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BIG SMILES —Evie Weiszhaar poses in a vibrant flower garden.

Profile — A freshman’s unique first semester at NMU

Amelia Kashian January 18, 2024

Stepping into a college dorm room for the first time can be a surreal experience.  With wide eyes, freshmen must adapt to their new environment almost immediately. Throughout their first semester of college,...

TRADITION — Established in 1979, the Moosemen hold the distinction of being NMUs oldest campus club.

Moosemen rugby embracing tradition with new season underway

Caden Sierra September 22, 2023

The men’s rec sports rugby team, also known as the Moosemen, stand as a beacon of tradition, unity and unwavering camaraderie. Junior Gavin Klein and the head of the men's club rugby team offered insight...

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...

REGIONAL RUGBY—The NMU Northstar rugby team huddles up during an earlier game this season. After defeating the University of Chicago 43-0, the team heads to Elkhart, Indiana for the Midwest Regionals this weekend. Photo courtesy of Rachel Placeway.

Northstar rugby heads to Indiana for Midwest Regional championship

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

The Northern Michigan University women’s rugby team has made its way to the Midwest Regionals after claiming the Great Lakes Conference championship. NMU became conference champions after a 43-0 win...

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...

LINEOUT— “The Old Boys” go head-to-head against the Michigan Tech Huskies.
Photo courtesy of Steve Nemeckay

Brotherhood, tradition and resilience

Denali Drake September 5, 2019

A green fresh-cut field set the pace for a bloody scrimmage. A battle with no helmets, no weapons, only burly arms, shredded quadriceps, a quanco and a whole lot of Wildcat vigor would stand the test. NMU...

Photo by Neil: Senior English writing major Alberto Flores runs with a Rugby ball also known as a “quanco.”  A traditional quanco is made  of pig bladder and is diamond shaped to make it easier to throw.

Moosemen ranked ninth

Trinity Carey November 2, 2017

University club sports often go unnoticed, but one NMU club team is changing that. The Northern Michigan University Men’s Club Rugby Team, also known as the Moosemen, currently ranks in ninth place out...

Rugby men hit road for season opener

Laura Conway September 20, 2012

With 2007 NMU alumni Ken Laverty coming back to coach the NMU men’s club rugby team, the Moosemen are ready to ruck right through their competition this season. After playing three years with the...

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