got to a lightning-fast...

FALL SPORTS PRESSER—NMU Mens Soccer Head Coach David Poggi was one of five Wildcats fall sports head coaches to take the podium for the first press conference of the season. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

What they said: NMU coaches take podium for first time in fall season

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 2, 2021

NMU Athletics held its first press conference of the season this past Tuesday afternoon inside of the Izzo-Mariucci Video Room. Five fall sports coaches answered questions as all five represented teams...

BACK IN ACTION—The NMU Mens Soccer team huddles up together during a game last season. Northern will have its hands full with a loaded GLIAC, but the Wildcats are trying to make history and take home the title. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Men’s Soccer looks to claw to top of GLIAC standings

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 31, 2021

It was a historic and chaotic 2020-21 season for the NMU Men’s Soccer team, with a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. The Wildcats finished 4-3-1 and earned the third seed in the GLIAC Tournament before...

POLLS ARE OUT—The NMU Volleyball team celebrates winning the GLIAC Tournament title after defeating Michigan Tech back in April. Despite this result, and many contributors coming back, the Wildcats are projected to finish behind MTU in the GLIAC North Division Preseason Poll. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball projected second in new GLIAC poll

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 30, 2021

After a historic season that saw the NMU Volleyball team capture the GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament championships in the spring, the Wildcats are ranked second in the North Division in the 2021 GLIAC...

WILDCAT TOUGHNESS—The NMU Womens Rugby team poses for a team picture. The Rugby squad is coming on its first match of the season with the University of Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday, Sept. 18. Photo courtesy of Mandie Kytola.

Rugby gears up for new season and players

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Club sports offer many opportunities for students that allow them to continue participating in athletics right here on campus. These are also opportunities at NMU that students may not be able to take...

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