2013-14 General News

August 6, 2015
Jennifer Dobias Named Sports Information Director
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University announced the hiring of Jen Dobias as sports information director on Thursday. “I look forward to Jen joining our team,” said Karr. “She has a very well-rounded skill set and did a great job throughout the interview process.”

April 21, 2015
2014-15 Northern Michigan University Season In Review

April 14, 2015
NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Heather (Koenig) Drukker
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members on Saturday, April 18, in the Great LakesRoom of the University Center. The event will once again be held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and program will follow.

March 12, 2015
NMU Names Briscoe Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University Director of Athletics Forrest Karr announced Thursday the hiring of Henry Briscoe III as the Wildcats head strength and conditioning coach.

March 10, 2015
NMU To Enshrine Five In Sports Hall of Fame
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members on Saturday, April 18 in the Great Lakes Room of the NMU University Center. The event will be held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, which honors Wildcat student-athletes for their achievements during the year.

December 31, 2014
Marquette Breakfast Rotary "Feeds The Athletes"
Marquette Breakfast Rotary hosted our winter sport athletes for dinner tonight! The Wildcat student-athletes loved the meal and hospitality!

October 14, 2014
NMU Cross Country and Track and Field Clean Out the Closet Sale
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University cross country and track and field Head Coach Jenny Ryan has announced the two teams will be holding a cleaning out the closet sale at the NMU football game Saturday, Oct. 18th.

September 16, 2014
NMU Athletics Weekend Preview
MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Marquette, Mich. will be quiet as all Northern Michigan University athletic teams will be hitting the road this weekend. The NMU volleyball team will travel to Cedarville, Lake Erie and Ashland. Wildcat football hits the road and returns to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference action at Hillsdale. NMU soccer will open GLIAC play at Michigan Tech and the NMU golf team will open their fall schedule at the GLIAC Fall Invitational.

August 14, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Shana (Decremer) Ojala
Today's Throwback Thursday feature is on 2014 Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Shana (Decremer) Ojala.

July 31, 2014
Throwback Thursday: 1975 NCAA Championship Football Team
Northern Michigan captured the 1975 NCAA Division II Football Championship with a 16-14 win over Western Kentucky at the Camellia Bowl.

July 24, 2014
Throwback Thursday: 1993 NCAA Volleyball Champions
Northern Michigan captured its first of back-to-back NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships with a 3-1 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 6, 1993.

July 17, 2014
Throwback Thursday: 1991 NMU Hockey NCAA Champions
The Wildcats won their first NCAA Hockey Championship in 1991 with an 8-7 triple overtime win over Boston University at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minn. on March 30.

July 15, 2014
Instructional Video From NMU Head Golf Coach Kyle Wittenbach

July 10, 2014
Throwback Thursday: 2007 Nordic Skiing Champions
In 2007, the Northern Michigan University women's Nordic skiing team swept the podium in both the classic and freestyle races at the NCAA Skiing Championships. It was the first time in history such a feat was accomplished.

July 3, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Tom Izzo
Northern Michigan University Hall of Famer Tom Izzo played men's basketball at NMU from 1973-77.

June 5, 2014
NMU's Rochester To Be Inducted Into MATS Hall of Fame
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Julie Rochester, Ed.D., AT, ATC of the Northern Michigan University faculty will be inducted into the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) Hall of Fame on June 6, 2014 in Ypsilanti, MI. Rochester is an Associate Professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, is the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at NMU and serves as the Athletic Training Coordinator and Faculty Athletics Representative for the Wildcats athletic department.

June 2, 2014
Rec Sports Holds Open House for Wildcat Youth Camps
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Recreational Sports will hold a Wildcat Kids and Tween Camp Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 in the Berry Event Center Wildcat Room.

May 6, 2014
NMU To Host Fuel U.P. In The Dome Event
The Northern Michigan University Athletic Department will host the Fuel U.P. in the Dome event, a nutrition and exercise program that focuses on helping youth make changes in their school that will help them “fuel up” with healthy foods and vegetables they may be missing and to get active and play for 60 minutes each day,. The event will take place on Saturday, May 17 at the Superior Dome.

April 28, 2014
2014 Northern Michigan University / / Year In Review
2013-14 Highlight video featuring your Wildcats

April 26, 2014
NMU Announces 2013-14 Department Award Winners
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University athletic department announced its departmental awards at their annual Hall of Fame Induction and Student-Athlete Awards Banquet Saturday night.

April 23, 2014
NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Tuomas Tarkki
The fourth inductee into the class of 2014 is Tuomas Tarkki who played for the NMU hockey team from 2001-05 and turned in one of the best single-season performances by an NMU goalie in program history.

April 22, 2014
NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Shana (Decremer) Ojala
Shana (Decremer) Ojala who was a two-year letter winner and competed for the NMU women’s basketball team from 1995-97.

April 20, 2014
NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. John Lehtinen
Lehtinen has served as the team physician for Northern Michigan athletics for over 32 years and has been a physician for the NMU Olympic Training site. He has also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the NMU hockey program since 2006.

April 18, 2014
NMU Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Lindsey (Weier) Dehlin
Dehlin was a two-sport athlete at Northern Michigan, competing in cross country and Nordic skiing from 2002-07. She was a National Champion, a five-time All-American and a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team in Nordic skiing. She also earned four letters competing in cross country.

April 4, 2014
NMU Ranks 42nd In Learfield Standings After Winter Championships
CLEVELAND – The Northern Michigan University Wildcats rank 42nd in the latest NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings (Top 14-percent (13.5) out of the 311 schools competing in NCAA Division II athletics).

April 1, 2014
Area pools partner to host “Superior Splash – Water Safety Awareness Week”
MARQUETTE – NMU Rec Sports and the YMCA of Marquette County are partnering with local schools and municipalities to host free swimming and water safety lessons for every third grade student in Marquette County.

February 28, 2014
Four Chosen for NMU Sports Hall of Fame
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Saturday April 26 in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center. The event will once again be held in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Awards Banquet. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the program at about 7 p.m.

January 24, 2014
Fifty-Eight Northern Michigan University Student-Athletes Earn GLIAC All-Academic Honors
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Fifty-eight Northern Michigan University student-athletes have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic and GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honors announced the league office Thursday.

January 23, 2014
NMU Receives NCAA Division II Award of Excellence
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University was recently named a recipient of the 2014 Division II Award of Excellence. The NCAA announced 26 conference and independent winners of the award recognizing events and activities that exemplify the type of community engagement the division emphasizes.

January 10, 2014
Northern Michigan University, U.S. Olympic Committee Continue Partnership
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University and the United States Olympic Committee announced today the renewal of a contract to maintain an Olympic training site on the NMU campus. The training site currently features residential programs for men’s Greco-Roman wrestling and men’s and women’s weightlifting.

December 18, 2013
Northern Michigan University - Abbey DeBruin Holiday Wishes
Northern Michigan University - Abbey DeBruin Holiday Wishes

December 16, 2013
NMU Sport Camps a Great Gift for Youths
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Just in time for the holiday season, the Northern Michigan University athletic department has launched online registration on its website for its upcoming slate of youth sport camps.

November 12, 2013
2013 Fall Seniors
NMU Wildcat seniors talk about their experience at NMU and give advice to their teammates.

November 7, 2013
Student-Athletes Helping Make-a-Wish
MARQUETTE, Mich. - Student-athletes from Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech University are coming together to help raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Together the student-athletes are raising money to sponsor Madison’s Wish of going to Disney to participate in their princess program.

October 28, 2013
Northern Michigan 33, Wayne State 21
October 26 // Northern Michigan 33, Wayne State 21

September 3, 2013
NMU Begins Wildcat Beacon House Tuesdays
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Athletic Department is spearheading Wildcat Beacon House Tuesdays. NMU intercollegiate athletic teams, cheerleaders, USOEC teams, club sports teams, recreational sports staff and administrators are providing meals to the visitors at the Beacon House on Tuesdays throughout the 2013-14 school year.

July 22, 2013
NMU Athletic Season Tickets Now Available
MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University athletic tickets for the upcoming 2013-14 season are now available at the NMU Ticket Office in the Superior Dome.

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Jaddou and Hamilton Named NMU Scholar-Athletes Of The Month
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Athletics Council has announced that junior Loran Jaddou of the Wildcats football team and senior Sarah Hamilton of the NMU volleyball team have been named the Scholar-Athletes of the month for the months of December and January, respectively.

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Throwback Thursday: Renee LeBlanc
In this edition of Throwback Thursday we revisit the 2005 women’s soccer season when Renee LeBlanc set NMU records for goals and points in a single season.

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Throwback Thursday: Tuomas Tarkki
Tuomas Tarkki was a 2014 inductee to the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame. He played goalie at NMU from 2001-2005.

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