2012 Football News

  • Spring Football Game Set For April 20
    March 11, 2013
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The 2013 Northern Michigan University football season gets underway on Monday, March 25 with the opening day of spring practice from the Superior Dome. The spring season will conclude with the annual Spring Game on April 20 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Football Releases 2013 Schedule
    March 04, 2013
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team announces its schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. The 11-game schedule consists of 10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games and five home contests at the Superior Dome.
  • Four Named to Don Hansen All-Super Region Teams
    January 11, 2013
    BROOKFIELD, Ill. – The Don Hansen Football Committee released the 2012 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Four squad on Tuesday (Jan. 8). Four Northern Michigan University football players were selected.
  • Football Season Recap
    December 14, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team wrapped up the 100th season of Wildcat football under first-year head coach Chris Ostrowsky. The 2012 season was a tale of two halves as the 'Cats went 1-5 in the first six games and 3-2 in the final five games. The Green and Gold opened the season with a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game at the University of Findlay on Aug. 30. The Oilers defeated the 'Cats 45-10 after scoring the first 10 points of the game and scoring three straight touchdowns in the third quarter.
  • NMU Represented at Football All-Star Games
    December 07, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team has seniors representing the Wildcats in college all-star games in the next two weeks. Defensive lineman Zach Anderson and offensive lineman Jace Daniels will play in Sunday’s third annual National Bowl Game at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa. Kicker Rockne Belmonte is playing in the D2 vs. NAIA Scout Bowl on Dec. 15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Jessie Named Daktronics First Team All-Super Region 4
    November 30, 2012
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Junior Christian Jessie, of the Northern Michigan University football team, was selected to the 2012 Daktronics Inc. All-Super Region Four first team. Jessie, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., was the return specialist selection as he led the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in kick return yards (1,056) and average return yards (28.6). He broke a Superior Dome record with a 99-yard kickoff return in the final game of the season against Ferris State.
  • Football Has Four on GLIAC First Team
    November 15, 2012
    BAY CITY, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team had four players honored by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the annual postseason awards. Seniors Zach Anderson, Rockne Belmonte and Jace Daniels along with junior Christian Jessie were named to the All-GLIAC First Team.
  • Jessie Named GLIAC Special Teams Player of Week
    November 12, 2012
    BAY CITY, Mich. – Junior Christian Jessie, of the Northern Michigan University football team, is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference "Special Teams Player of the Week".
  • Belmonte Named Academic All-District
    November 12, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Senior kicker/punter Rockne Belmonte, of the Northern Michigan University football team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Football Loses Heart Breaker in Season Finale
    November 10, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team suffered a heart-breaking loss in the final game of the 2012 season on Saturday (Nov. 10) from the Superior Dome. Ferris State scored a touchdown with nine seconds to go and had a successful two-point conversion to defeat the Wildcats 32-31 on Senior Day.
  • Belmonte Named D2Football.com Special Teams Player of Week
    November 08, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Senior kicker/punter Rockne Belmonte, of the Northern Michigan University football team, added to his accolades this week by being named D2Football.com’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
  • Football Hosts Ferris State on Senior Day
    November 08, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football wraps up the 2012 season on Saturday (Nov. 9), hosting the Ferris State Bulldogs at the Superior Dome.
  • Belmonte Named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week
    November 05, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Senior Rockne Belmonte, of the Northern Michigan University football team, is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his record-breaking performance last weekend in a 33-28 victory over Saginaw Valley State.
  • Football Defeats Saginaw Valley
    November 03, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team picked up its third win in the last four games with a 33-28 win over Saginaw Valley State on Saturday (Nov. 3) afternoon from the Superior Dome.
  • Football To Host Senior Luncheon
    November 01, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team will be holding a senior luncheon on Nov. 9 at Noon at the University Center. Cost of the luncheon is $10 for each Wildcat fan.
  • Football Hosts Saginaw Valley State
    October 30, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team plays its final two games of the season at the Superior Dome, starting with a meeting with the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals on Nov. 2. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from the Dome.
  • Football Wins Final Road Game
    October 27, 2012
    MIDLAND, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team picked up its first road win of the season on its final road trip of the season on Saturday (Oct. 27).
  • Football Plays Final Road Game
    October 24, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team plays its final road game of the season on Saturday (Oct. 27) at Northwood. Kickoff is set for noon from Hantz Stadium in Midland, Mich.
  • Football Comeback Spoiled at Wayne State
    October 20, 2012
    DETROIT, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football was defeated 38-31 at Wayne State on Saturday (Oct. 20) after mounting a three-touchdown comeback late in the game. The Warriors scored the go-ahead score with 1:16 on the clock.
  • Football Travels to Wayne State
    October 18, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football plays its final two road games of the season, starting on Saturday in Detroit, Mich. for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meeting with the Wayne State Warriors.
  • WNMU to Air Football Win Over Grand Valley
    October 17, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football win over Grand Valley State from Saturday (Oct. 13) will be rebroadcast on Marquette Charter Channel 20 at 8 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 18) and at 6 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21) on WNMU Plus channel 13-3 throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Students from the BC 310 Sports and Special Events class produce and broadcast all home NMU football games.
  • Belmonte Named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 16, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Senior Rockne Belmonte, of the Northern Michigan University football team, is the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance last weekend in a 38-10 win over No. 14-ranked Grand Valley State.
  • Football Stuns Grand Valley
    October 13, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team snapped an 11-game losing to streak to Grand Valley State with a 38-10 upset of the No. 14-ranked Lakers on Saturday (Oct. 13) afternoon from the Superior Dome. The Wildcats allowed only 263 yards of offense while totaling 462 yards of their own. NMU is now 2-5 overall and 1-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Football Hosts Grand Valley
    October 10, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hosts Grand Valley State on Saturday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from the Superior Dome on Band Day.
  • Wildcats Fall in Miner’s Cup
    October 06, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team was defeated by Michigan Tech 41-17 on Saturday (Oct. 6) in the annual Miner’s Cup game on Family Weekend at the Superior Dome. The Wildcats outscored the Huskies in the second half after MTU jumped out to a 34-0 lead in the first half.
  • Football Hosts Michigan Tech for Miner’s Cup
    October 03, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hosts Michigan Tech on Saturday, Oct. 6 for the Miner’s Cup on Family Weekend and Youth Sports Day.
  • Football Falls at Hillsdale
    September 29, 2012
    HILLSDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team lost its third game in a row with a 44-6 defeat to Hillsdale College on Saturday (Sept. 29) afternoon from Frank “Muddy” Water Stadium. The Wildcats are now 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Football Travels to Hillsdale
    September 26, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team travels to Hillsdale, Mich. to take on the Hillsdale Chargers on Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. from Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium in the 38th meeting between the two schools
  • Football Defeated on Homecoming
    September 22, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team was defeated by No. 17-ranked Ashland University 42-13 on Homecoming at the Superior Dome on Saturday (Sept. 22).
  • Football Hosts No. 17 Ashland on Homecoming
    September 19, 2012
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University football team hosts No. 17-ranked Ashland University for its annual Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 22.
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