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GETTING PHYSICAL - Things get heated at the Wildcats lose to Davenport 31-21.

NMU Football looks ahead to next week as they face off against Post University for homecoming

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

After a hard-fought win against UW-Oshkosh, the Wildcats football team traveled to Grand Rapids to face off against Davenport University. After an early first quarter touchdown pass from NMU quarterback...

Men’s soccer moves forward to the midseason

Men’s soccer moves forward to the midseason

Nathan Kwapisz, Sports Writer September 16, 2022

Men’s soccer has started their season out with a 3-2-1 start. Coach Alex Fatovic hopes to maintain this intensity from last weekend's shutout win against St. Cloud State and comeback win from Upper Iowa.  “We're...

REDZONE - Wildcats quarterback #8 Drake Davis throws to his tight end #12 Charlie Gerhard as NMU gets it into the redzone. The wild cats went 1-2 in the red zone and won the game 13-10.

Morrison’s late 4th quarter interception helps seal the 13-10 win over UW-Oshkosh

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 16, 2022

After a tough 31-24 overtime loss in the home opener against Mckendree University (1-1, 0-0 GLVC) the Wildcats Football team (1-1, 0-0 GLIAC) bounced back this past weekend at home against UW-Oshkosh (1-1,...

CLAWING TO THE FINISH—NMU midfielder #12 Madeline Bittell rifles a pass to a teammate during the Wildcats 13-10 loss to Concordia St Paul on Wednesday, April 13. NMU closes out the regular season this weekend against Davenport and Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse plays for GLIAC seeding in final regular season weekend

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team wraps up its regular season this weekend on the road to take on Davenport and #8 Grand Valley State with clear GLIAC Tournament implications. The Wildcats...

A FUN ENDING—NMU swimmers look ready for an event earlier in the season. Both teams had good seasons, and finished the year with a team scrimmage. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Swim and Dive ends successful season with fun team scrimmage

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Swim and Dive Team faces plenty of pressure to perform at their best when it counts. However, after a successful season for both the men’s and women’s teams, the Wildcats...

FF—NMU midfielder #30 Maddi Bast runs with the ball while being heavily pursued by Concordia St. Paul #4 midfielder Katie Moynihan. The Wildcats have dropped their third straight game, all at home. Travis Nelson/NW

Laxers ousted by Concordia St. Paul, 13-10

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 15, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team (8-5, 2-3 GLIAC) tried to earn the season sweep of the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears, and despite six goals from midfielder Madeline...

A FITTING TRIBUTE —Jayden Hill poses with former track coach Tony Made in a past photo. Hill was remembered by Made and her coaches and teammates to remember someone that wont soon be forgotten. Photo courtesy of Tony Made

Remembering Jayden Hill

Travis Nelson and Justin Van’t Hof April 14, 2022

Jayden Hill was a freshman track athlete at NMU and was an activist looking to become a civil rights lawyer. Hill passed away on Sunday, April 3, and she will be remembered by her friends, family and teammates.  "Jayden...

SUPERIOR SOFTBALL—The Spring Swing Softball Invitational is back after two years away, and will feature 24 high school teams and a doubleheader on Sunday between the NMU and Lake Superior State club teams. Photo courtesy of North Wind Archives

Superior Dome showcases Spring Swing Softball Invitational

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 8, 2022

After a two-year absence, the Spring Swing Softball Invitational is coming back to the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University this weekend. Spanning the U.P. and northern Wisconsin, 25 high school...

TOUGH SLEDDING—Freshman midfielder Maddi Bast controls the ball during Fridays loss to Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse battered by No. 9 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 5, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team was out to prove that their incredible start was for real, but the Wildcats were met with a tough challenge hosting No. 9 Grand Valley State University,...

CALLING IT A CAREER—Troy Mattson has announced his retirement as the womens basketball head coach after 17 seasons of leading the program. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Troy Mattson retires after 17 years leading women’s basketball program

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

A staple in Northern Michigan University athletics for almost 40 years, women’s basketball head coach Troy Mattson announced his retirement after 17 seasons of leading the Wildcats’ program. Mattson...

SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED —  NMUs football team is getting ready for 2022 with the release of the seasons schedule on Wednesday, March 23. Five home games and four road games are scheduled, and the second week is open for a sixth home game. Travis Nelson/NW

Football releases 2022 schedule

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 28, 2022

It may not be football season yet, but it sure feels a lot closer as the Northern Michigan University football team released its 2022 schedule on Wednesday. The Wildcats come off of a 4-7 season in...

CHAMPION CATS—Ondrej Zach poses after winning the National Championship in the 1650-yard freestyle. The Wildcats had a solid go at it at Nationals with 13 All-American recipients. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Swim and Dive cherishes postseason accomplishments

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Coming home with a first place title and 13 All-American awards, the NMU Swim and Dive team returns from the NCAA DII Championship held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Senior Ondrej Zach took first place...

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