MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team continued their competitive streak in the 2019-20 season as they squad made their eighth-straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament appearance.
In 2019-20 the Wildcats went 18-16-4 while peaking as high as 15th in the national polls. The Wildcats held a 9-7-2 record heading into the holiday break. After a hot start to the season which saw the team hold a 6-1-2 record, including an eight-game undefeated stretch, the Wildcats faltered slightly towards the end of November. Getting back in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Alabama Huntsville, the team went on to post a weekend split with then top-ranked Minnesota State to round out the first half of the season.
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Men’s Basketball entered the 2019-20 season forced to replace two of the top scorers in program history by starting a new era and finished the year with two players earning Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference recognition and a return to the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals for the second-straight year.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Four members of the 2019-20 Northern Michigan University hockey program earned All-WCHA honors as announced by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Thursday, March 12. The league’s leading scorer and second in the nation in goals, Griffin Loughran was named second team along with captain Philip Beaulieu. January’s WCHA Player of the Month Darien Craighead was named to the third team while freshman netminder John Hawthorne has been named to the all-rookie team.
Effective immediately, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, in consultation with the Council of Presidents and athletic directors, has canceled all athletically-related activity through May 31, 2020. During this unprecedented world-wide fight against the COVID-19 threat, the GLIAC supports national and NCAA efforts to protect student-athletes, coaches, fans and communities.
GENEVA, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University swim and dive teams’ run at the NCAA Championships came to an end Thursday morning following the announcement from the NCAA on the cancellation of all postseason championship events for the remainder of the 2019-20 athletics year.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — After one day of competition at the NCAA Ski Championships, the Northern Michigan University men and women both rank among the top-15. The women with 16 points hold 11th overall while the men sit sixth with 23 points.
BAY CITY, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University Wildcats had 76 student-athletes hailing from winter sports named all-academic by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Association, including 48 earning Academic Excellence.
GENEVA, Ohio - The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s swim and dive teams completed their first full day of competition in the Division II National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships yesterday. The women finished the day with one All-American honor while the men had one swimmer receive Honorary All-American recognition.
Former Wildcat hockey head coach and staple in the Marquette community, Rick Comley was named the 2020 recipient of the Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey award as announced by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation Monday, March 9.
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The Northern Michigan University golf teams kicked off their spring season with a trip to the Sunshine State for the Saddlebrook Spring Kickoff last weekend. The men’s team took second overall with a stroke total of 957 while the women finished sixth with 1,047.
MARQUETTE, Mich. — The longest game in program Northern Michigan University hockey history fell in favor of the visiting team when the Michigan Technological University (21-15-3) scored 4:41 into the third overtime period to defeat NMU (18-16-4), 4-3, Saturday night.
ALLENDALE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team’s season ended one game shy of the tournament championship as they fell to fourth-seeded Northwood University Saturday night, 64-53.
BAY CITY, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University women's basketball senior Jessica Schultz earned multiple Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors following her impressive 2019-20 campaign, being named All-GLIAC First Team and to the All-Defensive Team.
BAY CITY, Mich. - Two individuals from the Northern Michigan University me’s basketball team have been named to All-GLIAC teams as announced by the league Friday, March. 6. Myles Howard earned All-GLIAC First Team and All-Defensive Team honors while Sam Taylor picked up the All-Defensive team nod.
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Two empty net goals late on night one of the WCHA Quarterfinals gave Michigan Technological University (20-15-3, 15-12-2-0 WCHA) the 4-1 victory over the Northern Michigan University hockey program (18-15-4, 16-12-1-1 WCHA) Friday night at the Berry Events Center.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team concluded their road trip West to the Rocky Mountains with a battle at Colorado Mesa University. Ultimately, the Mavericks came out on top as the Wildcats fell 18-7 to the home team Wednesday night.
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Following a stunning finish in the GLIAC Quarterfinals where the eighth-seeded Northern Michigan University men's basketball team upset top-seed and No. 11 in the country Ferris State, 70-69, in Big Rapids, Michigan, the men will face Northwood on Saturday afternoon. The Timberwolves came into the tournament as the No. 4 seed and, after defeating Davenport, 82-70, clinched a spot in the league semifinals. NMU and NU will tip off in Allendale, Michigan on Saturday, March 7, at 4 p.m.
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — In the classic one versus eight matchup, the eighth-seeded Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team upset the top-seed in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference and No. 11 nationally Ferris State University on their home court, 70-69, Tuesday night.
The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) has chosen Bosack & Co., one of the country’s leading higher education and college athletics strategic branding firms, to develop the branding and positioning for the new NCAA Division I men’s hockey conference that begins play in October 2021.
MARQUETTE, Mich. - For the second consecutive weekend, the Wildcats of Northern Michigan University will take on the Hukies of Michigan Tech as the hockey program enters post season play. The best-of-three WCHA Quarterfinals will take place March 6-8, with Sunday's game being played if necessary.
COLORADO SPIRNGS, Colo. — The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team fell in an overtime battle at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Monday night, 9-8, behind a hat trick performance by Jessica Daniels and a last second thrilling goal by Aleyah Speas.
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University men's basketball team treks south to Ferris State as the eighth-seeded Wildcats take on the top-seeded Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 3. The GLIAC Quarterfinal game is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.
ALLENDALE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University indoor track and field team concluded their run at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference championship meet with a fourth place finish, totaling 51 points over the two day event.
HOUGHTON, Mich. — The Wildcat hockey team (18-14-4, 16-11-1-1 WCHA) earned the weekend split with Michigan Tech (19-15-3, 14-12-2-0 WCHA) when senior Darien Craighead net his second of the series with 63 seconds remaining in the game for the 3-2 final.
MARQUETTE, Mich. — The final home game of the regular season turned into a barn burner at the Berry Events Center as the Northern Michigan University hockey team fell to Michigan Tech, 8-4, Friday night.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Seven members of the Northern Michigan University hockey team have been named 2019-20 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar-Athletes as announced by the league Thursday afternoon.