Press Box

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The two footballs (football and soccer) are the only teams at home on the schedule for Northern Michigan University this week.
Hockey (1-3-0, 0-2-0 CCHA) still in search of its first conference win takes to the road to face the defending NCAA I National Champion  the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing, Mich. The puck will drop both nights (Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27) at 7:05 p.m.
The NMU volleyball squad (16-10, 10-4 GLIAC) and this week’s GLIAC North Division and AVCA National Player of the Week, Caryn VanBeckum, take to the road for its next two matches. NMU will be at Saginaw Valley State on Friday (Oct. 26) and at Northwood on Saturday (Oct. 27). The match on Friday is at 7 p.m. while Saturday’s tilt will start at 4 p.m. The ‘Cats are a perfect 7-0 at the Vandament Arena this season and 9-10 away from Marquette (4-5 away and 5-5 neutral).
The first football (2-5, 2-5 GLIAC) will host the Mercyhurst College Lakers in the home finale for the 2007 season on Saturday (Oct. 27) at 1 p.m. Saturday’s game is Senior Day for football and the marching band. The Wildcats have won two of its past three games.
On Sunday (Oct. 28) the other football (soccer) (10-4-2, 3-3-2 GLIAC) will also play in the Superior Dome at noon (12 p.m.) against Finlandia. It will be the seniors last regular season game in a NMU uniform for Senior Day.
Looking ahead, next weekend (Nov. 2-3) the NMU hockey team will be hosting the second ranked Miami RedHawks for a CCHA series. Friday’s game (Nov. 2) is Fan Appreciation Day, as hotdogs will be $1; the event is being sponsored by Gordon Food Service Marketplace. Saturday’s game (Nov. 3) is the Warmth on Ice, mitten and hat toss. Local Rotary Chapters are encouraging everyone to bring mittens and hats to the game. The puck will drop both nights at 7:35 p.m.
Also on Saturday (Nov. 3) will be volleyball’s regular season finale as the seniors will honored for Senior Day before the match against Lake Superior State at 4 p.m.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director