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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...

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...

GOING OUT ON TOP—NMU quarterback Zach Keen rolls out of the pocket to make a throw during Saturdays win over Northwood. Despite being shorthanded and trailing early, the Cats closed the season out strong. Travis Nelson/NW.

Football closes season with victory over Northwood

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 17, 2021

The rollercoaster season for the Northern Michigan University football team came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats earned a 34-26 senior day victory over Northwood. Things were never...

RIVALS GOING AT IT—NMU forward Joseph Nardi fights for the faceoff with Michigan Techs Arvid Caderoth during Saturday nights game. The Wildcats lost 5-2, but earned the series split with a win on Friday. Travis Nelson/NW.

Hockey misses opportunity to sweep Michigan Tech in home loss

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team looked to sweep arch-rival Michigan Tech for the first time since the 2018-19 season, but couldn’t do so in a 5-2 loss at the Berry Events Center on Saturday...

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...

ONTO THE POSTSEASON—NMU midfielder Logan Lazar and UW-Parksides midfielder/forward Nikola Kesich go up for a contested ball during Thursdays match. The Cats fell 3-0 in the regular season finale, and will face Saginaw Valley State in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament on Monday.

Men’s soccer tamed by UW-Parkside in regular season finale

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 8, 2021

It wasn’t how the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer team wanted to close out the regular season, but the Wildcats were shutout by visiting Wisconsin-Parkside 3-0 on Thursday afternoon. NMU...

GETTING BACK ON TRACK—NMU forward Andre Ghantous carves through the Bemidji State with a goal on Saturday, Oct. 23. After losses to highly ranked opponents, both the Wildcat hockey and football teams try to find wins this weekend.

Hockey and football both fall to highly-ranked conference opponents

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The schedule wasn’t very kind to Northern Michigan University athletics this past weekend, as hockey dropped both games on Friday and Saturday night on the road to No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato, and...

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...

TRYING TO BEAT YOUR RIVAL—The NMU volleyball team celebrates a point against Ferris State on Friday, Sept. 17.  The newest edition of the U.P.s biggest rivalry between NMU and MTU will commence on Saturday inside of Vandament Arena. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball hosts Michigan Tech in anticipated rivalry rematch

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

The Northern Michigan University volleyball team is coming in hot into a rematch against the Michigan Tech Huskies at home this Saturday at 4 p.m. inside of Vandament Arena. Rolling with a three-match...

WILDCATS WIN HONORS—Madison Malon and Elise Longley earned All-GLIAC honors at the GLIAC Championships this past Saturday. NMU finished in fifth out of 11 teams. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Cross country finishes fifth at GLIACs, two ‘Cats earn honors

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 28, 2021

The Northern Michigan University cross country team finished fifth out of 11 teams in the GLIAC Championships on Saturday. The ‘Cats finished in the middle of the pack of the conference, but had two...

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