Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. – With the students gone after taking final exams there are still many activities going on at Northern Michigan University. Men’s and women’s basketball will be in action this week along with hockey. 
Thursday (Dec. 18) both basketball teams will be in action in a doubleheader. The NMU women’s basketball team (4-3, 0-3 GLIAC) still in search of it first conference win of the season host the Wayne State University Warriors in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt. Action gets underway at 5:30 p.m.  The men’s team (6-1, 2-1 GLIAC) will also tip off against the Warriors at approximately 7:30 p.m. The men’s team defeated the Warriors in Detroit (68-67) in early December.
The NMU hockey team (3-10-3, 2-9-3-2 CCHA) will conclude 2008 with two games against its other U.P. rival the Michigan Tech Huskies. Friday’s game (Dec. 19) will be in Houghton with the puck dropping at 7:07 p.m.
Saturday (Dec. 20) will be a busy day at the Berry Events Center. Women’s basketball gets things started with a game against Northwood at 11 a.m. The men’s game will follow at approximately 1 p.m. against the Timberwolves. Later that day the ‘Cats and Huskies will drop the puck (7:35 p.m.) in the second game of the weekend tilt.
Saturday’s hockey game will also be a benefit for the Marquette County Humane Society. The event is sponsored by Jon and Jenny Webb and Downtown EyeCare. Fans are encouraged to bring wish list items to the game to be donated to the Marquette County Humane Society. Items needed include: canned cat and dog food, cat and dog toys, Nylabone dog bones, soft dog treats, Merrick brand smoked dog bones, toys, blankets, towels, washcloths, hand sanitizer, paper towels, trash bags, night lights and replacement bulbs and Tidy Cat unscented cat litter. For a complete list visit the Marquette County Humane Society web site (
As part of the benefit for the Marquette County Humane Society there will be a donation contest to support your favorite Wildcat player.  The player(s) who receives the most donations at the game will donate their time to clean cages and walk dogs for the Marquette County Humane Society. This is a chance to support your favorite Wildcat hockey player and the Marquette County Humane Society by bringing money to the hockey game to donate to the player vs. player donation contest.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director