MARQUETTE, Mich. - What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1:00 p.m.? If you already have plans, change them, and if you don’t have plans, then you do now. Join us at the Superior Dome as we turn the place green and cheer on the Northern Michigan University Wildcat football team. Green “Back the ‘Cats” t-shirts are on sale now for $5. Purchase a shirt and wear it to the game on Saturday as we create a sea of green to support our team for the Family Weekend/Band Day game.
The Wildcats (5-1, 5-1 GLIAC), who are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), will be taking on the Hillsdale College Chargers (5-2, 4-2 GLIAC) in what is sure to be a tough contest. Northern’s win against Wayne State this past weekend brought them to #23 on the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) Division II Top 25 Poll. What makes this weekend’s game even more significant is that Hillsdale handed the Grand Valley State Lakers its first conference loss since 2004 last Saturday. The Wildcats need a big home crowd and a lot of support to help them continue its winning streak and get one step closer to the playoffs.
“Back the ‘Cats” t-shirts can be purchased at the Superior Dome and the PEIF Recreation Center. They will also be available from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Marketplace dining center, as well as during the Family Weekend Tailgate Saturday from 11-12:30 p.m. at Vandament Arena. If shirts are still available they can be purchased prior to and during the game. This is a very exciting time for the football team, as well as for the NMU and Marquette communities. Buy your t-shirt today, as supplies are limited, and get ready to cheer, because we need to fill the Dome with a lot of noise!
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Story by Stacie Morell
Sports Information Director