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BRING ON THE TIMBERWOLVES—NMU guard Makaylee Kuhn drives to the rim during the womens tight home loss to Ferris State on Thursday, Dec. 8. Both Wildcat squads look to get back on track in GLIAC play against Northwood on Saturday. Travis Nelson/NW

Both basketball teams enter crucial GLIAC contest with Northwood

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 28, 2022

Both of the NMU men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking to back on the winning side of things this weekend with a conference match-up against Northwood on Saturday. Facing Grand Valley State...

TUESDAY HOCKEY— The Wildcats celebrate a goal against Michigan Tech on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Berry Events Center. The series with Michigan Tech has been rescheduled to two separate Tuesday games. The first game is Tuesday, Feb. 1 in Houghton, and the second is Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Marquette. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU-Michigan Tech hockey series rescheduled to Feb. 1 and Feb. 8

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 24, 2022

After being postponed due to health and safety precautions, the hockey series between NMU and Michigan Tech has been rescheduled by the CCHA to Tuesday, Feb. 1 in Houghton, and Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Marquette.  The...

RUNNING THE SHOW—NMU point guard Justin Brookens looks to attack the Davenport defense during the Wildcats 91-79 win over the Panthers on Thursday night. Brookens will have a big role to play if the Cats want to continue their recent successes. Travis Nelson/NW

Column: men’s basketball’s potential rests on Justin Brookens’ shoulders

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 23, 2022

The NMU men’s basketball team has been on fire as of late offensively, and it’s no secret why. The ‘Cats are starting to get more practice time together and develop chemistry, but junior point guard...

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...

RIVALRY POSTPONED—NMU forward Hank Crone scores a goal against Michigan Tech goaltender Blake Pietila on Saturday, Nov. 13 in the teams last meeting. This weekends series between the two teams has been postponed, and both schools are attempting to re-schedule the series for later in the season. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU-Michigan Tech hockey series postponed due to COVID-19

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 20, 2022

This weekend’s rivalry hockey series between NMU and Michigan Tech is postponed due to health and safety precautions within the Wildcats' program, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced...

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER—NMU defenseman Trevor Cosgrove scores for the Wildcats in the second period against Colgate on Saturday, Jan. 8. This was one of Cosgroves three goals on the weekend against his former team of Colgate, where he played for four years. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey’s Cosgrove has memorable weekend against former team

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

NMU hockey coach Grant Potulny has been around a lot of hockey through his playing and coaching career of more than 20 years, but he’s never seen a player have as much success against their former team...

BACK DOWN TO EARTH—NMU defenseman Ben Newhouse shoots the puck in the second period during NMUs 4-1 loss to #1 Minnesota State-Mankato. The Wildcats won on Friday in the series opener, but the Mavericks came to play in the second game. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey doomed by first period in 4-1 loss to #1 Mankato in series finale

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

Friday night was a feel-good story for the Northern Michigan University hockey team with an upset 4-2 win over the nation’s top ranked team, Minnesota State-Mankato. However, Saturday proved to serve...

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...

TWO WINS AWAY—The NMU Northstar womens rugby celebrates with their regional championship trophy after a lopsided victory against Minnesota State-Moorhead. The team now heads to Tennessee to face Wayne State College in the national semifinals, and are two wins away from winning it all. Photo courtesy of Rachel Placeway.

Northstar rugby’s historic season continues into national championships

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

The Northern Michigan University Northstar women’s rugby team heads off to Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend for the Small College National Collegiate Rugby Championships this weekend after coming home...

TAKING A VOTE—NMUs Board of Trustees met virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 1, for a special session to discuss the presidential search firm as well as interim presidents, Kerri Schuiling, contract. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Northern Center.

BOT holds special meeting for presidential search firm, interim president’s contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor December 2, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Dec. 1, over Zoom for a special session. The session covered the presidential search firm recommendation and the interim president’s...

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...

SCALING UPWARD—A pair of South Superior Climbing Club members climbing in the Marquette area. The club offers plenty of experiences for those looking to get into rock climbing. Photo courtesy of Micah Carroll.

South Superior Climbing Club gives students rock climbing experiences

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The South Superior Climbing Club is a club at Northern Michigan University that facilitates rock climbing experiences for interested students or experienced climbers year round. If a NMU student wishes...

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